Over 200 attended Chesapeake Conference's annual convention for children's and youth ministries leaders from Sept. 8-10.
The church hosted the event to build bridges in the local community.
On July 1, the Northeast (Parkville, Md.) church opened its doors wide, not just for their regular worship service, but to host a special event — First Responders Day. It was a day to honor and extend heartfelt prayers for representatives from the Baltimore County Police Department, Baltimore County Fire Department, and the Providence Volunteer Fire Company.
An outpouring of respect and appreciation echoed through the service as church members and representatives from the local community association thanked the brave men and women who keep them safe day in and day out. The ceremony was not only a recognition of their service but also part of a larger initiative by the church to connect more deeply with the community.
“This event is part of our cycle of evangelism,” said Pastor Anibal Hansell. “We see it as a bridge that connects members of the community with the services and ministries of our church.”
A highlight of the event was a special meal after the church service. The meal, carefully prepared and served by church members, provided an opportunity for the attendees to further engage in conversation and fellowship.
“Our plans are to have this event every year, and each year involve more members of the community and build a stronger relationship with them,” Hansell said.