The 11th Annual Fellowship on the Green Golf Outing takes place Saturday, July 25 at Warren Valley Golf and Banquet Center, 26116 W Warren Ave. in Dearborn Heights. Proceeds from the event benefit the homeless feeding program, Bread of Whole Life and the youth ministry of Second Baptist Church. Registration begins at 7 a.m. The event kicks off with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. and will be followed by a silent auction and awards dinner. There will be hotdogs and free chair massages at the turn. There will also be prizes for the longest drive and closest to the pin and a million dollar hole-in-one and car hole-in-one contest. Activities for non-golfers include bingo and a wine glass painting class.
Second Baptist Church has operated in downtown Detroit since its organization and has long had a mission to know Christ and equip His people for service. This mission has been demonstrated by its service as a station on the Underground Railroad from 1836 to 1865 and the establishment of the first school for black children in 1839 with its first pastor, Rev. William C. Monroe as teacher. Second Baptist can claim a direct or indirect influence on 30 churches in the Detroit area. During the Great Migration, the church offered information on housing and relocation and served as an employment center. The church has worked collaboratively throughout its history with activist and community organizations. Second continues to serve the community by feeding the homeless, partnering with downtown schools and communities.