July 15, 2019
Seeking Artists for Presbytery Office Exhibits
About 3 years ago we looked at all the wall space in the hall at the Presbytery offices and saw the possibility of an art gallery! Beginning with our inaugural exhibit of works by Rev. Michael Moore, our gallery has been a source of continual delight for staff and visitors alike. We have enjoyed paintings, photography, needlework weaving and pottery.
We need your help in identifying artists for future exhibits. If you are interested in displaying some of your work for approximately 3 months, or if you know of someone whose work would be appreciated please contact Mary Gaut at  mgaut@baltimorepresbytery.org . Include name of the artist, contact information and something about the medium in which the artist creates.
As we move through the next year in preparation for General Assembly we are likely to get more visitors than usual offering a unique opportunity for the artists among us.
NWC and Transformation Grants Available
Racial Equity & Women's Intercultural Ministries and the Mission Development Resources Committee members continue to offer grants for New Worshiping Communities & Presbytery-Level Transformation efforts.  
Click this link below to read an overview of the grants and award available through this office - New Worshiping Communities Seed, Investment, Growth & Health Insurance Grants, Presbytery Grants for Congregational Transformation and the Sam & Helen R. Walton Award. The 2019 Proposal Submission & Review Dates are also included.  
Applications and resources for these grant programs are available for download through the Mission Program Grants website  https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/1001-2/mission-program-grants/ .  
Creating a Culture of Coaching
Coaching is not meant to be a remedial step for pastors who are failing; instead, it is a way to encourage and equip energized and committed pastors so they can become even better leaders of their congregations. This is the reason the Commission on Spiritual Leader Development has made it a priority to create a culture of coaching in our presbytery.
Seminarian Internship at University of Maryland
A Seminarian Internship position is available for the Academic Year August of 2019 through May of 2020 with United Campus Ministry at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Seminarian Intern will help to implement and expand the Campus Ministry Theological Exploration of Vocation (CMTEV) “L3: Listen, Learn, Lead” programming, with an emphasis on working with undergraduate students. L3 empowers students to discern and live into their Life Calling(s).

Seminarian will work 8-10 hours per week for a stipend of $10,000, and must provide his/her own housing and transportation. For further information contact Rev. Pamela Allen at pallen@umd.edu .
On Triennium
On Monday, July 15 th , two buses will roll out from separate locations in the presbytery carrying 69 high school students, 10 adult leaders, and 2 young adult members of the work crew. They will be heading to the campus of Purdue University in Indiana for the Triennium Youth Gathering of the PCUSA.
Triennium is a weeklong event that happens every three years and brings high school students together from all over the country. During their week together, these students will get to hear inspiring stories of the ways God is at work in the world. They will meet in small groups to talk about things on their hearts, and they will have opportunities for a lot of fun together with other Presbyterian youth!
This year, the group attending is a good representation of the diversity of our presbytery. The 69 students who are attending include 11 African or African-American students, one student from the Czech Republic, and one student who is physically challenged. Students come from city churches, suburban churches, and rural churches.
The Presbytery has made this possible through funding from several sources. The Commission on Spiritual Leader Development has provided funding for the buses, incidentals such as T-shirts, and almost $4000 in scholarships. Several ministry groups have also provided scholarships for students from churches within their ministry group.
This is a large financial commitment, but the long-term impact of Triennium makes it a worthwhile investment. Some of the adult leaders who will be going have shared that Triennium was a life changing moment for them when they attended as students. Pastors have also shared that Triennium was a formative time for them in their call into full time ministry. Join us in praying that this week will be transformative for the students attending from our presbytery as they explore the things that are on God’s heart for the world.
Presbytery & Church-wide
Baltimore - Dakota Partnership Camps
We lift up in gratitude and prayer the summer learning and bible camps of the Baltimore - Dakota Partnership . Adult and youth volunteers from all 4 corners of the Presbytery will be helping to lead the 4 camps this summer in South Dakota and Minnesota (click on each link to discover more about each camp):

For more information about Baltimore-Dakota Learning Camps, visit their website at:
Guatemala Partnership plans for Fall trip
The Baltimore Guatemala Partnership (go to Presbytery website and click on Guatemala Partnership ) has begun plans for a Fall trip The Migrant Crisis: Root Causes, Christian Responses October 14-20, 2019. Registration forms and more details will be available in the coming weeks or contact the Rev. Andy Gathman, andygathman@gmail.com .
Baltimore Presbytery to host International Peacemaker
Churches in Baltimore Presbytery will be hosting PCUSA International Peacemaker from the Cameroon, Jaff Bamenjo, September 18 – 25, 2019. Jaff serves as the Coordinator of RELUFA, the Network for the Fight Against Hunger, a Joining Hands partner of the Presbyterian Hunger Program in Cameroon. Thanks to First Presbyterian of Howard County for coordinating Jaff’s visit. Please contact the Rev. Sue Lowcock-Harris for more information, sharris@firstpreshc.org

Find more information about PCUSA International Peacemaking Program, including a biography of Jaff, by going to:
Help Wanted

Baltimore Presbytery is seeking up to three Teaching Elders serve as readers or as alternate in the group of Readers that will be evaluating ordination exams the week of  May 4-8, 2020. If you are interested and/or would like more information, please contact Rev. Heather Shortlidge at  heather@annapolis-presbyterian.com , or call 410.267.8705. 
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