Lenten Season Reflections
David Lamotte Presenting in April at Gathering for Church Leaders
Guatemalan Mission Trip
Presbytery seeks Bookkeeper
Westside MG Workshop: "Who Are My Neighbors and Why Are They Here?"
Earth Forum: Where the Climate Change Hits the Hardest," a lecture at 1st PC of Howard Co.
Irish vespers at Granite PC
Black History Month Concert at Faith PC
City College Alumni Master Chorale Featured in Concert at Madison Ave. PC
Ring in the Spring - Community Handbell Festival at Second PC
Harundale seeks a Childcare Assistant
The Center Seeks Summer Interns
Mental Health Advocacy Day
Committee and Commission meetings will be held at the Presbytery's office (unless noted otherwise.)
Committee on Ministry
will meet at 3pm on Wednesday, Mar. 2.
Trustees will meet at 10am on Tuesday, Mar. 8
Steering Cabinet will meet at 1pm on Wednesday, Mar. 16.
Committee on Preparation for Ministry will meet at 3pm on Wednesday, Mar. 16
will meet at 2pm on Thursday, Apr. 21.
Commission on Spiritual Leader Development
will meet at 10am on Tuesday, Mar. 1.
Commission on Reconciliation will meet 6:30pm on Mar. 30.
General Presbyter Nominating Committee
will meet 10am to 12:30pm on Wednesday Mar. 9.
BAD MG will meet at 6pm on Tuesday, Mar. 8 at Prince of Peace PC.
Baltimore Dakota Partnership
will meet at 7pm on Tuesday, Mar. 8.
Cuba Partnership will meet a 1pm on Wednesday, Mar. 2
Thank you to the following congregations who have pledged toward Our Shared Ministry 2016.
Our aim is not just to reach a budget goal of $225,000 but also enlist the participation of all of our congregations. And, we believe that this can happen.
Please send your Shared Ministry pledge and become a part of our collective mission.
Brown Mem'l Woodbrook
Christ Our King
First & Franklin
1st of Annapolis
1st of Bel Air
Prince of peace
Please pray for the family of
Jeffrey Snodgrass, 60, a Ruling
and and seminary intern at
who died of cancer on Saturday. Click
"Memoriam to Jeff"
for details about Jeff's service this Saturday.
Please pray for Ashlee Hoffman, wife of TE Scott Hoffman (Christ Mem'l PC) who is recover at home from an emergency appendectomy; and, William Atkinson, husband of TE Susie Atkinson (Deer Creek Harmony), as he continues recovery at home for a serious infection.
Praise God for the ministries of TE David Willerup, who will be installed as pastor of Havenwood PC on Mar. 6; TE Jessie Lowry, who is serving Christ Our King PC and will be installed as pastor after Easter;TE Randy Clayton, who was installed Dec. 13 as pastor of Brown Memorial Woodbrook PC; and TE Ray Meute Jr., who is serving as interim pastor of Highland PC.
We also praise God for the continued ministries of TE William Sitterley, who is now serving as interim pastor of Maryland PC and TE Jeanne Gay, who is serving as interim pastor of Northminster PC.
by TE Debbie Schmidt,
Spiritual Leader Development
The first two years my husband and I served as mission coworkers in Japan we lived and worked at a girl's school in a small farming community. That school had been
the first school in that area to offer an education to girls and it was founded by Presbyterian missionaries. Presbyterians have historica
lly valued education and have focused particularly on providing schooling opportunities for those who might not otherwise have access to a good education.
In that long tradition, the Presbytery of Baltimore offers several scholarships and loans for young people in our churches who would like to pursue a degree at a college or seminary. The following scholarships are available:
$5,000 Student Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to deserving high school students who wish to further their education at an accredited college or university. Priority shall be given to financially deserving students whose family income is modest. The amount of the scholarship shall be $5,000 for one year. Recipients may reapply for subsequent years.
Deadline May 15, 2016.
This fund provides
interest free loans to full-time college juniors, seniors and graduate school candidates for the 2016/2017 academic year. The fund is available through Springfield Presbyterian Church. All applicants will be given impartial consideration regardless of religion.
Deadline March 1, 2016.
Applicants must be under the care or registered as an Inquirer with the committees on Preparation on Ministry of the Presbytery of Baltimore, Newcastle Presbytery, or National Capital Presbytery to receive consideration.
Bridges Fund is open to any matriculated theological student or intended theological student at the following academic institutions only: Union Seminary (Richmond), Princeton Theological Seminary, McCormick Theological Seminary, Louisville Theological Seminary, Columbia Theological Seminary, as well as Davidson and Hampden Sydney colleges.
Deadline April 25, 2016.
You can find more information about these scholarships along with applications on the Presbytery website under Spiritual Leader Development. Just click on the sidebar labeled scholarships or, for a shortcut, click
now. Please direct any questions to Debbie Schmidt at
Presbytery . . . and the Wider Church
ch the "Transfiguration of Jesus Christ" with CRE Anita Bishop-Johnson of Living Faith Fellowship in the second installment of To
ward A Holy Lent -- brought to
you by the Commission on Spiritual
Leader Development. Als
Lenten reflection with
Second Presbyterian Church
award-winning songwriter, speaker, author and activist -- will be featured in a presentation entitled Worldchanging 101: Challenging the Myth of Powerlessness during the Gathering for church leaders to be held April 6-7 at Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center, Marriottsville.
GUATEMALA MISSION TRIP
- Join others from the Presbytery on an
April 11-16. Learn about the work of CEDEPCA, the presbytery's mission partner in Guatemala, and experience first-hand the diverse culture of this country. The cost is $1500, with scholarship help available. Registration and $500 deposit are due Feb. 19.
Click here for details
Presbytery of Baltimore
part time bookkeeper
to work under the supervision of the Financial Administrator managing payroll, accounts payable and receivable, bank and investment reconciliations and related administrative functions. For details,
Save the Date!
On Saturday, Mar. 12, West Side Story Ministry Group will host a 90 minute workshop on US Immigration: "Who are my neighbors and why are they here?" for pastors and church members interested in learning more about what newcomers go through to get to the U.S. Immigration experts and immigrants will unpack the confusing terminology and share personal stories as we look at the different ways people arrive in the U.S., why they come and what is "broken" about our immigration system. The workshop begins at 10:30 am following worship at Hope Presbyterian Church in
EARTH FORUM: First Presbyterian Church of Howard County
will host Dr. Gaye Burpee, Senior Advisor on Climate Change and Rural Livelihoods for Latin America Catholic Relief Services, during a presentation entitled, "Where Climate Change Hits the Hardest," at 2pm on Sunday, Feb. 21.
Granite Presbyterian Church will be holding an Irish Music Vespers on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 5pm. This event will feature the music of Rigadoo with Shawn Cassady. Granite Church is located at 10637 Old Court Rd. in Woodstock. For more information please contact Frank Owens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faith Presbyterian Church in Baltimore presents a
Black History Concert with spirituals and art songs by African-American composers featuring
Laws of Sound at 4pm on Sunday, Feb. 28, in the sanctuary. Tickets cost $20 and may be purchased at the door."
City College Alumni Chorale
will be in concert at the
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church
at 4pm on Saturday, Mar. 5.
Please contact the church office at 410.523.7935 for additional information or click Madison Concert.
Think warm weather and join Second Presbyterian Church's "Ring in the Spring!"-- A Community Handbell Festival on Sunday, Apr. 17. Choirs are invited to perform at the concert and individual ringers are welcome to join the ensemble rehearsals on Wednesdays, beginning in March. For details: Beau Lochte:email@example.com or 410.830.9988.
Harundale Presbyterian Church
seeks a nursery/childcare assistant for our Sunday morning worship service (10 am - noon). Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to
Rev. Elizabeth Milford
by Feb.22. For details, click
is looking for
to help run its summer mission weeks. Do you know any seminary students? Graduate students in related fields? We are seeking 4 summer interns and one summer Program Coordinator. Job descriptions are available on The Center's website:
Support Mental Health Advocacy Day
on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 150 House Office Building, 6 Bladen St. in Annapolis MD. to register, call Susan Quass at 301.832.8449 or visit
Free to attend.