OUR MINISTRIES

 
 

Our ministries are an important and integral part of our church community. Whether you are a student, single or married there is a ministry designed for you. Please read about our ministries and consider becoming an active member of our community of faith.

 

Eat and Greet

Eat and Greet is a ladies outreach ministry of sending cards to encourage and uplift those in our church and community. We meet once a month and enjoy eating, fellowshipping and ministering where the Lord leads.

Food Pantry

In an effort to meet physical needs as well as spiritual, WPBC is privileged to house the Brocton-Portland Ministerial Food Pantry on our campus. The pantry opened in 1991 to provide food to qualifying individuals and families in our church and community. The food is purchased through the Food Bank of Western New York. Additional resources are received through community donations. If you have an emergency need or are considering making a donation, you may contact Pantry personnel via this website or by phone at (716)326-2492. The pantry is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 1-4PM, Wednesdays from 4:30-6:30PM, or by appointment in the case of an emergency.

Annual Apple Butter Festival

Since 2014 we have held an annual fall event known as our Apple butter Festival. With over 40 vendors including food, old fashioned cooking of apple butter over a wood fire, and fun for everyone; it is a great event of the entire family. All profits made in the operation of the event are given to the Brocton-Portland Food Pantry ministry. 

Sunday School

Coffee & light refreshments are offered in the breezeway every Sunday morning before Sunday School.
A nursery is provided for infants and toddlers; Children aged 2-12 & teens meet in classrooms in the Brick Church.
Men’s Class: meets in the Brick Church.
Ladies Class: meets in the Activity Center
Young Adult Class: men and women meet in the area above the lobby of the Worship Center

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is held every summer for ages 3 through 5th grade with Bible lessons, crafts, music, sports, prizes, and lots of fun. The last couple of years a Sunday Night Fun Night has been the kickoff for our summer Kids Ministry/ VBS program at West Portland. 

Women’s Ministry

The women’s special annual event at West Portland Baptist Church have traditionally been either a mother/daughter banquet around Mothers Day or a spring banquet. The last few years we have attempted to expand the outreach to include women of all ages and of all facets of life within the church and community.

Adult Volleyball

Adults are welcome in activity center on Thursday evenings at 6:00 to 8:00 for volleyball.

Youth Ministry

Our Senior Youth Group meets at 6:00 pm on Sunday nights the first and third Sundays every month at the home of Gary and Pam Henry on Wright road in Dewittville. The Junior Youth (Ages 8-12) meet on the Second and Fourth Sundays during the Morning Worship Service. Both groups have special activities they schedule for fun and fellowship.

Operation India

Our premier focus in the land of India is the funding and distribution of Bibles and newsletters. Operation India sponsors the work of Justus Banuel, an Indian native. WPBC serves as the North Eastern States Headquarters. Sign up for Monthly newsletters and get updates on face book ( type in: Justus Banuel). Opportunities exist to sponsor a child for $75 per year. Let us know of your interest and we will be happy to send you information. To learn more, please contact us at: wpbc@fairpoint.net or at operation.india@yahoo.com.
Please contact us if you have any questions about our ministries or would like to know about other opportunities to serve our community that may not be listed here.