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Going Green
The Going Green Ministry is dedicated to Community Stewardship Awareness. It is our
mission to help those in our church family and community understand the importance of
having a sustainable environment through education and outreach efforts. The Going Green
Ministry is more than just about recycling; we hope to help each one of our church family
members understand the relationship we have with maintaining a balance with God and
nature, so that our home is here for future generations.
The ASBC Greeters & Hospitality Ministries ensure parishioners witness and experience
God’s unconditional love in the Body of Christ at ASBC. The biblical reference Hebrews
13:2: “Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have
entertained angels without realizing it” {NLT} truly reflects their purpose. Greeters, who
serve during all ASBC worship and funeral services and special events, are the first point-ofcontact with the congregation and wholeheartedly serve in the spirit of love! Greeters help
visitors form a positive first impression by providing the “Alfred Street Sweet, Sweet, Spirit”
to all who attend and visit.
GriefShare is a recovery support group designed to provide biblically based help and healing
to move from mourning to joy after the death of a loved one. The ministry consists of two
separate components for the purpose of providing support to both adults and children.
The Health-Wellness Ministry assists the membership in keeping the “temple” of God
healthy for service to God by promoting an ongoing awareness of the importance of good
health care through screening and other preventive measures (e.g., educational awareness
and preventive programs, health fairs and seminars.)
HBCU College Festival
The annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) festival features recruiters
from more than 60 colleges and universities with some schools conducting on-site admissions
interviews and waiving application fees. In recent years the festival even began offering band
auditions for certain schools. Community, fraternal, and nonprofit organizations are also present
offering scholarship and other opportunities to the festival participants. The festival also includes
seminars for students, parents, and guardians on topics ranging from financial aid, sports, arts,
internships, to college survival as a Christian and HBCU Sunday services that highlights one of
the nation’s HBCUs.
Established in April 2001, the mission of the ministry is to educate, comfort and provide
spiritual support (mind, body and soul) to disciples of Alfred Street Baptist Church and the
community with regards to HIV/AIDS through participation in community, national and
worldwide initiatives, testing conferences, meetings, and prayer vigils.

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