CHURCH MINISTRIES



Child Care:    A nursery for children two years or younger is provided for those parents who wish to place their children in a supervised care setting and participate more fully in the Sunday service.

Christian Education Program:   The Christian education program at Webster Church is open to and accepting to all gods children.  The program is     Biblically-based and designed to invite children to develop a faithful relationship with God and his disciple Jesus.  At Webster Church children are accepted and guided as individuals you are created in gods image.  In the Sunday School setting children enthusiastically study, work, and play in and relaxed atmosphere. Through stories, crafts, choral singing, the children's sermon and special events, the children learn the meaning of true discipleship and how to live and act as dedicated Christians. As our children develop, they are invited to participate in youth activities and our acolyte program.  Confirmations, conducted by our Pastor, are available.

Diaconate Ministry:   The Diaconate works with the pastor to organize and conduct our spiritual life, including worship service and caring for our congregation.  Deacons prepare the altar for worship, prepare and distribute the Sacraments for Communion, plan for the reception of new members, and held conduct services of Baptism.  They also assist with home and hospital visits, Confirmation instruction, scripture readings, and training acolytes.

Outreach Ministry:   This committee spreads the good news of our Christian faith to the newly relocated or unchurched families.  They inform them of the heritage and beliefs of the United Church of Christ and solicit their participation in mission of Webster UCC.  They also recommend church involvement in community Mission programs.  (See Community Missions.)


SCCW (Society of Congregational Christian Women):   The SCCW meets monthly, except for the Summer months. These meetings include devotions, a brief business meeting and guest speakers/programs of interest to our members.  Refreshments are provided at the home of the hostess for the month.  The SCCW regularly sends cards and/or flowers to ill or grieving members of the congregation.  They also organize flowers for the altar at Sunday services.


Stewardship Ministry:   The primary role of this Committee is to develop a stewardship campaign to explain the goals of the Church to its members and to develop a proposed annual budget.


Trustee Ministry:  Trustees serve as the legal trustees of the church property  and with the approval of the official Board, maintain the safety and care of all church property.


External LINKS    


National UCC Website:  www.ucc.org

                       
Earl's Place:  earlsplace.org


Blessings in a Backpack:  blessingsinabackpack.org






 


 COMMUNITY MINISTRIES


Grace Place @St. John’s the Episcopal Church, HdG:    On Tuesday of each week, a meal is provided for  those in need. A bag of groceries is also provided to those who dine there.  Webster Church members volunteer to serve this meal on the first Tuesday of each month, along with other churches in the Havre de Grace Area.

Blessings in a Backpack:  This program provides for children who receive free and reduced price school meals.  They also may have little or no food on weekends. $100 feeds a child in the program for each weekend of the school year.  Donations and partnerships with a local supermarket fund this mission. Webster Church sponsors this program at Havre de Grace Elementary.  Donations – All checks should be made out to "Blessings In a Backpack" with "Havre de Grace Elementary" written on the memo line. All donors will receive a thank you letter with the Blessings Federal tax ID #  for charitable purposed.  The address for Blessings in a Backpack is:


                
       Blessing in a Backpack Bank Lockbox
                       P.O. Box 950291
                       Louisville, KY 40295

                      *Write HAVRE DE GRACE ELEMENTARY on the memo line.*


                        Their Website is: http://blessingsinabackpack.org


Earl’s Place: This is a transitional housing program Operated by United Ministries.  Earl's place is located in Baltimore City and provides long-term (up to 2 years) housing and supportive services to 17 men at a time. Residents work with a case manager to connect with resources and ultimately permanent housing.  United Church Ministries is a faith and community-based nonprofit and recognized mission of the United Church of Christ.  Earl’s Place opened in 1997 and is named for Earl Johnson, who before his death was involved both as a client a volunteer.



Webster UCC:  MINISTRIES & LINKS