Posted on : Monday May 17, 2010

Arundel Association

Severna Park Churchcalled Kera Day as their part-time Worship Director. Day has a degree in worship leadership from Liberty University. She lives in Huntington, Md.

Faith Church, Glen Burnie, had a men’s ministry car care day last month. For $15, men from Faith offered basic car maintenance for single moms and those unemployed or living on a fixed income.

The Band “Remedy Drive” will be in concert at 7 p.m. on May 8.

Linthicum Church had old-fashioned revival services last month preceded by cottage prayer meetings. Special music  was provided by Southern Gospel group, “Refuge.”

Baltimore Association

Beacon Church, White Marsh, offers homework help every Wednesday evening as a community outreach.

Huber Memorial Church has a “temple rebuilder’s” holistic ministry, based on I Corinthians 6: 19-20, “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.”

The ministry will offer several upcoming seminars including a mental health awareness seminar, and seminars for health awareness for the family.

Edgemere Church has a hiking ministry. Church member Bryan Kebeck, also the church’s Sunday worship pianist, leads the ministry. Participants gather at the church at 2:30 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month and travel to various parks that have hiking trails. About halfway through their two-hour hike, the group breaks for a devotional time and then heads back to the church in time for evening worship.

Peninsula House of Prayer is seeing their Friday evening youth group grow. They now average about 15 young people each week. The church will have a car wash and bake sale on June 12 and VBS in July.

Blue Ridge Association

Greenbriar Churchwill have revival services May 3-9. Royce Williams will be the guest evangelist. The “Men in Black” will provide Southern Gospel type music every night. The church will host the Gospel Travelers in concert on May 30.

Delaware Association

It’s not too early to make plans for this year’s DBA-sponsored medical mission trip to Moldova/Ukraine which is scheduled for Oct. 24-Nov. 6. The cost is $2,350 and includes roundtrip airfare and trip insurance. Other costs include $10 per day for the Moldovan hosts, meals in transfer cities and personal expenses. For more information, call Mal Utleye, (301) 292-8434.

Eastern Association

First Church, Easton,started three services on Valentine’s Day. The church is preparing for missions trips this summer to Turkey and Mexico.

Ocean City Church has a thrift shop ministry located at their west campus.  They are open Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Mid-Maryland Association

Gary Scarboro, pastor of Ashton Church, his wife, Terry and their daughter, Hannah, went on a mission trip to Costa Rica with Liberty Christian School, where Hannah attends. The group of about 60 travelled to LaCarpeta, a small town in the middle of Costa Rica. Scarboro said the town has about 100,000 people living about a mile away from a dump. Scarboro said the church they ministered with is like a lighthouse to the community. “There’s poverty there I’ve never seen before—open sores, no money, really depressed.”

Montgomery Baptist Association

First Church, Rockville,has deaf ministry worship services at 11 a.m. and at 4:30 p.m. each Sunday.

Olney Church is having its first “family camping adventure” June 25-27 at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Luray, Va.

Potomac Association

Indian Head Churchis partnering with Crossroad Christian Church in St. Leonard, to offer a monthly Angel Food program, providing quality food at reduced rates.

Lexington Park, Leonardtown, Southern Calvert and Emmanuel Churches joined together to have a DiscipleNow program for their youth groups at Lexington Park Church April 23-April 25. The theme was “One” and the scripture was based on Romans 12.

Thirty youth and six adults from Waldorf Church spent an afternoon doing local missions. Some of the team did yard work to help widows in the church while others provided lunch and canned goods for residents in a low-income senior citizens’ development. The activity was part of the church’s Youth On Mission ministry.

The church recently hosted a mother/daughter banquet.

Prince George’s Association

First Church, Upper Marlboro,will have its third annual “Son-Fest” from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on June 5. There will be children’s games, including a “moon bounce”, entertainment, free food and a classic car show. Other activities include an AWANA High Power Soccer Camp, VBS and an All About Kids Productions camp.

Emmanuel Church, Laurel, will have a community day on June 12. Members will serve free hot dogs, drinks and other food. There will be games with prizes and free clothing give-away.

Susquehanna Association

Every fourth Friday, Pathway’s Church, Forest Hill, teams up with The Church at Riverside, Belcamp, to feed local homeless people throughout the weekends who don’t receive government assistance.

Western Association

First English Church recently welcomed hand bell soloist, clinician and coach Martha Garton for a special concert. The church has its own hand bell choir called the “Grace Notes.” The group plays during worship and also takes their ministry to nursing homes. There is also a children’s hand bell choir called “The Chimes.”

The Western Association’s 62nd annual youth camp will be July 12-17 at 4-H Camp Frame, near Hedgeville, W.Va., with Bible study, missions, worship and good mountain air fun. For more information email camp team leader, Dee Lockard, at