other ministries

Celebrate recovery

Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:30PM

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind.

Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life.

Learn more about Celebrate Recovery Here!

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griefshare 

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ONLINE session Begins September 14, 2021

Every Tuesday, at 7pm
Please contact Betty Sue Carter at (443) 286-7515

GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.

How GriefShare works:

GriefShare is a biblically-based support group for anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one. We welcome anyone who needs to learn how to live with grief. 

GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.

 

When to join a GriefShare group:

You are welcome to begin attending the GriefShare group at any session. Each is “self-contained,” so you do not have to attend in sequence. You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any of the videos you have not seen.

Personal study and reflection:

During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

“Going to GriefShare feels like having warm arms wrapped around you when you’re shivering.”

 

music & media

CHOIR

Practice on Mondays at 6:00 pm in Choir Room 

Choir is defined as a “musical ensemble of singers” but church choir is SO much more! 

We are an ensemble of believers who happen to love music and singing.  The subject of our musical content is always Christian in nature but the styles that we use to express that can be widely varying. We are trying hard at CBC not to fit in any one mold or genre of music but instead to keep finding that song that lifts us and the congregation to a place of worship.

I have always contended that choir is a picture of the Church set to music. We, like the Church, have all ages, all tastes with many differences in talent levels and gifts. Each of us alone would be just that - alone. No harmony, no blending and little volume with only what an individual can bring. But together we are mighty! The voices blend - the differences become texture - the individual becomes part of something so much more. So just as we are in Church - we are in choir. Better together, stronger together and worshipping together.

You are welcome to join use to practice. All that is required is that aforementioned love of music and singing that comes from a believers heart.   

Lissa Holbrook, Choir Director

HEARTS ABLAZE - PRAISE BAND

Practice on Mondays at 7:00 pm in Sanctuary

Hearts Ablaze started playing together in the Spring of 2015. What started as two people leading the congregation in worship, has brought opportunity for many more musicians and vocalists to use their talents to worship Jesus. Hearts Ablaze enjoys leading the congregation in the newer worship songs being released, while also incorporating the contemporary songs and traditional hymns of years past. If you have a gift of voice or instrument, join the praise band at practice, Monday nights!

Contact Pastor Rusty Hewitt, (443) 466-0611

MEDIA TEAM

The media team is in charge of all of the media work for Sunday service. The media team is the unseen group that ensures the sound board levels are correct, the Proclaim slides change seamlessly, and the sermon is recorded for future viewers. If you are gifted in these areas, and would like to volunteer on Sunday mornings, your help would be greatly appreciated!

Contact Pastor Rusty Hewitt, (443) 466-0611
 

CRISIS Ministries

And Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.

John 6:35

CBC Food Pantry

Our goal is to have a positive impact on the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the community through the distribution of food boxes including the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Bread of Life and a list of available state and county support programs with contact information.

 

If you or someone you know is in need, we are open each Monday, 3:30-5:30 pm (currently drive-up service only). Please remain in your vehicle and a volunteer will bring a box to you.

 

If you are interested in donating non-perishable food items, some suggested items include: canned fruit and vegetables, soups and stews, canned meat (tuna/chicken etc.), pastas and sauce, Hamburger/Tuna Helper, macaroni and cheese, instant potatoes,  peanut butter and jelly, breakfast foods (cereals/oatmeal), pantry staples (sugar/flour/spices), granola bars, desserts/snacks. We are dependent on these donations; and thank you for your continued, generous support.

 

If you have questions, please contact Larry and Sherri Montgomery, 443-945-6580, or the Church office.
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Conowingo Closet

The Conowingo Closet offers clothes and hygiene items for men, women, and children in need. We are always accepting gently used clothing, as well as new hygiene products and underwear.

 

The purpose of this ministry is so Conowingo Baptist Church can provide for families in need within Cecil County more than we already do. We believe that being able to not only provide food and financial assistance to those in need, but that access to the closet will open up new doors and outreach opportunities!

 

Please place all donations in the Closet area and contact Eden Barton prior. If possible please wash all donations prior to bagging and place all donations in a black trash bag. Thank you all for your help and we look forward to making this a huge ministry within the community!

For more info, contact Eden Barton
Current Needs

Kids Clothing from 6 months up:

1: Onesies

2: Socks

3: Pants

4: Tops

5: Pajamas

 

Men all sizes

Women all sizes

 

Winter Apparel:

- Socks

- Shoes

- Scarves

- Hats (Winter)

- Gloves

 

Please label the bags with your donations  with the following colors:

Red - Kids

Green - Men’s

Yellow - Women’s

 

Heritage Pregnancy Center

CBC is partnered with Heritage Pregnancy and Family Health Center. We collect items for babies and their mothers year round, to support and celebrate the beautiful gift of life!

For more information on donations, contact
Sherri Montgomery.

You can visit Heritage's website
for more information here.
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Operation Christmas Child

Shoeboxes will be available soon in the front foyer!

You can pick up an empty shoebox (or 2, or 3, or more!) and take it home to fill with gifts for a child living in poverty, such as toys, hygiene items, school supplies, and a personal note. See what to pack in boxes HERE

 

Busy schedule but you still want to be involved? Finding it hard to get out to shop?

1. Build your shoebox online, directly through the Samaritan's Purse website. We have our own Online Goal page through OCC!

2. Sponsor a Youth Group shoebox! Our church has been generously donated lots of items that the Youth Group will be packing into shoeboxes. If you would like to sponsor one of these boxes and cover the $9 shipping cost, you can designate on your tithe envelope: "OCC Shoeboxes."

Return date is Sunday November 14, 2021

You can fill shoeboxes year round for collection week in November! 

Check out Year-Round Packing Ideas! Items for packing as well as empty shoeboxes that can be used, can be placed in the OCC Room in the basement.

Every shoebox has an eternal impact!

Learn more about how every shoebox shares the Gospel!

 

Find more information about Operation Christmas Child HERE

With questions, contact Alexis Hewitt at (484) 886-8916

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Year Round Donations
  • School supplies (pencils, erasers, rulers, notebooks, etc.)

  • Hygiene items (bar soap, toothbrushes, washcloths, reusable feminine pads, floss)

  • WOW items (stuffed animals, balls with a pump)

  • Clothes of all children's sizes

  • Musical instruments

  • Craft supplies

  • Small toys

 

angel tree

The Angel Tree will be set up in the church foyer beginning in November.

 

To help with this ministry, you can take an angel from the tree, buy a gift for that child, and bring it to church in a gift bag. You can also designate an offering towards this ministry by putting "Angel Tree" on your tithe envelope, or selecting "Angel Tree" from the Designations drop down menu on https://give.idonate.com/conowingobaptist/give

For more info, contact Jaime Williams
 

Other Ministries

Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets
Lissa Holbrook
Prison Ministry
Drema Wingler
Greeters
Della Mae Phipps