OUTREACH EDUCATION TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT A.W. BRIGGS
The Outreach Committee coordinates, collaborative activities designed to determine the extent of needy families within the Usher community. The mission of this Department is to promote the growth of the membership and develop programs to aid the membership and to provide service to the community. The Outreach Ministry promotes evangelistic ventures to meet the needs of the less fortunate wherever the organization deems appropriate whether it is here in the United States or abroad. We have made significant donations for the relief of Katrina and Haiti; various nursing homes, Children’s Cancer Hospitals, Battered Women facilities, and Foster care facilities, etc.
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The Allan A. C. Griffith, Sr. Education Department was established to encourage and inspire young people to obtain a fuller and richer life toward some special achievement or career and reach the highest possible goal. Scholarships are awarded to youth Ushers from the tenth grade through the freshman year of college. These scholarships are awarded through competition in five fields - Oration, Vocal, Essay, Instrumental and Spelling Bee. The First Prize Scholarship is $5,000; Second Prize is $4,000; Third Prize is $2,500; and Fourth Prize is $1,500. The remaining contestants who do not place in the competition receive a $500 Savings Bond. The funds to support this endeavor are raised from each Usher giving $.52 per year (a penny a week).
The primary mission of the Willie J. Minnifield Training & Development Department is to provide educational training and development opportunities to the members of NUCUAA from a Christian perspective in order to promote and enhance their spiritual growth and development. During the national conventions, courses are made available through registration to our members and the surrounding communities. As we enter into a new administration, we the dedicated members of the National United Church Ushers Association of America, Inc. (NUCUAA), must remain Fully Committed to the cause of Ushering that has allowed us to get where we are today. We must continue to be Fully Committed to hard work, dedicated service and doing the works of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
The overall goal of the A. W. Briggs Health Department is to ensure that basic emergency first aid and other professional health services are provided at each convention and taught to every State Affiliate.