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At Rize we are deeply concerned about the numerous issues that affect Sisters and Brothers in our communities. Poverty and unemployment, police brutality, mass incarceration, sexual violence, racism, sexism, homophobia, ageism, and other societal ills impact our daily survival and thriving. We strive to be responsive to communal concerns and seek to actively engage and combat systemic evil by embodying the message and model of ministry of Yeshua (Jesus), our ancestors, and elders. 


The care, nurturing, and healing of our community is central to our identity and collective calling. Our Member Care Ministries include: Deacons, Afiya Abiona (Health & Wellness), Greeters/Hospitality, and the Minister's Council. We are here for you!


This ministry is led by Min. Erica DeLoney who has a Master of Divinity degree and over 11 years of experience in music ministry. She serves as the Minister of Music & Worship who leads our Praise Team, Nommo (Spoken Word & Hip Hop), Drama, and Dance Ministries.


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