As part of the 2022 IBSA Annual Meeting, we are encouraging messengers to bring items to bless the Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services, along with the Christian Activities Center of East St. Louis. Our goal is to fill buckets with items that have been requested by these ministries to meet needs and ensure our partners have additional resources to bless those they serve.

We have received request lists from Angels’ Cove, Pathways Counseling, the Baptist Children’s Home Pantry and the Christian Activities Center. Please collect items from the list and send them with your messengers to the IBSA Annual Meeting. We’ll fill and distribute Buckets of Blessings showing once again how Illinois Baptist care for children and desire to bless in Jesus’ name.

IBSA has also made buckets available for Baptist Associations to have their own Bucket of Blessings challenge to share Christ’s love in a local project.

As a network of churches on mission we can impact many!

Pathways Counseling

Pathways Counseling offers licensed clinical services to children, individuals, couples and families. Utilizing your strengths, our professionally licensed therapists will help you overcome your challenges and achieve personal goals. We understand that every person is unique with differing life experiences, struggles and patterns. With that in mind, we tailor each counseling session to meet your individual needs.

For a complete/printable list of items for Pathways Counseling, download the flier here.

Baptist Children's Home Pantry

Baptist Children’s Home in Carmi, IL offers residential care and treatment to youths with behavioral challenges.  BCH Residential Care offers youths a whole community of people who are dedicated to helping them grow and reach their full potential.  We are more than a group home, we are committed Christian professionals who share a passion for restoring families

For a complete/printable list of items for the Baptist Children’s Home Pantry, download the flier here.

Christian Activity Center

The Christian Activity Center exists to prepare youth in East St. Louis for successful futures: spiritually, academically, and physically.

For a complete/printable list of items for the Christian Activity Center, download the flier here.

Angels' Cove

Angels’ Cove provides resources for pregnant women and their children. Services include residential housing, prenatal care provided by SSM Good Samaritan Hospital, parenting education, counseling, family care, aftercare, and spiritual opportunities. Mothers of all ages at any point during their pregnancy are eligible for the program. Acceptance to the Angels’ Cove Maternity Care program is based upon our ability to meet the applicant’s needs and her willingness to abide by the program.

For a complete/printable list of items for Angels’ Cove, download the flier here.

Local Associations

Several local associations have partnered with local churches to create their own projects. Please contact your associational office to find out if they are participating.