Posted on : Monday June 14, 2010

Arundel Association

Emmanuel Church, Gambrills, had a ham and turkey dinner in honor of their recent graduates.

The College and Careers group of Glen Burnie Church will travel to Vonore, Tenn., on June 12-20. They’ll be doing home repairs for people in need.

North Arundel Church, Glen Burnie, will have its annual bike show and swap meet from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 12.

Baltimore Association

Colonial Church, Randallstown,
will have its 65th anniversary celebration on Sunday, July 18. BCM/D Executive Director David Lee will be the special speaker for the 11 a.m. combined service.  The Baltimore Reunion Choir of Norfolk, Va., will perform at a special 4 p.m. concert at the church. There will be memorabilia available throughout the day.  Other activities in conjunction with the anniversary include commemorating those who are celebrating their 65th birthdays this year.  For more information, call Geraldine Bowman, chairperson for the history committee, (410) 655-1080.

Liz Wright, Christian Women’s Job Corp director in Easton, was the guest speaker at a women’s luncheon at First Church, Dundalk.

The church is collecting Operation Christmas Child items throughout the year. Each month they designate different gifts. In June, the church will be bringing socks and underwear for boys. Next month they’ll collect school supplies.

Riverside Church observed Faith in Action Day on May 23. Church members cleaned the grounds of nearby Thomas Johnson Elementary/Middle School. They also visited people in Riverside Park, introducing themselves and the church.

Shelbourne Church will have their annual strawberry festival beginning at 6:30 p.m. on June 9. The church hosts the event as an outreach for the community. There will be food, strawberry desserts and special music.

The Church on Warren Avenue had a whirlwind spring with its “March Missions Madness.” Five mission teams from four states came to the church to do paint, light repairs, help kids with homework and do community outreach including sports ministries, prayer walking, pet ministry, sponsoring a community movie, offering date nights for parents and much more.

Teams came from Charleston Southern University, Itawamba Community College and Copiah-Lincoln Community College, both from Mississippi, Local mission teams from Anne Arundel Community College and the United States Naval Academy also participated.  The Naval Academy team called back after the week of missions and offered to mentor community youth on the weekends.

Blue Ridge Association

Broken Before the Throne, an annual prayer conference will be held at Virginia Avenue Church, Hagerstown, on July 24-30.  Speakers include Al Whittinghill, a minister with Ambassadors for Christ International, Greg Frizzell, spiritual awakening and prayer coordinator for Oklahoma; John McGregor, executive director of Canadian Revival Fellowship, Bill McLeod, well known international author and pastor, and Dan Biser, pastor of Zoar Church and Fox’s Hollow Church, both in West Virginia and organizer of the Broken Before the Throne prayer conference.  The format will be three sessions daily, each lasting three hours with worship, preaching and prayer time.

“The desire is to see revival and spiritual awakening in the church and spread across our nation. Powerful preaching is because of powerful praying. “…No man is greater than his prayer life,” Biser quoted Leonard Ravenhill.

“In the last 40 years we have sinned enough, forsaken the Lord enough, it’s time to return and seek His face for mercy. And that’s the reason for this prayer conference, ‘It’s time to return to the old paths’ that God honored and blest and those old paths are prevailing prayer. Any work, any revival, any moving of God came because His people prevailed in prayer and prayed rightly.”

Delaware Association

First Southern Church, Dover,has a remote viewing room. Families with small children and infants can care for their kids while watching a video feed of the worship service.

Ogletown College, Newark, students hired themselves out for various work assignments and odd jobs for church members to raise money for a mission trip to Haiti.

Eastern Association

First Church, Easton,will have a block party on July 5 at the Magnolia Meadows Apartment Complex. The church plans to begin Bible studies in the community soon afterwards.

Lynnhaven Church, Pocomoke City, had an all night after- prom party followed by breakfast.

Oakridge Church, Salisbury,
had a “Targets for Successful Parenting” conference featuring author and speaker Art Murphy. The event was for parents, guardians and grandparents. Murphy gave biblical solutions for today’s parenting challenges.

Mid-Maryland Association

Elders Church, Sykesville,had an old-fashioned ice cream social last month.

Hope Church, Laurel, is engaging their neighborhood through participation in various community events including the Main Street Festival in May and the Savage Day Festival this month.

Westminster Church
will have its spring fair and community market from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on June 6. The event will feature games, prizes, a car show and food.

On June 7 the church will have a concert of prayer from 7-8:30 p.m.

Montgomery Association

Colesville Church, Silver Spring,will welcome Scott Brown, of Chosen People Ministries on June 6. On June 20, the church will have its annual Father’s Day Men’s Choir.

Georgia Avenue Church, Silver Spring, hosted a Braille reading technique presentation for individuals with impaired vision.

Youth from Lexington Park Church will participate with World Changers in Charleston, W. Va., next month. The teens will do roofing, painting and cleaning.

The church has a summer book club. A recently featured book was “Radical Womanhood.”

Youth from Redland Church, Rockville, will travel to Connecticut to work with a church plant in Oakdale. The group will do construction painting, yard work, backyard Bible studies and other ministry.

Potomac Association

Dunkirk Church will have its sixth annual Father’s Day car, truck and bike show on June 20. The worship service will be held under a big tent. The event will feature two praise bands, food and games. Last year there were 287 vehicles on display.

Prince George’s Association

Calvary Church, Upper Marlboro,will present the play “He’s not mine, She’s not mine” on June 26. The play is about blended families and tells the story of a family struggling when the husband and non-biological son can’t get along.  The presentation is part of an all-day, 3-10 p.m. event with gospel music and a Christian comedian.

The Church of the Great Commission, Camp Springs, has Friday night prayer sessions starting at 7 p.m. each week.

Emmanuel Church, Laurel,
will have a community day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 12 with food, games, prayer and a clothing give-away.

The church will have a one-day women’s retreat on July 24.

Glen Dale Church’s youth group sponsored a sold-out concert last month featuring three Christian bands, One Step Closer, Life Blood and 180 Out.

Susquehanna Association

First Church, North East,Associate Pastor Dan Mohler accepted a part-time position as director of the Cecil County Pregnancy Center.

Oak Grove Church, Bel Air, had an educators encouragement day in May. Public, private and homeschooling educators were honored with gifts at the special service.

Western Association

BCM/D Missionary Gayla Parker was recently the guest speaker at a women’s meeting at First English Church, Frostburg. Twenty-five ladies attended.

Grace Church, Cumberland, did hometown missions, doing spring clean-ups for church families who needed a helping hand.

The church had a barbecue contest last month with members and friends taste testing and voting on their favorite barbecue sauces.

Little Meadows Church, Grantsville, is now holding services in their church building again after the facility sustained damage from snow on the roof. A church family opened their home for worship while clean-up and repairs were made.

Welsh Memorial Church, Frostburg, members are starting a new motorcycle club for bikers to get together, fellowship, take rides together and be Christian witnesses throughout their community.

BL Correction:

In the April edition of BaptistLIFE, Darryl Fitch’s name was spelled incorrectly in the article “Antioch Institute launches to prepare new African American church planters for ministry.” Fitch is an associate minister at El Bethel Church and a Southern Baptist Theological Seminary graduate student working on a master of divinity degree in counseling. BL regrets the error.