January 22, 2019
“So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. . ." (Colossians 3:1 NRSV)
The Rev. Jill Duffield, renowned editor and publisher of PC(USA)’s The Presbyterian Outlook , will lead us in worship during the Presbytery of Baltimore’s 882 nd Gathering from 9am to 3pm 10am to 3:30pm on Thursday, Feb. 14. at Northminster Presbyterian Church in Reisterstown. Rev. Duffield’s sermon –entitled The New Self: An Extreme Makeover in Christ — will highlight lessons from Colossians 3:1-17 and focus on how our faith in Jesus Christ creates in us a new way of being in the world. 

In addition to worship, Rev. Duffield will facilitate a session on self-care and avoiding burn-out

Rev. Duffield has served large and small congregations. She is a contributor to the new commentary series from John Knox Press, Connections and has a Lenten devotional that will be published in early 2020. She also is the 2015 recipient of the Associated Church Press James Solheim Award for Editorial Courage. Rev. Duffield has frequently preached at the Montreat Conference Center and lectured at the Festival of Homiletics.

Rev. Duffield currently lives in Charlottesville, VA with her husband and three children.
Additional highlights at the 882 nd Gathering include a Celebration of the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper; open space conversations; fellowship and a meal ; Amendments to the Book of Order ; as well as other church business. Completed meeting papers will be available on the Presbytery of Baltimore’s website on Feb. 7. For further information about the 882 nd Gathering, email the Presbytery.


All meetings held at the Presbytery of Baltimore's Office unless a different location is indicated

  • Steering Cabinet meets Wednesday,
Jan. 23 at 1pm

  • Commission on Reconciliation meets Wednesday,
Jan. 23 at 6:30pm

The Presbytery of Baltimore's Earth Care Team is strategizing ways to engage our churches in discussion about the care of God's creation. We only want to take five minutes of your time to answer just THREE questions . . .

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General Assembly............................$ 8.95

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Harundale Presbyterian Church seeks Interim Pastor

Interfaith Concert at
Second Presbyterian Church
Second Presbyterian Church is hosting an interfaith concert entitled Music & Words for All Gods People at 7pm on Thursday, Feb. 28. The event features the Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra.

Granite Presbyterian Church to Host Spring Bus Trip to "Jesus" Sight and Sound Production

Granite Presbyterian Church will host a trip on April 3 to Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster, PA to see a production of "Jesus". The trip is limited to 56 people, first-come; first-served. Children are welcomed. Click here to learn more about tickets to this event.

The Commission on Spiritual Leader Development will host a workshop on suicide and how to develop faith communities that companion the desperate into hope and connection . The workshop will be held Saturday, Mar. 30 from 9am to 3pm at Catonsville PC. The fee is $15, which covers the cost of workshop materials and lunch. Registration begins Wednesday, Jan. 16 at www.baltimorepresbyter.org .
Presbyterian Foundation Project Regeneration
Turn Burdens into Blessings
Theologically, churches aren’t buildings. They’re groups of people pursuing the collective call of Christ. The Presbyterian Foundation can help you consider the highest and best use of your church building.

·          A collaborative process that helps your staff and congregation consider other options for your church.
·          Professionally trained experts from the Foundation guide you through the process.

Project Regeneration is designed for congregations who are struggling to keep up with maintenance on an older building, and aren’t sure what to do. It’s a discernment process that helps your church think about your building, and the congregation’s relationship to it, in new ways.

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