July 6, 2015
Inside this Edition


BiG TENT: Scholarships Available


Deer Creek Harmony PC Needs Pews 


First & Franklin PC Selling Used Copier


Northminster PC Seeks a Praise Team Leader 


Chestnut Grove Seeks an Administrative Assistant


Second PC Seeks Associate Director of Music


Ashland PC Seeks Dir. of Christian Education


Theology Studies 


The Center's New Blog





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

The General Presbyter Nominating Committee will meet 10am to 2pm on Wednesday, July 22 

The Commission on Reconciliation will meet at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, July 22


Baltimore /Dakota Learning Camps group will meet 7pm to 9pm on July 14 at Catonsville PC 

Praise & Prayer 

Please pray for CRE John Brewington and family, who are mourning the loss of his 46-year-old daughter, Marlo Moore.   Ms. Moore died of cancer on June June 28.  A Memorial Service will be held 12:30pm Tuesday at Joseph H. Brown Funeral establishment in West Baltimore.
CRE Brewington serves Lochearn Presbyterian Church.

Please pray for The Rev. Judi Johnson, who is recovering from surgery. Judi serves as coach of the Wild, Wild West Ministry Group.

And, also pray for CRE Ed Terry, pastor of Mt. Paran Presbyterian Church, who is also recovering from surgery.

Long-Time Volunteer for GBMC's Board of Lady Managers Retires



by Anne Perry, member of The Board of Lady Managers & 

Second Presbyterian Church


Coila Seiber retired in June after many faithful years serving The Presbyterian Board of Lady Managers, an auxiliary group 

Coila Seiber

of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC). During her tenure as a representative from First & Franklin Presbyterian Church, Ms. Seiber had served as the Board's president, chaplain for the last five years and recording secretary since 2002.


A diminutive woman who is now in her 90s - 

Ms. Seiber's fierce dedication, sense of commitment and pioneering spirit enabled the Board to financially support special patient services at GBMC for many years.  The Board was established in 1877 to serve the Presbyterian Eye, Ear and Throat Charity Hospital, once located on East Baltimore Street.  Then, as now, several member churches of the Presbytery of Baltimore contributed to the Board's efforts to endow and offer support and free medical services to needy individuals seeking medical care. Churches who now contribute to the Board include Second Presbyterian Church, Roland Park Presbyterian, First and Franklin Presbyterian, Faith Presbyterian, Churchville Presbyterian and First Church of Bel Air.


Prior to serving the Board, Ms. Seibert worked as a medical secretary in Baltimore.  She retired from the University of Maryland Surgical research Center in 1998 and began to actively volunteer with the Board.  To commemorate Ms. Seiber's 17 years of service, a retirement luncheon was held last month at GBMC and a special donation was made in her honor to the Hoover Rehabilitation Services.


The Board of Lady Managers actively invites additional representation from churches in the Presbytery of Baltimore to consider joining in this work to broaden community representation and expand this vital, long-standing, mission opportunity.  For more information please contact Margie Middleton, Board Chairman, at 410.292.7630.




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Scholarships to Big Tent are available through the Commission on Spiritual Leader Development.  For details, contact Debbie Schmidt.



Deer Creek Harmony Presbyterian Church must replace its wooden pews and is in urgent need of replacements.  Should you have  pews or know of a church that does have them, please email Rev. Susan Atkinson or call her at 443.252.1594.


First & Franklin Presbyterian Church has a a used Kyocera CS 4050 black & white copier with scanner for sale. It was purchased new in June 2009 and has been well maintained.  If interested, call Diane at 410.728.05545.

Northminster Presbyterian Church seeks a Praise Team Leader to oversee the contemporary music component of its Worship service. Click here for details.

Chestnut Grove Presbyterian Church in Phoenix, MD seeks a part-time Administrative Assistant & Program Coordinator to support  its congregation's mission and ministry. Click here for details.  

Second Presbyterian Church seeks a Part-Time Associate Director of Music.  Click here for details.


Ashland Presbyterian Church seeks a Director of Christian Education. Click here for details. 




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The Center's summer mission weeks are in full swing! Follow what God is doing through The Center's local partner congregations and visiting church groups at The Center's blog

www.thecenterbaltimore.tumblr.com   Read daily reflections from visiting group participants and view pictures posted by The Center.

taff Directory

 Mary Gaut
Interim General Presbyter

  Deb Milcarek

Assoc. for Reconciliation


Susan Krehbiel

Dir. of Congregational Advocacy





William Nickels III

 Assoc. General Presbyter



Debbie Ingram Schmidt

Assoc. for Spiritual Leader Development

Terry Jackson
Dir. of Finance


Deborah Greene

Dir. of Communication


Catherine Blacka

Judy Johnson

Ministry Group Staff




 Wanda Morgan

Dir. of Events/Services