August 9, 2016
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"7" Middle School Retreat  

Called to Lead: Fall Trip to Guatemala for Women 

Madison Avenue PC 
Line Dance Social

Faith Movie Night 

Havenwood PC Seeks an Organist and Music Director

Concert Across America to End Gun Violence

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

The Steering Committee will meet at 1pm on Wednesday, Aug 24.

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. 

In The Loop Ministry Group will host its annual Mission Summit from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Cherry Hill Community Presbyterian Church.

Susquehanna Parish Ministry Group will host a Leadership Training Workshop from 9am to 2pm on Saturday, Oct. 22 at the First Presbyterian Church of Bel Air.  

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.

Our Shared Ministry 2016 
Thank you to the following congregations who have pledged toward Our Shared Ministry 2016. At this date, the Presbytery has received $182,599 in pledges. Just $42,401 short of our budget goal of $225,000.

Ark & Dove
Brown Mem'l Woodbrook
Cherry Hill Community
Christ Our King
Dickey Memorial 
First & Franklin
1st of Annapolis
1st of Bel Air 
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


by Alice Haskins
     Cuba Partnership

The Presbytery of Baltimore and its Cuba Team has been in partnership with 
El Centro Presbytery in Cuba since 2004.   During that time, church-to-church partnerships have been formed, visits to and from partner churches have taken place and bi-annual gatherings have occurred.   Above all other involvements, the Baltimore Cuba Team has provided specific, necessary items to the Cuba churches, using funds from the Baltimore Presbytery and other grants. These funds have been extremely helpful in providing much needed assistance to our Cuba partner churches.
One area of acute need in Cuba is that of over the counter medicine.   On each major visit to Cuba, a supply of over the counter medication has been taken and distributed among the thirteen churches in El Centro Presbytery.   There is no doubt that these medicines are appreciated by our Cuban friends and have fulfilled a great need in the church communities there.  The 'Gracias' we receive confirms their appreciation for our generosity.
However, the funds we received for many years from an anonymous benefactor has ended.  We are therefore in the process of finding other ways to generate money to provide these much needed medications.  This effort includes an appeal  for monetary assistance from the churches of the Presbytery of Baltimore.
Contributions for the purchase of medicines would be greatly appreciated by the Cuba Team and, eventually, by our partner churches in Cuba.  The Cuba Team will visit El Centro Presbytery in February 2017 to participate in the semi-annual Encuentro (Gathering) and we would like to take the medicines with us.

Funds to support our medicine drive may be sent to The Presbytery of Baltimore, earmarked "Medicine for Cuba", where they will be received by Deborah Milcarek .  For additional information, she may be contacted at The Presbytery Office at 410.433.2012.

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Take Note/Act Now

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.

Faith Presbyterian Church will host a free showing of "The Lego Movie"  at 8pm on Friday, Aug. 26 on its south lawn. Click Movie Night for details. 

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


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.

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 Mary Gaut
Interim 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