Sunday School: 9:30 AM

Worship: 11:00 AM

Prayer: Sunday 9:00 AM and Tuesday 1:00 PM

From The Pastor

Pause. Reconnect. Engage.

This is the tagline underneath the Life Action Ministries Camp sign.  We were able to have the last week of our summer vacation there and for that we are thankful.  They call their Family Camp “vacation with a purpose.”  And it isn’t your typical relaxing time together.  You do get a chance to relax, but…

The Foundation of our Fellowship: Union with Jesus Christ

What’s the glue that holds us together as the church?  What keeps us coming back week after week, year after year?  What brings us back when we’ve been wounded, “hit by friendly fire” as one author puts it?  If our Christian, church family relationships are messy and difficult, why bother trying to love each other…

A Foundational Truth: We Must Pursue Community

If the foundations are destroyed, What can the righteous do? (Psalm 11:3 NASB) What a blessing it was to be able to attend many of the Life Action meetings at White Marsh Baptist Church the first week of May. Their 8-day Summit was filled with excellent instruction and passionate prayer that God would bless all…

A Bittersweet Mother’s Day

O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? (1 Cor. 15:55 KJV) We received a beautiful card this past week from a very thoughtful person, a card with a beautiful and heartfelt message inside. My Aunt Peggy, a missionary in Thailand, calls letters “prayers with feet”—tangible reminders that others are thinking and praying…

Celebrating The Ressurection

Why do we celebrate Easter?  Easter is not merely a Christian sub-culture’s celebration that marks a change of season, from winter into spring.  It is not that we have only a vague belief in a generic death/rebirth cycle, like a tree that is barren and then blossoms which we then relate to the ups and…

This Easter, a Reaffirmation

This month marks three years of ministry here.  My first Sunday was Easter Sunday 2012.  Now three years is not that long, I understand that. But around this time of year, I remember arriving here in Baltimore to start the next chapter of our lives.  And sometimes it is good as we remember to also…

Happy New Year!

How many times have you said that phrase over the past week? Countless times, I suppose. I’d ask if you really meant it when you said it; but that would be rude, so I won’t. And I do sincerely wish every one of you a Happy New Year. But even as I wish it, I wonder how often…

Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room!

Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room Joy to the World! The Lord Is Come, v. 1 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. (Luke 2:7 KJV) Advent is a time of preparation, not…

Reading the Gospel of Isaiah, Wonderful!

This October as we continue with the discipline of daily Bible reading, we delight to read the major prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah as well as the New Testament wisdom of James. Isaiah showcases some of the best known descriptions of the Promised Messiah. How wonderful to read again the prophecy, “For unto us a child…