How wonderful to see the sun again this week! All of creation reflects God’s beauty, doesn’t it?
“…In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun, it is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course, it rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is deprived of its warmth.” (Psalm 19:4b-6, NIV)
Here is just a small sampling of Maryland/Delaware church activities.
First English Baptist Church, Frostburg, will have a handbell concert at 5 pm on June 10, followed by an ice cream social.
The Grace Notes Handbell Choir has been performing at the church since 1997 when three octaves of bells were donated by a church member. Over 30 different people have rung the bells over the years.
Dunkirk Baptist Church will have their annual Father’s Day car, truck and bike show from 8:30 am to 3 pm on June 17.
The show is a huge outreach for the church, drawing an average of 1,500 visitors and 300 exhibitors each year.
Following a message by Senior Pastor Ben Holland, members will serve hot dogs, sodas and potato chips, along with snow cones and popcorn. There’s music through the day, a moon bounce, face painting and games for the kids. This year they’ll also have an outdoor Bible study led by Adult Sunday School teacher Howard Zach.
Partnering with community groups, the church offers the annual event free to their neighbors, though they do collect non-perishable food and donations for the Calvert Community Church Food Pantry.
Colonial Baptist Church, Randallstown, fills “Hope Totes” each year with toiletries and other items to support “Helping Up Mission” in Baltimore. The mission ministers to men who are homeless and/or addicted to drugs and alcohol.
First Baptist Church of Essex has a “First Fridays at First” community outreach on the first Friday of each month offering a free movie and dinner. On May 4, they served spaghetti and meatballs followed by two movies: “Lilo and Stitch,” and “Wonder.” They also raffled a Blu-Ray/DVD combo of each movie following the viewing.