Haven City Church has experienced God's awesome shaping throughout the Spring. He has grown us numerically and connected our lives. He has given us a vision for reaching our family, friends, neighbors and coworkers. He as entrusted to us a ministry building with a functioning weekly outreach. He has also connected us with a pastor who already established a ministry framework in Fells Point and is willing to turn that over to us.
The kingdom of God is moving forward and we have had the exciting experience of joining God in this gospel movement. He is is forming a new church and allowing us to be a part of it.
As I’ve said a number of times, the process we are in is similar to a pregnancy. And as the months have passed the “baby bump” is more and more obvious. I am honored to be a part of this with you all. The next few months are crucial. And your involvement is important. I don’t know all that will transpire. But’s lets keep going in anticipation and faith.
Over the Summer we will continue gathering to build community, pray for the city and develop into a gospel-centered church. We are moving out of our home and into a public space in Fells Point. We are also going to be doing weekly outreach through the Compassion Center in Fells Point.
Our gatherings are moving from Friday night to Sunday evenings, biweekly throughout July and August. I have also scheduled a few Saturday morning workdays for the Compassion Center. Now is the time to begin inviting people into our Sunday evening gatherings. All are welcome. In addition to Bible teaching I will make it a point to share a short gospel message so that those who do not have a personal relationship with God can respond. We will also try to incorporate meals into our Sunday evenings so that hanging out is all that much more fun.
Please add the following dates to your calendar. Sunday Summer Gatherings
- July 9, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
- July 23, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
- August 6, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
- August 20, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Compassion Center Workdays
God has entrusted us with the Compassion Center off of Eastern Avenue to run and use for church gatherings. It is a pretty crazy opportunity! A few of us met there this past Sunday night, got a tour and prayed for the building.
This facility touches the lives of hundreds of people in Fells Point on a weekly basis. But there is a lot of work that needs to be done to get the center functioning and looking good. I have scheduled two work days in July to begin the cleaning process. It would be great to have your help. I will have lunch available for all who serve.
- July 1, 8:30 AM - Noon
- July 15, 8:30 AM - Noon
If you are interested in volunteering in the Compassion Center beyond these Saturday work days please let me know. There are a number of tasks that need to be accomplished on a weekly basis.
Thanks for loving Jesus and praying for Baltimore!