David Lamotte Presenting in April at Gathering for Church Leaders and other venues
Mission Summit 2016
Viewing of Poverty Inc. at Central PC
Jazz Vespers at Granite PC features Trumpeter, Dr. John R. Lamkin II
Catonsville Concerts at 3; Choral Gems Concert
Ring in the Spring - Community Handbell Festival at Second PC
Earth Forum: Columbia Families in Nature
Organist Frederick Swann in Tiffany Series Concert at Brown Mem'l Pk. Ave. PC
Mental Health First Aid Workshop
Jubilee Arts' Mother's Day Flowers for Sale
The Center Needs Volunteer Maintenance Workers for Spring Cleaning and Upkeep
Committee and Commission meetings will be held at the Presbytery's office (unless noted otherwise.)
Committee on Preparation for Ministry
will meet at 3pm on Wednesday, Apr. 20
Committee on Ministry
will meet at 2pm on Thursday, Apr. 21
Gathering Team will meet Thursday, Apr. 28 at 1pm
will meet at 2pm on Thursday, Apr. 21.
Commission on Spiritual Leader Development
will meet at 6pm on Tuesday, May 10 at Ark &Dove PC.
Committee on Reconciliation
will meet Wednesday, Apr. 27 at 6:30pm
Baltimore-Dakota Partnership will meet at 7pm on Tuesday, Apr. 12
Thank you to the following congregations who have pledged toward Our Shared Ministry 2016. Our aim is not just to reach a budget goal of $225,000 but also enlist the participation of all of our congregations. And, we believe that this can happen.
Please send your Shared Ministry pledge and become a part of our collective mission.
Brown Mem'l Woodbrook
Christ Our King
First & Franklin
1st of Annapolis
1st of Bel Air
Prince of peace
Clerks of Sessions
You are invited to bring your session minutes, rolls, and registers to one of the following annual meetings to review session records.
Sunday, Apr. 10, 4:30pm
Christ Our King Presbyterian Church,
Thursday, Apr. 21, 7:00pm
1st Presbyterian Church of Howard County, Columbia
Saturday, May 21, 2pm
Hancock Presbyterian Church, Hancock
Sunday, May 22, 2:00pm
Harundale Presbyterian Church,
North Baltimore City/County
Monday, May 23, 7:00pm
Babcock Presbyterian Church, Towson
Wednesday, May 25,7pm
Christ Our King Presbyterian Church, Bel Air
For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (
Central Maryland Ecumenical Council (CMEC)
Throughout the Christian community, creation care efforts are increasing. Yet, we have not yet united our discrete initiatives to arouse a slumbering public nor raised our voices sufficiently to proclaim to all that creation care is an imperative of our faith. The Central Maryland Ecumenical Council's response is
Awake and Arise: Habits of Faith campaign
Through this faith-to-action campaign, we hope to build awareness and increase earth care behaviors in the denominations and congregations of the Central Maryland Ecumenical Council. We plan to accomplish this through equipping, educating, and inspiring faith leaders toward more intentional stewardship of the earth.
Christian individuals and congregations can log their earth care actions through Track it Forward. Through this site, we will be able to see each other's progress as individuals, congregations and denominations, and the impact we will have collectively made by the end of the 50 days. Learn more at CMEC's Awake and Arise page as well as to gain access to their Awake and Arise Toolkit and other resources: http://www.cmecouncil.org/AwakeArise.html
As people of faith, we have a call to steward God's beautiful creation and to take care of one another. Climate change is increasing rapidly, and the greatest impact falls on the most vulnerable people - taking away their homes, health and lives. The effects of climate change can surely be mitigated with our united intentionality.
There are many great things we can do when we come together, guided by God's strength and wisdom, to create lives of dignity as we work to restore the splendor of God's creation. Please pray over and consider making creation care a habit of faith! We pray that we will together speak out, take action, and make a difference on behalf of God's good earth.
If you and/or your congregation is interested in participating, please contact Sharon Varghese at
The Central Maryland Ecumenical Council is a community of christian organizations in the Greater Baltimore Region whose mission is to advocate for environmental, racial, social, and economic justice using nonviolent organizing principles in building the Beloved Community
Presbytery . . . and the Wider Church
Commission on Reconciliation
invites you to attend
Mission Summit 2016
from 10am-2pm on Saturday, Apr. 23 at Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church in Columbia. For details, click
Mission Summit 2016
Fighting poverty is big business but who profits the most?
Central Presbyterian Church
for a viewing of Poverty Inc. form 7-9:30pm on Thursday, Apr. 14 in the church's Worship Center.
To reserve your FREE ticket, register by clicking Poverty Inc.
Granite Presbyterian Church will feature
Dr. John R. Lamkin II, renowned Baltimore Jazz trumpet player at its Jazz Vespers from 5-7pm on Sunday, Apr, 17. Dr. Lamkin - the recipient of the 2014 Jazz Heroes Award by the Jazz Journalists Association - currently directs bands and coordinates music education at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He has performed as a soloist, with his sacred jazz quintet and as a guest conductor at churches throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area. For more information, contact
Frank Owens at email@example.com
Catonsville Concerts at 3 presents the Baltimore Choral Arts Society with "Choral Gems" at 3pm on Sunday, Apr. 17 at Catonsville Presbyterian Church. The concert is free, and donations are gratefully accepted. For details, call 410.747.6180
Think warm weather and join Second Presbyterian Church's "Ring in the Spring!"-- A Community Handbell Festival on Sunday, Apr. 17. Choirs are invited to perform at the concert and individual ringers are welcome to join the ensemble rehearsals on Wednesdays, beginning in March. For details: Beau Lochte:firstname.lastname@example.org or 410.830.9988.
Time in Nature: Sharing and Caring -
Earth Forum program
at 2pm on Sunday, Apr. 17 will feature Dr. Chiara D'Amore, Founder and Director, Columbia Families in Nature (CFIN) in a discussion about the success of the program.
This free program is held at the First Presbyterian Church of Howard County. Child care provided with reservations. Visit
Renowned organist Frederick Swann will present a recital on Sunday, Apr. 24 at Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church in Bolton Hill, sponsored by The Tiffany Series. Free reception following the concert. Tickets $15 ($5 students) at
. Click Swann for details.
Take the course, save a life, strengthen your community.
Mental Health First Aid Saturday, Apr. 30, 2016 8:30am-
5pm at Harundale Presbyterian Church in
Cost to members of presbyterian c
To register, email
to learn more about this event.
This Mother's Day support Jubilee Arts' Youth In Business program by purchasing 25 carnation flowers for $25 for Mother's Day. F
lowers will be delivered in Baltimore from 9am to noon on Saturday, May 7, th 9am-12pm. To order call
Nora Howell at 410.728.1199 or email
. Ordering deadline is
Monday, Apr. 18.
The Center needs skilled and unskilled volunteers to help repair and paint ceilings, clean light fixtures, install shelves and towel racks, sand and repaint window sills, and other tasks. We have scheduled three maintenance days in late April. Come h
elp us prepare for a busy summer as youth and adults from around the country come to partner with churches in our Presbytery for transformational mission in Christ's name. Sign up here.