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"And Jesus said unto them ... , "If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible to you."

--Romans 1:17


Church bulletin announcements

Service Cancellation Policy - First Baptist Church, Havre de Grace


To provide guidelines in considering the need to cancel any of the church's regularly scheduled service and activities due to inclement weather or local emergency.


  1. Determine that a cancellation is necessary as early as possible. The decision-making process should include the Pastor(s), the Deacon Chairperson, the Trustee Chairperson, the Sunday Bible Study Director and the Moderator if necessary (i.e. no pastor).
  2. The initiation of the decision-making process for cancelling services and activities is assigned to the Pastor(s), the Deacon Chairperson, or the moderator – in that order – should there be a vacancy in the preceding position. The responsible person should be contacted to consider whether the cancellation is indeed called for.
  3. The County's decision to cancel or close schools will be considered in the decision-making process. The closing or cancelling of schools will not automatically lead to church closure or cancellation of services.
  4. Upon authorization by the designated team of people, the notification of cancellation should be forwarded to the church and community. Telephone calls will be made to the local radio and TV stations, as fast as it's able to be done, requesting the cancellation information be broadcast.

First Baptist Prayer Ministry

There are several ways you can connect into our church's prayer ministry.

  1. To circulate a prayer request, you can email Jan Shive at jshive2@verizon.net or you can call Sue Harmon at 410-939-9323 to get the request out anytime. On Sunday morning, you can write your request, or praise on the tear off strip of the bulletin.
  2. If you want to be praying for things, we have some ways for you to get those prayer request. We try to print a prayer list in regularly that lists members and friends of the church in the hospital or homebound with heath issues, family members needing Christ as Savior and Lord, and ministries needing specific prayers. We also have a room set up, a conference room on the second floor over the church office, with prayer lists around the room- lists for our schools, our churches, our town. There is a world map that can be used to focus on global prayer request. You are welcome to use that room whenever the church facilities are open.
  3. You are encouraged to be listing your neighbors (2-4 to your left, 2-4 to your right, 4-6 across the street from your home) and be praying for their salvation, for them to find a church home, and for any need that you know they have. As you are praying over time, be looking for opportunities to minister to their needs, to pray with them, to invite them to a church event, and even to witness to them. Ultimately, if you feel okay doing so, we would love their home and contact information so that we can reach out to them and visit.
  4. Please feel free to take a bulletin announcement and pray through them. Pray for our church, pray we reach people for Jesus and the church through our events. Pray we make a difference in their lives as we minister, and that God is glorified.
  5. Do you have a quiet time with the Lord? Ask any of our church leaders for help in this area. We want to help.

Youth Mission Trip

The Youth Mission Team has enlisted to return to Pittsburgh next year to continue our partnership with Praying Pelican Missions. We will be building a storage shed for a local church, adding railings to a stage/deck, and feeding lunch to children in need. Our projected budget for this year's efforts will be $8000. We have been blessed the past two years by the generosity of this body in supporting our efforts to be the hands and feet of Christ. These trips have been highly beneficial in getting our youth out of their comfort zone and to grow more dependent and closer to God. We are looking forward to once again serving our Lord in this way and invite everyone to partner with us in any way they are able, financially, prayerfully, and/or physically. Any adults who are interested in joining the team please contact Chip on (410) 937-0659 or the church office.

Youth Ministry Activities

Rent-A Kid: The Outer Limits Youth Ministry would like to announce that youth will be available to help perform basic lawn maintenance and household chores for church members. Any donations received will be used by the youth doing the work to defray the cost of attending events/retreats. Contact Chip (410-937-0659) or Danielle (443-356-3438) to arrange for a member of the youth to come and serve.
No Sale Yard Sale: The Youth Mission Team is once again collecting donations for this year's No Sale Yard Sale to be held April 22, 2017, to coincide with the City's annual Community Wide Yard Sale. If you have items you would care to donate to help the Youth go on their Pittsburgh Mission Trip, please let Chip DeBaugh, Danielle Bauer, or Sandi Link know. We will arrange to collect the items or to have the church open so they can be dropped off. We continue to be amazed at the tremendous support we have received from this body and are excited for what The Lord has in store for us in 2017 as we strive to be the hands and feet of Christ.


Sign up for the FBCHdG Men's Retreat to be held at Skycroft Conference Center Friday, February 24th through Saturday February 25th. The registration cost for lodging and meals is $73. A few scholarships are available in case of need. Contact Don Ratzlaff (443-807-1223) or Pastor William (410-939-4367) for further details.

Homeless Shelter

First Baptist Church is providing the meal for the residents of the homeless shelter in Riverside on Thursday October 6th. If you are interested in providing food items or money to buy food items (bread, lunch meat, drink, fruit, vegetable, snack, and other goodies) contact Dick Holcomb at 410-939-9277. If you would like to help prepare a meal (must be done on site) give Dick a call. Be praying for this and the outreach ministries of the church.

Singles Tailgating Party

On Sunday January 29th the singles will be having a tailgating party here at the church from 5pm-7pm. For more information please contact Billy Cook at 443-484-3311.

Bible-Reading Calendar

The Bible-reading guide for 2017 is now available. They have been placed at several of the church entrances. Be sure to pick one up before you leave the church today. May God bless you with an encounter with Him in the Word!

Growing stronger in Our Faith

During the Sunday morning Bible study hour and Wednesday evenings after the church meal, Pastor Ron will be teaching Dave Ramsey's "Financial Peace University". It is a nine-week study in January and February 2017 which includes scripture about financial practices- budgeting, saving, insurance, etc. If you are interested in taking this class, let Pastor Ron know ASAP. Write "money class" on your bulletin tear off strip and turn it in, email the church saying you want to take the money class (at info@fbchdg.org) or call the church to let him know (at 410-939-5233). We are encouraging folks to get the "Financial Stewardship Bible" and use the 40-day devotional in the middle of that Bible. We will have some of those Bibles available for those interested as well. Let Pastor Ron know if you desire to get that devotional too.

Child Safety Team

There are to be no unattended children in classrooms, nursery, hallways, or Fellowship Hall at anytime. Things in these rooms are going missing or left out and not put away. Most of the Bible study teachers spend their own money for their classrooms supplies. Also it is a safety issue to leave children alone. Please be aware and do not leave your children unattended.



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