The “American Heritage Dictionary” defines the word ministry as: "The act of Serving". Needs both in the community of Gettysburg, PA and in our congregation, lend themselves perfectly as an opportunity for YOU to serve the Lord. Memorial Baptist Church acknowledges a variety of needs and offers an equally wide variety of ways to get involved in the Lords work by filling the gaps these needs create.
GROW is an outreach ministry for willing members to get involved in community outreach once a month through visitation, letter writing, or phone calling. Come out and help us be an encouragement to local individuals and families who have expressed an interest in our church. If you would like to join a GROW team please contact your deacon.
The Memorial Baptist Church Worship Team is a collection of talented singers/musicians lead by Justin Day, who perform musical specials and lead the church in song each Sunday. If your interested in performing special music please contact Justin Day to be scheduled. In addition the opportunities to serve in the worship team, each Christmas a choir is assembled to perform for the Christmas service. If you'd like to make a joyful noise plan on beaing a part of the Christmas Cantata.
The puppet team is a unique ministry that offers church youth a fun way to serve the Lord. Our puppeteers travel to local churches and nursing homes providing entertaining shows for both young and old.
Royal Ambassadors (RA’s) is a Bible-centered, Southern Baptist mission education organization for boys in grades 1-6. The RA Motto, “We are Ambassadors for Christ,” not only gives the organization its name, but also gives the boys and leaders a lifestyle goal. Royal Ambassadors meet each Wednesday at 6:45. You can check out the official Royal Amassador website to learn more.
Girls in Action (GS’s) is a missions organization for girls who are age 6-11 or in grades 1-6. GA’s helps girls begin to develop spiritually towards a missions lifestyle as they learn what God is doing in the world and discover their place in God’s plan. GA’s meet each Wednesday at 6:45. Visit the Girls in Action website to find out more about GA’s.
Each Saturday evening Pastor Alberto Hernandez leads La Iglesia Bautista Nueva Vida, a Spanish worship service at Memorial Baptist Church in efforts to reach the large Spanish speaking community of Adams County, PA. Visit Mision Hispana Penn to learn more.
Each July, Memorial Baptist Church conducts a free weeklong program consisting of religious education, skits, puppet shows, arts and crafts, and religious songs which cater toward elementary aged children.
Present Bibles! Bible Challenge is a wonderful opportunity for both children and youth in the church. Participating children and youth will develop skills in the use of the Bible, increase their knowledge of the Bible, and learn how to apply the Bible to everyday life experiences.
We believe in the power of prayer. The prayer chain provides a way for our members to request prayer for a special need and have that request quickly passed on througout the the members of the church. Prayer Groups are held each week to bring these and other needs before the Lord.
Each year at Christmas the deacons deliver around 25 holiday food baskets to church families with special needs. The baskets consist of traditional holiday meal items. Donating food items is one small way you can pass on the spirit of Christmas and help ensure these families are able to enjoy a delicious Christmas meal.