FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How Can I Stay Connected During the COVID-19 Pandemic?


Even though we are at home, we are still the Church. The Church is not a building or an entity. It is a body made up of all who belong to Christ. We offer various virtual events for Children, Youth, and Adults. Go to our J oin Us page for more information Our worship service is on Facebook Live at 11 am every Sunday. You can access any of our previous sermons on the Watch page.




When will Halethorpe reopen?


We are following the course of the pandemic closely, and respecting the authority of our local government. We are working on developing a safe plan for reopening our building. Halethorpe will be having socially distant, limited capacity services for the foreseeable future. All congregants are required to wear masks. We strongly recommend that high risk groups and anyone who is primarily concerned with their health and well-being stay home. We cannot guarantee the safety of attendees at our service. Our Service will continue to be streamed on Facebook Live and on our Watch Live page of this website.




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.





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