SERVING OUR SAINTS (S.O.S.) MINISTRY
The Serving Our Saints Ministry develops and supports Christian Fellowship activities for all seniors. We sponsor senior game nights quarterly, yearly discounted bus trips, luncheons and movie matinees. For more information, please contact Rev. Tracy Lee or Sis. Connie Mitchell.
Ushers greet and direct worshipers on sacred ground with a warm and embracing spirit. This ministry maintains an atmosphere of consecration and reflection toward God during worship service. The ushers seat members and visitors in an orderly manner, directs appropriate movement during service and offering collection.
UBC Courtesy Greeters station themselves in the vestibule and rear area before worship services to offer a friendly smile, directions, and assistance to our visitors. The goal of this ministry is to ensure visitors feel welcome and have an uplifting experience that encourages them to come back again, again and again.
The United Baptist Church Deacons ministry consists of a group of 5-10 men assigned to the office according to 1 Timothy 3:8-13. Deacons are servants to the congregation and mutual helpers of the pastor. Some of the duties of the deacons are to administer the temporal affairs of the church including serving the “tables” (poor, church, pastor). Deacons also participate in leading devotion during worship service. Meeting times are every Tuesday before the first Sunday of each month. For more information, please contact Deacon Leo Armstrong at (330) 836-8067, ext. 112.
INTERCESSORY PRAYER MINISTRY
The Intercessory Prayer Ministry at UBC Church is designed to teach about the need for and practice of prayer and to “stand in the gap” by praying for members, friends, the Summit County community, State, Country, and the world.
PASTOR’S AID MINISTRY
Pastor’s Care provides special attention to the needs of the Pastor before, during, after services, and as called to assist allowing the Pastor to serve God’s people. In addition, this ministry assists visiting clergy and guests to ensure they want for nothing while visiting UBC Church.
The UBC Men’s Ministry is dedicated to the service of men within the church and community. We accomplish these goals through mentorship, volunteerism, and philanthropy and work closely with the staff at Buchtel and Schumacher CLC to assist in meeting student needs. All men interested in learning more about or becoming a part of this ministry are invited to join us at our monthly meetings held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 pm, in the Gus Johnson Community Center gym. For more information, please contact Deacon Arian Davis at 330-604-1237.
The Fellowship Ministry designs, hosts, and supports fellowships for UBC Church on an on-going basis as well as for special services, holidays, and events. The goal of this ministry is to provide a fellowship that is both comforting and welcoming to members, guests, and visitors.
The Finance Committee is a ministry dedicated to the proper handling of funds given to UBC Church during Worship Services and throughout the year. Ministry service must be recommended by the Pastor.
UNITED WOMEN OF WHOLENESS MINISTRY (U-WOW)
HOLY HANDS (INTERPRETING MINISTRY)
Holy Hands Ministry shares the love of God with those who are deaf and hearing-impaired by interpreting Worship Service and Power Hour, reaching out to the deaf community within Summit County. The ministry prays that God will lead interpreters and deaf members to find a place to belong at UBC Church.
The Comforter’s/Repast Ministry will provide compassion through emotional and grief support to assist families who are experiencing varying types of loss.
The Transportation Ministry supports UBC Church and its ministries by providing safe transportation to church and community members to and from UBC Church events and activities upon request.
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PRAISE & WORSHIP MINISTRY
Under the leadership of the Director of Music & Worship, this ministry serves UBC Church by providing music and worship for all worship experiences. The M&W Ministry includes representatives from all performance ministry aggregations: choirs (Mass choir, Women’s Choir, and Male Chorus Choir), mime (Word Became Dance), drama, and spoken word in all age groups and seeks to engage the entire congregation to participate in worship.
PRAISE & WORSHIP TEAM
This ensemble encourages each individual in the body of Christ praise and worship God by leading the congregation in a time of corporate praise and worship. Praise and Worship are taken seriously and these individuals serve as example of worshipers. (Rehearsal – Every Tuesday evening following Mass Choir rehearsal….By audition only).
This ministry supports all UBC Worship Services, Special Events, and Activities by providing equipment, personnel, and logistics for sound, visuals, and production. Visit the store on the UBC website to download MP3s of Sunday sermons.
Comprised of children, youth, teens, and adults who demonstrate the power of worshipping God through the beauty of movement and dance, United Baptist Church Mime Ministry is very vital to the regular Sunday Worship service experience. It provides service throughout Akron as the ministry embodies the mandate “to let everything that have breathe praise the Lord.” The goal of the Mime Ministry is to help each member grow spiritually and provide basic mime techniques that will prepare one for further study. Devotion to God and discipline are important elements of this ministry.
CHILDREN’S CHURCH MINISTRY
Offered on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month during Worship Service, Children’s Church is for young people ages 2 – 12. Mark 10:14 reads, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” In the midst of a consuming ministry to adults, Jesus regularly ministered to children. We believe the future of the church depends on effective ministry to children today. Children’s Church takes place inside of the Gus Johnson Community Center gymnasium.
NEW GENERATION PRAISE (YOUTH MINISTRY)
New Generation Praise Youth Ministry serves as a place of fellowship, growth, and excitement for high-school-aged students. This ministry offers unique platforms of expression, creates safe environments for discovery and personality, nurtures creative methods for theological formulation, and conducts intentional exercises for identity formation as a young Christian in the 21st century.
Svette Rushing is the 3rd daughter born to Sylvester and Georgia Richardson. A native of Akron, Ohio, she matriculated through the Akron Public Schools system graduating from Central Hower High...
Deaconess’ assists the pastor and deacons in the administration of spiritual matters of the church in visitation work, baptism, preparation of the Lord’s Supper, and such other spiritual matters as...
The UBC Men’s Ministry’s Mission is to provide the men of UBC and the community with spiritual love, support, and Christian brotherhood. We will participate in various fellowship activities to...
New Generation Praise Youth Ministry serves as a place of fellowship, growth, and excitement for high-school-aged students. This ministry offers unique platforms of expression, creates safe environments for discovery and...
The Serving Our Saints (S.O.S.) Ministry develops and supports Christian Fellowship activities for all seniors. We sponsor senior game nights quarterly, yearly discounted bus trips, luncheons and movie matinees. For...
The United Women of Wholeness Ministry is committed to serving the entire community at large placing a special emphasis on women empowerment and teen mentorship to young ladies. We are...