Posted on : Friday May 3, 2019

 “I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you must also love one another. By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35 (HCSB)

Ken Stalls will receive the title of pastor emeritus of South End Baptist Church in Frederick, Maryland, on June 2.

Pastor Emeritus 

South End Baptist Church, in Frederick, Maryland, will confer the title of Pastor Emeritus to Ken Stalls at their 10:45 a.m. worship service on June 2. Stalls pastored the church for over two decades.

Stalls will preach the morning sermon, and the church will host a fellowship dinner immediately following the service.

Easter Egg Hunt on the Beach 

Ocean City Baptist Church, in Maryland, has a unique Easter egg hunt each year—on the beach! The church has traditionally hosted their hunt on the Sunday after Easter. Following the sermon, families gather on the beach to watch the kids find and collect eggs.

OCBC Pastor Sean Davis said that many children passing by on the boardwalk join in the fun. In addition to the egg hunt, the church celebrated a baptism in the ocean.

Ocean City Baptist Church has an annual Easter Egg hunt on the beach! (Photo courtesy  of OCBC)

Members of Ocean City Baptist Church also participated in an ecumenical National Day of Prayer service on May 2 at City Hall. According to Davis, leaders from various churches came together to offer prayer, after which all attendees joined together for a worshipful time of open corporate prayer.

School/Church Partnership 

North Glen Community Church, in Glen Burnie, Maryland, borrowed an idea from Sonrise Church, in Berlin, Maryland. After reading a BatptistLIFE article about a “$1 Taco Night” that Sonrise Church used to help a local school, members of North Glen decided to give it a try.

Sonrise Church has used the “$1 Taco Night” outreach for years and raised thousands of dollars for a local high school. The event has also solidified the ongoing school partnership and opened multiple doors to reach the community.

North Glen Church hosted a taco night on a much smaller scale for a nearby elementary school. The church provided and served all of the food. Several teachers from the school attended and brought board games. Over 100 people stopped by for tacos and the church raised about $200 for the school. Church members were also able to meet several families from the community. The church will provide a luncheon for teachers next week. The efforts are part of a year-long “Bridge Builders” partnership.

Cover photo by Noah Buscher on Unsplash