African Relief Ministry
The mission of Hartford’s African Relief Ministry is to support the well-being of our brothers and sisters in Africa and throughout the Diaspora through funds raised with the African Relief Fund. This ministry also will administer the Rites of Passage program for boys and girls from America to connect with their African ancestry, culture and traditions to develop into successful adults.
President and Africa Project Leader: Ron Spears Rongspears@comcast.net
Vice President: Leslie Graham Andrews email@example.com
Spiritual Advisor and Haiti Project Leader: Dr. Ruby J. Bowens firstname.lastname@example.org
October Birth Month Ministry
Hartford members born in the month of October are invited to join. We participate in multiple missionary activities and projects during the year: annual Fellowship Hour; Harvest Day Celebration, food service at soup kitchen, etc.
Ministry Leader: Maxine Johnson
Meeting Days & Times: Meetings suspended during pandemic. Electronic communications forwarded to ministry sent as required.
Church Clerk Ministry
The Church Clerk Ministry is responsible for assisting the pastor by registering new members, preparing the candidates for Baptism, managing the church office on Sundays, assisting the facilitators with the New Members Class and providing the congregation with assistance as needed.
Ministry Leader: Deacon Maxine Borders
Meeting Days and Times: Meetings are scheduled as needed via conference call and Zoom.
Hartford Evangelism Ministry
The Hartford Evangelism Ministry is a fellowship of Christian believers who have dedicated themselves to spreading the Gospel in obedience to Jesus’ “Great Commission” to the Church given in Mark 16:15; “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone”. Our ministry changes lives and is open to anyone who loves people and wants to see them saved. We will teach you how to witness effectively and provide you with opportunities to practice your witnessing skills in real life situations.
Ministry Leader: Rev. Albert Harrison
Meeting Days and Times: Monthly, 3rd Saturday, 1:00PM (by Zoom until further notice)
Training Opportunities – 4 week class starting January 2021 (contact ministry leader for more information)
HARAMBEE MISSION STATEMENT
By welcoming, informing, assimilating, affirming and activating of those who recently made Hartford Memorial Baptist Church their church home.
The Harambee Ministry is committed to deepening the Christian experience of recently joined members for a life-long Christian involvement in a supportive Christian environment.
To prepare recent joinees to attain their maximum Christian potential and to empower them to constructs and control their own desires.
Harambee is a Swahili word that “Let’s all pull together” is dedicated to deepening the experience of the love of Christ in the body of Christ, which is the church; and to transform a vast congregation into an intimate family of mutually supportive members.
The mission of Hartford’s Men’s Ministry is to be of service to the men of the church and the community to address the mental, physical and spiritual needs needed to nurture and fulfill God’s purpose for our lives.
President: Eugene Kelley, II Kelleygroup17@gmail.com
Vice President: Ron Spears Rongspears@comcast.net
Men’s Bible Study Zoom Tuesdays 7pm EST
Hartford Men United Monthly Meeting Zoom (2nd Saturdays 9am EST)
HWU is a year round ministry which involves prayer retreats for women, lectures on critical women’s topics, worship services for all during the month of September, a concert by the Women’s Chorus, workshops for spiritual growth, fashion shows for fellowship and fundraising, sponsorship of Young Hartford Women United, and on-going outreach/missions to the community.
Boy Scouts Ministry
Hartford Church is the chartering organization for Boy Scout Troop 647 and Pack 647. Omari Sankofa is the Scoutmaster and Eileen Gordon-King is the Cubmaster.
The 110-year-old organization known as the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. Pack 647 serves youth from age 5 (kindergarten) to 5th grade. Hartford Troop 647 serves youth from grades 6 through 12.
Typically, Troop and Pack 647 meet each 2nd Saturday from 1 pm to 4 pm. Our calendar begins in September and ends in June. As well, we attend summer camp in August. Our meetings have moved online, and activities have been very fluid since March 2020 – due to Covid18 restrictions.
Cub Master Eileene Gordon-King
FAMILY AND THE VILLAGE
Hartford’s Transitional Outreach Ministry provides the homeless (families, women, veterans etc.) with worship/fellowship services and resources such as food, clothing, bibles, and referral information. By partnering with shelters and other organizations we support the positive transformation of their lives.
Ministry Leader: Rev. Dr. Denise Henderson
Meeting Days and Times: Every other month or more on Saturdays 10:30am