873rd Gathering of the Presbytery: Church's Response to Institutionalized Racism
PCUSA Reformation Worship
Chestnut Grove Potluck Dinner
Bryan Lohr in Organ Recital at 1st PC of Cumberland
Organist featured in Tiffany Series Concert at Brown Mem'l Park Ave. PC
Brown Mem'l Park Ave "Silent Film" Benefit
1st PC of Howard Co. Presents Talks on National Politics and the Environment
Mt. Hebron seeks Part-time Music Director
Woods Mem'l PC seeks an Interim Director of Missions
Committee and Commission meetings will be held at the Presbytery's office (unless noted otherwise.)
Committee on Ministry will meet at 2pm on Wednesday, Nov. 2
Steering Committee will meet at 1pm on Wednesday, Nov. 16
Transitions Team will meet at 2pm on November 10
Spiritual Leader Development Commission will meet 1:30pm on Wednesday, Nov. 2
Committee on Reconciliation will meet at 6:30pm on Wednesday, Nov. 23
Interim Pastors' Lunch will be held at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 1
Ministry Group Conveners' Lunch will be held at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 2
Susquehanna Parish MG will meet at 7pm on Thursday, Nov 17. Location TBA
Baltimore-Dakota Partnership will meet at 7pm on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at Catonsville PC
At this date, the Presbytery has received $185,599 in Our Shared Ministry pledges. Just $40,401 short of our budget goal of $225,000. Thanks you!
Ark & Dove
Brown Mem'l Park Avenue
Brown Mem'l Woodbrook
Cherry Hill Community
Christ Our King
First & Franklin
1st of Annapolis
1st of Bel Air
1st of Cumberland
1st of Howard Co.
Havre de Grace
Prince of Peace
St. John United
Please pray for the family of
Ruth Farmer, 78, who died after a lengthy illness on Thursday while in hospice at Northwest Hospital.
Mrs. Farmer was the wife of George Farmer, who served as Moderator of the Presbytery from 1995-96. A service is planned for this week at Granite.
St. Mary's Ecumenical Institute
by Debbie Schmidt, Assoc. for Spiritual
Patty Rath, Coordinator, Recruitment &
Communications for St. Mary's Ecumenical Institute
There is an often-overlooked gem of a resource in our community called St. Mary's Ecumenical Institute (EI). It is a division of St. Mary's Seminary & University on Northern Parkway in northern Baltimore City; and, it offers graduate-level courses in theology and ministry.
St. Mary's Seminary & University, America's first Roman Catholic seminary, in cooperation with ecumenical leaders, founded the Ecumenical Institute in 1968. The Ecumenical Institute encourages people of all denominations to explore theological studies in a serious, open-minded, and supportive environment.
Recently, the EI introduced a new partnership with Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, OH. This new venture offers local access to a vibrant established Doctor
of Ministry program. T
he initial year of study can all be done with the EI here
in Baltimore, cutting down on the amount of time and money it often takes to complete a full program at a seminary out of town. Th
e second year would then be completed with Ashland, both online and through two one-week intensive courses on their campus.
The EI is designed to meet the scheduling needs of adults who are already in the workforce; classes are offered in the evenings or on Saturdays. Some Saturday
classes are intensive, day-long sessions offered once or twice a month instead of every week. Classes are available in Biblical studies, theology, Christian education and ministry, church history and a variety of other subjects.
Many of our pastors and lay leaders in the Presbytery have made use of the many offerings of the Ecumenical Institute and the presbytery has helped support this valuable resource. Now,
the Commission on Spiritual Leader Development would like to make it possible for even more of our leaders to avail themselves of this opportunity by offering scholarships for those enrolling in classes at
St. Mary's Ecumenical I
For more information about how to apply for a scholarship, contact
Registration for the Spring Term begins today, Oct. 31st
. Applications for the Spring term are still being accepted.
St. Mary's Seminary & University is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools and by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. For more information about St. Mary's Ecumenical Institute, go to their website:
or contact Patty Rath or email 410.864.4203.
PCUSA Stated Clerk Dr. Herbert J. Nelson, to lead live-streamed Reformation worship service Nov. 2
"Write the Vision-Reclaim the Call" is the theme of a church-wide Reformation worship service which
will begin at 10:45am (EST) and can be viewed live at
. A video of the service also will be posted for later viewing.
The service coincides with Reformation Sunday (Oct. 30) and marks next year's 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
Chestnut Grove Presbyterian Church
will host a
potluck dinner and lecture
featuring Dr. Gary Carver on "Restoring the Chestnut Tree" at 6:30pm on Friday, Nov. 4. For details, click
First Presbyterian Church of Cumberland
presents its new Director of Music Ministries,
, in a
featuring the church's
1,500 pipe Moller organ
at 3pm on Sunday, Nov. 6.
Click here to learn more about Brian Lohr
Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church presents
organists Marie-Louise Langlais, Eileen Guenther, Henry Lowe and Michael Britt in a Tiffany Series concert
honoring AGO past president John Walker
at 3pm on Sunday, Nov. 6 at the church. Tickets are $20/$10 for students. For details, call 410.523.1542.
Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church
presents the 1928 silent film,
"Steamboat Bill, Jr."
with live organ accompaniment at 7:30pm on Friday, Nov. 11. Admission is by suggested donation (to
benefit Brown's Capital Fund
): $15 adults, $10 students/seniors, $25 families. For details, call 410-523-1542, or visit
First Presbyterian Church of Howard County will host a talk with a panel of environmentalist from 2-4:30pm on Sunday, Nov. 20 to discuss climate-related actions, participate in workshops and view the film, "Facing the Surge." This is a free event; childcare is available. Call 410.730.3545 or visit www.earthforumhc.org.
Mt. Hebron Presbyterian Church in Ellicott City
seeks a part-time music director who can play the organ, piano and direct a choir for a small church with a traditional program -- although the congregation is open to other genres.
Please direct inquiries to Pastor Adrian Pratt.
Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church
seeks an Interim Director of Missions. The Interim Director of Missions (IDM) empowers the mission engagement of the whole church working in cooperation with WELCOME and other ministries to ensure that every member has an opportunity to Christian service. To learn more and apply for the position, click Interim Director of Missions at Woods.