December 6, 2016
Inside this Edition

Notices for Submitting 2016 Contributions & Expenses

Church Development & Grant Writing

Christmas in Song Sunday at Trinity PC

Granite PC Bluegrass Vespers

Catonsville Concerts at 3 presents Elysian Camerata in Concert

Woods Mem'l PC Seeks a Director of Contemporary Music and a Director of Youth

Grace PC Seasonal Events: Veterans' Ministry; Childrens' Bazaar; and Christmas Eve Candle light Service.

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

Committee on Ministry will meet at 10am on Wednesday, Dec. 7

Trustees meet at 9am on Tuesday, Dec. 13

Committee on Preparation for Ministry at 3pm on Wednesday, Dec. 21

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

BAD Ministry Group will meet at 7pm on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at Ark & Dove PC.

Susquehanna Partnership will meet for lunch at 12:30pm on Thursday, Dec. 15. Location TBA.

In the Loop Ministry Group will next meet at 6pm on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at Light Street PC

Cuba Team meets at 1pm on Wednesday, Dec. 7

Baltimore-Dakota Partnership meets at 7pm on Tuesday, Dec. 13 in Catonsville

Our Shared Ministry 
At this date, the Presbytery has received $186,099 in Our Shared Ministry pledges. Just $39,901 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
Dickey Memorial 
First & Franklin
1st of Annapolis
1st of Bel Air 
1st of Cumberland
1st of Howard Co.
Good Shepherd
Havre de Grace
Hunting Ridge 
Light Street
Mount Paran
Prince of Peace
Roland Park
St. John United 
Woods Mem'l

LOUISVILLE - The Congregational Ministries Publishing (CMP) ministry of the Presbyterian Mission Agency and GenOn Ministries have launched a newfound collaboration in order to support more churches with the best educational resources available.

"Partnering with denominations and other organizations to reach further with our resources is exciting," said Liz Perraud, executive director of GenOn Ministries, a 50-year old nonprofit organization whose mission is to equip faith communities for Christian discipleship  through intergenerational relationships. "We all want the same thing-to equip and support church leaders and volunteers in their ministry. Working in collaboration with Congregational Ministries Publishing helps us do that well."
The relationship between the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and GenOn Ministries goes back over 50 years. GenOn, previously known as Youth Club and The LOGOS Ministry, sprang up as a grassroots organization of Beulah Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Rev. Dale Milligan, the organization's founder, envisioned developing disciples of Jesus Christ by training and resourcing churches in dozens of Christian denominations in their ministry with children and youth.
To inaugurate the partnership, Mark Hinds, publisher of CMP, is leading the project to revise GenOn's  Faith for Life Bible study curriculum. In addition to  Faith for Life, CMP is also offering GenOn's resources for midweek ministry and intergenerational ministry.
In the our Presbytery, there are two GenOn Ministries Partner Churches who host midweek LOGOS ministries. LOGOS is a time for Bible study, a family-style meal, recreation and worship arts in a setting of inter-generational relationships. Both churches welcome visitors to experience LOGOS!
Ark and Dove Presbyterian Church in Odenton meets for LOGOS on Tuesday evenings with preschoolers through 8th graders and on Sunday evenings with high schoolers. Their LOGOS ministry has about 45 children and youth and more than 30 volunteers. Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church in Columbia meets on Wednesday nights for preschoolers through high schoolers, with about 95 children and youth and about 70 volunteers. GenOn Executive Director Liz Perraud is an elder at Christ Memorial. LOGOS is a time for Bible study, a family-style meal, recreation, and worship arts in a setting of intergenerational relationships. Both churches welcome visitors to experience LOGOS!
For more information about GenOn and LOGOS email
Liz Perraud or call her at 877.937.2572 ext. 103 (EST)
This article was published in part by the Presbyterian Mission Agency on Nov. 30 and entitled "Collaboration to Revive 'Faith for Life' curriculum series" by Debbi Mark and Ulmer and Emily Enders Odom.

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Take Note/Act Now



All  church contributions are due  Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the close of the business day. Please mark your contributions with the year to which you would like them applied. All expense requests for 2016 must be submitted to the Presbytery office no later than the close of business day on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. There will be no exceptions! 

Does your church have a regular or ad hoc Funds Development/Grant Writing Committee? If so, a networking opportunity is being sought, should a contact person be available and willing to do so. Please contact: Ledonia Kimball, 410.292.0479 .


Trinity Presbyterian Church's Music Ministry and the Baltimore Regional Community Male Chorus, Inc. present Celebrate Christmas in Song Sunday at 4pm on Dec. 11 at the church. The concert is free; free will offerings are accepted.

Granite Presbyterian Church will host a Bluegrass Vespers from 5-7pm on Sunday, Dec. 18 featuring Rick Hill and Company performing a mix of   bluegrass and traditional mountain versions of Christmas music.  The Vespers is free of charge; free will offerings will be accepted and refreshments will be available for sale. For details, contact Frank Owens.

Catonsville Concerts at 3 presents Elysian Camerata in concert at 3pm on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017.  The Philadelphia-based Elysian Camerata has built its chamber music repertoire and reputation with works of all styles and periods.  This free concert will be held at Catonsville Presbyterian Church. For details call 410.747.6180.

Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church seeks a vibrant and dynamic Director of Contemporary Music to work with the church's praise band, which performs at the 11am Sunday service and participates in weekly practice sessions. For details, click Woods. The church also seeks a  Director of Youth and Their Families. Click here for the job description.

Grace Presbyterian Church invites you to attend a variety of events this season: 
All are welcome to Grace's  Children Christmas Bazaar on Wednesday, Dec. 14. The event supports the ( Jesus and Me Children and Youth Ministries) .

Worship with Grace's congregation at its "Word Up" Christmas Eve Candle-light service at 7pm on Dec. 24. The event features a free performance of "The Wilderness Experience" by Dawn Jones. For details about auditions for the production, contact Ms. Jones at 410.299.9919.

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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