Worship Ministries

“O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7(NRSV)

“God is spirit and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth." John 4:24 (NIV)

Purpose:                                                        
These ministries express praise & adoration to God in the highest esteem and set the atmosphere for worshippers to enter God’s presence. They also meet the needs of the congregation during worship experiences.

Members:
Creative Vessels of Worship
Deaconess Ministry
Music Ministry
Nurse’s Ministry
Usher Ministries
            
CREATIVE VESSELS OF WORSHIP
“Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.” Psalm 150:4 (KJV)

Purpose of Ministry:
Creative Vessels of Worship is a ministry of young women ages 4 and up whose purpose is to go out in front of God’s people to prepare them for worship.

Mission Statement:
Our mission is to strive for excellence and accept the glory that comes along with. We minister every other month 4th Sunday both services and any time requested for other events happening at the church.

Officers:
Director: Sister Tia McCray
Junior Director/Treasurer: Sister Courtney Turner

Rehearsal Day, Time and Location:
Mondays at 6:30 to 8:30 pm in Redeemer Christian Life & Education Center, Banquet Hall.

For more information, please contact Sister Tia McCray

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DEACONESS MINISTRY

"For they gave according to their means, as I can testify, and beyond their means, of their own free will, begging us earnestly for the favor of taking part in the relief of the saints--..., but first they gave themselves to the Lord and to us by the will of God."  II Corinthians 8:4–5

Responsibilities:
The Deaconess Ministry is a group of sisters chosen for the ministry of services, as were many women in the early Church, as documented by Paul. Service is provided by assisting the Pastor and Deacons in their efforts to observe Christian ordinances and other services as the Gospel requires. Ministering to the needs of the flock include, but are not limited to: assisting members in preparation for Baptism, preparing the elements of the Lord's Supper, visiting the sick and shut-in, and serving as a guide and resource to other Women in the ministry.
 
Officers:
President: Deaconess Tujuana Thompson                            
Vice President: Deaconess Ella Houston          
Secretary: Deaconess De Tisdale                     
Treasurer: Deaconess Patricia  Tilghman                             
Chaplain: Deaconess Diane Tilghman

Members:
Deaconess Faith Nowell                                          
Deaconess Angela Hayman-Hall

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MUSIC MINISTRY
“Praise the LORD! How good it is to sing praises to our God; for he is gracious, and a song of praise is fitting.” Psalm 147:1 (NRSV)

Purpose of Ministry:
As singers and musicians we are assigned to usher people into the presence of the Lord in corporate worship, to set an atmosphere that is conducive for the Holy Spirit to reign in the worship experience, encourage and uplift through song, and to prepare the hearts of the people to receive the word of God.

Members:
Church Choir
Little Stars of Faith
Male Chorus
Praise and Worship Team
Redeemer’s Voices of Praise
Tribe of Judah

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CHURCH CHOIR 
Purpose of Ministry:
This choir brings the love of God through music on Communion Sundays.

Officers:
President: Sister Kathryn Pelzer
Vice President: Sister Elsie Watson
Secretary: Sister Edna Teat
Treasurer: Anna Gray
Chaplin: Nina Hoby

Rehearsal Days, Times and Location:
Two Saturdays before the 2nd Sunday at 12:30 PM in the Sanctuary
First Saturday before the 2nd Sunday at 10:30 AM in the Sanctuary

For additional information, please contact any member of the choir.

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LITTLE STARS OF FAITH
Purpose of Ministry:
This choir brings voices together from the ages of 2 thru 18 to give God the glory through song.

Officers:
Directress: Deacon Linda Stewart

Rehearsal Days, Times and Location:
Two Saturdays before the 3rd Sunday at 12:30 pm in the Sanctuary
First Saturday before the 3rd Sunday at 10:30 am in the Sanctuary

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MALE CHORUS
Purpose of Ministry:
This ministry encompasses the men and young men of the church, singing praises to the Lord.

Officers:
President: Bro. Da'Me Harris
Vice President: Bro. Sheldon Moore
Secretary: Bro. Leonard Dantzler
Treasurer: Bro. William Boyd
Chaplain: Bro. Ray Irvine


Rehearsal Days, Times and Location:
Two Saturdays before the 4th Sunday at 12:30 pm in the Sanctuary
First Saturday before the 4th Sunday at 10:30 am in the Sanctuary

For more information, please contact Lonnie Sims on (267)265-0301.

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PRAISE AND WORSHIP TEAM

Purpose of Ministry:
To corporately prepare the congregation to enter into the courts of God with thanksgiving and worship.

Rehearsal Days, Times and Location:
To be announced

For more information, please contact the minister of music, Tameka Lewis.

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REDEEMER’S VOICES OF PRAISE

Purpose of Ministry:

This ministry prepares the congregation for the preaching of the word through song. This multi-generational choir mainly consists of adults.

Officers:
President: Sister Harriet Morris
Vice President: Sister Barbara Wiley
Corresponding Secretary: Sister Betty Wiley
Recording Secretary: Deacon Lillie Lawrence
Treasurer: Trustee Monique Pelzer
Chaplin: Sister Wannetta Williams

Rehearsal Days, Times and Location:
Two Saturdays before the 1st Sunday at 12:30 pm in the Sanctuary
First Saturday before the 1st Sunday at 10:30 am in the Sanctuary

For additional information, please contact any member of the choir.

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TRIBE OF JUDAH

Purpose of Ministry:
This ministry consists of our young adults who prepare the congregation for worship through song on the third Sundays of the month.

Rehearsal Days, Times and Location:
Two Saturdays before the 3rd Sunday at 12:30 pm in the Sanctuary
First Saturday before the 3rd Sunday at 10:30 am in the Sanctuary

For additional information, please contact the minister of music, Tameka Lewis.                  

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NURSES MINISTRY
“Praise the Lord, O my soul and forget not all his benefits - who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases.” Psalm 103 2-3 (KVJ)

Mission:
To provide comfort and urgent care to parishioners during worship experiences and funerals. Also sponsors annual events that bring health awareness to the community and availability of the nurses’ ministry services to the church.

Officers:
President: Sister Catherine Holston
Vice President: Sister Cookie Little
Secretary: Sister Janine Wright
Treasurer: Sister Barbara Brown-Seaborn
Chaplain: Sister Karen Stevens

Day and Meeting Times:
Third Saturday of the month at 11:00 am

For more information, please contact Sisters Barbara Brown-Seaborn or Karen Stevens.

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USHER MINISTRIES

Members:

Junior Ushers
Kirkland Ushers
Male Ushers
Women-In-White Ushers

JUNIOR USHERS

Purpose of Ministry:

These are the youth of the church that assist the congregation during service with a smile during the 4th and 5th Sundays of the month.

Officers:
President: Brother Paul Williams
Vice President: Sister Niya Chisholm

Overseers:                                                                                                                                                                                       Sisters Cookie Little, Winnie Perry & Christine Wells, Brother Frank Willie


Day, Meeting Time and Location:
Saturdays before the 4th Sunday at 10:00 am in the Sanctuary

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KIRKLAND USHERS
“Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” Hebrews: 13:1-2 (KJV)

Purpose of Ministry:
We consider ourselves as doorkeepers in the house of God and we welcome visitors or anyone who thinks it is necessary to enter our gates.

Officers:
President: Sister Gloria Miller
Vice President: Sister Ashley McAllister
Secretary: Sister Famashin Stokes
Treasurer: Deaconess Alice Payton
Captains: Sister Delores Johnson  and Sister Betty Rawlings

Day, Meeting Time and Location:
Tuesdays before the 3rd Sunday at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary

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MALE USHERS

Purpose of Ministry:

These are the men who are keepers of the door. They assist the congregation to seats, collect monies for the Trustees and assist the Deacons during the 1st Sunday of the month.

Officers:
President: Brother Silas Carr
Vice President: Brother Charles Woodard

Day, Meeting Time and Location:
Tuesdays before the 1st Sunday at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary

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WOMEN-IN-WHITE USHERS
“For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.” Psalm 84:10 (KVJ)

Purpose of Ministry:
To serve God and the body of Christ to the best of our ability and to ensure that the needs and comfort of all God’s people are met during the 2nd Sundays of the month.

Mission Statement:
To be a doorkeeper and to serve God and anyone who walks through the doors of our church home. Always being mindful of our calling, disciplined, alert, and courteous and making sure that everyone feels as comfortable and at home as possible.

Officers:
President: Sister Sharon Haughton
Vice President: Sister Chante Puhg
Secretary: Sister Phyllis Lewis
Treasurer: Sister Tramel Moore
Chaplain: Sister Mirian Lawrence-Woodson
Captain: Sister Viriginia Mack
Business Manager:

Day, Meeting Times and Location:
Thursdays before the 2nd Sunday at 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary