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Our church is a warm and loving place in which we strive to

Help others, Obey God's Word, Pray fervently, and Equip people to share the Gospel.   We encourage you to browse through the various areas of our website and learn more about our fellowship.  Feel free to contact us at any time.

If you are looking for a place to worship or have relocated to our area, we would love to have you be our guest.

 

Contact Information

Hope Baptist Church of Laurel MD
8801 Stephens Rd
Laurel, Maryland 20723
Phone (301)317-8844

Regular Schedule

Sunday
  • Sunday School
    – 8:45 AM to 9:45 AM
  • Worship
    – 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
  • AWANA (Sept - April)
    – 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday
  • Children's & Youth Ministries
    – 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Prayer, Bible Study, & Fellowship
    – 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Announcements

  • Fall Festival

    Saturday, October 19th, 3:00 - 5:00pm: Come on out for this FREE family event! We’ll have games for all ages, cake walks, hay rides, crafts, face painting, popcorn, cotton candy, and more! See you there!!

  • Fall Festival Candy & Prizes Needed
    1. There are 2 boxes in the foyer for our Fall Festival prize collection. The items can be new or slightly used toys to include stuffed animals of all sizes, games, books, cars, dolls, etc. These will be used for our prize table at the Fall Festival.
    2. There are 2 boxes to collect candy for the candy bags that we give to each child who attends the Fall Festival. Please make sure that they are individually wrapped candies. If you would rather give non candy snacks that would be appreciated as well. We also do "Nut Free" bags for those with nut allergies.
    3. There is a sign-up sheet on the round table for those who are willing to give of their time to help with the activities at the Fall Festival as many hands are needed.
    4. Calling all bakers - get ready to donate items for the Cake Walk that goes on during the Fall Festival. This is a very well attended activity and we need all the baked goods we can get. 

     

  • The Feast of Tabernacles

    From October 13th through October 20th, we will be celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles (see Leviticus 23:33-44 & Zechariah 14:16-19). This is a joyous celebration during which we praise God for always providing us with the things we need. We especially praise Him that He provided a way for us to have eternal life in Him through His Son, Jesus Christ. Each day of this celebration, Pastor Kevin will be sending out Scripture readings, prayers, and opportunities for each of us to praise God and reflect on His goodness. As a way to model God's generosity, we will also be collecting canned food items in the foyer. Make sure you are on Hope's Facebook page and Hope's google group emails to celebrate this wonderful feast together.

  • Operation Christmas Child Gift Boxes

    Beginning Sunday October 20, 2019, we will start to collect items to go into gift boxes for Operation Christmas Child. We will have a gift box packing party on Wednesday, November 13 at 6:00pm. Please look for other opportunities that will be coming soon for us to make some special items that will be added to the boxes. 

    No liquids!

    Items for the boxes can include:

    • A WOW item
      • doll, soccer ball with pump, stuffed animal, small musical instrument such as a harmonica
    • Personal Care Items
      • comb, hairbursh, toothbrush, washcloth, bar soap, colorful bandaids, resusable plastic containers, blanket, stick deoderant, flashlight, wet wipes
    • Clothing and Accessories
      • shirts and pants, underwear, shoes and socks, flip-flops, hat, scarf, mittens, sunglasses, purse, hair bows, watch, bandana
    • Crafts and Activities
      • penciles, sharpener, colored pencils, pencil case, crayons, markers, pens, coloring books, picture books, notebooks, glue stick, tape, watercolor set, playdough, stickers, jump rope, scissors, ruler
    • Toys
      • foam balls, finger puppets, balls with air pump, slinky, plastic dinosaurs and animals, action figures, toy cars, yo-yo, frisbee, cards
    • A Personal Note
    • $9 suggested per box to cover the cost to collect, process, and ship shoebox gifts to more than 100 countries.Any money donations also help provide for ministry materials such as The Greatest Gift Gospel Booklet and The Ministry Partner Guide.
  • LARS Annual Turkey Trot

    Hope is looking to form a team to participate in this year's 5K Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning, November 28th at 8:00am. If you are in town and would love to run or walk to help benefit those in need in our community, please see Pastor Kevin. The cost is currently $30 per participant but will increase to $40 as we get closer to the event. Sign up now!

  • The Truth Project Study this Fall

    Recent research has revealed only 9 percent of professing Christians have a biblical worldview. Unfortunately, today's believers live very similarly to non-believers. A sense of significance is rarely experienced by most Christians and many wonder what life's ultimate purpose really is. To counter this sentiment within the body of Christ, Focus on the Family launched The Truth Project. The study is comprised of 13 one-hour lessons taught by Dr. Del Tackett and discusses the importance of living out a Christian worldview in our dialy life. God continues to call ordinary people to make an eternal difference in the world. We invite you to be a part of this cultural change by participating in The Truth Project!

    The Henderson's have graciously offered to host the study at their home on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Fridays for the months of Septermber - December at 7:00pm. The study kicked off on Friday, September 6, but it is not too late to join.  See Kathy Henderson with questions or to sign up for the study.

  • Commanders Needed for Our Sprouting Soldiers

    We need workers for Sunday mornings during whorship for our little Sprouting Soldiers for Christ (ages 4 years - 2nd grade). During this time, our soldiers typically enjoy a Bible story, craft, and snack. We have the following dates available: Sep 22 & Sep 29. If you are interested in helping or would like more information, please see Roxanne Barron.

  • ReBOOT (Jan 10-12, 2020)

    YOUTH & PARENTS: We will be heading to Skycroft for this weekend winter retreat designed as a shortened version of the summer camp. It is especially good for first-time campers to try it out. Everyone attending will be blessed and challenged through Bible studies, worship, recreation, fellowship, and small group studies. The cost is just $95 per person, including lodging and meals. Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

    CONGREGATION: We welcome your participation in ReBOOT as well. First, we thank you for your prayers and support. Second, because payment for camp can sometimes be a challenge for families (especially around this time of year), we invite you to sponsor a youth to attend. A donation of any amount will help! We want every youth who desires to go and grow their faith to have the opportunity to do so! For more information, see Pastor Tim or Diana Franklin.

  • New Study this Fall!

    Beginning Wednesday, September 18th, we will be offering a wonderful study of God's attributes that belong to Him alone. We all have a tendency to ask others, and even ourselves, to be who only God can be. Therefore, we're going to "ponder and meditate on His perfections so that they become to us the most rational and realistic object of our reverence and awe" (Wilkin). The study is based on a book called None Like Him by Jen Wilkin. While the book is geared toward women readers, both men and women will gain the proper perspective of who God is through this study. All are welcome to join us on Wednesdays at 7:00pm in the large classroom. If you would like a copy of the book, it can be purchased through Amazon, CBD, and Kindle. If you need help purchasing a book or have any questions about the class, please see Ingrid Huber. Child care is available during the class time. Let's fix our eyes on Him together!!

  • Young at Heart

    Please come to a potluck lunch at noon on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the South Columbia Baptist Church fellowship hall. After lunch Jewell Machlin will present part 3 of the Rolf Wellness method. Future activities includea guest speaker on Sole Organizing on October 16th, a November 29th Thanksgiving meal, a December 18th Christmas celebration, and a January 15th group birthday party. Other suggestions are welcomed for all gatherings. Contact Viola for more information.

  • The National Christian Choir

    Looking for friends to attend the National Christian Choir perfromance of The Splendor of Christmas on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 2:00pm at the International Community Church in Frederick MD 21702. The general admission early bird cost is $22. Ticket requests are due September 29th, and payments are due by October 6th. Please see Joelle or Viola for more information.

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