Posted on : Thursday February 13, 2020

“For just as the body is one and has many parts, and all the parts of that body, though many, are one body — so also is Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body — whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free — and we were all given one Spirit to drink.” 1 Corinthians 12:12-13

Missions conference

Colonial Baptist Church in Randallstown, Maryland, will have their 21st annual missions conference on March 7 and 8. This year’s theme will be “Right Mission … Right Message … Right Now.”

The Saturday workshop will include sessions on collegiate missions, “missions in the margins,” international missions and short-term missions. There will also be games, arts and crafts for children.

On Saturday evening, there will be praise and worship featuring the church’s praise band, “Unashamed,” with song, dance, and “spoken word from around the world.”  Refreshments will be available. There is no charge to attend contributions are welcome.

The conference will continue on Sunday with a Sunday School missions focus followed by a worship service with guest speaker Marshal Ausberry, Sr., the pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Fairfax Station, Virginia.

Bible memorization

The Village Church in Baltimore, Maryland, is working on memorizing scripture together.  Adults and kids will memorize Psalm 145:13 for the month of February, “Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom; your rule is for all generations. The Lord is faithful in all his words and gracious in all his actions.” They will memorize the verse section by section each week.

Lay leadership training 

The Prince George’s Baptist Association will host a “Key Lay Leadership Training” from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Galilee Baptist Church in Suitland, Maryland.

Workshops will include, “Telling the Old, Old Story in a New, New Way,” “Train up a Child using EnterTRAINment,” and “Teaching from the WORD (Bible lesson preparation).”

All are welcome, including Sunday School teachers, small group leaders, VBS teachers, youth leaders, parents and grandparents.

The event is free and includes a continental breakfast. The registration deadline is February 20.

Check out the PGBA website for detailed information and a registration form.

History highlights 

On Sunday, December 6, 1931, the First English Baptist Church in Frostburg, Maryland re-opened its house of worship after extensive improvements. The front of the edifice had been

First English Baptist Church was remodeled in 1931.

remodeled and beautified and other changes had been made to provide more adequately for the Sunday School.

The First Baptist Church of Hagerstown in Hagerstown, Maryland, constituted in 1882 and celebrated their 50th anniversary from March 13 to 20, 1932.

Rev. P. B. Watlington and his deacons collaborated in the preparation of a splendid program. The attendance on Sunday packed the capacity of the church’s auditorium and the services held on the weeknights were well-attended notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather.

The North Point Mission, with the aid of the State Mission Board, continued to meet in the basement of the house they had occupied at Colgate since the previous fall, in the hope of being able to acquire a lot and erect a suitable building in the near future. Brother Hohn James, a consecrate layman, was in charge of the work.

(The above excerpts are from a 1932  “Maryland Baptist Church Life” issue, now known as BaptistLIFE )