May 30, 2017
Inside this Edition
Clerks' Meetings 

The Center Annual Spring Work Day

Rain Garden Workshop 

Music of Three Faiths at Se cond PC 

Mental health First Aid Certification Training at Grace PC

1st PC of Belair seeks Christian Educator 

Stewardship  Kaleidoscope Conference

YAV Deadline 

Tenants' and Users' Liability Insurance Policy

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

Ministry Group Conveners will meet at 12:30pm on Thursday, June 1

Westside Story Ministry Group will meet at 9:30am on Saturday, June 3. Location TBA

Committee on Ministry will meet at 10am on Wednesday, June 7

Spiritual Leader Development Commission will meet at 1pm on Wednesday, June 7

Cuba Partnership will meet a 1pm on Wednesday, June 7

Trustees will meet at 9am on Tuesday, June 13

Baltimore-Dakota Partnership will meet at 7pm on Tuesday June 13

Committee on Preparation for Ministry will meet at 3pm on June 23, Catonsville 

Steering Cabinet will meet at 1pm on Wednesday, June 28

Prayer & Praise 
Honorably Retired Teaching Elder Web Brenner, who served as a Parish Associate for the 1st Presbyterian Church of Howard Co., has been hospitalized with a serious illness  for months. Colleagues who wish to support Web and his family through prayers and cards, primarily, may send them to his home:  9169 Helaine Hamlet Way,  Columbia, MD  21045-4057


by Debbie Ingram Schmidt
     Associate for Spiritual Leader Developmen
Each year a $5,000 academic scholarship is awarded to a
Jackson Borges
graduating senior from one of the churches of our presbytery. This year's scholarship will be awarded to Jackson Borges, an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Annapolis.
Jackson has shown leadership in both his school sphere and his church life. He placed second in the Maryland Prostart Culinary competition and has been captain of his tennis team at Annapolis High School. He has taken a leadership role in the youth program at his church, serving as Director of the Youth Leadership Program. In that role, he oversaw the planning and direction of the annual Youth Sunday service.
Jackson has also had many experiences in service and ministry beyond his church community. He attended the World Youth Conference at Iona, Scotland, gave a keynote speech for the annual high school conference at Montreat, worked as summer staff at Camp Wabanna (a Methodist youth camp and conference center), and volunteered as a tutor with the STAIR Program that works on reading skills with first through third graders.
Jackson began to get more involved in his church when he started attending youth group as a middle schooler. He says about that experience, "...with each visit I found it more enjoyable than the last. At these youth group meetings, I've really bonded with the kids my age and younger." As he's spent time with other students at church, serving together and working with them on various projects, his faith has grown and he's come to value the bonds that form through these experiences.
Jackson plans to enter Eckerd College in the fall of 2017. Eckerd College is a Presbyterian College in St. Petersburg, Florida. We congratulate Jackson on receiving the Ferguson Scholarship and wish him well in his college career. 

Click here to learn about the Ferguson Scholarship and other scholarship opportunities offered by the Presbytery of Baltimore.

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Cents-Ability Awards
Eleven congregations of the Presbytery of Baltimore were each awarded a $500 grant from Cents-Ability funds. The congregations include: Christ Our King; First & Franklin; Good Shepherd; Trinity; 1st of Bel Air; Babco ck; Grove; Govans; Frostburg; Harundale; and, 1st PC of Hagerstown Click here to learn more . . .

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Take Note/Act Now

Presbytery and Church-wide

Minutes & Rolls Reviews  Now Scheduled!
  Anne Arundel  - Saturday, June 3, 2pm
Harundale Presbyterian Church
1020 Eastway, Glen Burnie, MD 21060
Howard County  - Thursday June 8, 7pm
First Presbyterian Church of Howard County
9325 Presbyterian Circle, 
Columbia, MD 21043

The Center will be holding its annual Spring Workday on Saturday, June 3rd  from 10 am-2 pm.
Come for all or part of the day! Volunteers will clean, do minor repairs, plant flowers, wash windows, and other small tasks to prepare the dormitory space for The Center's busy summer mission weeks.  Location: Hodge House at First and Franklin Presbyterian Church, 210 W. Madison St., Baltimore, MD  21201.  To sign up, email Kate Foster Connors .


Second Presbyterian Church will host "Words and Music of Three Faiths" at 7pm on Sunday, June 18.  the event features music by the famous Peabody Consort accompanied by poetic readings from the Christian, Jewish and Muslim traditions. This event is presented in collaboration with the Institute for Islamic, Christian and Jewish Studies (ICJS). For details, click Second Presbyterian Church.

Become a member of the first responders for mental health first aid.   On Saturday, J une 24,  at  Grace Presbyterian Church and  NMJ Ministries will provide the Mental Health First Aid 3 year national certification training for members,  clergy,  friends, and veterans. This is an 8-hour course and will meet from 9am til 5:30 pm.   Registration deadline:  June 11, 2017.  Cost:  $30.00  (This cost has been supplemented with a grant from Mental Health Association of Maryland).  This includes material, light breakfast, and lunch.   Please Contact Pastor Wade  at 410.466.4000.  You may also sign up on line at Space is Limited.

1st Presbyterian Church of Belair seeks to fill the positions of a part-time Christian Educator and Youth Director for its  Sunday School, youth program and Vacation Bible School who will plan fun activities for families on a regular basis, Children's church, and the mission trip for youth. Inquiries maybe made to Alison Halsey.


SAVE THE DATE!! Stewardship  Kaleidoscope Conference  Sept. 25 -27, 2017 at  St. Pete Beach, Florida 
Trade Winds Grand Resort. Click Stewardship Kaleidoscope.

The final date to apply for the 2017-18 Young Adult Volunteer year is fast-approaching. June 1st is the final day for young adults to apply to a formative year of service at one of our 16 national sites. Thank you so much for all your efforts this recruitment season. Click here to learn more.

What is a TULIP?  TULIP is a Tenants' and Users' Liability Insurance Policy, also known as "Events Coverage." It is used by institutions who permit "third parties" to use their facilities for specific events. It protects both the "facility user" (e.g., event host or visiting organization) and the institution against claims by third parties who may be injured or lose property as a result of participating in an event. Click here to learn more

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 Jacqueline E. Taylor
General Presbyter 

  Deb Milcarek
Assoc. for Reconciliation 

Susan Krehbiel
Dir. of Congregational Advocacy
Judi Forrester
Financial Administrator

William Nickels III
 Assoc. General Presbyter

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

Catherine Blacka

Judy Johnson
Ministry Group Staff

 Wanda Morgan
Dir. of Events/Services

Kate Foster Connors 
Dir. of The Center