October 10, 2016
Inside this Edition

Kenwood PC Community Day & Pumpkin Patch Story-Time

First & Franklin Spire Series Concert: 13 Chamber Choir

Restoring the Chestnut Tree: Potluck and Lecture and Chestnut Grove PC

Organist featured in Tiffany Series Concert at Brown Mem'l Park Ave. PC

Woods Mem'l PC seeks an Interim Director of Missions

First & Franklin Seeks a Child Care Provider 

Locked in a Box: Film and Discussion on Immigration

CMEC hosts Jack Sharp Fall Awards Dinner 

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

The Steering Committee will meet at 1pm on Wednesday, Oct. 19

The Commission on Thriving Congregations will meet Tuesday, Oct. 18

Spiritual Leader Development Commission will meet 1pm on Thursday, Nov. 3

Susquehanna Parish Ministry Group will host a Leadership Training Workshop from 9am to 2pm on Saturday, Oct. 22 at the First Presbyterian Church of Bel Air .  

The Guatemala Partnership will meet at 10am on Thursday, Oct. 20.

Cuba Partnership will meet at 2pm n Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Hunting Ridge Presbyterian Church 

Our Shared Ministry 
At this date, the Presbytery has received $185,599 in Our Shared Ministry pledges. Just $40,401 short of our budget goal of $225,000. Thanks you!

Ark & Dove
Brown Mem'l Park Avenue 
Brown Mem'l Woodbrook
Cherry Hill Community
Christ Our King
Dickey Memorial 
First & Franklin
1st of Annapolis
1st of Bel Air 
1st of Cumberland
1st of Howard Co.
Good Shepherd
Havre de Grace
Hunting Ridge 
Light Street
Mount Paran
Prince of Peace
Roland Park
St. John United 
Woods Mem'l

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance 

873rd Gathering  of the Presbytery 
The Church's Response to Institutionalized Racism

Registration has already begun for the Presbytery of Baltimore's 873 rd Gathering entitled "The Church's Response to Institutional Racism." This annual day of learning for Presbyterians, which is featured in conjunction with the fall Gathering, will be held 9am to 4pm on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church of Annapolis, 171 Duke of Gloucester Street.  All church leaders and those devoted to the work of the church are invited to attend this event which will include keynote addresses by --not one but, two -- renowned speakers, a variety of workshops, opportunities to engage in fellowship and some church business.

One of the featured keynote speakers for the event will be
Rev. Roberts
The Rev. Dr. Paul Roberts, President of Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary in Atlanta, GA. Rev. Roberts will draw from Christ's Sermon on the Mount to address the Church and non-violent direct action.  Later, he will facilitate a workshop using the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter from a Birmingham Jail as the centerpiece of a discussion on race. The second keynote speaker will be The Rev. Dr. Debra J. Mumford, a professor of Homiletics at Louisville
Rev. Mumford
Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. In her speech "Teach. Discuss. Act," Rev. Mumford will argue that the church must initially understand the "evolution of the racialized ideology" of institutionalized racism before it can develop a strategy to respond to it. She will also facilitate a workshop focused on developing strategies to eradicate racism in and outside of the church.

Other workshops offered during the event include discussions about church stewardship; poverty issues and the HIV population; and, building faith partnerships, such as the relationships developed at the Pejuhutazizi Learning Camp. Another workshop will provide an overview of the Presbyterian Women's new study, "Who is Jesus: What a Difference a Lens Makes."  In addition, presbytery members convened for church business will  vote on the Presbytery's 2017 budget and a new Administrative Leave Policy. 

Brochures about the 873 rd Gathering, The Church's Response to Institutionalized Racism, were mailed last week to churches for distribution among their members.  More information, including instruction on how to place an order for a gathering meal, select a workshop or find the best route to drive to Annapolis on the day of the event can be found on the Presbytery website by clicking Gathering.

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Take Note/Act Now


Kenwood Presbyterian Church will offer Pumpkin Patch with story time  from Oct. 15-31 .  The patch will be open weekdays from 11am-7pm; Saturdays, 9am-7:30pm; and, Sundays from 12pm-7pm.  There will be an assortment of pumpkins, gourds and other goodies

First & Franklin Presbyterian Church will host the Thirteen Chamber Choir (Reincarnation) at 8pm on Friday, Oct. 21 as part of the church's Spire Series .  To learn more about this concert, click  Thirteen Chamber ; to view upcoming concerts click Spire Series .

Chestnut Grove Presbyterian Church will host a potluck dinner and lecture  featuring Dr. Gary Carver on "Restoring the Chestnut Tree" at 6:30pm on Friday, Nov. 4.  For details, click Chestnut .

Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church presents 
organists Marie-Louise Langlais, Eileen Guenther, Henry Lowe and Michael Britt in a Tiffany Series concert honoring AGO past president John Walker at 3pm on Sunday, Nov. 6 at the church. Tickets are $20/$10 for students. For details, call 410.523.1542. 

Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church seeks an Interim Director of Missions.  The Interim Director of Missions (IDM) empowers the mission engagement of the whole church working in cooperation with WELCOME and other ministries to ensure that every member has an opportunity to Christian service.  To learn more and apply for the position, click Interim Director of Missions at Woods.

Chestnut Grove Presbyterian Church (Phoenix, MD) seeks a part-time (20 hours) Director of Christian Education and Spiritual Formation .  Candidates should email a resume and cover letter to committee chair Robin Znamirowski , A full job-description is available by clicking Chestnut Grove

First & Franklin Presbyterian Church is looking for a qualified child caregiver to work Sunday mornings from 9:15am-noon, and occasional weekday evenings in our nursery. Must have experience caring for infants and toddlers. Background check and references required. Email inquiries or resume and interest letter to information@firstfranklin.org .


Locked in a Box: film and discussion on Immigration Training to take place on Monday, Oct. 24. Click IMMIGRATION for more details and related visitation trainings.  Contact Susan Krehbiel with questions.
The Central Maryland Ecumenical Council will host the Rev. Jack Sharp Fall Awards Dinner from 6-8pm on Thursday, Oct. 27 at St. Matthews Catholic Church, 5401 Loch Raven Blvd. Tickets are $40. Click Here!

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 Jacqueline E. Taylor
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