Outreach
The Missions Team
 
The Missions Team focuses on evangelism and community outreach in areas outside of Matthews and North Carolina, either nationally or internationally. This group has been active since 1906 when they first organized under PPBC as the Women’s Missionary Union (WMU). Since then, there have been many successful and life changing missions sponsored in many cities, states, and countries in the United States and around the world because of their efforts.
 
The group is currently comprised of people who believe in supporting local and foreign missions including, but not limited to, giving financial aid to certain missionaries and those who organize, plan, and coordinate local and foreign mission trips. Many of the members have been on and participated in mission trips themselves.
Hands & Hearts for Hope
A Mission of Pleasant Plains Baptist Church
3316 Pleasant Plains Road
Matthews, NC 28105
(704) 847-9237 / (704) 363-8431 or (704) 562-7844
Email: handshearts4hope@gmail.com
The Backpack Ministry
 
 
The Backpack Ministry operates during the school year. Once a week they meet to shop and pack food for elementary school children who are on the free lunch program but are going home for the weekend and holidays to very little available food. On Friday the food packs are delivered to the school(s) that distribute (anonymously) to those children in need.
 
Below is an example of the items needed and included in each child’s bag. Right now each “weekend” bag is being distributed weekly to 31 children at Indian Trail Elementary School.
 
All monetary and food donations are greatly appreciated. Monetary donations can be made through the PPBC Giving website page. Food donations can be left in the labeled totes in both The Welcome Center and The Reach lobby.