FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How can I be Baptized?


The clear testimony of Scripture is that after a person makes the decision to follow Jesus they are then baptized. In that act a person is saying, "I now reject the ways and values of this world, and I want the world to know I believe Jesus is God in the flesh, He died for my sins, rose from the dead, and he is my Lord! If this is your testimony, here at Halethorpe we periodically hold baptism classes throughout the year, and then baptize those who seek to follow Jesus through the waters of baptism (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 8:34-38)




How do I Serve at Halethorpe?


Thanks for considering getting involved with us here at Halethorpe! We offer various ways to serve and get involved in our church and community on the Serve Page. Whether it's being on the stage at our Musicals, or cleaning the building, we'd love to have you help!




How do I become a Christian?


The short answer by making a decision to follow Christ. That of course, is easier said than done. Jesus said it like this, "If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it." (Luke 9:23-24) Jesus is very clear that salvation can only be found in him alone. A person must repent of their selfishness and rebellion, which requires the convicting work of the Holy Spirit, (John 16:8-11) and then place their faith in Jesus by following his ways. This, of course, can only be accomplished by the indwelling Holy Spirit. (Galatians 5:16-18, 22-25) This is why the Apostle Paul writes, "This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!" (2 Corinthians 5:17)




When can I take communion?


Here at Halethorpe, we recognize the Lord's supper as a commandment of Jesus and a great privilege. (1 Corinthians 11:23-32) We celebrate the Lord's supper every 6 weeks on Sunday Morning. We practice "Open Communion," which means we invite those who are followers of Jesus, and in fellowship with Him and His Body to participate.




What COVID-19 restrictions are active at Halethorpe?


Per the State of Maryland's current regulations and CDC guidelines, masks are no longer required at Sunday Services. Social distancing and capacity limits have also been lifted. Join us Sunday Mornings in our worship center at 1312 Francis Avenue, or online at: facebook.com/halethorpecommunitychurch/videos/