FATHER’S DAY: Advice from Dad
By Lee Clamp COLUMBIA, S.C. (BP) — “I already know, Dad.” I had my doubts over the confidence that my oldest son exuded as he took the car keys from me. He put the car in drive and sped off entirely too fast. A lot of thoughts flowed through my mind: — “I wish I […]
FATHER’S DAY: Rise up, O men of God
By Jim Richards GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP) — This Father’s Day is a little more special. Our son is now a father. It happened on April 12. The fifth-generation “James” came into the Richards family. He will go by his middle name, Graham. His great-great-grandmother was a Graham who was born in Wood County, Texas, in […]
As Western Maryland’s 118-year-old Luke Mill shuts down BOC steps up to provide support
By Sharon Mager WESTERNPORT, Md. — In response to the impending shutdown of Luke Mill, a nearby paper factory in Luke, Maryland, Bruce Outreach Center (BOC) in Westernport, Maryland, is proactively offering assistance to the community. The church family is lovingly allowing the use of their spacious facility, formerly a high school and a middle […]
Medical volunteers needed for SEND Relief mobile clinics headed to Maryland/Delaware churches
By Sharon Mager COLUMBIA, Md. — The Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware (BCM/D) will host the North American Mission Board (NAMB) SEND Relief Mobile Medical Clinic from September 7-15, 2019. These state-of-the-art, drivable units provide standard medical and dental exam/operatory rooms and are available for medical volunteers to provide basic services to low-income communities, in partnership […]
Maryland/Delaware Roundup, June 6, 2019
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. (James 1:17) Teacher Appreciation  White Marsh Baptist Church, in Perry Hall, Maryland, honored teachers at a nearby school with their annual end-of-the-year cookout. For over ten years, the church has grilled hot dog […]
A tornado touches down near Seaford and Grace Church steps up to help
By Sharon Mager SEAFORD, De. — Grace Seaford Church member Jake Moss remembers the exact time a tornado warning sounded on his phone. “It was 3:30 a.m. and I laid in my room until 4 a.m.,” he said. Breathing a sigh of relief, Moss went back to sleep only to awake and discover that an […]
A short survey of Biblical apologetics
By Dan DeWitt The modern apologist stands on the shoulders of faithful Christians from previous generations. That is because apologetics is a basic expectation for every believer in every generation. As one apologist noted, preaching the Gospel is “inseparable from defense [of the Gospel].”(1) Every person whose life has been transformed by Jesus is necessarily an […]
Register now for BCM/D Disaster Relief training
It’s not a matter of “if” a disaster will strike but “when.” You can be trained as a Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteer with the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware and serve others in love at one of the most, if not the most, difficult times in their lives. Classes for new volunteers and for those who […]
General Mission Board meets on the mountain
By Sharon Mager MIDDLETOWN, Maryland — The General Mission Board (GMB) of the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware (BCM/D) met on May 7 at Skycroft Conference Center in Middletown, Maryland. GMB members visited the mountaintop center, where they enjoyed a time of fellowship over lunch in the dining area prior to the start of the meeting. BCM/D […]
Night to Shine: What about those who cannot attend?
By Tom Stolle Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of attending the Delmarva Night to Shine celebration, a prom for individuals ages 14 and up, organized by Grace Seaford Church and held in Bridgeville, Del. It was an amazing experience! It was wonderful to see approximately 65 very special guests, 150 volunteers and numerous […]