As we begin February, the month of Valentine’s Day and thoughts of love, Maryland/Delaware churches are offering ways to show the love of Jesus. Church members are caring for those who are hurting, and they’re uplifting one another through fellowship, and enjoying friendship with one another through the unity of the body of Christ.
“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” (1 Peter 4:8, KJV)
On Feb. 16, Berwyn Baptist Church, in College Park, Md., will host a “Domestic Violence Symposium,” from 9 am to noon. Prince George’s Baptist Associaton (PGBA) is partnering with Progressive Life Center, to sponsor the event. There will be training sessions, panel discussions, and exhibits.
The event is designed to help people identify the symptoms of domestic violence, and learn how to respond to provide the needed help. There is no charge. A continental breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 9 am. For additional information email the PGBA or call 240.764.7583. Register on Eventbrite.
Sharon Bible Fellowship Church, in Lanham, Md., will celebrate “Black History Month,” throughout February. Members will wear special clothing on the second and fourth Sundays. On Feb.10, they’ll wear Afrocentric clothing, and on Feb. 24, they’ll don their HBCU (historically black college and university) gear, or their “Divine Nine” Black Greek Letter sorority/fraternity attire.
They’re also playing “Black Trivia” using the “Kahoot” app. All can see the questions on a screen, and members respond, using their smartphones. Winners receive prizes. There are different topics each week. On Feb. 3, the theme was African American history.
Colonial Baptist Church, in Randallstown, Md., has a Grief Share program and they’re beginning a new 13-week session on Feb. 12. Day meetings begin at 11 am and evening meetings start at 6 pm. For more information, or to register, call the church office, 410-655-1080
First Baptist Church of North East, Md., will celebrate Baptist Men’s Day on Feb. 17. The guest speaker will be Brian Musser. He is a former member of the church and now serves as the Baptist Campus Minister at Drexel University, in Pennsylvania. Following the service, the church will have a fellowship meal.
In Dec. the church’s Youth Associate, Tim Bayer, had the incredible honor of baptizing his wife, Laura (pictured in the top photo).