Posted on : Tuesday May 21, 2013

GodatWork300Churches in the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware reach their communities in a variety of ways. Our desire is to share what others are doing as an inspiration to your church. No church is too small to minister to their community. If you are inspired by any of the stories reported here, contact the church and tell them. Also, be sure to share your news with us. You may send church news to

Grace Place, Dundalk, will show appreciation to local teachers

Grace Place, Dundalk, will have a teacher appreciation dinner for Norwood Elementary School teachers on June 3.

Pastor Troy McDaniel said the church wants to continue to build bridges with the school and show teachers and staff that Grace Place cares for them.

McDaniel said teachers will be encouraged to share their greatest victories and their struggles over the past year. Church members will serve the teachers, and present them with small gifts of appreciation.

Churches reach their communities through car shows

Several churches have been successful in meeting their communities through car show outreaches. They invite car clubs and individuals to participate, offer rewards, food and games. It gives church members a chance to meet and greet their neighbors.

Dunkirk Baptist Church will have their annual Father’s Day car show on June 16.  Events include include an outdoor worship celebration featuring the DBC Praise Band, a kids worship celebration, lunch, children’s activities, and prizes for the vehicles in a variety of categories.

Severna Park Baptist Church will have their annual Cruise In Car Show & Chicken Barbecue from 11 am to 3 pm on June 22. Activities will include moon- bounce and animal fun and crafts for children.

There will be prizes for a variety of categories in the car show and a special “Pastor’s Choice” award.

Members will sell barbecued chicken and a variety of other foods.

El Bethel donates purses to homeless shelters

Women from El Bethel Baptist Church, donated pocketbooks with toiletry articles for Mother’s Day to shelters in Fort Washington.  So many purses were donated, the extras were taken to the Karis Home in East Baltimore and Hannah Moore’s Shelter in Reisterstown.