To empower individuals and communities through resources, awareness and activism that brings glory to God.
The Social Actions Ministry empowers the members of MSBC to participate in changing their community by providing information and programming that addresses current issues in social justice and education.
We are now conducting "Wear Your Mask" COVID-19 Education and PPE giveaway. Two weeks ago we served 500+ persons. (~400 during the grocery giveaway and 100+ during a stop in the 21207 zip code). A big thank you to those that donated PPE and gloves to support our efforts. We will be duplicating this effort on December 19th.
SUPPORTING SMALL, MINORITY-OWNED BUSINESSES
The Morning Star Baptist Church, Woodlawn, Maryland, Social Actions Committee, has identified an initiative to support businesses. Many small, minority, and black-owned business have been negatively affected by systematic issues and the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Fall 2020 SCORE Megaphone of Mainstreet Data Reports: The Impact of COVID-19, Specific to black-owned businesses, they show only an 8.8% profitability and growth rate, operations were significantly disrupted, and they were more likely to seek – but less likely to receive – outside/government funding.
Now more than ever, small and minority owned businesses need our support to remain viable. We realize that these businesses can be longtime wealth builders for generations, but we need to ensure that we support them within the local community. When we support small and minority owned businesses as a part of the community, it becomes a lifestyle! In keeping with the Social Action Committee's theme of “Eat Local, Buy Local, and Invest Local,” we would like to spotlight businesses (on a quarterly basis) on the MSBC Social Media Pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and Website (Social Actions Page).
With a membership of over 5,000 individuals and families, your business will receive exposure to thousands of potential customers/consumers. In order to facilitate this process, please complete the below form below. Once your information is submitted, our Team will provide specific information regarding which quarter your business would be spotlighted. Additionally, at the conclusion of the "spotlight" period a representative from the Social Action Ministry will follow-up with your business to determine if the efforts resulted in a positive impact.
One Additional Note: The Ministry’s Marketing Office welcomes the submission of professional digital presentations for inclusion in the Church’s broadcast opportunities. Questions regarding this effort should be directed to
Deacon James Farnum,
Co-Leaders, Social Actions Ministry
Note: For additional information regarding Morning Star’s overall business outreach efforts contact our Business esource Group at
Business Resource Group
In 2018. Morning Star’s Business Resource Group developed a Black Business Directory as an outgrowth of a Black History Business Expo. CLICK HERE for the Current directory. Additionally, for the next six months, in an effort to encourage small businesses, the Ministry is welcoming listings FREE of Charge. CLICK HERE to add your business to the directory.
Register in advance for the Book Club session:
Submit Your Information For SPOTLIGHT Consideration By Clicking Here
The Black Wall Street Business Directory
Official Black Wall Street promotes itself as the largest platform for Black Businesses. CLICK HERE to discover thousands of Black-owned businesses near you from pharmacies to restaurants. The site encourages You to buy black and spend wisely.
What ELSE is Happening?
Wear Your Mask” Covid19 Education and PPE Giveaway (Ongoing)
The Empowerment Experiment shed great insight into economic trends of black people. For example, it showed that less than around 3% of the current black buying power is spent in black-owned enterprises and if black America were to redirect just about 10% of total black spending to black-owned enterprises, that could translate into the creation of about 1 million jobs centered around communities of color.
Black Enterprise, November 2017