October 28, 2020
November Gathering registration is open
Save the date: Saturday, November 14th! The 889th Gathering of Baltimore Presbytery is right around the corner, and registration is now open on our website.
We are pleased to be hosting Dr. William Yoo, a Columbia Theological Seminary faculty member who’s studied the work of James Henley Thornwell, a Seminary professor during the mid-1800s who defended slavery in his essay, “What, then, is the church?” You can read more about Dr. Yoo in this article, Special Committee hears from a scholar who’s studied Christian antebellum efforts to justify enslaving people
Grants deadline is Friday
There are only a couple days left to apply, so stop procrastinating. It’s go time for congregations looking for that extra help with projects, ministries and properties. For an application and more information, visit our website.
Health and the legacy of racial injustice
November’s B’More Human Series continues with more thoughtful presentations and discussions inspired by the 1619 Project of the New York Times Magazine. The next pair of online events will focus on Health and the legacy of racial injustice. As always, sessions take place on the 16th and 19th of each month, and are sponsored by our In The Loop ministry group. The series is open to all in our presbytery.

For more information on the growing lineup of speakers, and to register, visit our website.
Congratulations Becca and Bryan

We are happy to announce the engagement of Rev. Rebecca (Becca) Crate, pastor of Springfield Presbyterian Church, to Bryan S. Price, Jr. on October 8, 2020. Mr. Price is a Vocal Music Teacher at Sparks Elementary School. We rejoice with Becca and Bryan and pray God's blessings with them. 
They may not be pros—but they’re recording artists now
A great article appeared recently featuring Govan's Presbyterian Church's creativity, as lockdown-frustrated musicians have been making their recording debuts in online videos of virtual performances.
"If you give yourself to something that you think isn’t going to work, sometimes it does,” says retired school teacher and lifelong choir member Linda Bluth. She’s commenting on a surprising new musical bright spot that has popped up during the coronavirus pandemic: ordinary people becoming recording artists. Read the full article here.
We’d like to take a moment to welcome our newest pastors to the Presbytery of Baltimore! We are delighted to include you among our extended family, and here to support your ministries in any way we can.
Bruce Baker - Honorably Retired

Catherine Goodrich - Faith Presbyterian

Mark Hutton - Interim at Central Presbyterian

Sung Jin Kim - Glen Burnie Korean Presbyterian

Billy Kluttz - Associate Pastor, Govans Presbyterian

Andres Kort and Mihee Kim-Kort - First of Annapolis Presbyterian
We offer prayers for Myung Han, wife of Rev. Jeong Han, pastor of Korean United PC. She has begun chemotherapy for breast cancer treatment.
This year has been a year of tremendous loss. As we prepare to commemorate All Saints Day on Sunday, Faith Church invites you to pray for comfort and lift up our gratitude for the lives of those whom we've lost. The chapel (located on the 2nd floor) will be open from noon to 1:00 each day this week (Monday-Friday, 10/26-30) for anyone who'd like to come, pray, light a candle, and make a physical sign of your prayer by adding the name of a person who has died to our prayer tree. In this way, we'll create a visual testimony of those who we remember and for whom we give thanks.
Upcoming Events
TODAY: Where in your church can you take action to address systemic poverty on a global level? The next online Matthew 25 event scheduled for October 28 at 2:00 pm will address how to engage existing partners for this work and where potential partnerships might exist. Register here.

Govans Presbyterian Church is hosting a Saturday Pumpkin Painting Contest on October 31 at 3:00 pm. Everyone is invited. They'll provide the paint and pumpkins, you bring your best costumes and a face mask. More information
Election Eve Prayer Service - Monday, November 2, 7pm at Catonsville Presbyterian. On the eve of the general election, at a time of deep division in our nation, let us unite our hearts and minds in prayer. Join us for a service of music and contemplation. More information
889th Gathering of the Presbytery of Baltimore. We are pleased to be hosting Dr. William Yoo, online worship and plenty of business and discernment to conduct. Save the date! More information and registration
B’More Human Presentations - November 16th, 6:30 pm
The 1619 Project dialogue continues with “Health and the Legacy of Slavery.” Among the speakers scheduled:
Dr. Corey Henderson discusses race-based health disparities. Munia Uzzi will speak about his Baltimore mask program, and Stacey Stephens will discuss B’More Healthy Babies. Info and registration
B’More Human Discussions - November 19th, 6:30 pm
Small groups will break-out to discuss this month’s topic: “Health and the Legacy of Slavery.” Organized by In The Loop ministry group but open to all. More info and registration
Help Wanted
Part-Time Temporary Supply Pastor
Havenwood Presbyterian Church, a small sized congregation in Timonium, is seeking a candidate who will champion the church’s mission statement and vision, and, in partnership with church leaders, oversee all church ministries and committees and function as Head of Staff. If interested, please see the job description and visit the church’s website to learn more about the church and its many mission activities.
Stackable Chairs
Prince of Peace Presbyterian is replacing the chairs in their sanctuary and have about 60 serviceable, stackable plastic chairs that are no longer needed. If another congregation in Baltimore Presbytery could use them, contact their church office at (410) 721-2313 or email church.office@popchurch.org
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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