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Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church

“The Church where Christ is exalted and Culture is remembered”

Music/Worship Ministry

2010 H a n d b o o k
2010
H a n d b o o k
remembered” Music/Worship Ministry 2010 H a n d b o o k The Rev. Mr. Samuel
remembered” Music/Worship Ministry 2010 H a n d b o o k The Rev. Mr. Samuel

The Rev. Mr. Samuel T. Ross-LeePastor William H. Acosta, Sr.Minister of Music

Greetings! Here we grow again in 2010!! Welcome to Immanuel’s Music/Worship Ministry. “Let the beauty

Greetings! Here we grow again

in 2010!!

Welcome to Immanuel’s Music/Worship Ministry. “Let the beauty of the Lord be upon us, and establish Thou the work of our hands” Psalm 90:17. Truly, the Lord has blessed the work of our hands over the past few years. Now as we move for- ward in the days ahead in 2010, we expect great things!

This handbook is designed to give you the very basics of the operation and structure of IBC’s Music/Worship ministry, with a thrust to clarify each segment.

This handbook will answer the frequently asked questions by new members and others already involved in ministry.

.let us keep these few things in heart and demon- strate them throughout the year:

1. Commitment to our call (Philippians 3:13-14)

2. Bear necessary hardships we may face (2 Tim. 2:2)

3. Be alert to change (1st Corinthians 9:20-22)

We sincerely solicit your prayers as we minister together as conduits of the Holy Spirit, edifying our congregation and reaching spiritual maturity among ourselves!

Ministers William & Gayle Acosta Minister & Assistant Minister of Music

Sunday Decorum Points (cont.)

All talking stops during the service. (remember that you are being videotaped) unless you are encouraging the preacher or the soloist.

All cell phones off or on vibrate NO TEXTING DURING SERVICE!!

When the service has ended, remember to pick up any belongings, candy wrappers, etc. Leave hymnals and Bibles on your seat, not on the floor.

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Sunday Decorum Points to Remember

Gather in the downstairs room at 9:00a.m. instead of in the rear entrance narthex.

For those in Sunday School, meet in the choir room at 9:15a.m. for prayer and final music touch-ups.

The choir stands up and joins in during Praise & Worship watch your di- rector or simply join in the singing with the Praise Team.

The choir stands up and sits down together watches the director. Make sure your seat is free of books, lyric sheets, pocketbooks, etc. before you stand up so that you are not trying to clear them away when it‘s time for you to sit back down.

Everyone sings during the routine songs we do every Sunday The Gloria Patri, the Welcome Song, and the offering Doxology.

If you are late, come into the choir stand during the welcome of visitors/ Welcome Song. If you arrive after the welcome, lay out from participating in the choir for that day.

Once in the choir stand, stay in the choir stand. If you have to step out after the sermonic selection because of work or other urgent, unavoidable com- mitment, please notify the choir director or the Minister of Music in ad- vance.

Wait for the signal to stand when the pre-sermonic scripture is about to readwatch Minister Acosta.

¨ Stay awake at all times remember that you are example-setters to the congregation and that you are being videotaped; get a good night‘s sleep on Saturday night.

and that you are being videotaped; get a good night‘s sleep on Saturday night. IBC Music

Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church Music/Worship Ministry

Purpose

Our primary purpose is to discern the will of God for this ministry through prayer and fasting, and to be obedient to the leading of the Holy Spirit.

The IBC Music/Worship ministry ‗s secondary purpose is to strengthen the worship and spiritual vitality of Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church by keeping God in the center of the ministry, through music that is biblically based and theologically sound.

Ministry Vision & Strategy

(“Without a vision the people perish” – Proverbs 29:18)

Our vision is to participate in the mission, message and ministry of Imman- uel Missionary Baptist Church.

Our strategy is to share with our congregation the attributes of God by minis- tering music thematically, in a way that will engage the whole person -- mind, soul & body (language/expressions), resulting in renewed passion for the worship, witness and work of Jesus Christ.

In obedience to Ephesians 5:19 (Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord), we are energetic aboutand absolutely encourageboth singing and learning of the great hymns of the past and their history. We foster hymn singing as one of our current expressions of worship.

In obedience to Ephesians 5:21 (submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God), we also seek to hear God when listening to one another, when sharing our experiences with God, prayer and ministry, and when supporting the spiritual growth of this ministry. We trust God who leads; we work to

help each other follow.

have the spiritual conviction to share their musical gifts/skills with the IBC congregation.

The IBC Music/Worship Ministry is open to all who

with the IBC congregation. The IBC Music/Worship Ministry is open to all who IBC Music Ministry
The Big Plus Remember the Big P.L.U.S. + P rayer The effectual fervent prayer of
The Big Plus Remember the Big P.L.U.S. + P rayer The effectual fervent prayer of

The Big Plus

Remember the Big P.L.U.S. +

Prayer The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man

availeth much (James 5:16)

Love And above all things have fervent charity

among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins (I Pe- ter 4:8)

Unity And when the day of

Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place (Acts 2:1)

Spirit

Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honor

preferring one another; not slothful in business; fervent in spirit;

serving the Lord (Romans 12:11)

Table of Contents

1 Mass Choir

 

7

1.1

Summer Choir

 

7

2 Choir Rehearsal Logistics

8,

9

Intercessory Prayer Cycle

9

CHOIRS

 

2.1

IBC

10

2.2

Children’s Choir

10

2.3

ERB

11

2.4

Young Adults

12

2.5

Men’s Chorus

13

3 SPECIALIZED GROUPS

3.1 Praise

Teams

14

3.2 Praise

Hymn Singers

14

3.3 Band

15

3.4 Performing Arts/Drama

15

3.4.1 Liturgical Ensemble

15

3.4.2 Praise Dancers

15

4 2010 Music Ministry Fair

Liturgical Ensemble 15 3.4.2 Praise Dancers 15 4 2010 Music Ministry Fair IBC Music Ministry 2010
2009 Church Anniversary Concert – The Gospel Thru Jazz, Pop, R&B I Will Bless the
2009
Church Anniversary Concert – The Gospel Thru Jazz, Pop, R&B
I Will Bless the Lord at All Times.
He’s Good!!
Mass Choir/ Summer Choir
Lord at All Times. He’s Good!! Mass Choir/ Summer Choir Mass Choir 1 The Mass Choir

Mass Choir

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The Mass Choir ministers on special Sundays (Easter, Pastor‘s & Church Anniversaries, Christmas Cantata, etc.), as well as on spe- cial occasions (Church Anniversary Concert, Pastoral preaching engagements as assigned, etc.).

Mass Choir means everyone in every adult choir. When the Mass Choir is scheduled to minister, all choirs sing together as one choir.

Attire: Colors as assigned for the occasion by the Minister of Mu- sic.

Director: Gayle Singleton Administrative Coordinator: Diane Petaway

Summer Choir

1.1

The Summer Choir ministers every Sunday during the summer months, beginning on the first Sunday in July and ending on the

Sunday before Labor Day.

and wishes to participate in the Summer Choir is welcome and en-

counaged o do so.

Anyone who sings in the adult choirs

The Summer Choir is an exciting way to learn new music while exercising the spirit of P.L.U.S. concept amongst the various com- ponents of the Music Ministry!

Attire: Pastel tops, black bottoms Director: Gayle Singleton Administrative Coordinators: Diane Petaway, Lori Booker, Curtis Hayes and Cheryl Huckabey

Rehearsal Logistics

Rehearsal Schedule & Room Assignment

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Rehearsals happen for each choir/specialized group as listed below. Each rehearsal begins with prayer and a brief Bible study in an effort to bring unity with the Holy Spirit and one another.

On Sunday mornings choirs gather in the choir room downstairs at 9a.m. ((:15 for those who attend Sunday School) for prayer and prepara- tion to proceed to the pulpit. PLEASE DO NOT ASSEMBLE IN THE VESTIBULE.

Schedule of Ministry: 1st SundaysIBC, 2 nd SundaysERB, 3 rd Sun- daysYoung Adults & Children, 4 th Sundays—Men‘s Chorus, 5 th Sun- days ERB/YAC Combined Choir and Special SundaysMass Choir.

 

*TBA=To be announced*DCR=Downstairs Choir Room

 
 

Times & Room Assignment

 

Choir/Group

 

Evenings

Time

 

Room

 

Intercessory

Prayer

 

Mondays

7:30-8

 

Chapel

Mass Choir

 

TBA

TBA

 

Sanctuary

IBC

2

Tues. before 1st Sun.

7-9

 

DCR

Saturday before 1st Sun.

5

Sanctuary

Men‘s Chorus

2

Weds. before 4th Sun.

7-8:30

 

Sanctuary

ERB

Thurs. before 2nd Sun.

2

7-9

 

Sanctuary

ERB & YAC (combined)

Thurs. before 5th Sun. Saturday before 5th Sun.

7-9

 

Sanctuary

4-5:30

Sanctuary

Young Adults

3

Sats. before 3rd Sun.

3-4:30

 

Sanctuary

Children

3

Weds. before 3rd Sun.

6-7

 

Sanctuary

Summer Choir

Thursdays

7-8:30

 

Sanctuary

(July & August)

Saturdays

5-6:30

Sanctuary

 

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Performing Arts /Drama / Liturgical Ensemble/Praise Dancers

Performing Arts/Drama

3.4

The Performing Arts components of the Music/Worship Ministry periodically presents songs through expressive worship, dance or Mime.

Liturgical Ensemble

3.4.1

The Liturgical Ensemble (LE) is a selected group of worshipers who encourage and support the heartfelt singing and worship of the congregation by reinforcing melodies through the beauty of deliberate, artistic dance.

The LE accompanies singing with dance while attending to the vocal harmonic movement of melody in particular. The LE is accompanied by stringed instruments such as the guitar, piano and/or harp.

The Liturgical Ensemble ministers as assigned by the Minister of Music during any worship service.

Facilitator & Trainer: Rev. Gayle E. Acosta

Praise Dancers

3.4.2

The Praise Dancers minister on fifth Sundays and on special Sun- days (Church & Pastor‘s Anniversary, Easter, etc.). The Praise Dancers are an excited, fervent group of young people who share their evolving praise and skill through expressive dance!

Youth Praise Dancers’ Leader: Sher‘Vonne Peters Adult Supervisor: Rose Hazel

Music Ministry Fair 2010

4

The Music/Worship Ministry Fair is scheduled the 1st weekend of June. Details to be announced.

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Praise Hymn Singers / Band

Praise Hymn Singers

3.2

The Praise Hymn Singers are charged with the responsibility of lead- ing and teaching the congregation in the singing of two hymnsthe Processional Hymn and the Congregational Hymn of the Montheach Sunday morning. There are three teams (A, B & C). Rehearsals focus not only on preparing musically, but on learning the history and author(s) of each hymn with corresponding scriptures. The Praise Hymn Singers give you a wonderful learning experience and great spiritual inspiration!

Facilitator: Linda Hayes

Band

3.3

The band consists of a conjunction of humble, experienced, skilled, musicians who are responsible for providing the instrumentation for all Sunday worship services and special events. The band also travels to Pastoral preaching engagements as requested by the Pastor, and to

choir singing events.

bonds beyond the music through its spiritual and personal connection!

The band loves to ―jam‖ for the Lord, and it

Directors: Minister William Acosta, Gayle Singleton

Rehearsal Logistics (continued)

Times & Room Assignment (continued)

Specialized/

Rehearsal Day

Time

Room

Groups

Adult Praise Team

Saturday before 1st Sunday

6:30-7:30

Sanctuary

Young Adult

Monday before 2nd, 3rd & 5th Sunday

7-8:30

Sanctuary

Praise Team

Praise Hymn

Tuesdays

7-7:15

DCR The Small Chapel

Singers

7:15-8:30

Band

Tuesdays

7-7:15

DCR

7:15-8:30

Sanctuary

Music Ministry Prayer Intercessors Prayer Cycle

Power of the Holy Spirit
Power of the
Holy Spirit

IBC Choir / Children’s Choir

IBC

2.1

1 st Sundays (September-June) and Mass Choir ministry

The IBC Choir ministers on first Sundays. Its musical focus is tradi- tional gospel and spirituals, with a smattering of contemporary gospel and other genres as assigned or indicated. IBC is also responsible for providing music during communion. IBC is a very bonded choir that is always welcoming new members!

Colors: Robes or white dresses Men: Black pants, white shirts, dark ties Mass Choir as assigned

Secretary: Patricia Batts

Director:

Rev. Gayle E. Acosta

Children’s Choir

2.2

3rd Sundays (September-June) The Children‘s Choir consists of children ages 5-12. The choir sings on third Sundays and shares the service with the Young Adult Choir. The musical focus is on songs with simple melodies and lyrics to which the children can directly relate, thereby encouraging and moti- vating them to sing praises to the Lord in their own way!

Colors: Robes or as assigned by Adult Supervisor Director: Harriett Alfred

Adult Supervisor:

Rose Hazel

Men’s Chorus

/

Specialized Groups

Men’s Chorus 2.5

4 th Sundays (September-June) and Mass Choir ministry.

The Men‘s Chorus ministers on fourth Sundays. This choir smoothly blends traditional and ―quartet‖ gospel with a contemporary flavor to the songs it renders. The Men‘s Chorus has been ministering for over fifty years; several original members continue to be active in the choir ministry today! This choir is always ready, willing and able to serve as requestedboth in Immanuel and beyond!

Colors - As assigned by Deacon Willie Mewborn Director: Deacon Charles Williams Administrative Coordinator: Curtis Hayes

Specialized Groups

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Praise Teams

3.1

The Praise & Worship Teams are responsible for the opening of Sun- day morning service throughout the year, ushering the congregation into the flow of worship. There are three core teams of skilled, capa- ble servants with focus on all genres of Christian worship music:

Adult Praise Team ministers on first Sundays

Young Adult Team ministers on 2nd, 3rd & 5th Sundays

Men‘s Praise Team ministers on 4th Sundays The Praise Teams work independently of the choirs through fast- paced musical preparation.

Trainer & Facilitator: Rev. Gayle E. Acosta

Young Adult Choir

Young Adult Choir

2.4

3 rd Sundays (September-June) and Mass Choir ministry

The Young Adult Choir (YAC) is an energetic group of young people ages 13-26. The YAC ministers on third Sundays. YAC also serves on fifth Sundays with the ERB Gospel choir, as one combined choir. YAC focuses on rendering contemporary and urban gospel selections, with occasionally rearranged traditional gospel and hymn renditions. YAC is an excited group, always ready to move it to the next level!

Colors: January through March (Standard):

Young Ladies: Black dresses, purple blouses Young Men: Black pants & purple shirts, black or dark ties Alternate: fully black attire Mass Choir as assigned

April through June Women: Yellow blouses & black skirts Men: Yellow shirts & black pants Alternate: fully black attire

September & October Fall colors

November & December: Standard Director: Gayle Singleton Administrative Coordinator: Lori Booker

ERB Choir

ERB

2.3

2 ND Sundays (September-June) and Mass Choir ministry.

The ERB Gospel Choir ministers on second Sundays. It blends contem- porary and rearranged traditional gospel music, with a potpourri of ad- ditional genres of music as is deemed necessary for the occasion by the Minister of Music. ERB loves to move while singing and is always eager to learn theory and new music!

Colors - January & March (Standard):

Women: Black dresses with pearl necklaces Men: Black pants & white shirts, black or dark ties Alternate: fully black attire Mass Choir as assigned

February: Afrocentric (women & men)

April through June Women: Yellow blouses & black skirts Men: Yellow shirts & black pants Alternate: fully black attire

September & October Fall colors

November & December: Standard Director: Gayle Singleton Administrative Coordinator: Cheryl Huckabey