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The Arundel Association has moved from the Millersville location. The new mailing address is Arundel Baptist Association, P.O. Box 536, Pasadena, MD 21123-0536.
Crossroads Church will work with Rising Sun Community Church in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Nov. 3 to 6. The team will serve in Lumberton, N.C., helping with the rebuilding efforts after tornados that ripped through the town in the spring. They’ll also do ministry outreach, including working with an after school program.
Linthicum Church members staffed a booth at the Linthicum Fair last month collecting canned goods and household items for needy in the community.
Grace Church, Pasadena, had a “jamboree” featuring a talent show and a chili and cookie bake-off.
Beacon Church, White Marsh, offers free homework help on Wednesday nights to youth in the community.
Bethlehem Church has “bring a friend Sunday” potluck fellowships every third Sunday of the month following the 11 a.m worship service. The church also offers Christian childcare services before and after school.
New Day Church has a sewing ministry called “Sew the Word.” A group of women meet monthly and sew baby blankets, scarves, blankets and bibs and donate them to crisis pregnancy centers, those who are ill or going through crisis situations.
Valley Church members drove to Baltimore to prayer walk, asking God to bring healing to the city.
Landsdown Church had a Christian karaoke night.
Blue Ridge Association
The Blue Ridge Association will have its annual meeting at 7 p.m. on Oct. 10 at Faith Church, Knoxville, Md. The meeting will include a time of worship, a word from Director of Missions Bruce Conley and updates from church planters.
Paramount Church had a community “Ox Roast” on Sept. 17.
Bethany Church, Wilmington, had its annual block party last month with pony rides, games, food and ice cream.
First Southern Church, Dover, will have a “Young at Heart” banquet on Oct. 7. The special guest is local singer Lou Redd.
One hundred people showed up for Eastern Association’s first EBA beach baptism. More than a dozen candidates were baptized.
Lynnhaven Church, Pocomoke City, had “Faith in Action” day on Sept. 17. Members delivered cookies and flowers to shut-ins, provided hot meals, operated a food bank, and did yard work and oil changes.
Bethel Church, Ellicott City, will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Oct. 22-23, 2011. The celebration begins at 6 p.m. on Oct. 22 with refreshments and a time to look through pictures and memorabilia. At 7 p.m. there will be special music and a time of shared memories. On Sunday, Oct. 23, former pastors and staff will be recognized during the 10:30 a.m. service followed by a luncheon. For more information, see the church website, www.bethelbaptistec.com or contact the church office, (410) 465-5690.
Westminster Church will be hosting a Marriage Retreat – MARRIAGE BUILT TO LAST: Tackling the common battles couples are facing in their marriage: Clear Communication; Resolving Conflict; Restoring Sex and Intimacy; and Striving for a Christ-Centered Marriage. Facilitated by Marriage Pastor Greg Miller and wife Terri. Cost: $45 per couple (includes materials, a light breakfast, lunch and dinner). Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, 9 am – 7:30 pm, at Westminster Church, 354 Crest Lane, Westminster, MD. To register, contact the Church Office at (410) 848-6330. Payment due upon arrival.
Ashton Church had an end of summer car and truck show last month. The event featured great cars and trucks on display, food, games, prizes and live music by The Carroll County Ramblers.
The Montgomery Association will have its annual meeting on Oct. 8 at Montrose Church, Rockville. Registration begins at 9 a.m.
Leonardtown Church has called Adam Polk as associate pastor. Polk is a graduate of both Boyce College and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. He has served as pastor in churches in Kentucky and Tennessee. As Associate Pastor, Polk will lead the missions activities of the church as well as provide leadership as campus pastor at Leonardtown’s multisite initiative. He is married to Jennifer, and they have five children: Cody, 13; Rachel, 11; Collin, 7; Rylee, 3, and Sophia, 6 months.
Youth and Education Director Sean Carroll said this fall the youth will be participating in a community harvest with End Hunger Calvert, along with working in Lexington Park Church’s food pantry, as well as beginning the process of working alongside the men’s ministry to continue hurricane cleanup.
Prince George’s Association
Prince George’s Association will have its annual meeting on Oct. 1 at Emmanuel Church, Laurel.
The church will have its 30th anniversary on Oct. 7 at the Sheraton Washington north in Beltsville. Dennis Dunn, pastor of Fellowship Missionary Church, Albuquerque, N.M., will be the guest speaker. Maurette Brown Clark will provide music.
Emmanuel recently had a women’s ministry retreat at Bon Secours Spiritual Center in Marriottsville. Pamela Day, Emmanuel’s first lady, gave the keynote address, “The Light of Darkness.”
First Church, Elkton’s “seasoned citizens,” members 55 years and older have potluck luncheons the first Friday of the month at 10:30 a.m.
Pleasant View, Port Deposit, has a prayer shawl ministry. Ladies crochet shawls for those going through illnesses and difficult times.
LaVale Church promoted the movie “Courageous” by hosting a men’s dinner. The church showed a 20-minute preview of the movie and gave way “Courageous” devotionals.
The Western Association’s annual meeting will be from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. at Grace Church, Cumberland, on Nov. 6. Vermont Pastor and Associational Missionary Terry Dorsett will be the guest speaker. The emphasis of the meeting will be on spiritual breakthroughs and recruiting, preparing and leading people to become more involved in serving and witnessing.
The Reverend Dwight Evans died on Aug. 16 in Harlingen, Texas, with his wife Snooks by his side. Evans was 80 years old and he and ‘Snooks” had been married for 50 years.
He served as Youth for Christ director in the Cumberland Tri-State Area in the 1950s. Beginning in the early ‘60s he pastored Baptist churches in the Uniontown/Connellsville area of Pa., then at Elkridge, Md., North Point and White Marsh and finally at Harlingen, Texas.
Memorial services were held at First Baptist Church, Harlingen, Texas and at Calvary Bible Church, Ellerslie, Md.