July 11, 2016
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Call for Workshops for November 2016 Presbyterian Learning Day


Apostles/Disciples Partnership Meeting

Brown Mem'l Park Ave. Cool Artscape Events

Harundale PC seeks a part time pastor's administrative assistant

Hope Springs seeks a Director of Community Outreach

Committee and Commission meetings will be held at the Presbytery's office (unless noted otherwise.) 

Commission on Thriving Congregations  will meet at 6:30pm on Tuesday, July 19.

Committee for Preparation for Ministry will meet 3-5pm on Wednesday Jul. 20 in Catonsville

The Steering Cabinet will meet at 1pm on Wednesday, July 27

The Cuba Partnership meets 2pm to 3:30pm the third Wednesday of each month. 

Our Shared Ministry 2016 
Thank you to the following congregations who have pledged toward Our Shared Ministry 2016. At his date, he Presbytery has received $173,963 in pledges toward our budget goal of $225,000. 
Ark & Dove
Brown Mem'l Woodbrook
Christ Our King
Dickey Memorial 
First & Franklin
1st of Annapolis
1st of Bel Air 
1st of Howard Co.
Good Shepherd
Havre de Grace
Hunting Ridge 
Light Street
Mount Paran
Prince of Peace
Roland Park
Woods Mem'l

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by Amy L. Carlson

It is with much joy and anticipation that the Commission on Thriving Congregations' Disciple Formation Team is offering a middle school retreat this fall entitled, "Seven Habits for the Highly Effective Teen."  The "7" retreat will be held for youth in grades 6th through 8th during the weekend of October 21-23, 2016 at Black Rock Retreat Center 1345 Kirkwood Pike ยท Quarryville, PA 17566. The cost for the retreat is $75 per person, which includes five meals, lodging and course instruction.

This formative experience is open to youth from all the Presbytery's congregations and will provide youngsters with the opportunity to grow in faith and nourish spiritual development.  It is our hope that this offering will enable our youth to develop an understanding of the connectional church as they form relationships with others from different congregations, backgrounds and communities.

The "7" retreat will be facilitated by instructors from Crestfield Camp and Conference Center, an associate of the Pittsburgh Presbytery. Youth participating in the retreat will learn about seven healthy habits that can help them cope with life's difficulties in a positive, Christ-centered way. These habits will help youth take responsibility for their lives; prioritize; define missions and goals; resolve problems with a win-win attitude; listen sincerely; work better with others and renew their spirits. Learning these habits may help youth develop resources to navigate the pain, hurt and despair many experience as they go through their teen years.

There is limited space for the "7" retreat. Up to 60 people, including chaperones, will be able to register on a first come, first served basis. Each congregation sending youth must also send a paying adult chaperone.  Click here to register. For more information contact Amy Carlson.

Amy Carlson is a member of the Commission on Thriving Congregations' Disciple Formation Team.  She serves as the Director of Christian Formation and Congregational Life at Second Presbyterian Church in Baltimore City. 

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Take Note/Act Now

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The Gathering Team is now issuing a call for workshops for the
November 12 Presbytery Gathering. In partnership with First Presbyterian Church of Annapolis, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Paul Roberts of Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary and Dr. Katie Cannon of Union Presbyterian Theological Seminary will be keynote speakers in a program addressing the Church's Response to Institutional Racism. To submit an idea for a workshop, please contact Jack Carlson, at jvcarlson47@gmail.com , or 410.978.1017.

Did you hear what happened at GA222?  Read about it here!

APOSTLE/DISCIPLES: A TIME OF PARTNERSHIP AND MOMENTUM.  Meeting #4 at Hunting Ridge Presbyterian Church at 6pm on July 12.  Small groups will discern "THE RESPONSE TO INJUSTICE" focusing on LUKE 18-1-6, The Persistent Widow.


Brown Memorial Park Ave Presbyterian Church will host some cool Artscape events as part of its Tiffany Series . They include a c horal concert and silent film with organ accompaniment  at 7:30pm on  Friday, July 15;  "Breakfast with Tiffany"  tour of the church's famous Tiffany Windows with a lite breakfast  on the weekend of July 16-17; and a c oncert by the renowned Luminare Choir of Archbishop Curley High School on July 17.  Click here for a detailed flyer. 

Harundale Presbyterian Church is looking for a part-time pastor's administrative assistant. Contact Rev. Dr. Tracey Davenport at 410-766-4338 or tracey@harundalepc.org.


Hope Springs seeks a Director of Faith Community Outreach. For a job description or further information, click here.

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 Mary Gaut
Interim General Presbyter

  Deb Milcarek
Assoc. for Reconciliation

Susan Krehbiel
Dir. of Congregational Advocacy
Judi Forrester
Financial Administrator

William Nickels III
 Assoc. General Presbyter

Debbie Ingram Schmidt
Assoc. for Spiritual Leader Development
Deborah Greene  
Dir. of Communications
Laura Mullen
Book Keeper

Catherine Blacka

Judy Johnson
Ministry Group Staff

 Wanda Morgan
Dir. of Events/Services