Posted on : Monday September 27, 2010

Arundel Association

Crossroads Church will have a table at the annual Odenton Day festival on Oct 2.

Elvaton Church’s women’s ministry will host a rummage sale from 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Oct. 2 with a rain date scheduled for Oct. 9.

Faith Church, Glen Burnie, will have a “free market” from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Oct. 2. They’ll offer a variety of gently used clothing, toys and household items for free as a community outreach ministry.

First Church, Crofton, had a block party on Sept. 25 with live music, games and food. Music was provided by Little Creek Gospel Singers.

Glen Burnie Church
will host the Arundel Association’s annual meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 18.

The church has BLOC (Building Likeness Of Christ) parties from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings—a time of games and Bible study for teens. The youth area, “the annex,” opens early and closes later to give students a chance to unwind from the school day by shooting pool, foosball, ping pong or just to hang out.

Jessup Church participated in Jessup Day last month. The church manned a table, gave puppet shows and distributed Christian literature.

The Church at Severn Run will have trunk or treat on Oct. 24 at 5 p.m. In addition to the treats, the church will present a special drama and worship time.

Baltimore Association

The Baltimore Association will have a workshop on starting a tutoring and homework assistance ministry from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the BBA building, 8203 Harford Road. BCM/D lay mobilization missionary, Ellen Udovich, will lead the program. The cost is $10 and includes a manual and other materials.

Beacon Church is hosting a Community Yard Sale from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Oct. 2.

Chestnut Ridge and Sater’s Church will be having a Homecoming Celebration Banner service on Oct. 24 at 4 p.m. The adult choir and banner ministry from Northwest Church will present “God With Us,” a musical. Doors open at 3:00 p.m.

First Church, Essex, broke a new record on Sept. 12 with 177 people in the worship service. John Smith, the church’s pastor attributes the growth to a prayer emphasis, a vigorous visitation campaign and a strategy to engage the community around them.

Kim Harding will speak on “Power From the Inside” at Long Green Church on Oct. 30 from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. (410) 592-7857.

Reisterstown Church has concerts of prayer starting at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month.

Woodbrook Church will have a scarecrow festival on Oct 16. The church will provide supplies for scarecrow making along with games, prizes, a moonbounce, homemade “goodies” and an art display.

Blue Ridge Association

First Church, Knoxville, has a morning Mom’s Bible study and play group on Wednesdays. This fall the group is studying prayer and using Pricilla Shirer’s Bible study, “Can We Talk? Soul-stirring conversations with God.”

Covenant Church, Shepherdstown, W.V., has a car care ministry. Volunteers are offering free oil changes on Nov. 6, by appointment, for single parents and deployed servicepersons’ spouses.

Delaware Association

First Southern Church, Dover, has a support group for parents of children with autism, ADD, ADHD, Down’s Syndrome and other challenging conditions. The group provides encouragement, prayer, and sharing of resources.

Ogletown Church has a new divorce care ministry to help heal those hurting. Sessions are from 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesdays. The sessions are ongoing and can be joined at any time.

Eastern Association

Soul Discovery Church partners with Sheila’s Kids Program to provide weekly nutritious meals and activities for disadvantaged youth. Church members also provide mentoring, serving as adult role models to help the children in their emotional, intellectual, academic and spiritual development. Salisbury University’s student ministry also participates in the program.

Mid-Maryland Association

Elders Church, Sykesville, will host “Kingdom Risk – All we have for Him,” an associational mission summit and annual business meeting from 5:30-8 p.m. on Oct. 24. Michael Fries, lead pastor of Frederick Boulevard Church, St. Joseph, Mo., and a former missionary to West Africa will be the guest speaker. Metanoia Church, Ellicott City, will lead worship.

Westminster Church welcomed guest Stephen Katz, a representative of Jews for Jesus for a special Yom Kippur Kippur message on Sept. 12.

Montgomery Association

Colesville Church, Silver Spring, celebrated its 50th “God is Golden” anniversary with a special service, followed by lunch.

Montgomery Association will celebrate its 75th anniversary at their annual meeting from 9:30 a.m.-noon on Oct. 9 at the Philippine International Bible Church, Laytonsville. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Lunch will be provided after the meeting.

The children’s ministry of Olney Church recently had a study series called “Unchanging Truths.” They studied four of the names of God—Jehovah Jireh, El Shaddai, Jehovah Rapha and Yahweh.

Olney recently baptized eight new members.

Potomac Association

Hughesville Church members celebrated their 35th anniversary of their constituting as a church on Sept. 12 and their 40th since meeting as a mission. The church was a joint venture of First Church, Waldorf and Nanjemoy Church.

Randy Stacks, associate pastor of Walforf Church baptizes youth member Aly Brown at a recent baptismal service.

An Acteens group from First Church, LaPlata, recently returned from a mission trip to Peru. The team did street ministry, shared their testimonies at a local church and visited in children’s  homes. The church raised funds during VBS that the team used to buy six toilets for a struggling school. They also provided diapers, wipes, formula and food for the children’s homes.

Prince George’s Association

Abyssinia Church, Silver Spring, has a liturgical dance ministry. “The Angels of Praise” minister through reverent, artful, choreographed movement to enhance worship.

Village Church, Bowie, will have a yard sale/clothing swap on Oct. 2.  They’ll have their annual homecoming celebration worship on Oct. 10.

Susquehanna Association

Members of Calvary Church, Bel Air, are planning a trip to North Carolina on Dec. 6-10 to help Operation Christmas Child in the processing plant, preparing Christmas boxes to send to children in countries around the world.

Calvary Church opened its facilities to provide free parking and shuttle service, children’s activities, refreshments and comfort stations for children and adults during last month’s Bel Air Festival for the Arts.

Western Association

The Western Association will have its annual meeting on Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m. at Pleasant View Church.

Welsh Memorial Church is planning its second mission trip to Haiti, Jan. 8-15.

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