Abyssinia Baptist Church (PGBA) will celebrate their 80th anniversary with a banquet on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Camelot by Martins’ in Upper Marlboro. The theme is “Rooted, Regenerated, Reinvesting.” On Oct. 21, there will be an anniversary service at 11 a.m. The special speaker will be Carroll Jackson of Macedonia Baptist Church in Wofford, Va.
Kensington Baptist Church (MBA) will celebrate their 90th anniversary at 10:45 a.m. on Oct. 7. The theme is “90 and Better: The Journey Continues.” The church will “remember how God has worked in the past, is working in the present and will guide and lead as we move into the future.” In conjunction with the celebration, the church will have a 10th decaders birthday on Oct. 21.
Oak Grove Baptist Church, Bel Air, (SBA) will celebrate their 80th anniversary with a gala event on Oct. 7 at the Richlin Ballroom in Edgewood. The praise band, “Apostle,” and the Oak Grove Quartet will provide the music. David Hall, Oak Grove Church’s senior pastor, will share a message, telling of the church’s past and casting a vision for the future. The church’s capital campaign committee will also share a presentation about upcoming potential building projects as they look to the future.
Olney Baptist Church (MBA) celebrated their 35th anniversary on Sept. 16.
The Potomac Baptist Association (PBA) will celebrate 50 years of ministry at the PBA annual meeting on Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at Dunkirk Baptist Church. The Association began with seven churches and two mission churches. Currently there are 33 churches and missions in the association.
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Calvary Evangelical Haitian Mission (BRBA) meets at First Baptist Church of Hagerstown. The North American Mission Board officially recognized the church plant as a vital outreach to the Haitian community in Washington, opening new opportunities for the church and pastor.
First Southern Baptist Church, Dover, (DBA) will host Charles Billingsley in concert at 7 p.m. on Nov. 16. Billingsley is a singer, speaker and author and serves as the worship leader at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Va.
Members of Greenridge Baptist Church, Clarksburg, (MBA) are making “wish pillows” for critically ill children. A mission team will deliver the pillows this month when they minister at “Give Kids The World,” a non-profit organization designed to fulfill the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.
Di Gorge, wife of Bill George, pastor of Kensington Baptist Church, (MBA) will present “Use Crafting in Ministry,” at the Oct. 3 meeting of the 50+ group at Viers Mill Baptist Church, Silver Spring (MBA).
Lee Street Memorial Church’s (BBA) minister of music, Michael Gamon, has resigned. Gamon accepted a teaching position at a private school in Pennsylvania.
Jim Goforth, senior pastor of New Life Community Church, Inwood, W. Va., (BRBA) has baptized 160 people this year. Goforth preached a sermon about obedience and challenged people to follow Jesus’ example in obedience and be baptized. Ninety-seven people came forward to be baptized in one service alone!
Situated in a 22,000 multi-purpose facility with a junior high size gymnasium, New Life is available to the community seven days a week for no charge if possible. There are men’s basketball teams, kickball teams, Zumba classes and Karate.
The Church at Severn Run (ABA) is gearing up for its Trunk or Treat on Oct. 28 from 3-6 p.m. Members will decorate the trunks of their cars and give out candy. There will also be a maze, pony rides, mini-golf, face painting and a marshmallow roast.
The Village Church (BBA/MMBA) hosted a benefit concert for Habitat for Humanity in Haiti. Five artists performed for the event and the church raised $1,200. The church celebrated their fourth anniversary last month.
Appalachian Regional Missionary Bill Barker will be the guest speaker at the Western Association annual meeting at First Baptist Church, Westernport (WBA), at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 21.
Westminster Baptist Church (MMBA) will host a biblical parenting seminar. “Relational Tools for Family Success Seminar” on Oct. 26 from 7-9:30 p.m.
The guest speakers are Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller. Topics include overcoming selfishness with the biblical concept of honor and teaching children to accept “no” for an answer. The cost is $20 per adult or $30 per couple. There will be a children’s program during the seminar. For more information, see www.bibliclparenting.org/liveseminar-relationships.asp.