By Sharon Mager
Churches in the Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network are busy equipping, encouraging and engaging Christ followers to advance Christ’s Kingdom. Here is just a small sample of various recent ministries and outreaches and upcoming events.
Lynnhaven Baptist Church has an active youth ministry. Recently, 20 students participated in the local See You at The Pole (SYATP) event, leading or participating in prayer events at five local schools.
The students met at Lynnhaven to prepare for the prayer time. They led in contacting school administrators for permission, and they gave SYATP bracelets to their friends inviting them to attend. The church provided t-shirts.
The teens recently led games at the church’s Trunk or Treat event and they are having a coat drive, student initiated, through mid December.
First Baptist Church of Kent Island will have a talent show at 6 pm on Nov. 15 at the church, 300 State Street.
This is the second talent show the church has hosted. It will feature vocalists, instrumentalists, clowns, drama, poetry and more. It is designed to be a fun family event.
Church members will bring “potluck” homemade dishes to share.
The show is an outreach for the church, allowing members to fellowship and as an opportunity for them to invite friends and family members. The community is invited to attend. Reservations are required. For more information or to register contact the church, 410-643-6574.
Oxon Hill Baptist Church will have a music night at 6:30 pm on Nov. 30. Pastor Willard Spurlock said the music nights are usually scheduled on fifth Sundays. They are to provide an opportunity for folks to share music, I’ve testimonies, share Bible verses .
The church will have a Thanksgiving Day service at 9 am on Nov. 27. In addition to a Thanksgiving message and music, members will have a time to share testimonies of their blessings.
The women of Hockessin Baptist Church will meet for “Gather at the Table,” at 6 pm on Nov. 11. The ladies will share a simple meal, sitting at tables of eight, relaxing and chatting.
The ministry event is designed to give women an opportunity to get to know other ladies—to connect with other women of faith.