Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church

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Ministry Descriptions

The following is a brief summary of information, presented in alphabetical order, about the various ministries functioning within Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church.  Additional information on selected ministries can be found under the Programs menu.

(Note:  if your ministry's basic information is not published here, please contact the FMBC Webmaster.)



FMBC Senior Ministry

Gertrude Flowers-Barwick - Chair; Mary Merrill Anderson - Vice Chair


MOTTO: 55+ and Blessed


MISSION: To address the spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional, and social needs of seniors fifty five and older


SCRIPTURE: “Even to your old age I am he; and even to gray hairs will I carry you. I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.” - ISAIAH 46:4

 

 SENIOR MINISTRY MISSION


Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church seeks to support its seniors in the church through its Seniors’ Ministry Leadership Team who will provide:

  • Additional spiritual teaching through its noon day Bible Study
  • Lectures on topics of interest to our elderly members
  • Fun and Fellowship with other members of the church and visitors
  • Free health and wellness information
  • Legal information to assist in wills, estate planning and health care directives
  • Housing
  • Caregiving to family and friends
  • Parenting grandchildren
  • Facilitating a Senior Pal Program
  • Financial Planning
  • Celebrating 70+ Seniors through Senior Profiling
  • Other topics affecting our senior population

 

 

 “Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding?” ~Job 12:12

 

Why it is important for FMBC to plan an important role in the life of its seniors?

The role of the black church as advocate and defender of older black Americans must become the foundation of its ministry and Christian education emphasis.

For the black elderly, there have been few, if any, social, fraternal or other organizational source or structures of support. Thus, the role and potential role of the African American church with respect to black seniors is not only pivotal, but urgent. It behooves the church to remember that, as those who have been willing to “fight the good fight and finish the race” (see II Timothy 4:7), our senior brothers and sisters deserve all of the creativity, compassion, and support we can muster on their behalf. (Excerpted from “Our Help in Ages Pas, The Black Church’s Ministry Among the Elderly” by Rev. Dr. Bobby Joe Saucer with Jean Alicia Elster).

 

The Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church has risen to the challenge of addressing the needs of our senior and elderly members of the church through its Senior Ministry Leadership Team under the auspices of the Christian Education Ministry.

Through its Senior Pal Program, members of the church are matched with seniors in the church who are 65 years old or older.

Fellowship events are held where a healthy lunch is served, a topic of interest is presented, spiritual enhancement is offered, and fun and fellowship with other seniors is encouraged.

The Senior Ministry Leadership Team will continue to provide numerous relevant opportunities for the senior members of FMBC which would support, encourage, and uplift our young seniors and elderly population.

“Do not cast me off in the time of old age; do not forsake me when my strength is spent.” ~ Psalm 71:9

 

Grief Care Ministry (GCM)

Timothy Jones, Chairperson

Purpose:  To offer support, up to one year, to FMBC members who experience the death of an immediate family member.

Guiding Scripture: Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.   (Matt. 5:4)

 

Health Ministry

Beverly Propes - Chairperson

Collaborates with community partners and auxiliaries to facilitate health education, CPR training, and address health disparities in the African American community.

 

Learning Tree Ministry

Deacon Earle Phillips - Chairperson

The mission of Learning Tree Ministry is to empower and educate individuals, including youth, in matters of personal financial management, and other topics of interest, to the church and community.

Adhering to its mission, the Learning Tree Ministry will partner with other ministries and organizations to present programs and seminars of interest to FMBC members and the Twin Cities community. If you are interested in sharing your God-given talents/skills to help make this ministry a success, partnering with this ministry or simply sharing your ideas, your input and support is welcome. 

If you have questions or need additional information contact Deacon Earle Phillips, Chair.  Check your bulletin for announcement of future programs.

 

Men's (Fellowship) Ministry

James Wade - Chairperson  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Deacon Elgin Eason - Vice Chair

Our Mission:
Leading men into a redemptive and active relationship with Christ. 

The Men’s (Fellowship) Ministry is a gathering of men who are dedicated to serving Christ through our words and actions.  The Men’s (Fellowship) Ministry is open to men of all ages and provides an environment for men to come together and learn more about each others’ respective journey as Christian men while also serving and growing in faith through service to the mission of FMBC.

The FMBC Men's (Fellowship) Ministry meets on the 4th Saturday of each month from 8:00am - 10:00am in Conf 3a.

 


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Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.

- Matthew 9:38 (niv)