Maryland/Delaware Roundup, January 30, 2020

God is our refuge and strength, a helper who is always found in times of trouble. Therefore we will not be afraid, though the earth trembles and the mountains topple into the depths of the seas, though its water roars and foams and the mountains quake with its turmoilPsalm 46:1-3

Thanking God for a new building 

Restoration Church in Curtis Bay, Maryland, will have a special prayer and worship service at 6 p.m. on February 29 at their new building, 1644 Ceddox Street, and they invite churches and church leaders to join them. The church bought a  warehouse which they will convert as their place of worship. The band, “With Love,” will lead worship.

Anthony Petini, the pastor of Restoration Church, said the building has served many purposes through the years and has functioned as a church, a bakery, and a storage facility. “It’s got a lot of history,” Petini said. The church has worked with the city for nearly a year regarding permits, but now, he said, it’s coming together and they’re looking forward to moving ahead.

The church has been working on construction, drywall, and electrical work. The HVAC system could be an issue, Petini shared.

But he and the church are excited. “God has blessed. We should be able to fit double our capacity in the building,” he said. “If we have to move to two services, we can quadruple that number.”

“It’s got a pretty large reception area, a place for the sanctuary and kitchen, and a full basement, which needs work, that we can use for Sunday School rooms,” he added. “It’s an open, blank canvass.”

Petini said the worship service is not so much about casting vision, though that is a part of it. “We want to invite the Holy Spirit to be present in that place, to put a flag down, and mark His territory. We’re excited about that.”

Prayer breakfast 

The Mid-Maryland Baptist Association will have a prayer breakfast from 8-11 a.m. on March 14 at the Gary J. Arthur Community Center in Cooksville, Maryland.

Dr. Don Whitney, professor of Biblical spirituality at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, and author of Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, will be the guest speaker.

The emphasis will be on praying for God for more laborers to share the Gospel and for life-changing discipleship.

The cost is $10 and includes breakfast.

For more information, visit the MMBA website.

A Moment in BCM/D History

In 1793, Nanjemoy Baptist Church constituted. Four men from Virginia crossed the Potomac and started preaching in the Nanjemoy area in 1790. Nanjemoy was the seventh church to join the Maryland Baptist Union Association in 1837.

In 1882, the Woman’s Home Mission Society of Maryland constituted

In 1893, immigrant mission work began at port of Baltimore when SBC Home Mission Board appointed Miss Marie Buhlmaier for work among Germans and immigrants.