Thirty-two youth from Faith Church, Glen Burnie, fasted for 24 hours to raise awareness and funds for orphans through the organization “Food for the Hungry.” Teens camped overnight at the church worshipping with the internationally known Christian band Willet, and participated in a “water walk” to understand what it feels like to have to travel to get something as basic as water. They also did hands-on ministry, working with Arundel House of Hope, a Glen Burnie homeless resource center, cleaning the facilities and praying with homeless men and women. Each youth obtained sponsors to raise money to “adopt” a Haitian or Mozambique orphan, providing meals, clothing and other necessary living expenses.
Severna Park Church will have its fourth annual “Cruise ‘N Car Show & Chicken BBQ” from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on June 25. Besides a great selection of cars, there will be music, children’s activities, crafts, door prizes and awards for the car show along with barbecued chicken, hamburgers and hot dogs. For more information see www.severnaparkbaptistchurch.com/Events.
Emmanuel Church, Gambrills, recently had a “Kids’ Flea Market.” The event was an opportunity for parents to clean out kids’ closets and toy boxes and for other families to get some great deals. It also provided an opportunity to meet new families in the community.
Riva Trace Church, Davidsonville, will have plenty for youngsters to do this summer. They’ll have sports camps, VBS and afternoon game time. The church will have a multi-sport camp from 1-4 p.m. July 11-15 during VBS week. So kids can come at 9:00 a.m. for VBS and stay through the sports camp. The following week, July 18-22 will feature another multi-sport camp from 9 a.m.-noon, then from 1-4 p.m. kids can stay for “great games.” In addition, Riva will have a football camp from 6-8 p.m. July 17-19. All the camps are biblically-based. For more information, see the church website, www.rtbc.org.
Colonial Church, Randallstown, will have its 13th annual “Camp Colonial” this summer. From June 20 to Aug. 5 the church will offer kids a daily Christ-centered chapel service, academic reinforcement, entertainment, pool visits, field trips and an overall good time.
Woodbrook Church will have a Choir Concert at 4 p.m. on June 12. Musicians young and old will present some of their favorite songs.
Blue Ridge Association
Fellowship Church, Middletown, recently had a free market.
Greenbriar Church had their third annual “Greenfest” last month.
Smithburg Valley Church had a marriage retreat last month.
First Southern Church has a “Mommy and Me” ministry. Moms take turns hosting the socials at their homes. Mothers enjoy the fellowship; kids enjoy the playtime.
Iron Hill Church, New Castle, will have its ninth annual Iron Hill Father’s Day Car Show from noon to 4 p.m. on June 19. “Cruizers for Christ Christian Car Club” will host the event at the church. In addition to great cars there will be live music, fun, games and prizes.
Grace Church, Seaford, celebrated its 50th anniversary on May 1. “The Sounds of Joy” provided music for the special event.
Mid-Maryland Association is preparing for mission trips this year to Antigua, Australia, India and Japan.
The Church at Covenant Park will have an All About Kids Camp June 21-July 1. Kids who have completed grades 1 to 6 can participate in the weeklong high-energy adventure with music, theater games and acting. The week culminates in a play production. For more information about All About Kids see www.lamplightartists.com.
Kids at Georgia Avenue Church had a fashion show and spaghetti dinner fundraiser with a “New York, New York,” theme tying in with this year’s VBS theme.
Kensington Church will host a Spring Festival of Flutes on June 5 at 4 p.m. for member Amy Thomas and her students.
Bayside Community Church will register for 2011 Upward Football and Cheerleading for kids K-6 from 5-7 p.m. on July 18 at the Pocomoke YMCA. Kids should be dressed to run some drills for evaluation. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dunkirk Church will have their seventh annual Father’s Day Car, Truck & Bike Show from 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on June 19. Registration is free. Church members will be serving refreshments and there will be music, children’s activities and door prizes, as well as trophies for winners in the show. For more information see www.dunkirkbaptistchurch.org/carshow.php.
Prince George’s Association
Landover Hills Church has monthly snack and family fun movie nights. The next presentation is June 26 starting at 6 p.m. The church is having a day camp July 11-13 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Each day will feature Bible stories, music, recreation, games and lunch.
Kettering Church, Upper Marlboro, will host “Sisters Experiencing the Fresh Wind in Unity and Love” conference on June 11 at the Marriott Greenbelt. The guest speaker will be Sheila Bailey. Bailey is the widow of the late Dr. E.K. Bailey, founder and pastor of the Concord Baptist Church and the founder and president of EK Bailey Ministries.
Men from Calvary Church, Bel Air, are heading to the bay for a fishing trip fellowship on June 11. They’ll have a professional guide, all bait, tackle, fish cleaning, food and drinks.
Pleasant View Church’s pastors are ready to tee-off for a friendly golfing competition, “Puttin’ with the Pastor,” from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m on May 19 at the Chesapeake Bay Golf Course, North East, to raise funds for Lighthouse Christian Academy. Each pastor–”Hole-in-One Harold,” “Josh Fairway Phillips,” “Sandtrap Seth,” and “Dennis Divot” is accepting sponsorships for the game. Church members who don’t want to pick favorites just donate funds to the school and watch the fun. Money will be used to purchase new curriculum and provide other enhancements to the school.
First Keyser Church recently sent a mission team of nine volunteers to Guatemala. Since the team returned they have had multiple opportunities to share about their ministry, even in their church and in their community.
Western Association churches are gearing up for their annual fairground ministries. They’ll be at the Allegany County Fair July 17-24 and at the Garrett County Fair from August 14-21. Churches will be doing a variety of activities including operating baby comfort stations, serving free dinners to amusement workers, greeting, giving away stickers, bracelets, Bibles and walking sticks.