“Again I will build you and you will be rebuilt,
O virgin of Israel!
Again you will take up your tamborines, And go forth to
dances of merrymakersmakers.”
Merrymakers—an exact expression of what FBBC’s Liturgical Dance Ministry represents. As it pertains to Webster’s Dictionary, liturgy’s meaning states that it’s a fixed set of ceremonies that are used during public worship within a religion, and as it relates to FBBC’s Liturgical Dance Ministry, such meaning is certainly fulfilled.
The Liturgical Dance Ministry at FBBC was started in the year 2000 by Sister Barbara Harris. The main focus of the Ministry’s foundation is to create and express God’s deity through dance and expression—drawing others to Christ in a unique fashion. “To offer means for involvement
and enjoyment within a Ministry through ways that are not atypical,” added Sister Harris. According to Sister Harris, the youth play a major part in the Ministry. “The youth were the first to take part in the Ministry, and they have taken moves, steps and expressions they enjoy
doing to praise God.”
As the future of FBBC progresses, Sister Harris hopes that the Ministry can be more involved in the community, sponsoring ‘merrymaking’ events that promote others to give their lives to Christ. “We are a very close knit group that love and encourage each other,” stated Sister Harris.
Presently, the Ministry practices every Monday (Youth from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., and Adults from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.) in the Chapel. Performances are held two to three times a month at FBBC and other community and civic functions when invited. “With FBBC’s continued support
of the Ministry,” added Sister Harris, “the liturgy can continue to magnify the Lord along with the participation of the church family in our services and church events.”
For more information on the Liturgical Dance Ministry of FBBC, contact Sister Barbara Harris through the church directory, as she encourages other’s to come dance with them!
Written by LaToya Robinson