WORSHIP ARTS RESTORATION MINISTRIES!!
Each year, we look for more ways to deliver God's message of love, comfort and salvation through the arts and through service to those in need.
Our ministries include:
The Women's Prison Ministry-- which has brought Worship Arts to the incarcerated at the RI Adult Correctional Institution for over 7 years.
Angel's Closet - providing essentials for babies and children in urgent need
"Bible Alive" Ad hoc Drama Group -- bringing the Word of God to life onstage for those in and outside the church.
W.A.R. Dance Corps (click for more information) -- helping to launch dance ministries and bring dance worship to churches and any venue that desires to "Praise Him with the timbrel and dance!"
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Minister Alicia Siryon-Wells, W.A.R. Coordinator,
under the direction of Rev. Joy Johnson, Women's Prison Chaplain
"I was in prison and you visited me...." Mathew 25:36
Becoming a part of Prison Ministry is not time consuming, but it should be heart-consuming!
This once-a-month ministry currently ministers in Women's Facililty at the Rhode Island ACI. Team Members can attend Chapel Service as often as once a month, or as little as 6-8 times a year. If the worship arts being presented requires it, team members may meet for a brief rehearsal on occasion. This ministry is not demanding at all, as far as time and schedules are concerned. The only "demand" is that we sincerely care about the inmates, and 'show up' for them when scheduled to do so, even if it's only a couple of times a year. The women sincerely look forward to seeing us and having us share in their service, so therefore, it has to really matter to us!
Anyone can come with a regular Ministry Team Member and bless the women with their art during the Chapel Service. All that needs to be submitted is your name and DOB (as it appears on your license) at least 2 weeks before your visit. You may come to the Chapel Service only once or twice a year as a visitor.
BECOMING A TEAM MEMBER
To join this ministry team, you will need to set up a Training Day through the Volunteer Service Office. This is one 4-hour session, either during the day or in the evening, that will allow you to have prison access anytime WAR is ministering. Details regarding this process will be made available to you upon joining.
God bless you as you consider joining this important ministry to the imprisoned!
Check out the Blog Posts for more insights and testimonies from behind the bars!
WorshipArtsRestoration accepts items and cash donations for babies and children serviced through Women of Destiny Ministries, headed by Rev. Latoya Moseley, or other approved charitable organizations.
This fund provides diapers, formula, baby food and other necessities to families in dire need, or who qualify for social services but are waiting through the paperwork. W.A.R. is there to fill the gaps!
If you would like to donate cash funds, simply click on the W.A.R. DONATE button and be sure and write "Angel" in the notes.
In Memory of a Little Angel we lost.
The WORD in Action!
The WORD in Action is an interesting concept for God's Servants in the Arts.
It means both, transforming God's Word into action onstage, and but it also may mean sitting at the bedside of the sick or elderly, transforming their painful moments through a song!
It all started with a visit and a song:
The song was not initiated by Harriet Gambles, though it easily could have been, as she is an accomplished Gospel recording artist with "Voices of Grace." It was a song written and taught to us by Adella Lee, affectionately known as Mother Lee. We were compelled to visit because she was suffering with an incurable and terminal disease; but we were compelled to sing with her, because she was a late-blooming songwriter who still had a PRAISE for the Lord in song.
Mother Lee passed on to be with the Lord a few short weeks after this videotaped session, but her legacy lives on. She taught us that the gifts of the Lord never grow too old or too ill to be celebrated. We must recognize, encourage and restore the gifts, talents and value of our "sick and shut-in" brothers and sisters. This is the simple, yet significant mission of Mathew 25 Ministries: To visit the sick, and others in need, and to share music, stories, poetry--whatever artistic expression that speaks uniquely to them and helps to restore what may have been forgotten, lost or overlooked in their lives. We gave Mother Lee a couple of visits over a couple of weeks. And she gave us blessings to last a lifetime!
Not your ordinary Vacation Bible School!
If you are interested in any of our Ministry Opportunities, please contact us.
At least not when "BIBLE ALIVE" comes onstage!
Bible Alive is an ad hoc group of WAR Actors who can take God's Word and bring it ALIVE as a simple but effective performance piece.for churches, camps, retreats and other settings interested in enriching the study of God's Word.
"Bible Alive" has performed for Vacation Bible School, Bible Study groups,and other settings. We are available to answer the call to transform God's Word in action onstage!