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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Frederick County, MD Convoy of Hope, June 18

Convoy of Hope, a community event organized by an international Christian non-profit and sponsored by local churches in cities from Manila to Frederick is coming to Frederick County Maryland on June 18.

The event, at Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St. Frederick, MD 21705, will be a combination carnival, job fair, food assistance location, concert, counseling center, etc.  It is designed to serve everyone in the Frederick community in some form or fashion. 

Convoy of Hope is still looking for sponsor churches, businesses, local government and community organizations.  To get involved, please contact Matt Thompson at cohfrederick@gmail.com. 

For more information, visit  
http://www.hope4frederick.com/
http://www.convoyofhope.org

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Seminary Open House - Answering the Call March 1

Are you interested in seminary or do you know someone who is? Make plans to attend the John Leland Center for Theological Studies' Open House on Tuesday, March 1 from 6:45-8:30 p.m. at the Baptist World Alliance in Falls Church, VA. Participants will learn about Leland's master's degree programs and options for non-degree seeking graduate students. Click here for more information or to RSVP. Visit online at www.leland.edu.

via http://www.dcbaptist.org/enews_briefs.php

DC area Haitian Ministry Workshop: "Crossing Cultures," March 5

Crossing Cultures Workshop
The Crossing Cultures workshop, which was originally scheduled for January 22, will now take place on Saturday, March 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This workshop is designed for those interested in ministering internationally, particularly in Haiti. Topics will include: “The Country and People of Haiti,” “Community Life in Haiti,” “Religion in Haiti,” “Practical ‘How-Tos’ for Building Relationships with Haitians,” and “Cross-Cultural Ministry Guidelines.” The workshop will be held at the Baptist Building, 1628 Sixteenth Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20009. A light lunch will be served. Please make reservations early. To register, click here.

For DC-area Haitian churches, see:
http://thechurchindc.blogspot.com/2010/03/haitian-churches-in-dc-area.html

via http://www.dcbaptist.org/enews_briefs.php

DC Baptist Women in Ministry Roundtable Feb. 28

Women in Ministry Roundtable To Meet
The “Women in Ministry Roundtable” will meet at Clyde’s Restaurant, 707 7th Street, NW, Washington, D.C., on Monday, February 28 at noon. The Roundtable seeks to continue to strengthen partnerships with DCBC member churches and female clergy and to better support women in ministry by providing relevant programming, ministry resources, practical trainings and occasions for both fellowship and networking. For more information, contact Rev. Starlette McNeill at starlette.mcneill@dcbaptist.org.

via http://www.dcbaptist.org/enews_briefs.php

Teacher Trainings, Feb. 25-26

Training for Teachers and Leaders by the DC Baptist Convention (Open to all)
There will be several training sessions for teachers and leaders of Sunday school, Bible study and Missions Education on Friday, February 25 and Saturday, February 26. All classes will be held at First Baptist Church of Hyattsville, 5701 42nd Avenue, Hyattsville, Md. The schedule for these training sessions is as follows:

Training for Directors and Superintendents
Friday, February 25
7-9 p.m. led by Dr. Robert D. Cochran, Associate Executive Director, DCBC

Training for Teachers of Adults
Saturday, February 26
9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. led by Pat Dunnavant, Clifton Park Baptist Church and Ellen Teague, WMU Executive Director, Baptist Women's Ministries

Training for Teachers of Youth
Saturday, February 26
1-3:30 p.m. led by Rev. Dub Pool, Heritage Baptist Church and Rev. Arlene Anderson, Youth Consultant, Baptist Women's Ministries

Training for Teachers of Children & Preschoolers
Saturday, February 26
1-3:30 p.m. led by Rev. Deborah Cochran, Associate Pastor, FBC of the City of Washington and Gail Lacy, Baptist women's Ministries
For more information, contact Gail Lacy at 202.265.1526 or gail.lacy@dcbaptist.org. To register, click here.

via http://www.dcbaptist.org/enews_briefs.php

DC Area Youth Leaders Gathering Feb. 28

Calling all youth leaders and workers!
The Center for Ministerial Leadership’s Youth Ministry Initiative would like to hear from you.  Rev. Jevon Billups, Senior Pastor of the Holy Comforter Baptist Church, is hosting a D.C. Area Youth Leaders Interest Meeting on Monday, February 28, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the Johenning Baptist Community Center, 4025 Ninth Street, SE, Washington, D.C.  For more information and to register, please contact Rev. Starlette McNeill at 202.265.1526 ext. 209 or Starlette.mcneill@dcbaptist.org.

via http://www.dcbaptist.org/enews_briefs.php 

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Washington Post: Regular prayer unites, uplifts church members from corners of Washington region

WP, 2/5/2011. By Hamil Harris

"For about 110 years, preachers, deacons and ordinary men and women from 28 congregations across the area have come together at different locations on the second and fourth Fridays of each month and every federal holiday for prayer.

James A. Roberts, chairman of the deacon board of the Shining Star Freewill Baptist Church in Seat Pleasant, serves as secretary of the group. He said the union is guided by the verse James 5:16 in the New Testament: "Confess your faults one to another and pray one for another that ye may be healed. ..."

Full Story: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/05/AR2011020502268.html?sid=ST2011020502330