Medicine for Cuba
"7" Middle School Retreat
Madison Avenue PC
Line Dance Social
Havenwood PC Seeks an Organist and Music Director
St. Mary's Ecumenical Institute New Doctor of Ministry Program
Anti-Racism Study & Resources
Concert Across America to End Gun Violence
Committee and Commission meetings will be held at the Presbytery's office (unless noted otherwise.)
will meet at 10am on Wednesday, Aug. 3
The Steering Committee will meet at 1pm on Wednesday, Aug 17.
The Committee on Preparation for Ministry will meet at 3pm on Wednesday, Aug. 17
The Cuba Partnership
meets 2pm to 3:30pm the third Wednesday of each month.
All Ministry Groups are encouraged to meet at a specific time set aside at the next Gathering on Thursday, Sept. 15 at First Presbyterian Church of Bel Air.
Thank you to the following congregations who have pledged toward Our Shared Ministry 2016. At this date, the Presbytery has received $182,199 in pledges toward our budget goal of $225,000. That's about $43,000 away from our goal! Thank you . . .
Ark & Dove
Brown Mem'l Woodbrook
Christ Our King
First & Franklin
1st of Annapolis
1st of Bel Air
1st of Howard Co.
Havre de Grace
Prince of Peace
St. John United
National Night Out
Tuesday Aug. 2
"National Night Out" is an annual community-building campaign that pro
motes police-community partner- ships and neighbor-hood camaraderie to make our neigh- hoods safer, better places to live. There are at least four events in the Baltimore City area where Presbyterians are planning to participate:
- Reservoir Hill - 3 three cook-outs in the area, occurring simultaneously.
- Edmondson Westside High School, 501 North Athol Ave. 21229, from 5-8:30 pm.
- Oliver Community, 1400 E. Federal St., begins at 6 pm.
- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority event at 2501 Springhill Ave., 21215 offers food, fun and school supplies.
by Bonnie Clarke
Join women in leadership in the Presbytery of Baltimore this fall for a week-long mission trip to Guatemala to share our joys and challenges as we are called by God to lead in His Church.
Women lead in their own way and certainly from their own context. The same can be said for men, but here is an opportunity for women of the Presbytery of Baltimore to participate in an inter-cultural exchange about leadership with Christian "pastoras" and lay women leaders in Guatemala City. We will visit our sisters in Guatemala
October 23-29, 2016 as guest of our new mission partners, the Protestant Center for Pastoral Studies in Central America (CEDEPCA).
The cost of the trip is
The fee covers air and ground travel, lodging, meals and program. A deposit of $500 must be submitted with the registration by
remaining balance is due
September 21, 2016
. Payment options are available by clicking here.
During our visit we will discern:
- what it means, "to lead";
- models of women's leadership from the 1st and 22nd Centuries and analyze our own leader-styles;
- whether leadership one of your spiritual gifts;
- what the Gospel tells us about Jesus' leader-style;
- how culture and context affect leadership;
- how God's image and theology shape women's ability to lead.
These topics and others will be discussed in Spanish and English so that all may participate in leadership conversations; as well as, other activities such as touring the community, gathering for meals and sharing our faith experiences.
CEDEPCA, our mission host for the trip, began its biblical-theological education for clergy and lay persons in 1987, during Guatemala's Civil War. The war began with a political coup over land reform. It progressed to Mayan genocide, and culminated in the wholesale murder of Christian social reform activists. It was clear to CEDEPCA founders that life-denying theology needed to be confronted with Reformed ideas, made available to anyone who dared to explore a new theology that would prepare them for service in Jesus' name.
CEDEPCA has a multi-level education program geared toward transforming faith, life and understanding. Also essential to CEDEPCA's programming is its women's ministry and post-disaster spiritual and psychological care as well as pre-disaster community preparedness.
We are proud to partner with CEDEPCA! To learn more about CEDEPCA's work, visit their website,
Need to know more?
Contact Bonnie Clarke at 443.632.4143 or
Laura Crihfield at 410.952.4546 or
). Bonnie is a Ruling Elder at Ashland Presbyterian Church and Laura is an Associate Pastor at Central Presbyterian Church.
. . . and the Wider Church
WHO'S SERVING ON WHAT?
seeks to fill a number of
to see a current list of committee/commission members and where the
Holy Spirit might lead you to serve
within our Presbytery.
Presbytery's Cuba Partnership Team
over-the-counter medications for Cubans
poor and sickly
to support the medicine drive may be made to the Presbytery of Baltimore and designated Medicine for Cuba. For details, email Deb Milcarek.
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church
will host a
Line Dance Social
from 2-6pm on Saturday, Aug. 13.
Tickets are $15.00. Lite food will be served. Come join us for Fellowship and Fun! Call RE Bobbie Tilghman at
443.310.3419 for tickets and information or view the flier.
Havenwood Presbyterian Church
in Lutherville, MD has an i
mmediate opening for a part-time Organist and Music Director. This is an
exciting opportunity available to a qualified candidate
who can coordinate music for our diverse music ministry.
Interested applicants should email their resume to
St. Mary's Ecumenical Institute
has launched a new
Doctor of Ministry Partnership
Ashland Theological Seminary
. This partnership opens a pathway through which students can take half their coursework with our exceptional faculty teams, ecumenical student body, and accessible class schedule, then finish in Ashland's vibrant, established program with faculty and student colleagues from around the country. Applications for this fall are still being accepted. For more information or to apply, contact
This series of six antiracism study guides are based on topics and concepts covered in the church wide anti-racism policy "Facing Racism: A Vision of the Intercultural Community." The topics of the six guides are: Biblical Imperatives to Antiracism, Envisioning a New Way of Life Together, PC(USA) and Racial Reconciliation, Racism 101, Enduring Legacy of Racism in the U.S. and Responding as a Community of Faith. This training tool includes a list of antiracism resources for congregations or presbyteries desiring further information.
Does a concert have the power to change the course of gun violence legislation? Probably not.
Can thousands of people raise awareness about gun violence in an impactful way just weeks before an election? You bet we can! Join us for the Concert Across America to End Gun Violence on Sept. 25.