May 7, 2018
Inside this Edition

879th Gathering of the Presbytery of Baltimore 

Presbytery Vacancy: Associate for Congregational Vitality

Shared Ministry at Work: Ministry Group Activities 

Clerks' Meeting Schedule

Synod of Mid-Atlantic Hosts One-Day Seminar for Church Administrators

Presbytery Investment & Loan Program 

Final Shows for Woodbrook Players in Camelot

BAD Hosting Stewardship Training with Orlando Carr, Presbyterian Foundation

Knox PC Paint & Praise Party

Grace PC Hosting Crab Feast. Get Discount Tickets Now!

Madison Ave. PC Women's Day Featuring Rev. Stephanie Graham, Peekskill PC in New York

Trinity Women's Day Service Featuring Gen. Presbyter Jackie Taylor

Oak Crest Village in Parkville seeks Part-time Pastoral Associate

Committee and Commission meetings will be held at the Presbytery's office (unless noted otherwise.)
  • Presbytery Gathering, 9:30am to 3:30pm Thursday, May 10 Westminster PC
  • Steering Committee will meet at 1pm on May 23   
  • Committee on Preparation for Ministry will meet at 2pm on Wednesday, May 16  
  • In The Loop MG will meet at 6pm on Tuesday, May 15 at Lochearn PC 

  • Ministry Group Conveners will meet 12:30-2pm on Tuesday, May 22

  • Commission on Spiritual Leader Development will meet at 1:30pm on Wedneday, May 9
  • Commission on Reconciliation will meet at 6:30pm on May 23
  • Baltimore Dakota Partnership will meet at 7pm on Tuesday, May 8
  • Cuba Partnership will meet at 7pm  on Wednesday May 16 at First PC of Howard Co.


For many years congregations have sent funds from their Cents-Ability collections to the Presbytery to be distributed to food programs operated out of our churches.  The funds have dwindled over the last few years and we now are encouraging congregations to send those funds to their local food pantries or food kitchens.  

This year we have $1481.17 to distribute.  We invite congregations who have food programs WITHIN THEIR CHURCH WALLS to apply for these funds for 2018.  Please send one or two paragraphs describing your food ministry and the amount of money that you are requesting to Deb Milcarek. Please include contact information for your program.  The deadline for applications is June 1.



The Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) is thrilled to bring together an expert panel of female peacemakers from all over the Middle East for its upcoming summit, And Still We Rise:
Transforming U.S. Policy Toward a Just Middle East. The summit will be held June 17-19 at Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol St NE Washington, D.C., DC 20003 United States.

The event will be a multi-faith gathering where men and women are invited to hear from women working towards peace in their communities. Participants will also learn about grassroots peace efforts happening in the Middle East; receive tools to effectively advocate on behalf of peace and security for Israelis, Palestinians, and all people in the Middle East; and, meet with US Government representatives on Capitol Hill to advocate for peace in the Middle East. Click  Middle East Peace.



The Center is holding a workday this Saturday, May 12, from 9am to 2pm , to spruce up our dorm space for summer mission weeks.  Come for the whole time, or just for a couple hours! Volunteers needed for skilled and unskilled jobs (carpentry, hanging things, cleaning, organizing, etc.)  PLEASE SIGN UP HERE The Center also is in need of a few donated items - see the list and  PLEASE DONATE HERE.

Take Note/Act Now

Presbytery and Churchwide

TAKE NOTE: The P resbytery of Baltimore  announces the following vacant position: 
   Associate for Congregational Vitality. The Deadline to apply is today, May, 7, 2018

TAKE NOTE: Read about Ministry Group Activities and learn how your contributions to Shared Ministry are being used. CLICK HERE

2018 Schedule of Clerks' Meetings

Date   Time  Church  Location  Facilitator
Thursday, May 17 7pm Harundale PC 1020 Eastway (21060) J. Carlson
Saturday, May 19 10am Hunting Ridge PC 4640 Edmomdson Ave. (21229) J. Carlson
Monday, June 11 7pm FPC of Howard Co. 9325 Presbyterian Circle (21045) M. Gaut
Saturday, June 30 10am Hancock PC 17 East Main St. (21750) M. Gaut
                                          Register Here

TAKE NOTE:  Synod for the Mid-Atlantic hosts Administrators' One Day Seminar in Columbia, MD!  Click here for Invitation and Brochure.

The Presbyterian Investment & Loan Program is offering a two percent investment rate, two year fixed rate term note for new applicants. Click here for details


The Woodbrook Players of Brown Memorial Woodbrook PC present their FINAL show at the Charles Street location:  Lerner & Loewe's classic musical Camelot . Saturdays and Sundays through May 13. Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm. Get details at

The Bay Area Disciples are hosting a Stewardship Training led by O landa Carr of the Presbyterian Foundation. The event will take place at Harundale Presbyterian Church from 9am to noon on  Saturday, June 2. All church leaders of the Presbytery are invited! Please contact Jon Nelson with any questions.
Knox Presbyterian Church is hosting a Paint Party from 3-5pm on Saturday, June 9. This fun art class includes light refreshments, uplifting spiritual music and fellowship with other amateur artist-- as well as your very own 11" by 14" masterpiece. Space is limited; admission is $35 per person. All proceeds will support the installation of an outdoor digital sign. Click Paint Party for details.  
Grace Presbyterian Church is hosting a Crab Feast on July 28 but tickets now available for $55 . (The regular price of a ticket is $55.) For additional information call the church, 410.466.4000.

"Here I Am Lord, Use Me" is the theme for  Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church's Annual Women's Day Celebration  on  Sunday, May 20, 2018. The guest speaker will be  The Rev. Stephany Graham from the Peekskill Presbyterian Church, Peekskill, NY.  Praise and Worship will begin at 2:30pm and he Worship Hour will follow.

Trinity Presbyterian Church will host a special Women's Day service entitled "Celebrating the Gifts of Women: Faithful Women are God's Witness" at 11am on Sunday, May 20. The event will feature General Presbyter, The Rev. Dr. Jacqueline E. Taylor, as guest speaker.  

Oak Crest Village Retirement Center in Parkville seeks a part-time pastoral associate. Click for details.

taff Directory

 Jacqueline E. Taylor
General Presbyter 

 Deb Milcarek
Assoc. for Reconciliation 
Susan Krehbiel
Dir. of Congregational Advocacy
Chuck Brawner
Financial Administrator

Judy Johnson
Ministry Group Staff

John "Jack" Carlson
Stated Clerk 

  Deborah Greene  
Dir. of Communications
Laura Mullen
        Book Keeper

McKenna Lewellen 
Center Coordinator

Mary Gaut
Deputy Stated Clerk

Debbie Ingram Schmidt
Assoc. for Spiritual Leader Development

 Wanda Morgan
Dir. of Events/Services

Kate Foster Connors 
Dir. of The Center