June 23, 2020
The 224 th General Assembly has been remarkable for its online-only format , and there’s more to come from Baltimore Presbytery. So without further ado, here are a few approaching highlights.
Youth Rising Coalition ascends to national level
The Youth Rising Coalition launched just 2 weeks ago with a rally at Poly/Western High School in Baltimore and they’ve been busy ever since. Their introduction culminates this week, and there are numerous opportunities to learn more about this enterprising group of young entrepreneurs.

To get involved or learn more, visit youthrisingcoalition.org

Youth Rising Coalition merchandise is now

The Center storytelling event and fundraiser
Thursday, June 25th – Support The Center by attending their online mission storytelling event and fundraiser, which will feature live music and leaders from Baltimore Presbytery and from PC(USA) churches across the country sharing stories about what happened when their congregation took a risk to engage with their local community. 8-9 pm Register here .
From Hope to Wholeness: A Presbyterian Response to the Unrest in Baltimore in April 2015
The riots in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray in 2015 served as a wake-up call for a community that has witnessed decades of systematic racism. Within days of the riots, the Presbytery of Baltimore acted in a coordinated manner to address these issues. During that year, then moderator James Parks, Mary Gaut, Jack Carlson and Jean Gay invited and encouraged pastors and congregations to share how they were addressing the issues of race, class and poverty in church services, Christian education classes and in sermons. 
The resulting collection of prayers, sermons and liturgies by members of our Presbytery was published in time for the 222 nd GA in Portland the following year. In light of today’s unrest and protests, this volume is a testament to the value of prophetic preaching around racial injustice that continues to this day.

Community Engagement Conversations
Every first Wednesday of the month at 10 am, Center staff will 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.
Reserve your 2020-2021 Planning Calendar
The upcoming Planning Calendars are now available for purchase. The Presbytery of Baltimore is offering to bulk order for our churches. This will help any who are interested in obtaining a discounted rate by ordering as a group. PC(USA) has increased the price for the 2020-2021 Planning Calendar, and with shipping, the PoB will be charging $11.50 per calendar. For more information, and to reserve your copy, visit our website .

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

Associate for Church and Leadership
The Presbytery of Baltimore is seeking an individual to take a leading role in implementing and breathing life in the Presbytery’s vision and ministry plan and encourage, challenge and equip existing and new congregations to thrive in their relationships and become faithful leaders. Full job description
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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