July 6, 2016
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Contribution Statements

Call for Workshops for November 2016 Presbyterian Learning Day

PCUSA GA222 UPDATES

Apostles/Disciples Partnership Meeting

Light Street Potluck 

Brown Mem'l Park Ave. Cool Artscape Events

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

CALLED MEETING: 10am on Thursday, July 7 at Faith Presbyterian Church, 5400 Loch Raven Blvd. Click here for Work of the church Document

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Reconciliation Commission  
will meet 6:30-8:30pm on Wednesday, Jul 13.

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

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
Barrelville
Brown Mem'l Woodbrook
Catonsville
Central
Christ Our King
Churchville 
Covenant 
Dickey Memorial 
Faith 
Fallston
First & Franklin
1st of Annapolis
1st of Bel Air 
1st of Howard Co.
Franklinville
Frederick
Good Shepherd
Granite
Grove 
Hagerstown
Havre de Grace
Hunting Ridge 
Kenwood
Light Street
Maryland
Mount Paran
Northminster
Prince of Peace
Roland Park
Second
Springfield
Towson
Woods Mem'l

Prayer & Praise
Please Pray for Wanda Morgan and her family, who are coping with serious illnesses of her mother and a sister, both of whom were hospitalized last week. Wanda serves as the Director of Events and Services for the Presbytery of Baltimore.







Art Gallery Debuts at Presbytery of Baltimore Open House


Following Thursday's Called Meeting, the Presbytery of Baltimore will host an open house and reception to debut its refurbished office space as well as an exciting new attraction - a gallery wall featuring a mélange of vibrantly-colored oil paintings created by Michael L. Moore and a collection of soulful sketches drawn by Keith O. Paige. Both men pastor Baltimore congregations and participate actively in the life of the Presbytery. They also harbor talents for creating beautiful, compelling works of art - each in his own medium.
 
A native of Baltimore City, Teaching Elder Moore has
TE Michael Moore
served as a clergyman for 20 years -- all the while, nurturing a lifelong talent for drawing and painting. Now he seeking to marry these two passions by launching a new ministry focusing on the spirituality of his art. The Presbytery's gallery includes five of TE Moore's most recent paintings. They embody such bold use of color and deft brush strokes that the images seem to breathe on canvass.
 
"I love the process of looking at a blank canvas
On exhibit at the Presbytery
ted," TE Moore said. "I feel that art's highest function isthat of a mirror, reflecting the innermost beauty and divinity of the human spirit; and is most effective when it calls viewers to remember to be all that God created them to be."
 and allowing my imagination to conceive something that I view as beautiful and then move through a process to create something that had not previously exis
 
Also on exhibit are the works of Teaching Elder Keith O. Paige, pastor of Cherry Hill Community Presbyterian Church.  A graduate of Averett College
TE Keith Paige
in Danville, VA and Princeton Theological Seminary, he has enjoyed drawing -- particularly, portraits -- for 13 years.  The lines etched in his subjects' faces convey emotions of joy, angst and solitude. "The face," says TE Paige, " is a composite of our history, our heritage, our education and that special uniqueness that can only come from God."
 
Displayed against the stark, white backdrop of the Presbytery freshly painted main corridor - the current show will be exhibited until mid-fall as part of a rotating gallery of artwork from church members and others in the community.  The gallery and renovations are part of a larger plan initiated by Interim General Presbyter Mary Gaut to create a better work environment and more hospitable atmosphere within the Presbytery's offices, which have been located on the third floor of Faith Presbyterian Church for nearly 43 years. 


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Take Note/Act Now

Presbytery  
.  .  . and the Wider Church   

Contribution Statements will be mailed this week. We ask that you verify your pledges and the proper distribution of your contributions.

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
 

Churches

Light Street Presbyterian Church will host a Potluck lunch  on Sunday, July 10 to coincide with  Roger Powers and Susan Quass' departure to a new call. Please bring some food to share and plan to stay after worship for lunch, when we will say a final farewell to our pastor and his wife. 

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.



















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 Mary Gaut
Interim General Presbyter
mgaut@baltimorepresbytery.org


  Deb Milcarek
Assoc. for Reconciliation
dmilcarek@baltimorepresbytery.org 
 

Susan Krehbiel
Dir. of Congregational Advocacy
skrehbiel@baltimorepresbytery.org
  
Judi Forrester
Financial Administrator

William Nickels III
 Assoc. General Presbyter


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


Catherine Blacka

Judy Johnson
Ministry Group Staff


 Wanda Morgan
Dir. of Events/Services