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April Featured Events

Young Adult Ministry
2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 8:00 p.m.

Join the Young Adult Cluster, this lively group of young professionals between 21 and 35 years old, as we deepen our faith, engage in fellowship, and celebrate life to the fullest!

For more information contact Kimmy Hilson.

Grief Share Ministry Support Group
Every Thursday in April at 12:00 p.m.

Grief Share is a free seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. Join us for a journey from mourning to joy! The seminar is open to all anytime during the 13 weeks! The course is free, however the required workbook can be purchased ($15) when you come.

For more information email Rev. Ostein Truitt  or call 410-992-6977 ext.1007.

SJBC Women’s Ministry Presents
Living Our Best Life:How to Defy the Aging Process
Saturday, April 14th, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Please join us for an informative panel discussion.
Learn proven techniques to aging gracefully.
Continental breakfast will be served!
Register here!

Adult Bible Study
Tues., April 17th 7 p.m.
Wed., April 18th 12 noon

Adult Bible Study: Book of Job Part II

Please register at
For more information contact Rev. Ostein Truitt at

Faith Forum Conversation Circles

Tues., April 24th 7-8:30 p.m.
Members are invited to the follow-up sessions for the Faith Forum hosted by Congressman Elijah Cummings, Del. Vanessa Atterbeary and Rev. Robert Turner held on Mon., Nov. 20, 2017 

The Forum was just the first step in having an on-going dialogue around racism and patriotism.  The next step includes Conversation Circles which will be held on the 4th Tues. April 24, and May 22, 7 – 9 p.m. We are one of 6 faith communities that the Circles will be held on those dates.  If you are interested in joining a Circle here at St John, go to Eventbrite and register. This will be an exciting opportunity to move from conversation to action. 

For more information contact Sis. Va’sama Williams at 410-992-6977 


SJBC 5K Run-Walk-Stroll 
Sat., April 28th, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Registration Fee:
$15 Ages 5 – 17
$30 Ages 18 – 54
$25 Ages 55 and above

On line registration begins Sun. Mar. 18 and ends Sun. Apr. 11

Walkers, Runners, Strollers: people in wheel chairs and canes are encouraged and welcome to join us on a modified course!

If you don’t want to run walk or stroll, please consider volunteering on race day, sponsoring a participant or making a donation. Proceeds will benefit SJBC G.E.M.S. (Girls Eagerly Maturing Spiritually & SJBC B.A.S.E. (Boys Acquiring Spiritual Equipment)

Click here to register!

For more details contact Bro. Bob Hilson  or Sis. Amber Hodges.

Rebuilding Together Howard County 
Sat., April 28th

Get your tool belts out, St John! St. We are assembling a team and “adopting a house” for Rebuilding Together Howard County’s National Rebuilding Day. They provide free home re- pairs to low-income families in Howard County. No home repair expertise is required. If you are handy with a hammer or would like to come out and help someone in need, please contact Sis. Cynthia Bailey.

May Featured Events

Young Adult Ministry
2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 8:00 p.m.

Join the Young Adult Cluster, this lively group of young professionals between 21 and 35 years old, as we deepen our faith, engage in fellowship, and celebrate life to the fullest!

For more information contact Kimmy Hilson.

Power Hour Anniversary
Wed., May 2nd, 7 p.m.

Guest Preacher, Rev. Langston, Pastor of Mt Pisgah A.M.E. Church.

Mark your calendars and join us for a high in the Lord.

Yoga Class

Sat., May 5th 10:00 a.m. 
Come experience the many benefits of yoga: It improves health, restores balance and flexibility and teaches us how to quiet our busy minds.
Needed: A Yoga mat, available at local stores for $5.00 – $10.00 $10.00/person payable at the door (cash only)
For more information contact Rev. Ostein Truitt 410-992-6977 ext.1007 or

Pastor’s 25th Anniversary 
Sat., May 5th, 6:00 p.m.
BWI Airport Marriott
1743 Nursery Road, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

Tickets are $75.00 per person. To purchase tickets, click here.

For more info contact: Sis. Lynda Jones-Burns, Sis. Laura Boone, or Sis. Michelle Enceneat

Celebrating Rev. Turner through Worship
Sun. May 6th

We celebrate Rev. Turner through worship with the following guest preachers.
8 a.m. Sr. Pastor Kirk Byron Jones,  Zion Baptist Church, Lynn, MA
10:15 a.m. Rev. Michael Walker, Dallas, Texas
12 noon Rev. Dr. Clarence Newsome, Charlotte, N.C.

Love offering envelopes will be available for anyone wanting to celebrate Pastor Turner’s 25 years & Service!

June Featured Events

Faith Based Forum & Dialogue
Mon., June 4th, 6:30 p.m.

Join us June 4th for a Faith Based Forum & Dialogue – RACE, FAITH & BIAS!

This event is hosted by Congressman Elijah Cummings
Featuring Del. Vanessa Atterbeary and Rev. Dr. Robert A.F. Turner
Facilitator: John Sarrouf, Essential Partners

Please join us for an engaging and empowering community event. For more information contact Rev. Ostein Truitt at 410.992.6977 x1007.

This event is funded in part by a grant from The Horizon Foundation

SJBC Women’s Ministry Anniversary
Fri., June 8th, 7:00 p.m.

Join us June 8th for a movie night in Fellowship Hall.

Mentoring Program Awards & Recognition
Sat., June 9th, 10 a.m.

Join us for the Mentoring Program Awards and Recognition ceremony in Fellowship Hall.

Mentoring Program Gala Celebration
Sat., June 9th, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Join us for the Mentoring Program Gala Celebration dinner!

Columbia Sheraton
10207 Wincopin Circle
Columbia, MD 21044

For more details please contact Sis. Carolyn Gayle 410.992.6977, Sis. Barbara Miller, or Sis. Yolanda Speights.

Golden Hearts: Trip to the National Museum of African American History & Culture
Wed., June 20th, 10:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Round trip transportation is $25. Departure time from St John Baptist Church parking lot is 10 a.m. and will return by 3:15 p.m. For more information, contact Sis. JoAnne Sellers.

Wed., June 20th, 7:00 p.m.

Calling All Men” Inspirational Speaker, Rev. James E. Golden, Jr., Pastor Christ Spiritual Temple of Faith

SJBC Pre-Men’s Day “MAN UP” Generations BBQ – CANCELLED
Sat., June 23rd, 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

This event has been CANCELLED

SJBC “Man UP” Men’s Day
Sun., June 24th

8:00 a.m. – Rev. Dr. Anthony Moore
10:15 a.m. – Rev. Dr. Donte Hickman
12:00 p.m. – Rev. Kenneth Barney, Jr.

Spiritual Deepening through Walking Prayer
Sat., June 30th, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. (Rain of Shine)

Bon Secours Outdoor Prayer Labyrinth 1525 Marriottsville Rd. Marriaottsville, MD 21104

Participation is free but registration is required or access through SJBC website.

Registration closes, Mon., June 25, 5 p.m.

Optional Breakfast will be served between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. ($10 paid onsite).

Honor God with your wealth, and the first fruits of all your produce. - Proverbs 3:9

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