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1 RISING SUN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH - MINISTRIES ACOLYTES MINISTRY Acolytes are responsible for the lighting of candles during Holy Communion Services. They are selected for service each First Sunday from the youth of the church to serve in one of the most sacred parts of our Communion Service. AGAPE DANCE MINISTRY This ministry is comprised of youth of our church whose purpose is to Praise God and spread the Good News of Jesus Christ through dance. BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY This ministry assures a timely church-wide response to death in the families of our members. They enhance and facilitate communication, develop and maintain supportive services to bereaved individuals and families. This ministry also maintains fluid communications with the Pastor and the leadership of church units as designated. BULLETIN BOARD MINISTRY This ministry displays a spiritual, visual message to members and visitors as they enter the vestibule of the church. This message sets the tone and environment for worship. CHANCEL CHOIR The Chancel Choir serves during the 11:00 a.m. worship service, singing praises to our God and proclaiming His power. As they are empowered by the Holy Spirit, the Chancel Choir sings a variety of music such as hymns, gospel, and spirituals. CHILDREN S CHURCH The objectives of this ministry are to share Jesus Christ with the children in the church and community; encourage the children to honor God with their lives and obey the Ten Commandments; teach children how to worship God in a way that they can understand; educate children in God s word; apply Bible knowledge to everyday life and to instill Godly character at a young age. We encourage our children to grow in Christ and share what they have learned with others. Bringing up children in the faith is a vital ministry in the church.

2 COURTESY GUILD The Courtesy Guild ministry greets visitors and members in the vestibule as they arrive to church for Sunday services. The Courtesy Guild also serves as hosts and hostesses to visiting churches and at selected church and pastoral functions. CULINARY MINISTRY The culinary staff members provide spiritual and physical nourishment to the church family and community. This ministry ensures compliance with Baltimore County and Maryland state rules and regulations governing food preparation. DEACON BOARD The Deacon Board ministry supports the Pastor s vision in serving and ministering to the congregation in the name of Jesus Christ. The primary method for carrying out this purpose is our Shepherd and Shepherdess program in which a Deacon and Deaconess team provides spiritually specific attention to assigned members of the flock. This attention includes prayer and encouragement for the sick and communion at home for those who are sick and shut in. DEACONESSES & MOTHERS BOARD Our Deaconesses are responsible for the preparation of Holy Communion and baptismal candidates. They provide assistance to their spouses by accompanying them when visiting church members. They are called Keepers, Protectors and Servants of Christ and co-laborers with the Deacons. Our Mothers are endearing elderly members of the church who love to praise God! DRAMA MINISTRY This ministry praises God and proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ through drama. They present plays, skits and other fine art activities that characterize Christian life and beliefs. EDUCATION MINISTRY Education is central to the work of our church. This ministry facilitates programs and activities designed to meet the interests of our members and community. It also promotes educational development, recognizes graduates, sponsors, our Annual Education Day, hosts scholarship activities, college awareness programs and much more!

3 ENSEMBLE CHOIR The Ensemble Choir sings contemporary gospel music one to two Sundays per month and on special occasions. FIRST AID MINISTRY The First Aid ministry provides assistance to members who become ill during the worship services, and follows up with them. They also provide refreshments to our Pastor and other pulpit associates. Their services are also available for funerals and other occasions. FLOWER CIRCLE The goal of the Flower Circle is to minister to the sick, shut-in and bereaved of our church by sending flowers and cards. The Flower Circle also decorates the church with flowers and or appropriate decorations during various holidays. GOLF MINISTRY This ministry is comprised of a group rooted in Christian principles and nourished with the Professional Golf Association s philosophy. Their mission is to foster and spread the good news of the coming of Christ through the medium of golf. Enthusiastic seasoned players, beginners, Christian women and men embrace this mission. The Golfers travel regularly to local golf courses in and out of Maryland. The Forest Park Golf course professional staff provides training, oversight, lessons and specialized workshops. GOSPEL CHOIR The Gospel Choir ministers to our church with gospel music that moves your soul and your spirit. Their good ole gospel sound is always a welcomed addition to our worship services. HEALTH AND FITNESS MINISTRY The goal of this ministry is to present information on various health issues to the church through health fairs, seminars and an annual news booklet. This ministry also assists other ministries with programs involving health and fitness. MALE CHORUS The Male Chorus is a group of men who sing and testify to the glory of God one to two Sundays per month. Male members of Rising Sun First Baptist Church are always welcome to join.

4 MEN S MINISTRY This committee plans, sponsors and co-sponsors various activities involving the males of the church. Their two main events are a Father s Day celebration on the third Sunday of June, and their annual Men s Day & 100 Men in Black worship services on the last Sunday in October. A Man of the Year award is proudly presented at our annual Men s Day worship service. Members of this committee proudly serve as role models to our young men and the church at large. MISSIONARY CIRCLE MINISTRY The Missionary Circle provides spiritual and physical support to families in our community. This service includes visiting the sick, sending cards of sympathy and encouragement and delivering food to needy families. This ministry also visits healthcare facilities, providing encouragement to patients through prayer and praise services. The ministry also provides food baskets along with gift cards during the Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. MUSIC MINISTRY This ministry serves as a liaison between the Pastor and the choirs. It consists of all choir presidents and musical staff. They provide and promote spiritual enrichment to all choirs. Their mission is to encourage the choirs to lift up the name of Jesus Christ through the highest-quality inspirational music. The music committee provides strategic oversight, program development, planning, workshop scheduling and the promotion of high worship in all church services. OUTREACH MINISTRY The Outreach Ministry facilitates spiritual programs and activities such as home visits, trips, luncheons, etc., to meet the interest of new members, seniors and the community. PASTOR S AID MINISTRY This committee assists the Pastor and his family in recognition of their anniversaries and special events. The members help the Pastor find rest from the sweet toils of leading his congregation along their Christian path.

5 PREVENTION EDUCATION MINISTRY The objective of this ministry is to educate the church and community of special health issues that are life threatening and affect the entire world. This ministry also sponsors workshops, prepares and distributes care packages, participates in Annual World Aids Awareness Day and participates in church health fairs. SANCTUARY CHOIR (Formerly Mass Choir) The Sanctuary Choir boldly and beautifully sings on the 1 st and 5th Sundays of the month and is comprised of all adult choirs of the church. SINGLES MINISTRY This ministry serves as a vehicle for fellowship amongst the single members of the church. The members often fellowship with other area church singles ministries and their goal is to portray positive images of single Christians. All singles are welcome to participate whether they may be widowed, older, younger, divorced or never married. SUNDAY SCHOOL Sunday school classes are held each Sunday morning at 10:00am for all age groups. The goal is to religiously educate students about Jesus Christ. SUNRISE CHOIR The Sunrise Choir of the Rising Sun First Baptist Church serves as the primary choir for the 8:00 a.m. service. This choir sings a variety of songs uplifting our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. SUNSHINE CHOIR The Sunshine Choir is comprised of our youngest members of the congregation, ages four (4) through elementary school. They sing on each 4 th Sunday and are truly an inspiration. TAPE MINISTRY This ministry records the worship services and special concerts of the church. These taped services are prepared for sale to those who are unable to attend services due to health, work or other conditions. TRANSPORTATION MINISTRY This ministry is responsible for transporting members and groups to and from worship services and other church related destinations.

6 TRUSTEE BOARD The Trustees are dedicated servants who act as the custodians of the Church s financial and physical resources. The members of the Trustee Board are responsible for the financial transactions of the church. They are the Official Body recognized by the State of Maryland to handle all legal matters and are responsible for making or authorizing purchases. USHER BOARD (Junior and Senior) Our Usher s ministry, also known as the doorkeepers of the church, meets, greets and seats members and visitors at each worship service. They are available for directions or needs of any type during the worship service. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Vacation Bible School meets one week each summer from 6:30pm to 8:30pm to teach and religiously educate all ages about Jesus Christ. VETERAN S MINISTRY This ministry provides support to members of the church and community concerning veteran s issues. The members honor veterans (alive and deceased) at our annual Memorial Day worship services. WOMEN S MINISTRY This ministry plans and implements various activities that celebrate women and lead to our Annual Women s Day service. A Woman of the Year award is also given on this annual day. YOUTH CHOIR Our Youth Choir, middle and high school ages, proudly sing each fourth Sunday! YOUTH DEPARTMENT The Youth Department works to prepare our youth for their Christian walk in a more relaxed setting. Our youth participate in many events such as spiritual lock-ins; fishing trips; trips to amusement parks; trips to the National Baptist Convention and concerts. Youth Advisors assist our youth with church etiquette and community service initiatives. Our youth, lovingly, coordinate and participate in fashion and talent shows and they lead our worship services each 4 th Sunday! Join us! Contact us at or risingsunfirstbaptistchurch.org

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