Maryland/Delaware Roundup, February 6, 2020

This is my command: love one another as I have loved you. (John 15:12)

“Vehicles for Christ”

Wayne Lee, the planter and lead pastor of Christian Liberty Church in West Baltimore, Maryland, recently founded the non-profit organization, “Vehicles for Christ, Inc” (VFC).

Pastor Wayne Lee founded “Vehicles for Christ,” a new non-profit organization allowing people to donate cars to fund CLC and their various ministries. (photo provided by Wayne Lee)

Through a simple process, those who want to donate vehicles can do so while supporting CLC to further the work of the Gospel by assisting with ongoing sustainability in various ministry areas. These include resources for CLC’s new church edifice, church

planting, missions, and Imagine Me Ministries, a mentoring and youth development organization for girls.

Since he was a young teen, Lee has had a keen interest in cars.  As an adult, he began thinking about combining his love of cars with supporting the ministry and furthering the Gospel; thus, the birth of “Vehicles for Christ.”

Lee is excited about the possibilities of the program, especially since vehicle owners can donate nationwide. Rather than trading in cars, people no longer use or want, “Vehicles for Christ” offers an opportunity to donate them, get a tax credit, and further the Gospel. He says, “As long as owners have a clear title, we can have the vehicle picked up within 3-5 business days at their location, regardless of whether it is operable.”

Though the organization is new, they’ve already received cars. Now Lee is praying that God will provide a small facility where donors bring their donations.

Dion Williams, who received Christ at CLC, is one of several men who will be employed to repair locally donated vehicles

.”Vehicles for Christ’s goal is to change lives and provide resources for the work of the Kingdom,” emphasizes Lee.

He is praying for support and sponsors. For more information, email [email protected], or contact the church office at 410-523-5683.

New GriefShare program

Colonial Baptist Church in Randallstown, Maryland, will begin a 13-week “GriefShare” on February 22. Morning and evening sessions will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or from 6 to 8 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

GriefShare support groups are for those grieving the loss of a family member or friends. They offer opportunities to share experiences, hear from professional grief counselors by video, and to work through the grief to begin rebuilding their lives.

Marriage workshop

Clinton Baptist Church in Clinton, Maryland, will have a free marriage workshop from 9 a.m. to noon on February 22. The event is for married couples and those planning to get married. The church will provide a continental breakfast and light snacks. Reservations are requested. Text 301-653-6219 or email [email protected]

Father-daughter dance

Olney Baptist Church in Olney, Maryland, is celebrating an early Valentine’s Day early with a father-daughter dance on February 7 at 6 p.m. The event will feature dancing, crafts, games with prizes, a photo booth, limousine rides, food, Valentine’s cupcakes, and cookies.

History highlights 

Gunpowder Baptist Church (GBC) is named for the Gunpowder River which flows nearby in northern Baltimore County, Maryland. Organized on August 16, 1806, it is the first church of Baptist denomination to exist in northern Baltimore County (from the GBC website).

In 1866, Mrs. Ann Graves, mother of missionary Rosewell Graves, invited SBC women to meet in support of missions while in Baltimore for the SBC annual convention.

In 1895, Annie Armstrong proposed the first Women’s Missionary Union self-denial offering for Home Missions (renamed in 1933 to honor Miss Armstrong).

Information from BCM/D History Highlights