March 11, 2019
Advocacy Training Weekend - April 5-8
PC(U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness | Washington, D.C.

Reformed theology teaches that because a sovereign God is at work in all the word, the Church and Christian citizens should be concerned about public policy. In 2019, we gather at a time in which people of faith and conscience are again called to stand in the prophetic stream of those who have come before us, those who were not afraid to stir up #GoodTrouble for the sake of God’s kingdom.

On April 5, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness (OPW) will host its annual Compassion, Peace and Justice Training Day at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. OPW invites you to gather with fellow Presbyterians to take a look at how our Church and partners are organizing for change. In plenaries and workshops, participants will explore the Church as a movement, as well as, ways to build movements for change. They will hear from inspiring leaders such as David Lamotte , an award-winning entertainer, author and activist; and, The Rev. Jimmie Hawkins , Director of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) Office of Public Witness. Participants will also learn about efforts to bring about a more just society and world and receive concrete tools and strategies to help their congregations organize and advocate in their local communities. (Register here)

After Compassion Peace and Justice Training Day, participants are encouraged to join other community faith leaders for Ecumenical Advocacy Days, April 5-8. Almost one thousand Christian advocates join us every year for a weekend of workshops, lectures and concrete actions addressing movements for social change. (Register here for Ecumenical Training)

The 2019 Ecumenical Advocacy Days Conference will draw on #GoodTrouble pioneers from the Civil Rights era as well as inspiration from young leaders to learn from the past, share best practices, and encourage one another for the work ahead. Through worship, educational and training workshops, and advocacy, we will beckon the Spirit to “Trouble the Waters” as depicted in John 5:1-9, calling on God to bring healing to our nation and world. Join us as we envision and train for new ways to stir up #GoodTrouble for the healing of all God’s children.

The weekend culminates in “Lobby Day” on Monday, April 8, when all will gather to raise our voices in the halls of power on Capitol Hill.
Presbytery & Church-wide
Confirmed Dates for the Dismantling Racism Training in 2019

Monday, May 20, 2019 at Chestnut Grove PC
(3701 Sweet Air Road, Phoenix, MD 21131), 8:30am to 5pm.
Morning refreshments and Lunch are provided
Registration Fee is $20. Registration Opens in March
Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. Location TBA.
Registration opens in August 2019.
CPR/AED Training for Church Members
Granite Presbyterian Church is hosting a CPR/AED training session at 12 noon on Sunday, Mar. 24. Class size is limited; pre-registration is required.  

The Endless Night: A Passion Play
The Endless Night imagines what it was like to be standing at Jesus’ crucifixion. Through a series of monologues and popular songs, we step inside the thoughts and feelings of those deeply impacted by Jesus’ love, still unsure of what His suffering means for them. The Endless Night connects this ancient story to our modern lives to feel the power of a life lived in love; the power of a life given in sacrifice.
Friday, Apr. 19 at 7:30pm
Hunting Ridge Presbyterian Church
Tiffany Series Organ Concert
Organist Christopher Creaghan will present a Tiffany Series concert at 3pm on Sunday Mar. 17 at Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church. (A reception will follow.) The concert will include music by J.S. Bach and Calvin Hampton, as well as organ arrangements (transcriptions) of two orchestral favorites: Fauré’s “Pavane” and Mussorgsky’s “The Great Gate of Kiev” from Pictures at an Exhibition. Tickets are $20 at the door/ Students admitted for free. For details, call 410.523.1542.
Spire Series: R esponding to Gun Violence
At 2:30pm on Sunday, Mar. 24 -- First and Franklin Presbyterian Church will host a concert to honor those who have died as a result of gun violence this past year. The concert will feature Faure's Requiem, a premier of a new composition by Dr. Mark Hardy, as well as other works. The concert supports the work of Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development ( BUILD). 



Youth/Young Adult Ministry Coordinator

Acts4Youth Urgently Needs Meals
Acts4Youth is a Christian ministry providing mentoring for at-risk Baltimore City youth. The program meets with nearly 100 students weekly outside of school to provide a spiritual foundation and share a hot meal designed to nurture the students physically and strengthen community. This year Acts4Youth has seen a slowdown in the number of meals it is receiving. Meals are needed on Tuesday evenings at Second Presbyterian Church; and, Wednesday evenings and Saturdays for lunch at Central Presbyterian Church.


TE Jenny Williams will facilitate a 6-session time of prayer and reflection Monday evenings, 3/11/19 through 4/15/19, 7pm to 8:30pm at the Church of the Redeemer. Guided by the work Out of Solitude: Three Meditations on the Christian Life by Henri Nouwen and with a focus on Lenten themes, the sessions are designed to encourage the intentional creation of a time for contemplation and reflection in our daily life and to share the same in a weekly community practice. This is a program of Inner Harbor Wellness. Contact Jenny if you would like to attend: or all 410.523.3961.
First Call, First Steps (Seminary students and candidates)
Mar. 7, 2019 Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond, VA
Apr. 1, 2019, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Pittsburgh, PA

Growing into Tomorrow…Today (pre-retirement seminar)
Mar. 7-8, 2019 Princeton Theological Seminary, NJ (Registration open until Feb. 18, 2019)

Aug. 22-23, 2019 Montreat Conference Center
Montreat, NC (Registration opens May 20–Aug. 2, 2019
 Render Unto Caesar (terms of call and clergy taxes)

Mar. 6, 2019 Princeton Theological Seminary, NJ
(Registration open until Feb 18, 2019
For other locations, please contact Devin Johns, program administrator at 215-587-7459 or email  with FCFS in the subject line.
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