1740 Forest Drive
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-263-6680
As FOLLOWERS of Christ,
We SHARE God's love
And SERVE others.

Heritage Baptist Church 
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 Welcome to Heritage Baptist Church!


We’re excited that you are thinking about visiting our church in the near future. We know how overwhelming visiting a new church can be, so we would like to make your visit as welcoming as possible.

Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions.


What kind of church are we?
Heritage Baptist has a strong foundation of traditional Baptist worship. We are a unique congregation full of love for people and God. We practice traditional worship with a modern twist. We sing hymns and the Doxology; we pray the Lord’s prayer together. It’s not uncommon for our congregation to take part in responsive readings and we are often led in worship by members of the congregation. We embrace the value of men and women both in worship and leadership. We actively cultivate future leaders by allowing children and teenagers to take an active role in worship on Sunday mornings. 

What if I am not Baptist?

People from various denominational backgrounds including Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist, Episcopalian, the United Church of Christ, and non-denominational have chosen to make Heritage their spiritual home. We don’t believe you have to agree with us about everything in order to worship God alongside us.

Where should I park?

Please feel free to park in any of our four parking lots. We have many parking spaces reserved for guests, in parking lot off of Cherry Grove and in the lot facing Forest Drive. There are six doors to use to enter the church. (See the map below)

What do you have for my children?

We offer nursery from infant through pre-k for both Sunday worship and Wednesday Vespers.

For children in kindergarten through high school, offer Sunday School each Sunday morning beginning at 9:15. We strive to make Sunday worship a family-friendly experience.  A children's bulletin is provided each week to help young ones follow along with the service. We also offer binders containing crayons, paper and bookmarks to 'save the place' of upcoming hymns and scripture readings. On most Sundays, children are invited to the front of the sanctuary for a brief Children's Moment lesson. From September-May, children in grades K-3rd grade are dismissed shortly before the sermon, for Faith Quest.Children's Church, where they learn an age appropriate Bible lessons through art projects and play. See our Children and Youth pages to learn more. 

What should I wear?

Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable, we will accept you for who you are no matter what you’re wearing. On any given Sunday you will find people wearing anything from jeans to suits and everything in between. We gather together to worship and fellowship, and we can do that no matter what type of clothes you’re in.

What do you believe?


There is a one-word definition for what it means to be a Baptist.  That word is Freedom!

 

We believe in Soul Freedom.  As the crowning work of God in creation, we were created free so that we might be able to freely choose a relationship with Him (John 3:16).  The New Testament Church had two ordinances:  baptism and the Lord's Supper (Acts 2:41-42).  Both are symbolic, not sacramental, in meaning.  These are the two ordinances of Heritage Baptist Church.

When do you gather for worship and Bible study?


Sunday Morning 

Sunday School is from 9:15-10:15 am in classrooms throughout the building, and worship begins in the sanctuary at 10:30. The service is usually finished by 11:45 am.

Wednesday Evening 

On Wednesday evenings we meet in the fellowship hall at 5:45 for dinner (September - May). The cost is $6 for adults and youth, Children 6-11 years are $2, Preschoolers $1. $15.00 maximum per family.  This is only the suggested cost. Please never allow inability to pay prevent you from joining us for dinner. If purchasing dinner is a hardship, please speak to one of our staff. First time visitors to Wednesday night dinner eat free.  At 6:30 our children and youth leave the fellowship hall for their classes while adults gather in the chapel for prayer meeting and Bible study. Adult choir practice is from 7:15-8:30 pm.  Learn more

 Sunday Evenings

On Sunday nights our youth group meets for youth choir at 5 pm. Then they gather in the fellowship hall for a meal. They share the "highs and lows" of their week as they laugh and eat dinner.  Youth Group (Soul Food) begins around 6:45pm in the Youth Room, ending at 7:30 pm. For Fall 2014, we are launching Animate Sunday Nights for Adults. At 5 pm, we will gather to imaginatively explore central topics of Christianity. Learn more

 

Small Groups

Small groups meet throughout the city for fellowship and study. See the calendar or call the office for more information

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