December 4, 2017
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Year end Contributions and Remittance 

Board of Pension/ Terms of Call 

Martin Luther King Jr. Worship & Lunch

Ruth Gosnell Education Fund Grove PC Free Concert

First & Franklin Candlelight Chorus Concert

Trinity PC "A Christmas Happening"

Grove PC "Sound of Season" Concert

Perspectives Course at Central PC 

Catonsville PC Word & Music Concert

Presbyterian Foundation Stewardship Resources

Committee and Commission meetings will be held at the Presbytery's office (unless noted otherwise.)
Gathering Team will meet at 11am on Thursday, Dec. 7

Trustees will meet at 9am on Tuesday, Dec. 12

Committee on Preparation for Ministry will meet at 3pm Wednesday, Dec. 20 at Catonsville PC 
Committee on Ministry and Commission on Spiritual Leader Development will hold a joint meeting at 12noon on Wednesday, Dec. 6
Susquehanna Ministry Group will meet at 12:30pm on Thursday, Dec. 21 
2017 Our Shared Ministry 
Pledges & Contributions 
Total rcv'd to date: 
2017 OSM Goal: $225,000  

KEY:  * Pledged (fulfilled)       
** Pledged (unfulfilled)    
+ Contribution (not pledged)

*Ark & Dove
+Brown Mem'l Pk. 
**Cherry Hill
+Christ Mem'l
+Christ Our Anchor
+Christ Our King
+Dickey Memorial
+1st, Annapolis
**1st, Bel Air
*1st, Cumberland
+ 1st, Howard Co.
* Franklinville
*Good Shepherd
+Hunting Ridge
+Mount Hebron
+ Mount Paran
*Prince of Peace
+ Roland Park 
**St. John United

Funding for Intergenerational Ministry

Ark & Dove PC Intergenerational Ministry 
 by Liz Perraud, Gen On Ministries 
     Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church

LOGOS is a weekly intergenerational experience for young people that creates an arena where all ages, together, can learn about, experience, and practice the art of Christian relationships, critical for developing life-long disciples. LOGOS is a time for Bible study, a family-style meal, recreation, and worship arts in a setting of intergenerational relationships.
Members from Christ Memorial Intergenerational Ministry

In the Presbytery of Baltimore, two congregations currently offer 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 adult volunteers.
Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church in Columbia meets on Wednesday nights with preschoolers through high schoolers, with about 90 children
and youth and about 70 adult volunteers. Both churches welcome visitors to experience LOGOS and answer any questions! Contact Laura Rockwell at Ark and Dove or Carrie Jenkins at Christ Memorial so that they can prepare for your visit.

GenOn Ministries  equips Christian communities for discipleship through intergenerational relationships and has a 50+ year history of partnering with churches to grow relationships, nurturing children, youth, and adults into a life-giving relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

The fund supporting Gen On Intergenerational Ministry is named in memory of Jane DeHaven who was a member of First Christian Church in Des Moines, Iowa. Jane was instrumental in starting and leading the church's LOGOS ministry. She also served as a volunteer training leader with GenOn Ministries.
Find out more about LOGOS, the DeHaven LOGOS Fund, and the grant application process here .

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Take Note/Act Now

Presbytery and Churchwide

All    church contributions   are due    Thursday, January 11, 2018   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 2017  must be received at close of day by the Presbytery or postmarked no later than Tuesday, January 3, 2018. There will be no exceptions! 

Take Note:  Board of Pension dues on Terms of Call form should be calculated at 37% of the effective salary.   Also, Take Note , Terms of Call for Clergy must be submitted to the Presbytery office no later then Feb. 1, 2017

Save the Date: "Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Worship Service and Lunch will beheld  11am on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 at Knox Presbyterian Church.  All are welcome.

Need an interest-free loan  for the 2018-19 academic year to complete your college Junior, Senior or Graduate School studies?  The Ruth Gosnell Education Fund, directed by the Springfield Presbyterian Church, provides interest-free loans for those full-time students, regardless of religion. To learn more, click Ruth Gosnell Education Fund and download an application. The deadline to apply is Mar. 1, 2018

In an event that has become a treasured part of the Mt. Vernon holiday season -- First & Franklin Presbyterian Church will host a Candlelight Choral Concert featuring its choir and soloist at 4pm on Sunday Dec. 7. For details, click Candlelight Concert .

Trinity Presbyterian Church and the Baltimore Regional Community Male Chorus present "A Christmas Happening," featuring concert music performed by the chorus, as well as, the Christmas opera "Amahl and the Night Visitors." The concert will be held at 6pm on Saturday, Dec. 9 and 4pm on Sunday Dec. 10.

Grove Presbyterian Church in Aberdeen presents Sounds of the Season at 5pm on Sunday, Dec. 10. This free concert will include Jeremy Lyons, classical guitarist, and "Born a Child, Born a King:
Celebrating the Birth of Jesus!", a cantata sung by the Grove Choir. A reception will follow the program. For details call 410.272.0896.
7pm-9:45pm, Thursday, Jan. 4. Central Presbyterian Church.

Catonsville Concerts at 3 presents "Words & Music".   Exploring the dynamic unity of two "languages," words AND music, this group uses the compelling medium of a chamber vocal quartet to entertain and inspire.  The group performs at Catonsville Presbyterian Church at 3pm on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.  The concert is free, no tickets required.  For more info, call 410.747.6180. 

The Presbyterian Foundation offers a number of church-wide stewardship and giving campaigns resources   that may be of benefit to your congregation . For further information, email the Foundation's regional representative Olanda Carr at or call  888.711.1318 .

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 Jacqueline E. Taylor
General Presbyter 

  Mary Gaut
Deputy Stated Clerk 
Susan Krehbiel
Dir. of Congregational Advocacy
Chuck Brawner
Financial Administrator

Judy Johnson
Ministry Group Staff

William Nickels III
 Assoc. General Presbyter

Deb Milcarek
Assoc. for Reconciliation

  Deborah Greene  
Dir. of Communications
Laura Mullen
        Book Keeper

McKenna Lewellen 

John "Jack" Carlson
Debbie Ingram Schmidt
Assoc. for Spiritual Leader Development

 Wanda Morgan
Dir. of Events/Services

Kate Foster Connors 
Dir. of The Center