May 11, 2023
2023 Summer Events
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Greetings! There are some fantastic events that we thought merited your special attention. As you plan your summer months, please consider taking advantage of the following opportunities.
2023 Summer Gathering of Presbyterian Women
You are invited to join Presbyterian Women for their Summer Gathering, which is back in person at Massanetta Springs on June 8-11, 2023. This year's theme is "Sacred Encounters," and will feature a variety of workshops and opportunities to learn, reflect, and relax with colleagues.

The Early Bird discount is still available until May 15. Mailed registrations must be postmarked by May 15. Discount only applies only to full-time participants staying at Massanetta. (Late Fee of $25 after May 21)

For more information, including a schedule and registration, visit the PW website.
Presbyterian Men's Conference
Not to be excluded, Presbyterian men from the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic are welcome to join the Presbyterian Men's Conference on July 21-23. It will also be held at the Massanetta Springs Conference Center, Harrisonburg, VA.

For questions & pricing contact Registrar: Paul Willbanks at or call 410-829-9161. Download flyer
Welcome our Guatemalan Guests
Next month, you are invited to learn more about our PC(USA) Mission Co-Workers and liaisons from Guatemala. Betsey is visiting the USA with her husband Eric Moe on a thank you tour. She is being hosted by two churches so far for a "Dessert Meet and Greet," followed by a presentation on her work with CEDEPCA:

  • Tuesday, June 13th at Govans Presbyterian Church; and
  • Wednesday, June 14th at Ark & Dove Presbyterian Church

Both events begin at 6 pm. If your church is interested in hosting a presentation during their visit from June 12-15, please contact Sher Atkinson at, or (410) 647-4824.
Baltimore-Dakota Learning Camps
This summer, the Baltimore Dakota Learning Camps will be operating three sessions:

  • The Ihantonwan Learning Camp on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota will be held July 8-15.
  • The Sisseton learning Camp will be held on the Lake Traverse Reservation in South Dakota July 22-29.
  • The Pejuhutazizi Family Learning Camp will be held on The Upper Sioux Community in Minnesota July 29 – August 5

If you are interested in participating or learning more, visit the Baltimore-Dakota Learning Camps website at:
Additional Events
Saturday, May 20 – Christ Our King Presbyterian Church is hosting the Susquehanna Ministry Group Mission Fair from 9 am to noon. Learn more about various mission partnerships. (10 Lexington Rd. Bel Air, Md. 21014)
Sunday, May 21, at 10:30 am - First & Franklin Presbyterian Church will hold an AIDS Remembrance Worship Service. We will be hanging segments of the AIDS Quilt in Reid Chapel to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the scourge of AIDS in Baltimore, and the pivotal part First & Franklin played in that history. The quilt will remain on display through Pride Month.
Thursday, May 25, at 7 pm - The Spire Series at First & Franklin will host The Armstrong Honors Recital by the Baltimore School for the Arts. This concert will feature selected students of the Class of 2023 and is named for one of Baltimore’s great educators and BSA founder, Margaret Armstrong. Admission to this event is free. 
Sunday, June 4, at 3 pm - The Spire Series at First & Franklin will host Sara Davis Buechner for a concert program titled "Prelude to Pride." Davis, a Baltimore native, is one of the most original concert pianists and storytellers of our time. She is also a proud transgender woman, and the perfect artist to help us kick off our 2023 Pride Month festivities! Tickets are on sale now at for $10-25.
Tuesday, June 27, from 6-8 pm Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church will be hosting an Active Shooter Training. This in-person only event is a service provided by the Baltimore City Police Department to help faith communities think through their own plans for responding to these kinds of tragic events. Congregations that are interested should reserve a spot by using this online form. The deadline for signups is June 21st. Questions? Contact Elder Andy Ross -
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