After much planning and consideration, the church's congregation decided to bring in its 30th year with a project that gives back to their community. On Saturday, the church traveled to the Brooklyn Heights area to assist in Habitat for Humanity's Building on Faith initiative.
They spent that day weeding and pruning with their friends at Habitat, which also celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Afterward, the church team held a picnic supper, and the next day had service with an affiliated church, Heritage Baptist in Annapolis.
Later in September, the whole community is invited to join in on the festivities in a block party from 4-6 p.m. Sept. 29 at the church. There will be live music, a cookout and a birthday cake to commemorate the big event.
"The congregation wants the community to be its guests as it gives thanks for all the blessings of 30 years of life and service," according to a release from the church.