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G. Alexander Bryant, president of the North American Division, served as the celebration’s featured speaker.
Photos courtesy of Hope Dike
The Baltimore-White Marsh church celebrated its 25th anniversary with a weekend of festivities, reflection, and community outreach on March 25-26. The celebration began during the congregation’s Sabbath worship service, where G. Alexander Bryant, president of the North American Division, delivered an inspiring sermon urging members to rededicate their lives to Jesus and experience transformation through the power of God’s love.
Following the sermon, the congregation participated in a rededication ceremony, reaffirming their commitment to their faith and mission. The church also honored several of its pioneer members who had been with the church since its inception 25 years ago.
The day continued with a fellowship luncheon, where members came together to share food, conversation, and camaraderie. An afternoon concert after lunch provided a joyful and uplifting atmosphere for members as they closed out the day’s activities.
On Sunday, the Baltimore-White Marsh church continued the anniversary celebration by focusing on community outreach. The congregation held a community fair in the gymnasium where neighbors were invited to learn more about the church, its ministries, and the services it provides. The fair also included games and activities for children, such as a moon bounce house, creating a welcoming environment for families.
Hope Dike, associate pastor of the Baltimore-White Marsh church, expressed excitement about the weekend’s events and their implications for the future. “What excites me most [about this weekend] is that the church is beginning to realize that as a people and community of faith, we need to be a blessing to our community,” Dike said. “We are continuing to push to expand our footprint in the community, and it’s bringing revitalization to our church.”
The 25th-anniversary celebration not only commemorated the Baltimore-White Marsh church’s past but also looked to the future, emphasizing the importance of engaging with and serving the surrounding community. With a renewed commitment to faith and service, the church hopes to continue making a positive impact for years to come.