By Sharon Mager, BCM/D Correspondent
COLUMBIA, Md.—Bethany Church (a satellite location of Bethany Lane Baptist Church), Columbia, recently hosted the state Bible Bee contest.
Over 20 families participated. Children ages 6 to 17 competed in oral and written tests covering 24 Bible memory passages for a chance to go to the national level.
- Winners of the Senior Division: 1st Place – Rachel Card; 2nd Place – Secily Emrich; 3rd Place – Emily Dietz
- Winners of the Junior Division: 1st Place – Gwenyth Hawk; 2nd Place – Samuel Chan; 3rd Place – Sarah Dietz
- Winners of the Primary Division: 1st Place – Lydia Morton; 2nd Place – Julia Dietz3rd Place – Luke Morton
The church combined the event with a community fair. They used the Mid-Maryland Association block party trailer and had a moon bounce, games, live music, hot dogs, sno-cones and popcorn.
Campus Pastor Kenny Crummit said he was happy with the turnout, and with the number of church volunteers from both campuses who volunteered.
It was Bethany Church’s first big outreach event at the Columbia location.
from left to right:
Back Row: Samuel Chan; Gwyneth Hawk; Emily Dietz; Sarah Dietz; Secily Emrich; Joshua Card; Middle Row: Lydia Morton; Rachel Card; Ranitha Kota; Front Row: Julia Dietz; Ethan Card; Luke Morton