Call for Workshops for November 2016 Presbyterian Learning Day
PCUSA GA222 UPDATES
Light Street Potluck
Faith PC Sponsors Prayer Walk & Vigil for Victims of Orlando Massacre
Roland Park PC Seeks Part-Time Director of Christian Education
Harundale seeks a Part-time Administrative Assistant
Maryland PC Offering Silver Communion Trays
Prince of Peace seeks Part-Time Summer Office Workers
Committee and Commission meetings will be held at the Presbytery's office (unless noted otherwise.)
CALLED MEETING: 10am on Thursday, July 7 at Faith Presbyterian Church, 5400 Loch Raven Blvd.
COM (CREST) Committee
will meet at 3pm on Wednesday, June 29
will meet 6:30-8:30pm on Wednesday, Jul 13.
Committee for Preparation for Ministry will meet 3-5pm on Wednesday Jul. 20 in Catonsville
The Cuba Partnership
meets 2pm to 3:30pm the third Wednesday of each month.
Thank you to the following congregations who have pledged toward Our Shared Ministry 2016. At his date, he Presbytery has received $173,963 in pledges toward our budget goal of $225,000.
Ark & Dove
Brown Mem'l Woodbrook
Christ Our King
First & Franklin
1st of Annapolis
1st of Bel Air
1st of Howard Co.
Havre de Grace
Prince of Peace
Please Pray for the
Rev. Andy Gathman, who was hospitalized with debilitating migraines but is now at home recuperating. Rev. Gathman is the pastor of Chestnut Grove Presbyterian Church.
Please pray for
Stated Clerk, Catherine Blacka and her family as they mourn the death of her brother, Lawrence Guerry, who died Friday after a long illness at his home in Lake City, SC. A memorial service was held Sunday.
Please pray for
Vice Moderator Jack Carlson and his family who are mourning the death of his father-in-law,
J. Frank McCormick of Coraopolis, PA. He was 96 1/2 years old.
Please Pray for
Susan Krehbiel's father, David, who is battling a terminal illness. Susan is the Presbytery's Director of Congregational advocacy.
Presbytery Members to Serve on PC(USA) National Committees
The Presbytery of Baltimore is proud to announce that two of our members have accepted appointments from the General Assembly Nominating Committee to serve on national committees of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Ruling Elder James Parks, our current Moderator,
will serve on the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board. PMA i
s the mission and ministry agency of the PC(USA) The Board can be likened to the Session of a congregation, shepherding all of the work of the PMA.
Parks said his election to the PMA Board is both an honor and very humbling.
"This is not something I earned, but rather, it is a recognition of all the hard work our entire Presbytery is doing to address the real problems of racism, poverty and class in our church and society," he added.
A member of Hunting Ridge Presbyterian Church, Parks has served as moderator since September 2015; and, he has also
served our Presbytery as a member and chair of the former Peace & Justice Committee & Social Witness Committee. He worked as a journalist, serving as editor of six different newspapers.In 1988, he volunteered to work as media liaison in Rev. Jesse Jackson's presidential campaign. For 21 years, he was an editor and writer for the AFL-CIO national headquarters in Washington D.C., specializing in international human rights, civil rights, religion/labor partnerships and collective bargaining. He also served as an official observer of the first free election in South Africa in 1994. He retired in 2012.
Our other nominee, Rev. Dr. Karen Brown, has accepted an appointment to serve on the Self-Development of People (SDOP) committee. SDOP is the arm of our ministry that strives to empower those who are working to get out of systems of inequality and poverty. Rev. Brown is a member at large in the Presbytery of Baltimore. She grew up at Faith Presbyterian Church and credits he church's strong youth ministry and Christian Education program for her call to ministry.
Rev. Brown has served as the Associate Pastor of
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church and the Executive Director of the Madison Avenue Family Life Center. She currently serves as a grant writer for Intersection of Change, a non-profit in Sandtown Winchester which operates Martha's Place, a drug rehabilitation program for women; and Jubilee Arts, a cultural arts program for youth.
We have a very active Presbytery-level committee and we look forward to Karen's participation on the national level. Please join the Presbytery in congratulating - and thanking - both of these colleagues in their willingness to serve the larger Church.
. . . and the Wider Church
is now issuing a call for workshops for the
November 12 Presbytery Gathering. In partnership with First Presbyterian Church of Annapolis, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Paul Roberts of Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary and Dr. Katie Cannon of Union Presbyterian Theological Seminary will be keynote speakers in a program addressing the Church's Response to Institutional Racism.
To submit an idea for a workshop, please contact Jack Carlson, at
, or 410.978.1017.
Faith Presbyterian Church
St. Matthew's Catholic
have organized a
Silent Prayer Vigil Procession
7pm on Wednesday,
to remember the 49 victims of the shooting in Orlando. We will
meet at the Homewood Friends Meeting House at 3105 N. Charles Street and process to the Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation at 4 E. University Parkway
, where a Silent Vigil will take place on the steps of the Cathedral. The banners will say, "Love for All: Hatred for None" and "Faiths United Against Hatred." All are welcome.
Light Street Presbyterian Church will host a
Potluck lunch on Sunday, July 10 to coincide with
Roger Powers and Susan Quass' departure to a new call. Please bring some food to share and plan to stay after worship for lunch, when we will say a final farewell to our pastor and his wife.
LOOKING FOR PART TIME OR SUMMER EMPLOYMENT???
Roland Park Presbyterian Church
part-time Director of Christian Education
to serve as leader and developer of education programming for all ages, including our Sunday morning children's program, youth program, and adult education. $20 - $25/ hour depending on experience Click
Harundale Presbyterian Church
is looking for a part-time pastor's administrative assistant. Contact Rev. Dr. Tracey Davenport at 410.766.4338 or
Maryland Presbyterian Church
has 5 silver color communion trays (fits the plastic cups) and 2 bread platters free to any church that could use them. The top covers are not included. Call MPC at 410.825.0719 if you would like them or e-mail at
Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church in Crofton is looking for people seeking part-time employment to help out in the church office this summer. The position involves answering phones, greeting visitors, and if possible, some limited word processing. This paid job will typically be on Tuesday mornings from 9am-12noon, but may involve a few other isolated days during the summer depending upon the candidate's availability. For details, contact Rev. Elizabeth McLean at