Posted on : Thursday May 16, 2019

“God is our refuge and strength, a helper who is always found in times of trouble. Therefore we will not be afraid, though the earth trembles and the mountains topple into the depths of the seas, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with its turmoil. Selah Psalm 46:1-3 (HCSB)

Michael Mattar will be the guest speaker at Georgia Avenue Baptist Church’s upcoming revival services.

Georgia Avenue Baptist Church, in Silver Spring, Maryland, will hold revival services on June 2-5 starting at 7 pm each evening. The speaker will be Michael Mattar, pastor of Hope Fellowship Church in Sterling, Virginia. Each night there will be special music provided by local churches. Olney Baptist Church’s choir will share on June 5.

Faith Family Church, in Finksburg, Maryland, will have a “Mega Day Camp” from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on June 24-28 as an outreach to their community.

Kids in first through sixth grades choose their classes for the week. Class options include hand lettering and watercolor design, light woodworking, plastic, metals, and other such projects, gymnastics, nature explorers, outdoor games, arts awareness, kids in the kitchen, and extreme sewing arts and crafts.

The church offers the camp free to their community as a way of meeting families and showing children that they can have fun while learning about and worshipping Jesus. Church members will provide lunch.

Allen Memorial Church will honor their Senior Pastor Bill Warren’s 35th pastoral anniversary with the church.

Allen Memorial Baptist Church, in Salisbury, Maryland, will honor their senior pastor, William Warren, on May 19 at their 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and noon worship services. Warren has pastored the church for 35 years.

Western Baptist Association (WBA) churches are gearing up for several major outreaches. The WBA annual camp at Camp Frame, near Hedgesville, West Virginia, has drawn children from grades fourth through twelfth for a time of crafts, games, swimming, entertainment, worship, and Bible study for 73 years. Campers from decades ago have returned to become leaders. Grandparents are sending kids to the same camp they attended. Campers have met their spouses. Above all, each year kids make decisions to follow Jesus.

This year’s camp will be July 7-12.

Following the camp ministry, WBA churches immediately begin their fair ministry at the Allegany and Garrett County fairs using a baby comfort station, face painting, music, free gifts, and other outreach tools to get to know folks and share the Gospel. They also provide dinner and a worship service for the Reithoffer Shows workers at both fairs, lead Senior Citizen’s Day at the Garrett County Fair, and help with the Miss Allegany County Farm Bureau Contest. Kenny Heath, WBA director of missions, serves as chaplain at both fairs.