~ Agencies We Support
~ Special Offerings
Charles Avenue Baptist Church endeavors
to live out the Gospel message through varied
ministry opportunities, both within the
city of New Orleans and around the world.
Our congregation sponsors spiritual growth
through a variety of programs. Please take
a moment to explore what Saint Charles
Avenue Baptist Church offers to
this community of faith and the community
of New Orleans.
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is an important element of worship at the
church. Traditional worship featuring organ
music, choirs, soloists, and a lively, singing
congregation is a staple of our spiritual
church choir is on hand for Sunday worship,
special worship services, and concerts.
This accomplished group counts about 20
regular members, a number that includes
four professional section leaders. Comfortable
in a variety of styles, the choir at worship
and in concert typically features music
by composers as diverse as J. S. Bach, John
Rutter, Johannes Brahms, and John Fergusson.
any given Sunday styles are likely to vary
from medieval chant, Renaissance motets,
and Baroque chorale settings to American
hymn tunes and southern spiritual songs.
The youth choir, which is conceived for
singers through 8th grade, is heard on special
occasions during the year and at Sunday
worship services on a regular basis. Music
leadership includes part-time choral music
directors for both the adult and the youth
choirs and a part-time professional organist.
The adult choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings
at 7:00 and the youth choir rehearses on
alternate Sunday mornings. Membership in
both choirs is open to all interested singers.
following are agencies that receive funding
as line-item designations in our annual
budget. Our Mission Action Committee reviews
this list every year to determine the level
of support we offer each organization.
Offers transitional housing for homeless
women and families, as well as a day center
with programs to serve the homeless and
needy on the edge of the Bywater area, just
past the French Quarter. Our regular financial
and hands-on support helps Friendship House
and its ministries continue. More about
BFH is available at www.bfh.lifewaylink.com.
Orleans Faith Health Alliance
is a free-standing, private non-profit organization
providing affordable health care for uninsured
workers and their families in the Greater
New Orleans region. Our church members are
excited to be a part of this new ministry
to assist those who are hurting. See www.nofha.org
for more information about this vital ministry.
Harvest Food Bank
is a growing need for the services of Second
Harvest Food Bank, both for families and
for shelters. Our members provide financial
support as well as hands-on assistance through
workdays and food drives. Our latest drive
resulted in 1200 pounds of food collected—our
best effort yet! Go to www.no-hunger.org
are many other agencies we support through
our prayers and hands-on work. To learn
more about these efforts, click the links
Baptist Fellowship of Louisiana
Baptist Fellowship Global Missions
Alliance of Baptists Global Missions
year, in addition to our regularly budgeted
line items, our congregation collects three
special mission offerings. Recipients of
the offerings are decided by the Mission
Action Committee and the Congregational
Annually in the spring we collect an offering
to benefit one or two agencies involved
in some area of home missions or local ministry.
In 2010 our emphasis was the America for
Christ Offering of the American Baptist
Churches USA, which is used for caring ministries,
discipleship, intercultural ministries,
evangelism and new church planting.
autumn we collect money and canned goods
to help alleviate the problem of hunger
in our city and around the world, focusing
on both immediate relief and long-term solutions.
In 2010, the canned goods were donated to
Second Harvest Food Bank, and the funds
were given to Heifer International for the
purchase of animals to assist people in
providing for themselves.
December we have a special offering to provide
direct support for missionaries serving
around the world. In 2010, the proceeds
were divided between the Bridges of Hope
Offering of the Alliance of Baptists, One
Great Hour of Sharing of the American Baptist
Churches USA, and the Global Missions Offering
of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.