We take our name seriously. At Broadview Baptist Church, your unique self is welcome. We hold sacred a broadness of diversity among people, wanting you to come teach us and share with us.
We also want to make each other “broader” by mutually helping open new experiences of God, informing each other’s understanding of the world, and inspiring spirit, hope, and energy for community-centered change work.
We are LGBTQ-affirming, meaning we welcome members of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression.
We may be different from the typical Baptist church you are familiar with. Our congregation reclaims Baptist rootedness in
We support women as ordained ministers. We believe that it part of our call as people of faith to oppose injustice and violence. We use historical critical method and the social sciences to inform our study of the Bible.
We are affiliated with the Alliance of Baptists, American Baptist Churches (ABCUSA), and the District of Columbia Baptist Convention (DCBC).
We meet on the campus of All Saints Episcopal Church in the building known as the Parish Hall (down the hill from the Sanctuary).
Established in 2006, our mission is to provide conflict management services and education to empower people to create and develop their own solutions.
We have a long and successful history of working with families, the courts, law enforcement and businesses to help bring about meaningful and peaceful conflict resolution. We offer our services in a range of locations and settings conveniently located throughout the county.
Our exposure and services have greatly expanded over the years to include: District Court Peace Orders, foster care Child in Need of Assistance (CINA) mediations, family separation, parenting plan and property distribution mediations and reentry mediations for those about to leave the county detention center and rejoin the community. We also facilitate difficult community conversations related to conflict resolution.
We now have more than 20 active volunteer mediators and trainers supporting more than 150 mediations and numerous workshops and facilitations each year. Our commitment to building a stronger and more peaceful community remains strong. We are proud to be recognized as a valuable resource across the demographic spectrum and are one of the most reputable, small 501(c)3, nonprofit organizations in the County.
COMMUNITY MINISTRY OF CALVERT COUNTY
Community Ministry of Calvert County’s mission is to help people in need with their utility bills or rental payments. One of its goals is to prevent homelessness for people facing eviction or utility shutoff. If someone needs help, they can call the Community Ministry office at 410-414-8007 to set up an appointment to come to the office. During the initial call, the person in need will be given the necessary information regarding paperwork required to document their need.
The staff at the office is all volunteer. For those who would like to volunteer, we provide training in the areas of answering phone calls, setting up appointments, returning messages from voice mail and interviewing those in need. Several times a year there are meetings for the volunteers.
All Saints Church was one of the founding members of Community Ministry in 2012. From the start, All Saints has provided volunteers and financial support to this ensure that we can help those in need here in Calvert County.
Community Ministry is an outward focus of our Baptismal Covenant:
• To proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ.
• To seek and serve all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself.
• To strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.
For more information or an appointment, call the Community Ministry office at 410-414-8007.
Calvert Interfaith Council
Representatives of Calvert County’s diverse religious community gather with community and social service organizations to coordinate the good work of the building up of our people and community. Though the Interfaith Council, and the projects that spin off from that organization, All Saints coordinates with many other Christian denominations and other religious groups, including our local Islamic Center and Jewish synagogue.
The Calvert Interfaith Council (CIC) is a group formed about 12 years ago to improve communication and cooperation between the various faith communities in Calvert County, and to promote harmony and understanding among different faiths. The CIC organizes various community events – like the community Thanksgiving service and the Day of Prayer of Peace – and also advocates for shared ministries such as Project Echo, Safe Nights, and CMCC. Fr. Ken+ represents All Saints Parish at meetings, however all are welcome to attend. CIC meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every other month from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The location changes from meeting to meeting.
#OurCommonCalvertCounty began in early 2016 as a multi-generation group of county citizens with several goals in mind. One of the initial goals was to develop leaders of all ages in our county. At the same time, initial members of #OurCommon were extremely interested in tackling tough conversations about a broad range of hot-button issues (race, religion, diversity, sexuality, gender, gun violence, the environment and more) while developing relationships and trust.
Building a diverse group to work together, developing leaders takes committed, intentional involvement to reach out to groups who may not otherwise know about #OurCommonCalvert. As this organization moves forward, we are developing a variety of ways to encourage others to join in the conversations that can unite us. Leadership opportunities happen every month, as new meeting facilitators step up to develop and lead each session.
Over the last several months, #OurCommonCalvert members have considered the overall mission and vision for moving forward, a third goal has emerged. As we engage in the difficult conversations, we realize that we have more in common than we may think and we can unify through organized action.
Over the course of the last year, #OurCommonCalvert has dealt with issues of poverty and economic justice, climate change, gender justice, religious tolerance and race. Youth and adult leaders have collaborated together to create a sacred space where some amazing growth is occurting.
We have travelled to inner city Baltimore together; visited mosques and broken fasts with our Muslim friends during Ramadan; we have explored the depths of our own racialization and inherent prejudices; and we have organized in the name of refugees and immigrants. Four of our young women – Brianna Workcuff, Nat Todd, Samirah Brown and Dia Brown - are going to be honored for their leadership by the Calvert County Commission for Women on March 11, 2017.
All are welcome to participate! Meetings are held monthly at the Harriet Brown Community Center in Prince Frederick. More information including meeting dates and times, can be found at www.facebook.com/ourcommoncalvertcounty, on Twitter at @OurCommon_Cal and on Instagram at OurCommonCalvert.
BOY SCOUT TROOP 1792
Founded in 1980, Boy Scout Troop 1792 is chartered to All Saints Episcopal Church of Sunderland, Maryland.
Our outdoor program includes weekend trips every month between September and June (day trip in December). The troop offers two week-long camping opportunities during the summer. This year, we are at Blue Ridge Scout Reservation in early July and Broad Creek Scout Reservation in late July.
The troop meets in the All Saints Parish Hall on most Thursday evenings between 7:00 and 8:30. All Saints is located on Lower Marlboro Road between Route 2 and Route 4.
Membership is open to all young men between the ages of 11-17 (or have completed fifth grade). If you would like to join in the fun or have any questions, please contact our Scoutmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; they are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; and neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Their primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at the All Saints Parish Hall on Tuesday evenings at 8 pm. For more information on AA, call 1-800-492-0209 or visit their website at www.marylandaa.org.