The Baptist Convention of New England is adding an English as a Second Language ministry support team. Leaders Maddy Miller and Pam Seremet will help local churches start viable ESL ministries by conducting trainings and providing resources.
Last Saturday more than 300 people made their way to Legacy Church at First Baptist Church Sutton (MA) and warmed up with a drink at the hot chocolate bar or enjoyed complimentary sandwiches and baked goods during the Sutton Chain of Lights.
Legacy Church at FBC Sutton is the fourth oldest Baptist church in Massachusetts and has roots dating back to 1735. But in recent years the congregation has dwindled to only twelve members.
More than three dozen people responded to an invitation to follow Christ at a Sportsmen’s Banquet and Wild Game Dinner hosted by New City Church in Bath, Maine, on Oct. 1.
“Hunting is huge here, and the great thing about it is that … a lot of the folks who would find themselves out in the woods or spending time with a community of hunters would probably not be the ones who would be taking their families to church or coming to spiritual things,” said pastor Joel Littlefield.