Earth Care 2017 Planning Team
"7" Middle School Retreat
In the Loop Summit: Lament & Hope, A Response to Violence in Our Community
Trinity Family & Friends Day
Kenwood PC Community Day & Pumpkin Patch Story-Time
Faith PC seeks a Full-time Parish Administrator and Book-Keeper
IONA Scholar John L. Bell Speaking at 1st PC of Howard Co.
Woods Mem'l PC seeks an Interim Director of Missions
Chestnut Grove Seeks a Director of Christian Education
First & Franklin Seeks a Child Care Provider
Dr. Mary Mikhael Lecturing on Syrian Refugee Crisis at Good Shepherd PC
Committee and Commission meetings will be held at the Presbytery's office (unless noted otherwise.)
The Steering Cabinet will meet Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 1pm
Large Church Leaders will meet 6pm Friday, Sept. 30 at 1st Presbyterian Church of Howard County.
The Cuba Partnership
will next meet at 2pm on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at Hunting Ridge PC.
In The Loop Ministry Group
will host its annual
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.
The Board of Pensions Retiree Luncheon will be held 11:30am Thursday, Sept. 29 at Pappas Restaurant in Carney.
General Presbyter Jackie Taylor receives a prayerful welcome following her installation at the 872nd Gathering last Thursday at 1st Presbyterian Church of Bel Air.
TE Jack V. Carlson was installed as
RE Adrienne Knight was installed as
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
Journey Through the Bible . . .
The Susquehanna Parish Ministry Group
by TE Ray Meute,
Interim Pastor of Highland Presbyterian Church
Five churches within the Susquehanna Ministry Group are currently partnering in a journey through the Bible. Members of Chestnut Grove, Fallston, Grove, Good Shepherd and Highland are using the chronological bible,
The Story, to learn together, deepen their faith and build community.
Sunday, Sept. 11, was the first Sunday of this new adventure and four of the five pastors participating in The Story reported overwhelming success with high energy and enthusiasm. Higher worship attendance was also noticed.
experience is designed as a whole congregation journey. Sunday school classes, small groups and worship services are all in synch through the 31-week exploration. The goal of the study is to help participants get a better grasp of the overall message of the Bible and see how it fits together to reveal God's gracious plans of restoration, and redemption. From the youngest members of the congregation to the oldest, all make the journey together.
Since the Bible is a vast, diverse, and sometimes confusing collection of literature
highlights the "Upper Story" of God's sovereign and providential plan of redemption by focusing on 31 key chapters from the Old and New Testaments, studied in chronological order. At the same time, it shows how that story interacts and intersects with the "Lower Story" of God's special people Israel and extends out to include all people.
As each of the five participating congregations makes this journey in their own community, they will also be journeying with those from the other four churches involved. The pastors of the congregations are meeting every two weeks to talk about the chapters and share ideas. They are also planning a "pulpit swap" in late October and they are sharing in the writing of liturgy for worship.
The Story website provides many extra resources including promotional materials that can be used by churches to invite the community into the experience. If you would like to investigate The Story go to
. There are also preaching aids such as outlines, video vignettes, and other helps; much of this has been developed by churches who already took The Story journey. The five churches engaged in this mutual undertaking look forward to grasping God's Word in new ways and experiencing God in their midst as they embark on this exciting journey.
. . . and the Wider Church
convened to organize
Earth Care events
next year will meet at 2pm on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at the
First Presbyterian Church of Howard Co.
Professor Trisha Tull from the Louisville Seminary and Rebecca Barnes from PCUSA will work with our congregations to develop an
agenda on environmental issues
. To RSVP, email
TE Sue Lowcock Harris
Trinity Presbyterian Church
Friends & Family Day
during the 11am worship service on Sunday Sept. 25.
Kenwood Presbyterian Church
Pumpkin Patch with story time
from Oct. 15-31
. The patch will be open weekdays from 11am-7pm; Saturdays, 9am-7:30pm; and, Sundays from 12pm-7pm. There will be an
assortment of pumpkins, gourds and other goodies
Faith Presbyterian Church
full-time parish administrator/bookkeeper
. For a job description,
. Interested individuals are asked to send their resumes to the church at 5400 Loch Raven Blvd., Balto. MD 21239, Attention: Scott McGill.
Come gather Oct. 1 & 2 with the
First Presbyterian Church of Howard County
extraordinary weekend of learning, singing and praying
together led by
John L. Bell
, Scholar in Residence.
To learn more, click here
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.
Chestnut Grove Presbyterian Church
(Phoenix, MD) seeks a part-time (20 hours)
Director of Christian Education and Spiritual Formation
. Candidates should email a resume and cover letter to committee chair
, A full job-description is available by clicking
First & Franklin Presbyterian Church is looking for a qualified child caregiver to work Sunday mornings from 9:15am-noon, and occasional weekday evenings in our nursery. Must have experience caring for infants and toddlers. Background check and references required. Email inquiries or resume and interest letter to firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Susquehanna Parish Ministry Group will host Dr. Mary Mikhael in a lecture about the Syrian Refugee Crisis at 7pm on Thursday, Sept. 22 at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in Joppatowne.