Ministries for Women

Cancer Support

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Membership: Women
Director: (Vacant)
Assistant Director: Mrs. Anna Smith

Decorator's Guild Ministry

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Description: The Decorator’s Guild Ministry was established to decorate and beautify the church on special occasions and, on other occasions, to help other church organizations with decorations.
Membership: Women
President: Mrs. Karen Hampton
Email: decoratorsguild@firstrising.org
 

Flower

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Description: Church Beautification. The Flower Club was organized in 1947 by the late George E. Galloway. Mrs. Sadie Williams was the first President. In 1952, the club was reorganized by Mrs. Julia Jeffries, and Mrs. Nellie Coleman became President. Her tenure lasted 42 years.
There were several projects accomplished under Mrs. Coleman’s leadership. The club grew spiritually and definitely, numerically. Fellowship was outstanding. Sister Coleman was called to her eternal rest in 1994.

This is a historical organization because, not only is it one of the first to be organized in First Rising Mt. Zion, but one of the Church’s original founders, Sister Eva Cook, is still a member of the ministry. Sister Cook has been there since the ministry’s early existence. She is history in itself. The Flower Club was also the first organization Mrs. Etta C. Gibson (our former First Lady) joined.

The main objective of the Flower Club was to beautify the church by providing flowers for the Sanctuary and other areas of the church. Sister Addie Smith Watson (the current President) was Vice President for fifteen years before becoming President in 1994.

The Flower Club is now the Women’s Flower Ministry and is currently in the process of executing a new ministry program. The Ministry intends to give assistance to the aging, elderly senior citizens in the community. On special occasions, they will take flowers to Nursing Homes and give assistance where and when needed and provide companionship to the elderly. The long-range plan is to develop a crafts workshop and naturally, it will involve flowers
Membership: Women
President: Mrs. Addie Smith Watson
Email: flowerclub@firstrising.org