Summer Bible Camp 2022

Last day to register is June 12.

THE BEST WEEK OF THE SUMMER!

This summer we will celebrate how GREAT God is at MONUMENTAL SUMMER BIBLE CAMP.  Kids explore the vastness of God’s power and the depth of His love for each one of them.  You can expect a week full of faith discoveries, memorable music, and epic adventures that help kids encounter God’s power and God’s love for them!

For those that registered, details will be sent out by June 17.

June 27- July 1 | 9:30 am – 12:15 pm

Entering Kindergarten – 6th Grade

COUNTDOWN TO SUMMER BIBLE CAMP

2022/06/27 09:30:00

Parking Lot Closure

Starting March 10, 2022 a portion of the parking lot will be closed so that construction can take place on the Towson University building located next to the church. We have met with the TU construction team to formulate compromises in their current plans and we will continue to develop a working relationship throughout the length construction project. Below is a list of details for you to be aware of.

Construction Begin: March 10, 2022

Estimated Conclusion: November 2022

TU has noted preschool hours to avoid potential conflicts.

TU will repave their parking lot at the conclusion of construction.

Central Contacts

If you have specific questions please direct them to one of our Central team members.

Rob Schuetz (Elder)

Jesse Baum (Lead Custodian)

Raymond Almsteadt (Operations Director)

D – Fenced-in Construction Area

E – Reserved Parking – After 5 pm and on weekends for accessible parking

F – Anytime Parking

G – Sunday Only Parking – The Arc of Baltimore parking lot is available to us on Sundays.

Holy Week Services

Holy ThursdayLOW

Holy Thursday

April 14, 2022 | 6:30 pm

A creative, interactive community meal with reflection, conversation, and communion.

In-person

Good FridayLOW

Good Friday

April 15, 2022 | 7:00 pm

A service designed to deepen our connection to Jesus and remind us of the meaning and power of his crucifixion.

In-person and online.

April 17, 2022

Contemporary 9:30 am

A joy-filled celebration of Jesus’ triumph over death led by the contemporary worship team in the Worship Center.

Children’s Ministry programming provided.

Traditional 11:00 am

A joy-filled celebration of Jesus’ triumph over death led by the Chancel Choir, brass, handbells, and organ in the sanctuary.

No children’s programming.

Sermon Series

This time of transition is a perfect opportunity to remind ourselves of the deep truths of the gospel and what the implications are for how we view ourselves and the world. For one, when so much seems to be changing it is a good opportunity to be reminded of the things that don’t change. Additionally, it’s a good time when it is important to call the congregation to step into deeper ownership of and participation in the work of the church, both within and beyond our walls.

Philippians- Scripture Readings

Philippians is a remarkable letter: written from a jail cell, yet exploding with joy, hope, and affection.  As we enter a new year in which life remains unsettled, the invitation to joy is one that will serve our congregation well. Paul wrote Philippians in large part to encourage his church, and we can be blessed by his encouragement as well.

Philippians is also an appropriate letter for this season because of its singular focus on Christ.  At the end of his ministry, Paul is convinced that life in Christ is all that matters.  Perhaps this is why he is able to exude such joy and affection to his beloved congregation?

Lastly, throughout Philippians Paul’s call to unity and “having the same mind” is a good reminder for our congregation which is navigating the natural tensions that emerge during times of transition.

For all these reasons–joy, encouragement, Christ-centered unity–Philippians is an excellent way to kick off 2022.

January 16 - Lead with Love

January 23 - When Life Doesn't Go As Planned

 

January 30 - The Main Character

February 6 - The Servant Heart

February 13 - So Much Garbage!

Philippians 3:1-11

No Confidence in the Flesh

Further, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again, and it is a safeguard for you. Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh. For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh— though I myself have reasons for such confidence.

If someone else thinks they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more: circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee; as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for righteousness based on the law, faultless.

But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in[a] Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. 10 I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.

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Footnotes

  1. Philippians 3:9 Or through the faithfulness of

February 20 - Stay Focused

Philippians 3:12-21

12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Following Paul’s Example

15 All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. 16 Only let us live up to what we have already attained.

17 Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do. 18 For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things. 20 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.

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February 27 - All God's People

Philippians 4:1-23

Closing Appeal for Steadfastness and Unity

Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends!

I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. Yes, and I ask you, my true companion, help these women since they have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life.

Final Exhortations

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

Thanks for Their Gifts

10 I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. 11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

14 Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles. 15 Moreover, as you Philippians know, in the early days of your acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from Macedonia, not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only; 16 for even when I was in Thessalonica, you sent me aid more than once when I was in need. 17 Not that I desire your gifts; what I desire is that more be credited to your account. 18 I have received full payment and have more than enough. I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God. 19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

20 To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Final Greetings

21 Greet all God’s people in Christ Jesus. The brothers and sisters who are with me send greetings. 22 All God’s people here send you greetings, especially those who belong to Caesar’s household.

23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Philippians 4:23 Some manuscripts do not have Amen.

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Deck the Halls – CCB

Deck the Halls
Nov 28, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Join in to decorate the church for Advent and Christmas!

There are two (2) ways to participate:

1) Attend the all-church event on Nov. 28 (lunch included), OR

2) Sign up with a group of friends at an arranged time on Nov. 27; Nov. 29 - Dec. 3.

Click the "RSVP/register" button to make your choice and sign up!