Crossroads Church is partnering with the Caribbean Student Association from the University of Maryland to help earthquake victims in Haiti. The church is collecting baby formula, baby bottles, wipes, diapers, and clothes, toiletries, hand sanitizers, vitamins, medicines, socks, blankets, mosquito repellent and non-perishable foods. The supplies will be sent to Haiti later this spring.
Glen Burnie Church will have an Easter egg hunt on Saturday April 3. On Easter Sunday, they’ll present the musical “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” at 10:30 a.m.
The church is in the midst of a women’s study on Monday nights called “The Frazzled Female,” based on the book by Cindy Wood.
University of Southern Mississippi college students partnered with New Hope Church, Curtis Bay, to host a sports camp at the Curtis Bay Recreation Center in March. The camp featured sports skills training and a “Courageous Kids” Bible study featuring Bible heroes who stepped out in obedience and faith.
North Glen Church, Glen Burnie, will have a spring festival from 2-5 p.m. on April 24.
Weems Creek Church, Annapolis, student ministry group will be sponsoring a trip to Boston July 12-17. Participants will work with Jan Vezikov, a Russian church planter attempting to reach a Russian population of over 300,000 in the city. The group will make a DVD about the ministry of the church, help with children’s ministry and do evangelism outreach in local communities.
Beacon Church, White Marsh, has free movie night for kids the second Friday night of each month. In March, they watched “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.”
Immanuel Church will have an Easter egg hunt on April 11 at 11 a.m. Each month, youth at Immanuel collect food to distribute to groups ministering to the homeless and hungry.
Hazelwood Church had a free snack and movie night last month featuring, “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.”
Long Green Church will have a “Lord in the Passover Supper” special communion service on Maundy Thursday and a “Reflections of the Cross” service on April 2.
Blue Ridge Association
First Church, Frederick, had an Easter egg hunt late last month. The church will have a Tennebrae and communion service on Maundy Thursday and the choir will present “Lenten Sketches” by Joseph Martin. Each song and accompanying scripture describes the last days of Jesus’ life.
Myersville Church will have an Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. followed by refreshments.
Bethany Church members are preparing and delivering Eastern baskets to HIV positive children at Alfred I Dupont Children’s Hospital and to homeless men at the House of Joseph.
Ogletown Church, Newark, will have a resurrection day egg hunt on April 3. Kids will enjoy collecting eggs, eating snacks and hearing the real story of Easter.
High Tide Church, Frankford, Del., is in the midst of an ongoing Wednesday nght series featuring Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace. The church has a special class called “First Ste” designed for children with their parents.
Fenwick Island Church has worship services at the Brandywine Assisted Living Facility at 3:30 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month.
The Church at Covenant Park, Ellicott City, hosted the Howard County Cold Weather Shelter for a week in January. Church members partnered with GrassRoots Crisis Intervention Center to provide food, shelter, loving care and friendship to 28 homeless guests.
Twice a year, Redland Church, Rockville, uses the Sunday school hour to teach youth the core beliefs about the Christian faith, such as the beliefs of man, the Bible and the trinity. Following the series, they have Sunday school time called “Bible Answer Man.” Youth are encouraged to ask questions they have been pondering.
Seven Locks Church, Potomac, had Boy Scout Sunday in February. Scouts and their families attended and the boys participated in opening and closing flag ceremonies, greeting and scripture reading.
The church is preparing for its summer children’s programs. They will host an “All About Kids” production June 20-25 followed by VBS July 11-16 then a sports camp called “Unleash the Power” August 2-6, offered in cooperation with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Upper Seneca Church, Germantown, will have a finance seminar on April 23 and 24. Sessions are from 7-8:15 p.m. on Friday and from 9:30-3:15 p.m. on Saturday. Topics on Friday include the bondage of debt and Biblical principles of stewardship. Saturday’s sessions include myths and religious traditions, Biblical examples related to money and wealth, money management and financial principles according to II Chronicles. An optional session presenting a simple computer EXCEL budgeting tool and other computer-based resources will be available. The seminar is free, and lunch is included, but registration is required. For more information, call 301-972-3686 or email USBC1@comcast.net.
The “Mission Kidz” group at Bayside Church, Chesapeake Beach, raised $400 for Haiti earth-quake relief by selling baked goods.
Bayside will have an Easter sunrise service at Veterans Park in Chesapeake Beach on Easter morning, followed by morning worship with a cantata at 10:30 a.m.
A student team from Dunkirk Church is serving in the Dominican Republic during spring break. The youth will serve with Iglesia Emmanuel and Viva Kids. Students will build a home for a needy family and do outreach evangelism and children’s ministry, including puppet shows.
Dunkirk members are gearing up for their annual Father’s Day car, truck and bike show planned for June 20.
A mission team from Emmanuel Church went to Haiti last month to help the earthquake victims.
Indian Head Church will host PBA’s semi-annual meeting at 7 p.m. on April 15.
It’s not too early to consider becoming part of the Moldovan mission team Oct. 24 – Nov. 6. For more information, contact Lexington Park Church member Val Ham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shawn McBride, pastor of New Life Community Church, Bowie, and founder of “Truth for Young America” will be the guest speaker at the Potomac Association’s men’s retreat April 9-10. The theme is “Save a life, one child at a time—How to be their spiritual mentor and guide.” BCM/D missionary for women’s ministry, Melody Knox, will be the guest speaker at the PBA women’s retreat May 21-22. The theme is “Seasons of Life,” based on Ecc. 3:1-8. Both the men’s and women’s retreats are at Camp Wabanna.
Trinity Church, Waldorf, had a youth Sunday last month. Students in grades 6-12 participated in music, ushering, speaking and other ministries. The church has a youth worship service on the last Wednesday of each month.
First Church, Waldorf, recently had their annual stewardship banquet. The event is designed to thank members for their support for the local church and missions and to encourage future giving and support.
Over 40 youth from First Waldorf travelled to Woodbridge, Va., to attend Planet Wisdom, a youth conference hosted by youth evangelist Mark Matlock and well-known radio personality, Dawson MacAllistar. One Waldorf youth made a confession of faith.
Prince George’s Association
Clinton Church has rooms available for meetings, events, receptions and other activities. For more information, call (301) 868-1177.
Members of El Bethel Church, Fort Washington, have been fasting for 40 days in preparation for upcoming mission trips including ministries to Haiti, Oklahoma, New Orleans, Alaska, Kentucky, Mississippi and Ghana.
The youth of Emmanuel Church, Bowie, participate in ministry during the worship services on the third Sunday of each month. Youth read scripture, pray and share announcements. Recently the church hosted a youth breakfast.
Forestville New Redeemer Church had an ushers and hospitality ministries annual day. The theme was “Servants: welcoming you in the spirit of Christ,” based on Phil. 2:5-7. The guest preacher was Kendrick Curry, pastor of Pennsylvania Avenue Church in Washington, D.C. The special service was followed by a fellowship brunch.
Prince George’s Association sponsored a church panel discussion dealing with the topics “Women in Ministry” at First Rock Church, Washington, D.C., last month.
First Church, Perryville, will have an Easter “Sonrise” service at 6:30 a.m. on April 4 at Perryville Park followed by regular morning worship at 9:315 a.m. The church has a men’s Bible study led by pastor John Gauger. A recent lesson was on usng the method of paraphrasing to better understand the Bible.
Oak Grove Church, Bel Air, has a 5565 dinner club. Senior adults ages 55-65 meet quarterly at various local restaurants for a time of food, fun and fellowship.
Disaster relief came home at Christ Memorial Church, Westernport, on the weekend of March 13.
As rain poured in Western Maryland and warmer temperatures melted snow, flooding caused evacuations and Christ Memorial became a temporary shelter.
Church members quickly brought food, blankets and other sleeping supplies.