July 21, 2020
A Different Role for Michael Moore
The Rev. Michael Moore has announced to the Cabinet that he will not be able to accept the role of Moderator leading the Presbytery, due to accepting a call to the Presbyterian Mission Agency in Louisville as the African American Intercultural Associate.
Michael has served for nine years as Pastor of Knox Presbyterian Church, and in the Presbytery on the Gathering Team, Steering Cabinet, as Vice Moderator for the past year, and as ministry group leader. He has also been a leading voice in helping the presbytery to engage in conversation about racism and in the establishment of the Dismantling Racism Training. 

Although he was excited and looking forward to being our new Moderator, it took much prayer, discernment and consideration to follow a different call by continuing his work empowering African American churches and the ministry of reconciliation focusing on racism and justice issues.

We wish Michael well, and know that he will be a blessing to our denomination, just as he has been in the Presbytery of Baltimore. 

Attention Pastors and Clerks of Session
If you have a new Clerk of Session elected since the beginning of the year, please email the name and contact information to Felicia Scott and/or Mary Gaut . We are planning a virtual orientation/training session for our newest clerks and want to ensure all are included. Thank you in advance.

Signs of the Times
Throughout this pandemic we’re experiencing, people have taken to signs more than ever to express their feelings, concerns and aspirations. As residents shifted from congratulating our young graduates in May to the urgency of the Black Lives Matter movement, we thought it would be worth a moment to recognize some of our favorites.

In response the international outcry following the murder of George Floyd and the celebration of Juneteenth, Faith Presbyterian members launched a “Signs of Faith” display last month. Members made signs expressing their own reactions to racism and posted them along Loch Raven Boulevard in front of the church. Many are still there today.

If you’ve made or found a display that you’d like to share, email images to Frank Perrelli , and so it may featured in a future issue of Tidings.

You are invited to a Presbytery-wide Worship Service on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 7 p.m. via Zoom . This special service will conclude with a time for small groups facilitated by members of the Dismantling Racism Team. Please plan on joining us and stay tuned for additional details.
Register in advance for this meeting . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

Community Engagement Conversations
Every first Wednesday of the month at 10 am, Center staff gather on Zoom to facilitate a conversation about your congregation's efforts to engage with the local community. Bring success stories, frustrations, questions, or places you are stuck, and we will brainstorm together. Register here . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Help Wanted
Interim Pastor
First & Central Presbyterian Church in the heart of downtown Wilmington, Delaware is seeking a full-time interim pastor to lead them through the transitional time to call a new pastor. For more information about the church visit their website , and for more information about the position, please contact the Interim Search Committee at: brendadean0867@gmail.com
The Presbytery offices are closed for visits or appointments until further notice, but staff and commissions continue to meet regularly online.

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