Current Ministries at Beth Ariel

The following is a list of all the ministries that have been developed and are under development at Beth Ariel Congregation. The list will mention the specific ministry, the leadership it falls under and itemizes the goals and responsibilities of these ministries.
The Local Church functions best when many members of the Body participate with their gifting. There are some ministries at Beth Ariel which need some assistance while others require greater development. We, the spiritual leadership at Beth Ariel invite you to read through these ministries, pray for them, as God leads your heart and consider which ministry you feel God may be drawing you to serve in. 
 
Please note: Participating in a ministry at the congregation is both a precious and serious matter. We would ask those who are either “Members” of Beth Ariel or those who are “Friends” of Beth Ariel to consider participating. Some of you reading this may be newer to the congregation. Because of the responsibility we have to one another, service in these ministries is open to those who have been with us for at least 6 months and who have officially filled out a request for membership or for being a “Friend” of Beth Ariel. Please see our membership information package where these two groups are further described.
 

God bless you as you consider how you might serve and edify the Local Body at Beth Ariel Congregation.

 
Teaching Ministry                                                                                                                                                          
Pastor J.Isaac Gabizon oversees all aspects of this ministry with the support of Remi Payette and Simon Sloutsker. This includes the Saturday morning message, Saturday morning adult Shabbat School (prior to the service), Saturday afternoon French Bible studies as well as Wednesday evening midweek Bible study.
 

          A.      Women’s Bible studies/ Sisterhood and Fellowship 

 

Sharon Gabizon is responsible for organization and leadership pertaining to the gathering of the women for fellowship, devotion and Bible study.

 

          B.      Children’s Ministry 

 

Sharyn T. is responsible for the children’s ministry, with groups ranging in age from birth to teens. Nursery program: For toddlers and babies ages 3 and under. Littlers program includes children ages 3 ½ – 6, Middlers program includes children ages 7-12 and the Teen program includes ages 13-17. Beth Ariel also has a Youth Group (Teens) which meets outside of regular service hours. Beth Ariel Elders and parents of the teens also help to run the Youth meetings. These gatherings allow opportunity for the older children and teens to meet regularly for fellowship.

 

Ministries related to bible ordinances:

 

          A.      Breaking of Bread                                                                                                                                                         

Elders Simon Sloutsker and Remi Payette oversee the planning and implementation of the Lord’s Supper. We partake of the elements either accompanied by a potluck supper or before our morning service.  This event is announced to the congregation several weeks in advance.

 

          B.      Baptism/Immersion(Tvillah)
 

Baptism classes are given by the Pastor in preparation for the candidate’s public affirmation of his/her faith in Yeshua as Messiah and Lord.

 

Prayer Ministry                                                                                                                                                           
 

The Pastor and Elders are responsible for this ministry. People from Beth Ariel are encouraged to meet regularly on Saturday mornings (9:30am in the upper room) as well as on Wednesdays at 6:00pm before the midweek Bible study. Special planned events for prayer time include some Friday evenings and some Saturday afternoons and are led by Elizabeth Boudreau. The Spanish prayer group is led by Yuri Velasquez and meets on Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings.

 
Welcome Committee                                                                                                                                                 
 

Richard and Francine Vallée head up the welcoming committee whose responsibility it is to greet people as they enter the foyer of the Madison sanctuary. The Elders are responsible in assigning other persons who would help to greet and hand out monthly bulletins or other pertinent information.

 
Simultaneous Translation                                                                                                                                              
 
Simon Sloutsker oversees this weekly ministry. The Pastor delivers the message in English. Our French simultaneous translators include Pauline Sloutsker and Marc Lacasse. Gregory Sloutsker translates the message into Russian.
 
Worship Ministry                                                                                                                                                            
 

Simon Sloutsker and Sharon Gabizon are responsible for leading the worship and its team members.

 
Messianic Dancing                                                                                                                                                        
 

Pauline Sloutsker leads in Messianic/Israeli dancing during the afternoon fellowship on Saturdays.

 
Kitchen Ministry                                                                                                                                                         
 

Sharyn T. oversees the kitchen operations. Juris and Floria Musperts serve each week with food preparation and service. They are helped by Valentina Chefatova and Vita Rozbach.

 
Evangelism                                                                                                                                                                    

Knock and Talk door to door evangelism is led by Hugues Primeau and Rémi Payette:  Teams go to Jewish homes every Monday evening offering free Bibles and a chance to hear the Good News of Messiah Yeshua.

Shalom in the Park summer evangelism is led by Remi Payette and Simon Sloutsker and takes place outdoors on Sunday mornings. Members and friends of Beth Ariel bring chairs, join in song, pray and use the opportunity to witness to Jews and Gentiles alike.

 
Beth Ariel Kiosk                                                                                                                                                             
 

Sales of books and materials in the foyer of the sanctuary are managed by Claire Tremblay and Catherine Zrihen.

 
Beth Ariel Office                                                                                                                                                        
 

Sharon Gabizon manages all aspects of the office and Joanne Curci is employed one day weekly to help with all aspects needed. Tammy M. works in preparing the daily radio shows on WCHP, on satellite radio and at OnePlace.com.

 
Sound/Audio recording                                                                                                                                         
 
Simon Sloutsker and Brian Grinbaum oversee the sound and audio of Wednesday and Saturday messages as well as Saturday worship.