Last Reading, This Year, of Church Rolls & Minutes
Disciple Formation Symposium
Stewardship Kaleidoscope Scholarships
Springfield PC Hosts Ronn McFarlane, Lute Musician
Mt. Paran PC Health Fair
Mt. Paran PC Praise Festival
First & Franklin PC seeks Part-Time Director of Christian Education
West Side Story Ministry Group hosts Book Discussion on The End of White Christian America
Board of Pensions Seminars on Retirement and Clergy Finances
Presbyterian Mission Agency Seeks Executive Director
1001 New Worshipping Communities Regional Training
EQ/HR Five Day Workshop
Get a Graduate Degree in Theology at St. Mary's Ecumenical Institute
Committee and Commission meetings will be held at the Presbytery's office (unless noted otherwise.)
meets at 10am on Monday, Aug. 14
Committee on Preparation for Ministry meets at 3pm on Wednesday, Aug. 16
Steering Committee meets at 1pm on Wednesday, Aug. 23
Gathering Team meets at 3pm on Wednesday, Aug 23
Commission on Reconciliation meets at 6:30pm on August 23
GA Search Committee Review meets at 9am on Friday, Aug. 25
GA-224 Committee on Local Arrangements (COLA) meets at 10am on Wednesday, Aug. 30
Cuba Partnership Visitors to Attend September Gathering
Members of the Presbytery of Baltimore and Presbiterio El Centro gathered in Cuba for 2017 Encuentro.
by Deborah McEachran, Cuba Partnership Team
& Pastor of Hunting Ridge Presbyterian Church
Each fall, the Presbytery of Baltimore invites two visitors from Presbiterio El Centro from the Presbyterian Reformed Church in Cuba to spend some time getting to know us better on our own turf. The Cuba Partnership Team plans an itinerary for our visitors which will send them to various places around our Presbytery so that they can know more about us and more of us can learn about them. It is a great opportunity for your church members to be exposed to the Cuban Presbyterian Church and to begin to explore the possibilities of your congregation partnering in the future with a church in Cuba.
Next month, from Sept. 8 - 17, the Presbytery of Baltimore will host TE Jesús Rodriguez, pastor of the Placetas Church; and, RE Xiomara Arenas, a member at the Placetas Church who is currently serving as Moderator of Presbiterio El Centro. You can meet them at the Presbytery gathering on Sept. 14 at Knox Presbyterian Church in Baltimore. There, they will be joined with the Presbytery's other partners from the Dakota Presbytery and CEDEPCA (Guatemala) for a panel discussion on Race, Class and Poverty. You may also choose to join all of our mission partners for dinner at The Center on the evening of Friday, Sept. 15. or accompany the group as it tours our churches and various attractions throughout Maryland.
Does your mission committee or session want to meet one of our visitors from Cuba? Do you have questions about the ministry of the Presbyterian Church in Cuba? Contact
TE Deborah McEachran
for more information about ways you can attend a partnership event or schedule a meeting or informal conversation during a visit with our Cuba Partners during Sept. 8 - 17 visit.
Presbyerian Office of Public Witness -
Call to Action!
100 Maryland Ave NE # 410, Washington, DC 20002
Now more than ever your voice is needed in the nation's capital! As our political leaders move to pass policies that would devastate the most vulnerable - both in our own country and abroad, it is critical that we speak truth to power.
Come to Washington to demand a
11:30am: Press Conference
12:30pm: Meetings with Congressional Offices
3:30pm: Closing Worship and Debriefing
Presbytery and Church-wide
Last Reading of the Rolls & Minutes:
a final meeting this year to
review church rolls and minutes
will be held
7pm on Wednesday, Aug. 16
First Presbyterian Church of Howard Co.
Clerks who were unable to attend any of the May-June meetings should email the
to reserve a place a this last meting of the year.
Looking for ideas and inspiration to season and stimulate your church's
ministries? Take advantage of the opportunity we're providing congregational
at a symposium called S
haring Sacred Stories - Forming Christ's Disciples.
The symposium will be held 8:30am to 3pm on
Saturday Sept. 30 at First PC Howard County
in Columbia. The event offers a rich day of worship, presentations, conversations and a nutritious meal. Early Bird Registration is just $10 before Sept. 1.
Click here to register.
STEWARDSHIP KALEIDOSCOPE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!
Stewardship Kaleidoscope Conference
will be held at the Tradewinds Island Grand Resort, St. Pete Beach, FL. from Sept. 25-27.
The Commission on
Thriving Congregations -Stewardship Ministry has a limited number of scholarships
available to reimburse registration costs on a first come first serve basis. Early registration $250 ends August 1st. Maintain documentation for reimbursement upon your return.
CRE Ledonia Kimball
with your request. Within 75 days upon your return, submit a brief written description of how the scholarship helps the recipient support the Presbytery.
Springfield Presbyterian Church
Grammy-nominated musician Ronn McFarlane
in a free concert at 3pm on Sunday, Aug. 13. McFarlane imagines a future for the lute that builds on its magnificent music of the Elizabethan era as well as tunes from Scotland, Ireland and Italy. E
njoy an afternoon of music, friends and good food. For details, click here or call Linda Caviglia at 410.746.1221.
Mt. Paran Presbyterian Church
will host a
Free Health Fair
from 10:30am to 2pm on Saturday, Aug. 19. The event will feature health screening and a panel of doctors and nurses to address general health concerns. Click
Mt. Paran Presbyterian Church will also host a Christian Praise Festival from 11am to 2pm on Saturday, Aug. 19. Join the congregation for great food, fun and fellowship. For details, click Praise Festival
First & Franklin Presbyterian Church seeks a part-time Director of Christian Education and Arts for a period of 9 months, 4-6 hours per week/$400 per month to instruct its multi-age children's ministry program. Candidates should possess a mature Christian faith, exhibit a love of learning and the arts, and be a team player. The start date for this position is Sept. 10. For a detailed job description, call 410.728.5545 or email
As part of an
ongoing discussion on Race, Class & Poverty -- the
West Side Story Ministry Group will host a presentation by Robert P. Jones, author of
The End of White Christian America
. Jones -- a
leading scholar and commentator on religion and politics -- will explore the relationship between religion, demographics and politics of our nation. The event will be held from 7-9 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at Catonsville Presbyterian Church.
Presbyterian Board of Pensions
: (1) the first, entitled
Growing into Retirement Tomorrow . . . Today
provides guidance to those
considering retirement in 15 years; the second, entitled Render Unto Caesar, educates church staff and clergy about structuring cost-effective Terms of Call and clarifies clergy tax issues. Read the full workshop descriptions here. If interested in attending, email Martha H. Reisner, BoP Church Consultant or call 215.587.7049.
Presbyterian Mission Agency
, an agency of the
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
seeking an Executive Director
. The position is located at PC(USA)'s Louisville, KY, headquarters. The Leadership Profile, with details about the Mission Agency and the opportunity, can be located at
or this link-
1001 New Worshipping Communities
is excited to bring a
event to the Northeast
(Sterling, VA) on Sept. 23
. It is a
will be provided for participants. Our goal is to not only provide training for 1001 leaders but to also resource congregations on what we have learned from the field. Click
1001 New Worshipping Communities
for more information.
A conference on
Emotional Intelligence and Human Relations Skills (EQ/HR-5)
will be held Sept. 18-22 at
St. Mary's Ecumenical Institute
is now enrolling students to begin the journey to a Master of Arts in Theology or Ministry, Master of Divinity, or Doctor of Ministry. Students are also welcome to simply take classes for personal interest. Fall classes begin Aug. 31. All courses are offered in a convenient evening/Saturday schedule. To learn more, contact
Jacqueline E. Taylor General Presbyter
William Nickels III
Debbie Ingram Schmidt
Assoc. for Spiritual Leader Development
Dir. of Communications
Ministry Group Staff