First Baptist Saratoga is a key part of the “Twice Fed” ministries to the migrant workers at the Saratoga Race Track.
The workers begin arriving in late April and stay through mid-November. Every Monday evening, we join with other churches from Saratoga Springs and the greater capital district of New York to provide a meal and personal testimony. Last year, a dozen workers gave or recommitted their lives to Christ. In 2016 we added a Wednesday evening Craft group for the Women at the track and enjoyed teaching them mnay life skills such as sewing and knitting. See Women's ministries for more information.
As part of the "Twice Fed" ministry, we work with the women of the racetrack. In 2016, the women from First Baptist Church of Saratoga Springs, Clifton Park Center Baptist Church, and Latham Community Baptist Church met weekly with the women of the backstretch to learn sewing and knitting skills.
While the track is now closed, we are beginning to accumulate supplies for next season (April 2017 through November 2017). We are looking for the following items: