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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 for the week of 01/24/16

Unity Sunday
We are having our next unified Sunday morning service the last Sunday of January– January 31.  The plan is to eliminate the 8:30 a.m. worship service and start the day with Sunday School at the normal time of 9:45 a.m. and then move into the combined service at 11:00 a.m.  The service will contain a mixture of traditional and contemporary music and an effort will be made to make the service a most worshipful experience for all the congregation.  To top off the day, we will have a fellowship meal immediately following the worship service.  We are praying for participation by all members of the church and our hope is that you can be with us on that special day.

Business Meeting Resumed
Our December business meeting is scheduled to resume on Thursday, January 28 at 7:00 p.m.  The agenda is to address the 2016 church budget, and proposed steps to make the budget work.  Be praying up to that meeting and join us for a vote for this significant issue.

Men's Retreat
The Men's Ministry is preparing for its annual retreat at Skycroft Conference Center.  The dates for this year's retreat are February 19 and 20.  We will be leaving the church on Friday, February 19 at 2:00 p.m.  We will leave Skycroft Saturday afternoon and enjoy dinner together along the way before arriving home that evening.  Join us for a time of study, fellowship, and fun.  Further details to follow.  For more information, please contact Don Ratzlaff at 443-807-1223.

VBS Volunteer Sign Up
There will be a sign-up table for Vacation Bible School outside the church office on January 24, January 31 and February 7.  Our theme this year is "Submerged: Finding Truth Below the Surface."  If you have any questions please contact Danielle Bauer at 443-356-3438.
Special Sunday Evening Study
Dr. Al Reichman is returning to do a presentation on "Israeli Border Issues."  He was with last January with a presentation of "Israel's Title Deed."  Dr. Reichman will use scripture and history throughout the study.  Join us at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday evening, January 31.  Bring your Bible; bring your questions and bring a friend.  See you there!

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.

Youth Mission Team Money War: The Youth Mission Team is continuing to prepare to travel to Pittsburgh.   Towards that effort we have begun this year's money war between the boys and girls on the team.  Help them raise the needed funds to join in the Lord's work in this friendly competition.  Winners pick restaurants for lunch there and back.

Singles Tailgate Party
The church's Singles are inviting you to join them in the Fellowship Hall for a "tailgate party."  The date is Sunday, January 24, and the time is 5:00-8:00 p.m.  They are asking that everyone bring a dish to share.  Feel free to call Bill's number (mom Evelyn Morrison's number) -- 443-502-5372 if you have any questions.  It doesn't sound Baptist, but "Let's party!"

Offering Envelopes
Be sure to pick up a box of offering envelopes today for the New Year.  The use of envelopes assists you in giving your tithes and offerings on a regular and consistent basis.  They also provide the necessary information to give you an approved statement for tax purposes.  These records are compiled from envelopes with a name and amount on them.  If you want to receive proper credit, fill out the front of your envelope each time you give.  You can give your tithes and offerings in Sunday Bible Study or the worship service.

Church Doors Secured
Over the Christmas holiday, we had someone come into one of our church buildings and take some personal items.  In an effort to protect ourselves a little better, we want to keep the doors in the unused portions of the building locked.  Please do everything you can to let members in when you see them.

Men's Breakfast
Men of all ages are invited to breakfast and a devotional study on Saturday, February 13 at 8:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  For details or to sign up to help please call Don Ratzlaff (410-939-4929).




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