Auxiliaries and Boards
The Altar Guild consists of individuals who provide a service of beautification to the sanctuary, the altar, and the narthex of the church. Meetings are schedule twice during the year, March and November. Contact: Sister Barbara Brown, President
The Audiovisual ministry is designed to glorify and honor God by ensuring that His Word through preaching, worship, song and praise are heard clearly and without distraction or interference. The Ministry is further designed to assist other ministries within the church by providing the audio for programs and events providing the highest production quality available. The Audiovisual Ministry works closely with the Music Director to accommodate and enhance the sound of all choirs. Contact: Sister Gloria Rodgers, Chairperson
Bulletin Board Committee
This committee is responsible for maintaining religious displays on the bulletin boards throughout the church. Committee posts announcements, scriptures, and other information of interest to the church membership. The committee also posts information that will attract the attention of pedestrians and the riding public on the marquis. Contact: Sister Ella T. Harris (Bulletin Boards, etc.) & Deaconess Mary S. Bullock (Marquis)
Christian Education Ministry
The Christian Education Ministry serves as an umbrella for all working units in the church overseeing the entire educational program. CEM has as its mission to train, nurture, equip, provide spiritual guidance and offer a solid foundation for Christian living through Biblical teaching. Contact: Deaconess Mary S. Bullock, Chairperson
The Evangelistic Committee is comprised of individuals who provide spiritual uplifting for members from Sycamore Hill who reside at the Golden Living Center. The group visits the facility every second Sunday of the month from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Contact: TBA
Food Bank Ministry
The Food Bank of Sycamore Hill participates in Food Drives, and makes contact with Supermarkets in an effort to fill our Food Bank with Healthy Food Items.
We are a member of The Food Bank of North Carolina – Greenville. Being affiliated with the Food Bank gives us an option to add to our Food Bank Supplies at an economical cost. The Sycamore Hill Food band is in operation with Senior Home Care Services, Inc. and helps people doing the times when heating bill are higher and leaves some extra money to help them pay that bill and also buy needed medication. Volunteers from the church assist in the distribution of the food each second Tuesday of the month.
JAMES 2:14-26 14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
Contact: Dr. Vina Hassell, Food Bank Coordinator
Homeless Shelter Ministry
This ministry is an outreach ministry in the community to serve the poor and the homeless. With compassion, they prepare and serve meals to the homeless. Volunteers from the church family serve at the Greenville Community Homeless Shelter on the third Sunday evening of each month from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Contact: Sister Danita Roseboro-Crumpler, Coordinator
Goal: The goal is to welcome and introduce guests to our church family and to inform every one of important church and community information. Mission: The mission of the committee is to foster and promote a congenial and hospitable atmosphere for ll individuals who attend or visit SHMBC in demeanor and spirit, committee members will represent Christ, the Pastor and Pastoral staff, by serving the congregation in a loving and positive manner. Scripture Text: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34,35. Contact: Co-Chairpersons – Sister Angelina Williams & Dr. Lathan E. Turner
Kitchen/ Fellowship Ministry
The Kitchen Ministry is a part of the ministry of Helps, which provides, prepares, and assists with nutritional substance for the physical body. The ministry also provides a wholesome atmosphere of comfort, joy, and fellowship to nurture the church family and visiting friends. Contact: Co-Chairpersons – Sister Hattie Crandell & Sister Lydia Moses
The purpose of the Men’s Fellowship is to promote Christian Fellowship with the men of the church and to aid the church in its endeavors, whether it is spiritual, physical, or financial. The group meets quarterly on the second Saturday at 9:00 am in the Matthew T. Lewis Fellowship Hall. Contact: Deacon Russell Clark, President
Pastor’s Aid Auxiliary
It is the aim of the Pastor’s Aid Auxiliary to assist the Pastor in every way. The members of the auxiliary are supportive of the Pastor and his family. The members show love to the Pastor by aiding him in his endeavors and upholding him through prayer. Contact: TBA
Praise and Worship Team Ministry
The purpose of the Praise and Worship Team Ministry consists of: Praise – Giving into God’s presence; Worship – To magnify God with our whole body – body, soul, and spirit. The ministry serves every Sunday, from 10:40 am – 11:00 am. This ministry also serves during Revivals. Rehearsal is every Tuesday from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm. Contact: Brother Walter Bolden, Director of Music & Arts
The Rosebud Ushers consists of women who serve as “doorkeepers” in God’s house on third and fifth Sunday. It is the aim of this group to cheerfully serve and assist the worshippers attending the church services. Contact: Deaconess Patricia Clark, President
Senior Christian Fellowship Committee
Our charge is to seek resources for Christian Educational outings (on-site and off-site) for Seniors, and to propose such for implementation; thereby providing Seniors with the opportunity to leave home for Christian Fellowship and friendship with others of like mind. Contact: Sister Claudette Cox & Sister Sharon Richardson
Senior Home Care Services, Inc.
Our mission statement is to develop a ministry that will enter into partnerships with our clients, staff, referrals, grants and other funding sources to provide the highest level of care through excellent service and communication to address unmet needs in the community.
Senior Home Care Services, Inc. is a provider of quality in-home care to adults and children throughout eastern North Carolina. Services include assisting with a bath, meal preparation, medication monitoring and home management tasks that enables the individual to remain at home for as long as possible. In addition, Food Bags are delivered to older adults in the community to help to address hunger in this country. Our goal is to assist in maintaining or restoring good health to our clients. “This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.” (Proverbs 3:8) The staff at Senior Home Care Services, Inc. is carefully selected and trained. They are nurturing people who are dedicated and caring to the clients. Prevention Programs add Health Screenings, Healthy Living Activities, and Counseling, to further meet the increasing needs in our growing older adults population. Our Motto is “A cheerful look brings joy to the heart and good news give health to the bones” (Proverbs 15:30).
Contact: Rev. Dr. Vina A. Hassell
Senior Ladies Auxiliary
The mission for the Senior Ladies Auxiliary is to support the Church ministries spiritually and financially through planned activities. Meetings are held in the homes of the members on the second Sunday from September to June. Contact: Sister Barbara Brown
Senior Missionary Circle
The purpose of the Missionary Circle is to help people grow in knowledge and experience of God through His Son Jesus Christ, through continual Christian training, as well as individual and collective mission work. The group consists of men and women who meet Monday after the third Sunday each month in the homes of its members. Contact: TBA
The Senior Usher Board is an all male group of “doorkeepers” who serve on second and fourth Sundays of each month. The ushers receive and welcome visitors, along with carrying out duties requested by worshippers or directed by the Pastor. Contact: Trustee Alton R. Harris, President
Social Media Ministry
The church Social Ministry consists of the church Facebook Page and is used to help keep members more informed of what is happening at the church and also gives the public information that is always helpful when people are looking for a church home thereby adding to the growth of the church. This ministry will publish pictures of activities at the church, videos, a Blog and a counseling corner that will give words that may be healing to those who read it. This ministry has the ability to stream live sermons and activities happening at the church thereby reaching more people with the message of the kingdom of God. The Ministry consists of a Team from the church which includes Burgundy Hines, Debbie Woodson, Tamara Harris and Dr. Vina Hassell, Team Leader. Contact: Dr. Vina Hassell, Team Leader
The mission of the Sunday School Department is to be the teaching arm of Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church by providing educational opportunities for children, youth, and adults. It is the goal of this unit to enhance every church member’s spiritual growth through the weekly study of God’s Word. The Sunday School begins at 9:30 am with a devotional period where the lesson scripture and lesson focus is highlighted. At 9:45 am members are dismissed to individual classes. Each quarter, all of the adult classes combine to fellowship and study and lesson together. Contact: Bro. Anthony Miller, Supt.
This committee provides transportation to the membership to Sunday Services & special events. Contact: Brother Willie Greene, Driver/Coordinator
Women’s Fellowship Ministry
The mission of Women’s Ministry is to empower women with the opportunity to grow in knowledge and strength through the principles of God’s Word, as we experience the manifestation of His presence and power in our lives. Women’s Ministry will meet quarterly. Contact: Sis. LaVern Blackwell, President
The Youth Ushers serve as “doorkeepers” on the First Sunday of each month. The Youth represent ages eight years – teenagers. Contact: Brother Lyman Cox, Sr., Advisor & Deacon Donald Barnes, Advisor
Young People’s Ministry
The youth meet weekly for fellowship and ministry every Wednesday Night, 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm. Contact: Advisory Team: Sister Nicole Brown, Dr. Hazel Brown, Sister Lydia Moses, Sister Cheryl Willoughby & Sister Burgundy Hines
Brother Walter Bolden – Director of Music & Arts
The Male Chorus consists of men of the church who enjoy spiritual fellowship as they participate in the music ministry of the church. The men provide inspirational music on third and fifth Sundays. Contact: Deacon Russell Clark, President or Brother Bobby Backus, Director & Musician
The Chancel Choir
The Chancel Choir provides inspirational music on the second Sunday of each month. The membership is composed of men and women who strive to make a joyful noise unto the Lord. Contact: Brother James Lewis or Brother Walter Bolden, Director & Musician
Young People’s Choir
The Young People’s Choir consists of youth of all ages who wish to participate in fellowship through music. The Youth Choir meets for rehearsals as directed by: Contact: Sister Nicole Brown & Sister Cheryl Willoughby, Youth Advisors & Brother Walter Bolden, Musician