873rd Gathering: The Church's Response to Institutionalized Racism. Nov. 12, 2016
"7" Middle School Retreat
Kenwood PC Community Day & Pumpkin Patch Story-Time
Earth Forum at 1st PC of Howard Co. Presents: Walking Together into a Greener Future
First & Franklin Spire Series Concert: 13 Chamber Choir
Catonsville PC is Planting Trees
Restoring the Chestnut Tree: Potluck and Lecture and Chestnut Grove PC
Faith PC seeks a Full-time Parish Administrator and Book-Keeper
Woods Mem'l PC seeks an Interim Director of Missions
Chestnut Grove Seeks a Director of Christian Education
First & Franklin Seeks a Child Care Provider
CMEC hosts Jack Sharp Fall Awards Dinner
Racial Awareness Festival in Washington, DC
Committee and Commission meetings will be held at the Presbytery's office (unless noted otherwise.)
The Commission on Thriving Congregations will meet Tuesday, Oct. 18
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
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
First & Franklin
1st of Annapolis
1st of Bel Air
1st of Cumberland
1st of Howard Co.
Havre de Grace
Prince of Peace
St. John United
Presbytery Disaster Assistance
LOCKED IN A BOX: IMMIGRANT DETENTION
|Trailer for "Locked in a Box"
Join Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) for a screening of the award-winning documentary "Locked in a Box" and discussion on the immigration detention system and transformative power of visitation ministry. "Locked in a Box" strips away the political rhetoric to shed light on the injustice of our immigration detention system through the stories of individuals held in detention and those who visit them.
The screening will be held 7pm on Monday, Oct. 24 at Christ Lutheran Church, 701 S. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21230.
For those interested in becoming a visitor or pen pal, you can sign up to attend one of three upcoming training events led by the DC Detention Visitation Network:
Saturday, Oct. 22, 10am - 12noon (in Annapolis); Saturday, Oct. 5, 10am -12noon or Wednesday, Nov. 30, 7:00-8:30pm. Contact Susan Krehbiel for more information.
Bay Area Disciples Ministry Group Plans New Hispanic Worshipping Community
Betsy Jenkins, Member
BAD Hispanic Ministry Committee
The Bay Area Disciples Ministry Group is delighted to announce the hire of The Reverend Migde Lucas of El Salvador to develop a new Hispanic Worshiping Community in Anne Arundel County. BAD and the Presbytery of Baltimore's Commission on Thriving Congregations have partnered to create a new Hispanic ministry in the Reformed tradition with a social justice-social service component. The ministry is part of a
nationwide movement within our denomination to start 1001 Worshipping Communities - an effort to redirect our churches from an inward focus and membership maintenance to creative engagement with the larger world.
The Hispanic immigrant community in Anne Arundel County is the largest growing and the most economically and service challenged population. Primarily centered in Glen Burnie and Annapolis, the community consists mostly of immigrants from El Salvador and Guatemala who are of the Christian faith. However, those of the Reformed tradition are without the cultural fellowship of a home church.
Rev. Lucas shares the experience of many who have journeyed from his impoverished homeland to seek a better life in America. "[It's] taken a while to get to work in my profession," he said, but "I am happy to be able to get back to working in pastoring and community organizing that I love." Rev. Lucas was ordained in El Salvador where he served for 12 years with the Reformed Calvinistic Church. There he founded two churches, was Executive Secretary of the Synod and had the privilege of traveling to the America and Europe to establish partnerships. In Guatemala, he was moderator of his Presbytery and founded a church and school.
In the Presbytery of Baltimore, Rev. Lucas will serve as a developer and community organizer of the new Hispanic Worshipping ministry. Within a year, he hopes to develop community stakeholders to help establish a thriving Hispanic worshipping community and address other pressing issues impacting his community such as affordable housing, healthcare, child care, domestic violence and English language classes. Rev. Lucas will begin his ministry this fall, working from an office at Harundale Presbyterian Church in Glen Burnie; additionally, he looks forward to visiting and worshipping with church members throughout the Presbytery.
BAD Hispanic Worshipping Committee
Bill McWhirter (Prince of Peace); Robyn Crandell (Harundale); Rev. Tim Stern (Ark & Dove); Rev. Migde Lucas; Betsy Jenkins (1st of Annapolis); Marty Clayton (Woods Mem'l) and Laura Willoughby (Ark & Dove).
Members of the BAD Ministry Group include Harundale; Ark & Dove; 1
of Annapolis; Glen Burnie Korean; Christ Our Anchor; Prince of Peace; Hughes Memorial and Woods Memorial. Our contributions to Our Shared Ministry provided some of the financial support for the new Hispanic Worshipping Community.
. . . and the Wider Church
New Deadline: Oct. 14, 2016
Kenwood Presbyterian Church
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
The First Presbyterian Church of Howard County will host
EARTH FORUM from 2-4:30pm on Sunday, Oct. 16 entitled
"Walking Together into a Greener Future." This outdoor/indoor event will focus on environmental stewardship. The church is located at 9325 Presbyterian Circle, Columbia. The event is free and open to all ages.
First & Franklin Presbyterian Church
will host the
Thirteen Chamber Choir (Reincarnation)
at 8pm on Friday, Oct. 21 as part of the church's
. To learn more about this concert, click
; to view upcoming concerts click
Catonsville Presbyterian Church
is partnering with
Alliance for the Chesapeake
Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake
to host an environmental stewardship project from 9am to 12noon on
Saturday, Oct. 15. The project includes a workshop on the care of creation followed by the
planting of more than 70 small trees on the church's property.
All are welcome.
Those interested in participating may email Ron Gunderson.
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.
Faith Presbyterian Church seeks a full-time parish administrator/bookkeeper. For a job description, click here. Interested individuals are asked to send their resumes to the church at 5400 Loch Raven Blvd., Balto. MD 21239, Attention: Scott McGill.
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
, A full job-description is available by clicking
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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!
The Mini Festival of the Arts, Healing and Justice will be held 10am to 4pm Saturday Oct. 15 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 I St SW in Washington, DC 20024. For details, click Racial Awareness Festival.