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Announcements

The primary purpose of the Union Baptist Church (Union) Announcements Ministry is to give of our service, skills and substance in support of Union’s purpose to make disciples as directed in Matthew 28:19-20. All that we do as a ministry supports Union’s priorities of Growing, Going, and Giving for Christ.

Growing:
As a ministry we seek to enable the church body to grow as a whole through our articulation of weekly announcements and church events.

Going:
As a ministry we seek to enable the church body to confidently respond when we talk with members and non-members about opportunities for praise, worship, and fellowship at Union.

Giving:
As a ministry we are blessed and thank God for our gift to clearly communicate. We use this gift of communication through the prayerful sharing of the weekly announcements which, in turn, will prayerfully equip others to do the same.

Members are appointed by Pastor Williams.  Requests for announcements must be received no less than 1 week in advance and are pre-approved by Pastor Williams.

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Christian Counseling

Our mission is to help individuals cope with the trials of daily living through the use of scripture prayer and counseling; to meet the needs of our church and the community by providing spiritual guidance, support, and referrals when necessary; to better equip our brothers and sisters to cope with and improve the quality of their lives.

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Christian Education

The purpose and ultimate goal of the Union Baptist Church Department of Christian Education is to make disciples for Christ, consistent with Matthew 28:19-20, and help the members of UBC, old and new, to grow towards spiritual maturity. It is our goal and desire that through the teaching ministry all members of UBC will

1) be better equipped to win souls for Christ
2) come to know God, love God, love the word of God, love the things of God and the people of God better
3) be progressively conformed to the image of Christ 

Because our aim is to reach members and non-members alike and to develop the total person — spirit, mind, and body - we will accomplish these goals by providing a variety of study and growth opportunities. These include consistent Bible study, Sunday school for adults and children, children’s church for children between the ages of 4 and 12, teen church for teens between the ages of 13 and 18, and beneficial seminars and workshops, both Christian and secular.

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Deacon/Deaconess

The Deacons and Deaconess Ministries, under the Spiritual guidance and direction of the Pastor, work to serve the community of faith at Union Baptist Church.

The Deacons are available to anyone who has a need, whether it be a hospital, nursing home or home visit for the sick and shut-in, prayer, the serving of Communion, etc.

Through training, prayer and Bible Study, the Deaconess Ministry promotes unity and fellowship within the Body of Christ; prepares and serves the Lord’s Supper; attends to the sick and shut-in; assists with Baptism; and provides outreach to those in need within the Church and the community.

Members of the Deacons and Deaconess Ministries are appointed by Pastor Williams.

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Domestic Violence

As concerned Christians we serve to end Domestic Violence through education and awareness of the problem as it persists in our community. Knowledge is power.

We strongly believe that every victim should be aware of their options in order to make fully informed decisions. Therefore, the Domestic Violence Liaisons have been trained to guide victims toward organizations such as “My Sister’s Place” that advocates to end domestic violence. We follow the Victim’s lead, because their safety is always our primary concern.

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3rd Annual Walkathon ~ October 25, 2014

Event Planning

The purpose of the Event Planning Ministry is to plan, provide and support the events hosted by the ministries of Union Baptist Church (UBC).

Our purpose is NOT to plan a “party” but to utilize the gifts of its members to achieve the purpose of the event which is to bring about fellowship.

We want to tap into gifts of the members of UBC who are willing to share their creativity in cooking and decorating. However, it does not stop there. There is also a need for those who have gift(s) in the areas of budgeting and cost control, hospitality, organization and communication.

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Flower

The purpose of the Union Baptist Church Flower Ministry is to beautify the sanctuary throughout the year with fresh flowers and plants, highlighting the seasons of the birth and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This is done by accommodating members of our church family and others wishing to place flowers in the sanctuary in memory of a loved one or for special occasions. Members of the Flower Ministry share in the responsibility of caring for and distribution of altar flowers, and decorating the Church for Resurrection Sunday and Christmas. Ministry meetings are held at least three times a year. Flowers may be ordered through the Union Baptist Church website GIVING menu.

All members of Union Baptist Church are invited to join this ministry.

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Food Service

To feed and clothe as many people as we can in this community in a wholesome and Christian environment.

To introduce them to or re-acquaint them with Christ by sharing the quarterly Daily Bread and Bibles upon request. We also share uplifting conversation and material by leaving information in sight so that anyone who wishes to receive information, can freely take it and share with others.

To continue to increase senior participation.

To seek other grants to supplement and increase the services presently being offered.

To encourage more participation and attendance to our worship services and other programs offered at the Union Baptist Church.

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G.O.O.D. for Girls, Inc.


God’s
Outstanding
Optimistic
Destiny for Girls

The purpose of G.O.O.D. for Girls, Inc. (GfG) is to develop essential assets within young girls that will equip them to choose positive productive paths towards their future.  GfG offers young girls a mentoring relationship with a qualified woman who will empower them to do their best and coach them in how to deal with life challenges.

The ultimate purpose of GfG is to push our girls to reach their fullest potential and embrace the confidence that God has already designed their hopeful future and destiny.  GfG is teaching them how to be optimistic in their thinking and outstanding in their performance which will attain them a fruitful future.

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Health and Fitness

The purpose of the Health and Fitness Ministry is to fellowship with other female parishioners, as well as other females in the community, to provide  an environment which promotes better health habits and awareness.  We envision this ministry to be inclusive but not limited to nutritional seminars, aerobic exercise, meditation, and yoga.

The health ministry proclaims a Godly commitment and devotion to the congregation by addressing various phases of health and fitness.  We see this ministry as a wholesome benefit to our spiritual and physical lives.

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OCTOBER 6, 2017 - DECEMBER 31, 2017 SCHEDULE

 

Health and Wellness


Ephesians 4:12...to prepare God’s people for works of service so that the body of Christ may be built up.

The health & wellness nurses ministry is a multi-diverse service driven ministry.  We provide basic emergent care within the scope of our practice.  We serve our God, Pastor, church and community.  The only prerequisite is that you have a heart to serve God, serve others, dedication, caring, patience, compassion and a genuine love for people.

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Hospitality


To greet members of the congregation and guests as they arrive for worship on Sunday mornings.
To officially welcome guests and visitors during the worship services.

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Marriage Enrichment


"Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother and cleave unto his wife; and they shall become one flesh."                                                                                                               Genesis 2:24

• To biblically explore and understand God’s desire for marriage
• To build on the foundation of marriage
• To examine and provide the necessary tools needed for a healthy God-centered marriage
• To plan various activities and to promote communication between husbands and wives

All married couples within Union Baptist Church are considered members of the Marriage Enrichment Ministry.

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Missions

Our goal is to represent the gospel of Jesus Christ in Word and deed.

Our deeds include:
  • Community Outreach
  • Unsaved
  • Seniors
  • Sick and Shut-In
  • Orphans and Foster Care
  • Hunger Prevention
  • Prisons

Partner with other organizations to meet the needs of God’s people
  • Hour Children
  • Food Bank of Westchester
  • Bedford Hills and Taconic Correctional Facilities for Women
  • Maria Ferari Children’s Hospital
  • New York Cares
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
  • Elmsford Rotary Club

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Music & Arts | Drama

The Music and Arts Ministry’s primary responsibility is to lead the weekly worship though music and artistic expressions of dance and dramatic presentations. Because our ministry is Bible-based and led by the flow of the Holy Spirit, members should be comfortable and prepared to serve with scripture, prayer and praise as regular elements of their service. While we need your best talent, we are primarily interested in your ability to “serve the Lord with gladness, and to come before His presence with singing.” Your commitment and cooperation to dwell together in unity is a must as the purpose of our ministry is to break up the fallow ground and to support the spoken Word of God.

The Music and Arts Ministry consists of 4 musical ensembles: Mass Choir (ages 21 and up), Judah Praise Team (ages 21 and up), One Praise Youth Choir (ages 5 to 17), Young Adults Choir (ages 18-35), and 2 dance groups: Angels of Praise Adult Ministry (18 and up), Youth Dancers (ages 3 to 17), and the Drama Ministry (all ages).

The Music and Arts ministry is open to all adult members of Union Baptist Church who have completed their new member’s classes and received the Right Hand of Fellowship (specifically for the adult ensembles). It is imperative that you strongly consider your schedules before joining the Music and Arts ministry. This ministry can’t meet its worship and service objectives at the level of excellence required with part time membership.

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New Members

The purpose of the New Members ministry is to assist all new church members in becoming spiritually mature disciples of Christ and to prepare them for their service in the kingdom. The goal of the New Members Ministry is to welcome all new church members who join, make them feel comfortable and a part of the Union Baptist Church family. We strive to help them to become active in the life of the church.

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Union C.A.R.E.S.

Counseling

Advocacy

Resources

Educational enrichment

Spiritual support

Union C.A.R.E.S. is a volunteer Christian ministry sponsored by Union Baptist Church. It is designed to enhance the educational development of our youth. Union C.A.R.E.S. is committed to "giving" the support, guidance, and direction necessary to produce spiritually aware, culturally responsible and highly educated leaders of tomorrow. Program goals will be accomplished through collaborations among parents, schools, community and other entities.

May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us - yes, establish the work of our hands.
                                    Psalm 90:17 (NIV)
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WINGS

Women IN God’s Service

All women of Union Baptist Church (UBC) are considered members.

Spiritually equip and enhance the quality of life for women in this community by developing and conducting Bible studies, workshops and programs and missions focused upon unique needs of women of all ages. We will begin developing the framework for a 2013 UBC women’s conference

Cultivate Christian friendships inside and outside the walls of Union Baptist Church by encouraging women to join us in worship and in WINGS sponsored events;

Provide a safe environment where issues can be freely and openly shared and discussed

Provide opportunities for service in workshops and other WINGS sponsored events

Encourage and motivate younger women to participate in WINGS sponsored events

Partner with other UBC Ministries as we seek to win people for Christ

Enlarge UBC participation in our annual April women’s retreat.

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