St. Luke’s in Denton celebrates 190 years
DENTON — The Rev. Ann G. Haywood-Baxter will be the guest speaker for St. Luke’s United Methodist Church’s 190th anniversary celebration Oct. 29. She will speak at both the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services.
The daughter of Anne W. Haywood of Denton and the late Harry T. Haywood, she is a 1991 graduate of North Caroline High School. She received her bachelor’s degree in clinical pastoral education at Duke University Medical Center in 1995 and earned her master of divinity degree at Duke Divinity School, Wake Forest University, in 2001.
She served in the U.S. Peace Corps in the Republic of Palau from 1995 to 1997.
Haywood-Baxter is currently the pediatric chaplain at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Mass., where she has served since 2003. She is an ordained elder of the United Methodist Church (Western North Carolina Conference) and an endorsed United Methodist chaplain.
She and her husband, Richard P. Baxter Jr., are active in the ministries of Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church in Cambridge, Mass.
“I am grateful to the many people of Caroline County who have supported and nurtured me along the way. I extend special thanks to my family, my school teachers and the congregations of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church and St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. These are the people who, early on, shaped my faith and helped me to discover my gifts for ministry,” Haywood-Baxter said.
A reception in fellowship hall will follow the 11 a.m. service. Everyone is welcome.
For information, call the church office at 410-479-2171.
Dial to speak at Easton Aglow
Easton Aglow invites all concerned citizens to a presentation on emergency preparedness by Bill Dial, Talbot County’s emergency planner, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Mayor and Council Office in Easton. A retired Navy captain, Dial has worked in many levels of emergency mangement for the past 40 years, both within the Navy and as a consultant who has analyzed chemical and biological terrorism and emergency response. For further information, call 410-763-9207.
Bondservants seek community involvement
CAMBRIDGE — The Bondservants, a Christ-centered ministry of various church backgrounds, will be holding an organizational meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, at Delmarva Community Services, Cambridge.
The Bondservants believe that giving youth the opportunity to know the truth about Christ will enable them to focus on the issues they face on a daily basis. These issues include home, family, education, spirituality, peer pressure, abstinence, anti-violence, character, choices, dreams, scholastic esteem, substance abuse and suicide.
The members of the group act as mentors to teach, guide and direct to enable youth to reach their goals.
There will be light refreshments and snacks. For more information, call Thom Huntington at 410-221-1777 or Randy Hiers at 410-228-3529.
Higher Ground Ministry celebrates anniversary
EASTON — Union Baptist Church of Easton will celebrate the sixth anniversary of its Higher Ground Ministry this weekend, with services tonight, Saturday and Sunday.
At 7 p.m. tonight, Higher Ground Ministry members will give personal testimonies. From 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, there will be a drug informational workshop, with speakers Bro. Ernie Russell — “The effects of a drug user,” Bro. Corey Pack — “Recognizing drug behaviors,” Bro. Gornell Henry — “Drug use miconceptions and preventives” and Sis. Faith Copper — “Support services.” There will be a social dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m., followed by a “joy nite” at 7 p.m., with Bro. Jim Hunter serving as M.C.
Sunday’s events include services at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Union Baptist’s pastor, the Rev. Fentress A. Hickman, will speak at the morning service, and the afternoon guest speaker will be the Rev. Patrick Thomas and his congregation of Dale City, Va., featuring Sis. Kim Wilson and praise dancing.
St. Andrew’s to host Harvest Festival
EASTON — St. Andrew Anglican Church’s annual Harvest Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, in the community hall. The public is invited, and there is no admission charge.
Activities include live folk music, barbecue, rummage and arts and crafts. Two artists will be featured: Carol Holocker, a painter of nautical and maritime themes, and egg artist Alice Shearer. The Seabees and Captains, the men’s and women’s clubs, will be selling barbecue and desserts throughout the day. The rummage sale will include books and VHS and DVD selections, sporting goods and tools.
Donations, not including clothing, will be accepted from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in the community hall. Other times may be arranged by calling 410-819-0675.
St. Luke continues grand opening celebration
CAMBRIDGE — St. Luke United Methodist Church of Cambridge will continue its grand opening celebration through the week.
On Saturday, there will be an open house starting at 10 a.m., followed by a cornerstone ceremony at 4 p.m.
Sunday’s services start with a 10 a.m. parade to the new church, with District Supervisor William Sterling speaking at the 11:30 a.m. homecoming service. Bishop Marcus Matthews will conduct the dedication services at 3:30 p.m.
From Monday to Friday, Oct. 23 to 27, revival services will be held at the church at 6:30 p.m. nightly. Monday’s guest will be the Rev. William T. Wallace Sr. of Waugh Chapel UMC; Tuesday’s guest will be the Rev. Cynthia Stanton of Refuge Temple Church of God; Wednesday’s guest will be the Rev. Kevin English of Zion UMC; Thursday’s guest will be the Rev. Lewis N. Watson of First Baptist Church of Salisbury; and Friday’s guest will be the Rev. Fentress Hickman of Union Baptist Church of Easton.
Robinson’s AME plans youth crusade
GRASONVILLE — Robinson’s AME Church of Grasonville is planning two special events for next Saturday, Oct. 28.
From 1 to 5 p.m., the church will host a health fair and Octoberfest, with health screenings, hay rides, crafts, a pumpkin patch, and a youth speaker for teen awareness. The “Health Wagon” will bring special guests.
At 6 p.m., the church will hold its annual youth crusade, “Let the Praise out.” Guests include motivational speaker Sterling Barr of Philadelphia, Pa. and various local youth organizations. There will be singing, liturgical dance and gospel rap.
For more information about either activity, call 410-760-3954 or 410-490-0345.