Rev. Al Smith facilitates and prays over a child dedication. The parents, godparents, and those who will have an impact in the raising of the child acknowledge that the child is a gift from GOD. Also, as stewards over this child, they have the responsibility to train up the child in the ways of the Lord.
INSTALLATION OF REV. ALFRED L. SMITH, JR.
12TH PASTOR OF MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH OF ANSONIA, CT
*HALLELUJAH & CONGRATULATIONS*
Newly Installed Pastor Alfred & Brenda Smith
Pastoral Installation Committee
(From Top Left) Evelyn Byrd, Marjorie Smith, Janice Bonaparte-Morris*Ticket Chairperson, Dorothy Gandy*Journal Chairperson,
Deborah Thomas, Deacon Janice Benitez, Deacon Karen Thomas-McGibony*Committee Chairperson, Deacon Ruth Barnett*Co-Chairperson,
Deacon Dave Gatison*Co-Chairperson.
Not Pictured: Cynthia Bostic, Mae Brown, Minister Bruce Goldson, Judith Parks-Morgan
Rev. Dr. Michael A. Noble, Pastor
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church - Newark, Ohio
Pastor Alfred L. Smith, Jr. with his brothers
(From Left) Dwight, Pastor, Will, Deacon John
Pastor Smith's Children
(From Left) Athalia, Naomi, Darius, Chauntaul, Monique
City of Ansonia Mayor David S. Cassetti
prior to his congratulatory address to Pastor Smith & the Macedonia congregation
INDEPENDENCE HOLIDAY FELLOWSHIP & WORSHIP
At First Baptist Church of Ansonia
Pastor Dr. John Hinson introduces Pastor Smith & Pastor Smith delivers on the Light and the laughter
NEW MEMBERS GRADUATION CLASS OF JULY 2016
From Left: Lead Instructor-Minister Bruce Goldson, Troy Sanders, Whisper Sanders, Chaz Sanders, Ashanti Sanders, Ivy Sanders, Will Sanders, Bruni Gatison; Missing: Katrina Crump
FAMILY & FRIENDS DAY 2016
It was hot out on the field during picnic time, but not too hot for the children to enjoy themselves in a friendly competition of a relay race, shone above as they lined up.
After the relay race, the children were ready to demonstrate their youthful strength in teamwork as they lined up for the tug of war game.
Every child on the winning team of each competition received a prize. However, the best prize was when all of the children were told to line up for free ice cream of their choice, compliments of Trustee Shawn Venson.
REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY CELEBRATION
Minister Bruce Goldson, at podium, gives the keynote address "Now Is Not The Time To Lose Hope" at the annual celebration of the legacy of Dr. King held at the Macedonia Baptist Church of Ansonia and sponsored by the Ansonia Branch of the N.A.A.C.P. Seated is Pastor Alfred L. Smith, Jr. Other speakers to this well attended event included CT Sen. George Logan, R-Ansonia, Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti, N.A.A.C.P. Ansonia Branch #2000 President Gregory Johnson, Pastor of Williams Memorial Church of God in Christ Rev. Samuel Levey, and Pastor of First Baptist Church (Ansonia) Dr. John Hinson. Church and City leaders are in discussions to place a bust of Dr. King at Gatison Park in Ansonia. This story was covered by the New Haven Register and the Valley Independent Sentinel.
A Best Wishes Celebration was held in the Fellowship Hall for Joanne & Perry Cacchillo (on left) on September 23rd as the couple is relocating out of state. Joanne who sang with the New Dawn Ministers and Perry who was a drummer for the Music Ministry, devoted student of the Church School pose for a picture with Pastor Alfred & First Lady Brenda Smith.
HONORING VETERANS OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY
Appreciation Plaques were awarded to members who served in the United States Armed Forces to express our gratitude for their service. (Left to Right) Trustee Ministry Chairman-John Stroman, Pastoral Staff Member-Minister Bruce Goldson, Missionary Cal Williams, Usher John "Billy" Gatison, Trustee Gregory Gatison, Sr. (Also honored) Missionary Mae Brown, Trustee Bruce R. "Bobby" Goldson, Sr., and Brother Tyler Little.
Pastor Alfred L. Smith, Jr., spokesperson in a Public Service Announcement encourages residents throughout the community who may be hesitant to receiving the vaccine to do so for the benefit of all parties concerned. Pastor Smith believes the science is safe, and the vaccination process is a Blessing from GOD that will save countless lives in our time of need. The inset shows Pastor receiving his actual shot. The PSA was presented by Griffin Health and TEAM, Inc.
Missionary Godfrey Dewar receives his C-19 vaccine shot administered by Griffin Health Staff in the Macedonia Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Over one hundred residents have been fully vaccinated at MBC, and scheduled vaccinations will continue here to make a difference in the community.
The Hunger Awareness Ministry headed by Trustee Gregory Gatison, Sr. (wife Marie) sponsored a Community Food Drive which collected 795 pounds in food donations which in turn was donated to the Kathleen C.B. Samela Memorial Food Pantry at Christ Episcopal Church in Ansonia.
ORDINATION SERVICE for REVEREND BRUCE GOLDSON, JR.
Held at the Macedonia Baptist Church of Ansonia on June 26, 2022, Pastor James Newman, III, was the Guest Preacher.
The Offering Up of Prayer and the Laying On of Hands was facilitated by Reverend James Newman, III, Pastor of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Norwalk, CT. He is joined by (L-R) Reverend Brian Riley, Pastor of Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church of Ansonia, CT. Bishop Elect Michael James from Abyssinia Freewill Baptist Church. of Mount Vernon, NY. Reverend John Hinson, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Ansonia, CT. Overseer Ophelia Smith, Pastor of Saint Andrews Tabernacle of Praise of Ansonia, CT. Superintendent Edwards Barnes, Pastor of Greater Evangel Temple C.O.G.I.C. of Ansonia, CT. Reverend Goldson, Pastor Newman. Reverend Samuel Levey District Superintendent, Pastor of Williams Temple Outreach of Ansonia, CT. Reverend Carleton Giles, Pastor of Zion First Baptist Church of Middletown, CT.
Reverend Goldson receives his Ordination Certificates from Pastor Giles who sat on the Ordination Council of the Connecticut State Missionary Baptist Convention, and also Presided over the Ordination Service.
Reverend Goldson is all smiles with his wife Faye Goldson, joined by Reverend Alfred L. Smith, Jr., Pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church of Ansonia, CT and First Lady Brenda Smith at the celebration dinner.
ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL BREAKFAST
Deacon Ruth Barnett, Superintendent of the Church School which sponsored the Breakfast receives the Key to the City of Ansonia on behalf of the Macedonia Baptist Church from the President of the Board of Aldermen, Dr. Josh Shuart who authored the idea. Mayor David S. Cassetti looks on. Students received free school supplies as well as a free breakfast.
Pictured (L-R) Trustee Jimmy Little, Trustee Chairman Shawn Venson, Deacon Chairman Dave Gatison, Pastor Alfred L. Smith, Jr., Alderman Dr. Shuart, Reverend Bruce Goldson, and Mayor Cassetti.
DECEMBER 2022-WEAR YOUR MASK, SOCIAL DISTANCE, DISINFECT, GET VACCINATED
The Hunger Awareness Ministry will continue to accept donations
The Ministry is asking each Ministry to donate $30 to help with the purchase of Holiday Food Gift Cards for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The cards will be given to the local food banks. Any and all additional donations are welcome. Thanksgiving $15 appreciated by November 13th. Christmas $15 appreciated by December 11th.
Winter Accessories Drive
Sponsored by the Blackwell Missionaries for the month of December. We are asking for donations of socks, hats, scarfs, and gloves for men, women, and children. Donations will benefit the local food banks. Thank you in advance for your compassion.
Each Sunday - Morning Worship. MBC is offering the option of worshiping upstairs in the sanctuary or downstairs in the Fellowship Hall watching the large screen. Temperature checks, masks, and social distancing required with vaccination encouraged. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, worshipers, family, and friends can also call into the Morning Worship Teleconference Service at 10:30 AM. Lines will open at 10:20 AM. Pastor Smith will also speak from his Facebook Live Page at 9:30 AM.
Each Wednesday - Bible Study & Prayer Meeting. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, students, family, and friends can call into the Bible Study & Prayer Meeting Teleconference at 6:30 PM, lines will open at 6:20 PM.
Each Thursday - Church School. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, students, family, and friends can call into the Church School Teleconference at 6:00 PM, lines will open at 5:50 PM.
Friday December 2nd - Diaconate Ministry Monthly Meeting. To be held on the Teleconference Line at 1 PM. Line opens at 12:50 PM.
Saturday December 3rd - Blackwell Missionary Ministry Monthly Meeting. To be held in the Church Fellowship Hall at 12:00 Noon.
Sunday December 4th - Communion Sunday. To be celebrated during Morning Worship.
Monday December 5th - Pastor's Aide Ministry Monthly Meeting. To be held on the Teleconference Line at 5 PM. Line opens at 4:50 PM.
Sunday December 11th - Hunger Awareness Sunday. Please continue to donate and thank you so much. Support color is orange. Scripture for the month is Psalm 41:1. Blessed are those who have regard for the weak; the Lord delivers them in times of trouble. (NIV)
Friday December 16th - Missionary Ministry Annual Christmas Celebration. To be held at the Twisted Vine in Derby, CT. See any Missionary for tickets. Tickets are $40 p/p and a $15 grab-bag is optional. Sunday, December 4th is the deadline to purchase your tickets.
TBD - Women to Women's Conference. To be held on the Church Teleconference Line, and will be open to all women who desire a closer walk with Jesus. The topic of discussion will be "Paint & Sip Event." Sister Tameka Mack is the Event Facilitator. It is scheduled to begin at 6:30 PM.
Saturday December 10th - Free Dine-In Hot & Cold Community Breakfast. To be held at the Assumption Church Hall, 61 North Cliff Street in Ansonia. Face mask are optional. Sponsored by the Assumption Church Social Justice Committee from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM or until food runs out. Breakfast To Go (Not Coffee) available 9:15 AM - 9:30 AM. Master's Table Community Meals
TBD - COVID-19 Vaccination. The staff from the Griffin Hospital will provide the vaccinations in the Macedonia Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. This operation is scheduled from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
Sunday December 11th - Free Christmas Dinner. Open to the public, No RSVP, Donations graciously accepted. Time: 1:00-3:00 PM or until food runs out. Location is Assumption Church Hall at 61 North Cliff Street, Ansonia. Drive up meal pickup only. All walk ups must wear face mask & stay 6 feet apart in line. Please enter parking between Church and School. Do not exit vehicle. No public restrooms available. Cancellations of dinner are announced Thursday on wfsb.com and wtnh.com or Facebook or our voicemail at 203-732-7792. Master's Table Community Meals
TBD - Free Community Meals. Master's Table Community Meals