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May 27, 2020

On March 31, the Chesapeake Conference Executive Committee met via Zoom to receive an annual report of how the Lord blessed the conference in 2019, as well as to discuss adjustments to the conference calendar in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
To prioritize the safety and health of Chesapeake members, the following annual events were voted by the Executive Committee to be canceled for 2020:

  • English Camp Meeting

  • S...

April 23, 2020

Last week, five Highland View Academy (HVA) students led out in a virtual Week of Prayer experience. With school buildings closed across the region due to the coronavirus pandemic, students were unable to meet together in person for this special week of spiritual emphasis. 

"The student speakers and the campus ministries department agreed that Week of Prayer was more important now than ever before," says Mandy Corea, campus m...

February 27, 2020

Generation Rain brings youth from the different regions of the conference annually, allowing for new connections to be made.

"My favorite thing has always been the worships because I've always loved singing and discovering new songs to listen to later," says Elizabeth Perez, a youth group member from Hagerstown (Md.) Spanish church.

On February 21-23, about 200 young adults gathered together at Highland View Academy (Hagerst...

February 13, 2020

Pathfinders from across the Chesapeake Conference congregated at Ellicott City (Md.) church for the conference-level Pathfinder Bible Experience (PBE), formerly known as Bible Bowl. Groups of youth gathered together, discussing answers to the questions relating to the books of the Bible read and studied in preparation: Hosea, Amos, Jonah, Micah, Ezra and Nehemiah. Additionally, this year pathfinders in Chesapeake participated...

January 17, 2020

A successful youth and children's ministry often begins with well-trained staff. For this reason, over 60 Chesapeake Conference local church leaders recently came together for the Coordinator's Retreat to learn, plan and fellowship on the grounds of Mt. Aetna Retreat Center in Hagerstown, Md. Sessions equipped attendees to develop a mission for ministry, grow a successful leadership mindset, pursue living a balanced life, and...

October 25, 2019

Photo by David Carr 

Nearly 20 Adventurer clubs from around the Chesapeake Conference converged at Ellicott City (Md.) church for Adventurer Awards Day earlier this month, drawing 350 attendees. Adventurers spent the day earning awards as they attended classes on puppets, carpentry, recycling and more. Each presented topic contained an interwoven spiritual component in the lesson. Fourth graders also had the opportunity to earn...

September 12, 2019

 About 200 leaders were in attendance for the Children's and Youth Leaders Convention held September 6-8 on the campus of Mt. Aetna Camp and Retreat Center in Hagerstown, Md. The group included participants from over 35 churches from Chesapeake and neighboring conferences. Attendees received training in the areas of Adventurers, Pathfinders, Master Guide, Youth Ministries, Children’s Ministries, Teen Leadership Training (TLT)...

August 1, 2019

Fifty-five teenagers spanning seven states came together in July for a week of My City My Passion, a local mission trip experience for young people hosted by the Ellicott City (Md.) church. This program provided an opportunity for youth to train in leadership and discipleship, as well as serve the community through acts of compassion and community service. 

Throughout the week, the grou...

July 26, 2019

The Chesapeake Conference recently hosted a children's ministry training at the Ellicott City (Md.) Church, equipping local ministry leaders to teach to different learning styles of children. Thirty people from eleven churches registered and received training by Robin Galgon, a team member of the Children's Ministry department at the North American Division (NAD) in Columbia, Md.

Galgon informed...

July 25, 2019

On July 13, the Baltimore Korean church (Ellicott City, Md.) hosted a Youth Rally with over thirty students from Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland coming together for worship, group activities and fellowship.

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