By Sharon Mager
COLUMBIA, Md. — “Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders?” Exodus 15:11
In the cold of Winter, Maryland/Delaware churches are proclaiming the holiness of God, standing against unrighteousness and for love and justice. They’re boldly proclaiming the Good News to the nations.
To educate their community about the prevalence of human trafficking, First Baptist Church of Waldorf (FBC) in Maryland, will host the conference, “Human Trafficking: Seeing the Unseen in Southern Maryland,” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on March 30.
Rebecca McDonald, the founder and president of Women at Risk International, (WAR, Int’l) will be the keynote speaker. Other participants include Homeland Security officials, representatives from local law enforcement and human trafficking survivors.
Breakout sessions will be offered for various groups: medical professionals, homeland security and law enforcement professionals, social servants, educators and teens, and young adults.
Tickets are $10 through Feb. 28 and $15 through March 15. FBC Waldorf is subsidizing the remaining cost of the regular $30 ticket. For more information on Women at Risk International, visit their website. Register online.
Bayside Baptist Church in Chesapeake Beach, Md., On Jan. 20, Bayside church observed Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. Each year BBC installs small white crosses on the church’s front lawn representing the years since the legalization of abortion on demand in 1973. This year the church displayed 46 crosses. Pastor Glenn Swanson said that people throughout the community appreciate the crosses, honking their car horns and stopping to share encouragement.
“We’re for life, life at all stages. It includes the unborn, and it includes the elderly in the last stages of life,” Swanson said.
At Bethany Church in Wilmington, Del., they’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with a father/daughter, mother/son dance and dessert night. The church’s “Kidz” ministry will sponsor the special event from 7 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 15.
New Song Bible Fellowship, Lanham, Md., is preparing for their annual missions conference on March 29 – 31. The conference kicks off with a time of worship and prayer for the nations on March 29. On March 30, members will serve a continental breakfast before a time of mission workshops led by missionaries from around the world. The church will also provide lunch. Finally, on March 31, the church will have a worship and commissioning service.
First Baptist Church in Rockville, Md., will welcome the music group, “Poet Voices,” in concert at 11 a.m. on March 10. Prolific singer/songwriter Phil Cross formed the group in 1991, and they quickly became popular in the Gospel Music industry. They had five number one hits, sang will Bill Gaither and friends, and they’ve toured throughout the country.
In 1998, Cross won the number one spot for favorite songwriter by the “Singing News Fan Awards.” He’s known for such songs as “Champion of Love,” “I am
Redeemed” and “Hold On.”
Marbury Baptist Church in Maryland will have their annual spaghetti dinner and silent auction from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 16 to support the church’s youth group’s camp expenses. The auction includes original artwork, crafts, jewelry, gift cards, and other donated items. Email for more information.
Dunkirk Baptist Church in Maryland is one of many churches across the nation that will host a Livestream broadcast of the
“Work as Worship,” that will be live at Preston Trail Community Church in Frisco, Texas. The popular event focuses on eight tenants: work is good; sin corrupted work; Jesus makes it possible for work to be redeemed;
God gave us a mission; We carry Christ into our work; God grows us through our work; God can do more with our work than we can imagine, and work is worship.
The Livestream is from 8:30 am to 3;30 pm on Feb. 22. Speakers include Francis Chan, Jon Acuff, Steve Green, and many
others. The cost is $30 and includes lunch. Register here.