“Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path.” Psalm 119:105
“Tea Time Quilters”
Pleasant View Baptist Church in Port Deposit, Maryland, has a “Tea Time Quilters” ministry. The group meets monthly to quilt together, share ideas and quilting techniques, and enjoy each other’s company. Each session includes a devotional time.
The members often do mission projects and use their talents to minister to others. The ladies enjoy the regular fellowship and the opportunity to make new friends as they grow together in their faith.
Members of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Bel Air, Maryland, collect used eyeglasses and recycle them through Medical Mission Outreach, a ministry that supplies health care to underdeveloped countries.
Redeeming Grace Church (RGC) in Lexington Park, Maryland, celebrated their fifth anniversary on January 12. In a Facebook post, RGC Pastor Adam Polk writes, “It was on the first Sunday in 2015 that Redeeming Grace gathered for our first service as a new church. Five years later, we are still here and going strong. (We are) super thankful for God’s faithfulness these past five years and are looking forward to what He has in store for us in the future.”
Leonardtown Baptist Church in Maryland, planted Redeeming Grace Church, sacrificially sharing leaders and resources to nurture the new seedling. Read more about this plant in the 2o19 BaptistLIFE article, “Putting Down Roots.”
Bible studies & dinners
Towne Baptist Church in Joppa, Maryland, is kicking off a six-week video study series based on Rick Warren’s book, “What on Earth am I here for?” The study will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and run from January 22 to March 11. It will include a free spaghetti dinner on February 19.
First Baptist Church of Kent Island in Stevensville, Maryland, has Wednesday night dinners at 5:30 p.m., followed by Bible study. The church is currently studying the book of Hebrews. Children can have fun and also learn about Jesus at “Kids Konnection” while the adults are in the study.
Married Couples’ Night
Immanuel Baptist Church in Rosedale, Maryland, is planning a married couples’ night out on January 31. The evening will include food and snacks, games, fun and fellowship, and a time for gleaning insight into the marriage relationship.
Blue Ridge Baptist Association church plant
South End Baptist Church (SEBC) in Frederick, Maryland, is allowing Hope Community Church (HCC), a new Blue Ridge Baptist Association language church plant, to use their fellowship hall for worship while SEBC worships in the sanctuary. HCC is a Sri Lankan church plant. Their first official service was on January 12. The pastor is Dilantha Arachchilage.
BRBA is partnering with the Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia to sponsor the new plant.
Church name change
Following a prayer-filled process, Welsh Baptist Church in Frostburg, Maryland, changed their name to Mountain City Church.
According to the church’s website, “We are entering the new year with a new name to reflect our mission and heart for the community.”
“We will not forget our heritage. The Welsh miners who started our church will always be part of our story!” says a post from the church’s Facebook page.
In 1846, “Richard Fuller chaired the committee that established the constitution of the new denomination (Southern Baptist Convention (SBC)). He preached the first convention sermon in
1846 and was elected SBC president in 1859. He served as pastor of Seventh Baptist Church in Baltimore, and Eutaw Place Baptist Church, which was a mission of Seventh Baptist.” Read more on our BCM/D history highlights pages.
In December 1849, The “True Union,” Maryland’s Baptist news journal (now called BaptistLIFE) published its first issued. That means we just celebrated our 170th anniversary!