ABOUT THIS PROJECT
Messiah Baptist Church is one of the oldest and most active African-American churches in Brockton, Massachusetts. From youth programs to financial investment groups, the church finds new ways to engage members across generations.
Community service is the foundation of both the church and the members, a quiet tradition spanning decades.
Journalism students at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts, enrolled in Advanced Newswriting and Reporting taught by Prof. Maureen Boyle in the Spring of 2016, highlighted some of the service programs at Messiah Baptist Church to give the outside community a glimpse of the work church members do. As part of this class project, students used iPads to shoot photos and videos for the stories.
Special thanks to Rev. Michael Walker, pastor of the church, and everyone at Messiah Baptist for their help with the project. Also, thanks to the Community Based Learning program and Prof. Corey Dolgon at Stonehill, the iPad initiative programs sponsored by the college and Information Technology Department, Stonehill librarian Patricia McPherson and student liaison Liam Dacko for their assistance and support.
- The Jubilee Credit Union wants to help the community save money
- Messiah Baptist Church Gets Crafty
- The Heart and Beat Behind the Dukpah African Drum and Dance Troupe
- Dance Acts as an Opportunity and Outlet to God for Locals
- Women's Fellowship Celebrates Annual High Tea Tradition
- A Smart Investment
- Before You Go... Let Us Know!
- Frederick Douglass Park, a symbol of the Underground Railroad
- Youth Ministry Stays Active in Community
- New Poetry Group Is The Missing Piece Of Messiah Youth Programming
- E-Giving Back to The Community
- Messiah Baptist Church helps students put academics first
- Messiah Baptist Church helps people see due to eyeglass program
- Messiah Baptist Church’s NuSkool
- Alexandra Hudson: All Shades, All Hues, All Blues
Service to community and the church
- Stonehill Advanced News iPad
- These stories and videos were written and produced by students at Stonehill College in the Advanced Newswriting and Reporting course, taught by Prof. Maureen Boyle. Students were supplied with iPads for the semester thanks to a technology grant and partnership with the Stonehill technology department. All of the student videos were shot on iPads and edited with the iMovie iPad app.