The Sunshine Band is an auxiliary of the Women's Department of the Church of God in Christ, Inc. It was organized by the founder Bishop Charles H. Mason in 1911 for the purpose of ministering to and nurturing our children ages 12 and under. The first International Sunshine Band President was Mrs. Lydia E. Hinsley. Upon her death the torch was passed to her granddaughter, Dr. Lytia R. Howard who is the current president.
The Sunshine Band currently has chapters across denominational lines is located throughout the United States.
The primary focus of the Sunshine Band is to reach out to our children, and offer an opportunity for them to receive salvation in their productive years. Through meaningful and wholesome activities such as music, bible study, drama, arts, and crafts, field trips, and special worship services, retreats and workshops; our children can be instructed in the way God wants them to go. We desire to build a partnership between the home, the school and the church in order to provide a spiritual foundation for each child.
The Sunshine Band teaches children about God; the love of God and God's Son Jesus; basic Bible concepts and knowledge; the ins and out of minstry servng; scriptures that provide a foundation for understanding, faith, love, grace, salvation and practical precepts for living holy and productive lives.
Through the Sushine Band children have the opportunity to learn, lead, follow, teach, explore, display their talents, develop and grow under the prayerful leadership of local volunteers. Activities are planned for each age group according to their physical, social, emotional and spirtual maturity.
Our main endeavor is to "Bring Them In" from all walks of life to a victorious walk in Christ.
THE MOTTO and THEME SONG
National Sunshine Band Motto (For Children)
"Let you light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father, which is in heaven." Matthew 5:16 - KJV
Theme Song for Children
"Let Your Light So Shine"
National Sunshine Band Motto (Adult Presidents)
"Train up a child in the way he should go: and
when he is old, he will not depart from it."
Proverbs 22:6 - KJV
National Theme Song for Adults
"Bring Them In"
Meeting Every Wednesday @6pm
The Division on Ministries with Young People was created to connect young people and those in ministries with young people to each other, to the church, and to God.
YPWW Training Union
“You are evidently aware of the fact that true religious education consists of instruction and practical expressions of the truths learned. Therefore with this thought in mind, I have reached the conclusion that there is a large and important place in which training is given in Christian activities and opportunity is made for adequate expressions of the Christian experience. In the Church of God in Christ, this auxiliary is called the Y.P.W.W. In other organizations we may note similar names which are used, such as the Young People’s League, Christian Endeavor, BYPU, etc.” Written by the Bishop O.T. Jones, Sr., the Second International YPWW President, Church of God In Christ Manual.
C hrist is the answer Acts 4:12
O ccupy till I come St. Luke 19:13
G row in Grace 2 Peter 3:18
I n all thy ways acknowledge Him Proverbs 3:6
C leave to that which is good Romans 12:9
Young people yield yourself to God in your youth. Ecclesiastes 12:1
Prayer secures pardon, peace, purity, and paradise. ST. Matthew 7:7
Willing Workers wanted to win souls for Christ ST. Matthew 9:37-38
We must work while it is day. ST. John 9:4
We pledge our unselfish devotion and loyalty to the principles and doctrine of our COGIC faith to be representatives of holiness in our everyday life; and to let our lives be the mirror that reflects the image of Christ.
Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. AMEN
Meeting Every Wednesday @6pm
LEADING LADIES (49 & Under WOMEN'S GROUP)
Young Women 49 & Under Seeking Spiritual Growth & Development in Leading Role in the church and community.
Helping Hands Ministries
Group of of people that believe that helping others is a ministry. We extend our hands to those in need. We visit homes, hospital, nursing home, the sick, the shout in, feed the hungry, clothe those in need and etc.