Benevolent Ministry (back to top)
The mission of the Benevolent Ministry is to provide support for families during their bereavement period. This mission is accomplished through prayers that are offered up to God on behalf of families, preparing meals following funeral services, and any other needs of the families that can possibly be met by the ministry members.
Children’s Church (back to top)
The Children’s Church Worship Celebration provides age-appropriate worship services for children ages 4 years through 11 years. Services for children are held every Sunday beginning at 10:15 a.m. in the George W. Hayes Fellowship Hall of the church. Our mission is to teach children to worship Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, through singing songs that are taught and through teaching the the truths of the Holy Scriptures on a basic, joyous, and easy to understand level.
The vision and goal of the ministry is for children to have the knowledge of scriptures, wisdom, to be filled with the Spirit, and walk by faith while having the confidence to lead others to Christ, and living lives that glorify God while partaking in his promises.
Christian Education Ministry (back to top)
The mission of the Christian Education Ministry is to help all persons come to know and understand the Word of God. Christian Education also teaches us how to apply God’s Word in our daily lives. The accomplishment of this mission will promote spiritual growth, evangelism, leadership, Christian living and service to others. The Board of Christian Education Ministry is responsible for supporting all the ministries of Union Baptist Church.
City Gospel Outreach Ministry (back to top)
The City Gospel Mission Outreach is a monthly spiritual fellowship with one of Cincinnati’s homeless shelter. This fellowship is a time of worship to encourage, feed both physically and spiritually with the Word of God and to build spiritual relationships with those who are less fortunate.
Deaconess and Minister’s Wives Ministry (back to top)
The Mission of the Union Baptist Church Deaconess Ministry is to individually and collectively demonstrate the love of God to people in the body of Christ and those in the world, to wholeheartedly share in the Pastoral Ministry of the church by evangelizing the lost, visiting and ministering to the sick and shut-in; teaching the Word of God, counseling and mentoring the bewildered (especially women and girls) towards spiritual maturity. We do it all to the glory of God.
Deacon’s Ministry (back to top)
The mission of the Deacon’s Ministry is to provide assistance to the pastor in overseeing the congregation’s spiritual needs of Union Baptist Church. The Deacon Family Ministry Plan is the paradigm used in carrying out this ministry. All deacons are to ensure that they stay in contact with the families assigned to them on their wards, as well as, take Communion to the shut-in members of the church. They continue with home visits and follow-up phone calls to those members who have not been present on a regular basis in the worship celebrations.
Food Pantry Ministry (back to top)
The Food Pantry Ministry serves as an emergency assistance program providing groceries from the church food pantry. The ministry also feeds the spirit by distributing devotional materials to those requesting assistance. On the fourth Thursday of each month, (except August), brief spiritual messages are delivered to the people served by the ministry.
Glory Girls Praise Dance Ministry (back to top)
The Glory Girls Praise Dance team Ministry trains teenage girls, ages 12-18 in praise dancing. The team dances at various church worship services, programs, outside events, and as requested. In order to be a part of the Glory Girls Praise Dance Team, girls must be active in the Hattie B. Jackson Guild Ministry of Union Baptist Church.
Greeting Card Ministry (back to top)
The mission of the Greeting Card Ministry is to send cards to the sick and shut-ins at home, members in nursing homes, and members on the Intercessory Prayer List.
Horticulture Ministry (back to top)
The Horticultural Ministry members maintain all inside plants and flowers in order to beautify the church edifice and sanctuary. In the spring of the year, members of this ministry also, plant flowers and shrubs on the church grounds and maintain them for their beauty, all to the glory of God!
Inez Leavell Nursery Ministry (back to top)
The mission of the Inez Leavell Nursery is to provide a safe environment for your child/children to be while you are in worship service. The nursery staff helps to build upon the foundation of their Christian background. We do this through songs, storytelling, arts and crafts, and videos. We began each Sunday with devotion. We encourage and teach each child how to pray and the importance of prayer. We work with age’s birth to four years. Our prayer is that, if we reach the children while they are young and eager to learn, we can keep them excited for the Lord. We also know that, if we equip a child with knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ and all he has done for the world, when they reach the age accountability, they will not lose sight of what they were taught. “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6).
Intercessory Prayer Ministry (back to top)
The mission of the Intercessory Prayer Ministry is to go before God in prayer on behalf of others. Intercessory prayer members stand ready to pray for and with others who are seeking God’s favor, blessings, help, or guidance after making contact with the ministry through the church’s 24-hour prayer line (513) 981-0424.
Mahalia Saunders Library Ministry (back to top)
The Mahalia Saunders Library of Union Baptist Church is committed to providing and promoting media resources and services to support persons and programs of Union Baptist Church and to equip persons with media skills. The library is a partner with the church in fulfilling its mission of worship, education, evangelism and ministry in proclaiming the Gospel to reach people for Jesus Christ and to minister in his name. The Church Library Ministry is a part of the basic foundation for a successful education program in the church and exists to ensure that all patrons will be effective users of ideas and information that will strengthen their Christian walk.
Media Ministry (back to top)
The Media Ministry is composed of ministry members who are dedicated to staffing for Union’s Televison, Streaming, Radio, DVD and CD Outreach ministries. The Media Ministry also includes audio and video media of gospel messages, music and worship celebrations. This ministry provides evangelistic outreach to the sick, the shut-ins, incarcerated, college students, and those unable to attend worship celebrations or simply those who would like to hear gospel message again. The media ministry has also been blessed with the “Call-Em-All” church announcement system which provides homegoing information, upcoming event reminders as well as healthy tips for daily living.
Men’s Ministry (back to top)
The vision is to empower Men through ministry of increased Faith and Hope, to strengthen their commitment to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and to encourage and motivate their development into mature Christ like men with His Word through Worship, Fellowship, Discipleship, Evangelism and Service. The mission is to minister to men on a variety of levels, to get every man engaged in church activities and to be servants to one another under the blessings of God’s perfect Will. This men’s ministry will allow the men to have an enjoyable Sprint filled fellowship.
Out-of-Town Welcoming Ministry (back to top)
The mission of the Out-of-Town Welcoming Ministry is to help members of out-of-town visiting churches feel at home and welcome when they come to worship with Union Baptist Church. The ministry provides a wholesome dinner upon the church’s arrival. The ministry also helps visiting churches find lodging, provide information about the city, and other recreational activities to do, so that they may have an enjoyable experience while visiting our church and city.
Page Archives Library Ministry (back to top)
The Dr. Wilbur Allen Page Archives Library is a resource facility with personal objects, sermons, papers, and books that belonged to Union’s sixteenth pastor, Reverend Wilbur Allen Page. The library also contains a printed and pictorial history of Union Baptist Church. The Page Archive Library is open to the public for browsing and study by contacting the church office at 513.381.3858.
Partners-in-Christ (PIC) Ministry (back to top)
The Partners-in-Christ (PIC) Ministry is an outreach ministry to new members. To new converts, the ministry members greet and proceed to provide education and training to new converts regarding what it means to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. The ministry also explains church membership and basic doctrinal beliefs.
Public Relations Ministry (back to top)
The mission of the Public Relations Ministry is to provide publicity about Union Baptist Church and ministry related activities, so that, Union is more visible in the community of Cincinnati and beyond as, “A Church On The Move For Christ.”
Puppet Ministry (back to top)
The mission of this ministry is to reach children and their families with the Gospel. Puppets can open the doors to unexpected and surprising venues for sharing God’s Word. This ministry will provide another opportunity for children, youth and adults to work together as leaders. The puppet ministry serves every 5th Sunday of the year, during the time of Children’s Church. This ministry also participates with other ministries, including the Children’s and Youth Choirs, Vacation Bible School, Drama Guild Ministry, as well as community outreach.
Scholarship Ministry (back to top)
The mission of the Scholarship Ministry is to provide support of the graduating youth of Union Baptist Church by providing financial support for college bound scholars. The ministry also works with freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in preparing them for entering college, the military, etc. beyond high school.
Small Group Bible Study Ministries (back to top)
The Small Group Bible Study Ministries provide an opportunity for deeper learning and understanding of the Scriptures. Several Bible Study groups are in place at Union and one is just right for you! Our Church-Wide Bible Study assembling takes place every Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome!
Transportation Ministry (back to top)
The mission of the ministry is to accomplish the following: 1. To provide timely transportation to the Union Baptist Church services, programs and activities and to those who have a desire to attend but do not have the means of transportation. 2. To encourage those who want to attend Sunday Church School, Tuesday evening Prayer and Bible Study, early and mid-morning church services and other weekly activities. 3. To provide transportation service to the Union Baptist ministries. 4. To transport those with the desire to be fed the Word and to be active with the church activities to and from church and/or the church’s activity sites and church engagements. 5. To have the church vehicles filled to their maximum capacity with people.
Trustee Board Ministry (back to top)
The mission of the Trustee Board Ministry is to work with the pastor in caring for the church edifice, maintenance, and overall business according to God’s direction and in compliance with the church’s Constitution and By-Laws.
Usher Ministry (back to top)
The mission of the Usher Ministry is to promote an atmosphere where all who enter the Sanctuary will feel welcomed, to meet the needs of the congregation during service, and to keep distractions at a minimum, so that all will have an enriched worship experience. The Union Baptist Church Usher Ministry consists of two adult usher boards, the Senior Usher Board and the Angels of the Lord Usher board; and Children and Youth Usher Board.
Vacation Bible School Ministry (back to top)
Summer Vacation Bible School (VBS) is offered for the whole family. Each summer in the month of June, The VBS staff seeks to spread the Word of God in an interesting manner. Appropriate instructional materials are used for each age group. Please plan to enroll!
Website Ministry (back to top)
The mission of the Website Ministry is to provide up-to-date information to the world-wide web community about Union’s mission and vision, ministries, worship, monthly calendar activities, and even more information that the church website offers.