Newton Praise Band

Ministry Teams


The various Ministry Teams work with the Deacons of; Care Ministry, Christian Education Ministry,Operations Ministry, and Worship Ministry.  


 Christian Education Team -  The Christian Education Team working in conjunction with the Youth Pastor and Director of Children's Ministries, is responsible for developing and overseeing programming for child, youth, and adult education.

 Flower Team - "So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth.” (1 Corinthians 3:7)  The Flower Team helps exhibit the Glory of God through His beautiful creation of flowers.

 Hospitality - Hosting coffee hours, coordinating food needs for memorial services and other special events, as well as communicating with the flock through greeting cards & providing meals to shut ins are just a few of the  ways the Hospitality Team draws us together as a family.

 Missions Team -  Our goal is to build relationships with people and organizations, to work together in shared effort, and to proclaim Christ’s love to God’s people locally, nationally and internationally. 

 Music Teams - Our music ministry coordinates a very active music program.  We have a blended contemporary service on Saturday in Newton with the Newton Praise Band.  On Sunday mornings we present a contemporary service with the Kingston Praise Band, and a traditional service with our Church Choir.  We are always looking for enthusiastic Christian musicians and vocalists.  Don't be shy, come "make a joyful noise" with any of our groups.  We'd love to have you join us. 

 Pastoral Care - The Pastoral Care Team is made up of a group of people who enjoy caring for others. We care about those who are ill at home or in the hospital. We visit them, often preparing and delivering meals to them and their families. We also care about those who are unable to transport themselves to medical appointments and assist in that way. The Pastoral Care Fund, generously provided by donations from our own church family, is managed carefully by our team. The Fund is available for those in our church family and nearby towns who find themselves in need of emergency funds. Caring for others is our way of spreading God’s word.   We are committed to carrying out the goals of Pastoral Care during the Covid 19 crisis.

 Spiritual Gifts - People drawn to this ministry have a genuine love for people and zeal to be a "match-maker."  Intercessory prayer, hosting workshops, ministry fairs, leadership training and having a good working knowledge of all ministries offered at First Congregational Church of Kingston.

 Stephen Ministry - Is a program that equips lay persons to provide distinctively Christian one-to-one care to those who are experiencing all kinds of life needs and circumstances, both in our congregation and community.  They are “Christ caring for people through people.”   Please click HERE for more information.

 Trustees Team - The Trustees maintain the church’s  buildings and grounds as well as manage and prepare the overall church finances.

 Worship Support - The Worship Support Team cares for all things related to the worship service.  Their  ministry begins at the front door as they welcome each member and visitor. 

There are always Teams in need of new Volunteers.  Please E-mail the Church Office to find out more.