Posted on : Thursday August 31, 2017

By Sharon Mager

Larry Steen, pastor of Westminster Baptist Church, enjoyed archery and shooting sports at the MMBA inaugural field & stream day.

UPPERCO, Md.—Mid-Maryland Baptist Association (MMBA) hosted a Field & Stream Day on August 26 at Friendly Farm Restaurant. Over 100 people from at least a dozen churches turned out on the unseasonably cool morning. The young at heart, from ages 5 to 90, arrived ready and excited to have a fun day of clay pigeon shooting and archery before enjoying a feast of American food that included elk burgers, venison and wild boar chili.

MMBA Interim Director of Missions Gary Glanville, who planned and organized the event, was pleased with the response. Glanville said the field day provided excellent opportunities to make and strengthen friendships. People were excited, he said.

Heartwood Outdoors, a Christian ministry that celebrates God’s creation and the great outdoors as well as Christian fellowship, provided equipment and instruction.

Gary Buchman wrote in an email, “Everyone really seemed to enjoy themselves. Some of the kids didn’t want to stop the archery.” Some people shot both guns and bows for the first time, he said.

Buchman shared a devotional time, reading from Philippians 3:14, “I press on toward the goal…”

Several people later said they were pleased that the event offered them an opportunity to invite friends and neighbors to have a great time and to hear the Gospel. Many asked about making Field & Stream Day an annual event.