April 2021 Newsletter
Spring is here! Easter is on its way! First Presbyterian Church of Howard County is bursting with activities. Click on underlined links or buttons for more details about the events listed below.

Contact fpcadmin@firstpreshc.org with any questions or concerns.

Have a great month! Happy Easter!!

Caroline Smith
Church Administrator
Tidings Editor
Worship Opportunities
Sunday Morning Worship
10:30 a.m.
Livestream Worship
on Facebook and YouTube
CLICK HERE for April
scripture readings and
sermon titles
Holy Week Services
and Events
Palm Sunday, March 28
through Saturday, April 3
CLICK HERE for details
April 4, 2021
10:30 a.m.
Livestream Worship
on Facebook and YouTube
Reminder! Two Outdoor Experiences during Holy Week
Experience two outside activities this year during Holy Week:

Sunday, March 28 - Friday, April 2
Starts at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 28 if it is NOT raining. 
If rain on Sunday, the stations will begin to be open on Monday.


The Path of Holy Week, an interactive outdoor experience
Saturday, April 3, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Be Part of the Action!
The Gift of Creativity
A New Easter Banner
How did we come up with the new Easter banner? It started with an idea from Pastor Sue, who said she thought something inspired by sunrises or light bursts, in yellows and golds on white, would complement the white and black Alleluia banners. Catherine Blacka and Sarah Brenner took over from there...

CLICK HERE for the rest of the story!
Being the Church!
Opportunities for Learning
Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. via Zoom

Sundays at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom

Sundays, April 18 through May 23 at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom
We will discuss two books: The Black Friend by Frederick Joseph and Long Time Coming by Michael Eric Dyson.

Sundays at 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. via Zoom
No Church School on April 4 and 11

Wednesday-Friday, April 7-9
Three-day virtual event will focus on equipping people to advocate for environmental justice
Mission Opportunities
Conversations on Race - Sunday, April 11, 2021
Time to listen to each other and meet the church wide goal of “racial justice and equality, as one way to begin the task of dismantling systemic racism within our church and our community.”

Heroes for Housing Celebration - Monday, April 26, 2021
Bridges to Housing Stability Second Annual Ceremony honoring three Heroes for Housing. You can participate in this celebration by attending the live virtual event. Brett and Pastor Sue will be presenting the Building Bridges award to the United Way of Central Maryland.

5K Family Run for Coffee - Saturday, May 15, 2021
Get ready for some exercise and fellowship, in support of a great cause, as beautiful warm weather returns to our community!
Fellowship Opportunities
Presby Fellowship/Pub - Thursday, April 1 & 15 at 4:30 p.m.
Fellowship for First Presbyterian congregants and friends.

Presbyterian Women - Saturday, April 10 at 1:00 p.m.
Spring Gathering - Baltimore Presbyterian Women
Second Virtual Conference

Spring Youth Grand Prix - Sunday, April 18 at 3:00 p.m.
All mid and senior high youth are invited for a socially distanced in-person remote control car race!

Circles of Care - Sunday, April 25 at 2:00 p.m.
Circles of Care fosters informal fellowship, helps us get to know people who we might not otherwise meet, and lets us learn new things about them.

If you’d like to join, please be in touch with either Pastor Morton, mharris@firstpreshc.org, or Pastor Sue, sharris@firstpreshc.org
Caring for Others
The Deacons mission projects this month include:

Our special request for April is baby items.
Care of Creation
Read about Executive Order 14008 -
Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad

First Presbyterian Church has been certified as an Earth Care Congregation for its 10th year!

Compassion Peace & Justice Days -Wednesday-Friday, April 7-9
Three-day virtual event will focus on equipping people to advocate for environmental justice
Graduating Students
We want to celebrate our Graduates!

CLICK HERE for details!
Reminders
Easter Monday, April 5
HOLIDAY FOR CHURCH STAFF
Even though the Church Office and Building is closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the church staff will be off for the holiday.
Thank You!!
As of March 11, 2021 the total amount received from AmazonSmile is $263.70
Thank you to everyone who has selected
First Presbyterian Church of Howard County
as your charity through AmazonSmile!!!!
Sign up for Flowers
Thank you to everyone who have signed up for flowers to decorate the sanctuary on Sunday mornings.

Dates are filling up fast, be sure to get the date you want!

Celebrate a birthday or an anniversary, remember a loved one. Your dedication will be printed in First Day.
The flowers cost $35.

Questions? Contact Church Administrator,
Caroline Smith, fpcadmin@firstpreshc.org 

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