"Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others."
Kensington Baptist Church was recently recognized
by the CBF (Cooperative Baptist Fellowship) Missions Council with a Mission Excellence Award.
The video below was prepared by CBF in honor of this recognition.
Kensington Baptist Church has several Ministry programs which occur throughout the year and at various times during the year. Descriptions of some ministries can be found below.
Once a month, usually the last Sunday of the month, Kensington Baptist Church holds an After Worship Fellowship immediately after the 11:00 am church service. Food and drink is served and members of the church and visitors can fellowship together. Sometimes there is a special speaker.
Three to four times during the year, the After Worship Fellowship is a prelude to a Business Meeting. This is a time when most members are together in one place and is therefore a good time to vote on business of the church.
KBC Lunch Bunch
A few times during the year, many of the members, known as the "KBC Lunch Bunch", gather for lunch at a local restaurant immediately after a Sunday service.
Kathryn Starr Prayer Room
The Kathryn Starr Prayer Room was established in honor of long time member, Katie Starr. The room is open on Sundays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays this room is open between 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. You may also call the pastor and schedule another time for use of the room. The Prayer Room is in one of the side rooms that opens off the Social Hall.
Sunday Bible Study
All are welcome as an adult group meets to discuss the week's lesson from the Formations Adult Bible Study quarterly study guide.
A youth Bible study group also gathers each week.
Wednesday Bible Study
This group generally meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. All are welcome. For more information, talk with Pastor Bill.
If you are homebound and interested in receiving communion at home, please talk with Brett Jones (301 946-5305). The Deacons are glad to make a visit and serve communion.
CALL ON US: Please feel free to call on your deacon if you have a need. We are willing to lend a listening ear and helping hand. Please know we are praying for you.
Deacon Family Ministry lists are found on table in vestibule.
Deacons presently serving include: Barbara Bryant, Di George, Sharon Hutko, Brett Jones, and Rosalind Walker.
Children gather for bible study and worship in a child-friendly format.
Choir & Handbells
The Choir practices at 7:45 pm on Thursdays and the HandBell Choir meets for practice immediately afterward at 9 pm.
Listen Local Concert Series
A few times a year, Kensington Baptist Church hosts a concert or other musical event for the public. These are organized by Amy Thomas and show off local music talent.
These are usually held on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon with a reception afterwards. A small donation is suggested.
Women's Care & Share
The Women's Care and Share Group meets once a month on Saturdays. It is designed to give women a time together in fellowship and prayer support. Programs include a light breakfast, crafting project, short devotional, and prayer time. As women craft together they can talk and share. The group "covenants together" to not share outside of the group so that care and mutual support can grow. There is a $10 per gathering cost for craft materials. For more information and questions contact Di George (443-621-4378).
School Supplies Mission Project
At the end of the summer, Kensington Baptist Church collects school supplies to be able to provide those supplies to needy students for the upcoming fall school term.
Migrant Worker Bags Mission Project
At the end of the spring, Kensington Baptist Church collects personal hygiene supplies to be able to provide those supplies to migrant workers. The congregation contributes those supplies which go into filling individual bags.
Laundry Detergent Missions Project
The Interfaith Works Women's Shelter (Taft Court) regularly receives laundry detergent collected by Kensington Baptist Church to help the residents so they can clean their clothes.
Mid-Atlantic Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (MACBF)
Kensington Baptist Church is a partner with MACBF, including Refuge for Hope (Uganda), The Great Obstacle Race, and other needs that arise throughout the year.
ESL and Citizenship Classes
Kensington Baptist Church provides a service to the community by offering free English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) classes in the Spring and Fall of the year to help anyone whose primary language is not English. In the past we have had students from many countries in Latin America and Southeast Asia.
Periodically, Kensington Baptist Church provides a service to the community by offering free Citizenship classes. This class is for anyone preparing to take the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) naturalization test to become a U.S. Citizen and for anyone interested in learning the basics of American history and government.
For further information call 301-942-4400 or 301-933-5320 (Leave your name and phone number).