Call for Workshops for November 2016 Presbyterian Learning Day
Called to Lead: Women's Fall Mission Trip to Guatemala
"7" Middle School Retreat
Madison Avenue PC
Line Dance Social
Harundale PC seeks a part time pastor's administrative assistant
Havenwood PC Seeks an Organist and Music Director
Hope Springs seeks a Director of Community Outreach
St. Mary's Ecumenical Institute New Doctor of Ministry Program
Anti-Racism Study & Resources
Committee and Commission meetings will be held at the Presbytery's office (unless noted otherwise.)
will meet at 10am on Wednesday, Aug. 3
The Steering Cabinet
will meet at 1pm on Wednesday, Jul. 27
The Cuba Partnership
meets 2pm to 3:30pm the third Wednesday of each month.
Thank you to the following congregations who have pledged toward Our Shared Ministry 2016. At his date, he Presbytery has received $173,963 in pledges toward our budget goal of $225,000.
Ark & Dove
Brown Mem'l Woodbrook
Christ Our King
First & Franklin
1st of Annapolis
1st of Bel Air
1st of Howard Co.
Havre de Grace
Prince of Peace
St. John United
Please pray for former Associate Pastor Janet Jones (Babcock) and family, who are grieving the loss of her husband, Bruce. Mr. Jones died Sunday following an illness. A service will be held 11am Wednesday at Babcock Presbyterian Church.
Also, please pray for TE Harold "Harry" Cahill, whose mother, Lillian, died after a brief illness on June 18 at her New Jersey home. She was 96 years old.
National Night Out
Tuesday Aug. 2
"National Night Out" is an annual community-building campaign that pro
motes police-community partner- ships and neighbor-hood camaraderie to make our neigh- hoods safer, better places to live. There are at least four events in the Baltimore City area where Presbyterians are planning to participate:
- Reservoir Hill - 3 three cook-outs in the area, occurring simultaneously.
- Edmondson Westside High School, 501 North Athol Ave. 21229, from 5-8:30 pm.
- Oliver Community, 1400 E. Federal St., begins at 6 pm.
- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority event at 2501 Springhill Ave., 21215 offers food, fun and school supplies for kids.
Veronica Allen Reflects on Summer 2016 Internship at The Center
Summer 2016 at The Center is two-thirds in and has already surpassed all of my expectations for a summer internship. We often think of "mission" trips as ministries commissioned by God to propagate our faith and beliefs to communities that lack faith and God. The groups that visit The Center quickly learn that the communities that they are working with do not suffer from a lack of God. In fact as the groups partner with local congregations to engage in improving the lives of the communities around them, they not only get to witness what God is already doing in these communities but they are able to enter into that very work.
At the Center --
where compassion meets justice -- rests a nucleus of understanding that the change that so many of us desire to see in our world begins with "hello." "Hello," to the older gentlemen walking through McElderry Park as we plant trees. "Hello" he responds, "What are you guys doing here?"
"We're planting trees and these trees will bring bees and butterflies to pollinate the fruit trees". The older gentleman stops and thinks, "Wow, come to think of it I haven't seen a butterfly in years." It's a quick exchange of pleasantries that leaves the neighbor with hope -- and, future expectations of butterflies in his neighborhood.
However, it leaves the planter with joy in knowing that while we may not always see the outcome of the seeds we have sown God will remain faithful to God's principles and will surely bring about increase.
Already at The Center we have joined with local congregations to assist with vacation bible school, digging ditches, planting trees, picking and pitting cherries, gathering, cleaning and cooking kale. We have joined with local schools to learn about robots and formed a new choir composed of students from Eutaw Marshburn elementary with high schoolers from Pennsylvania to perform in Artscape!
Sounds like good ole summer fun right? It is! But in addition to all the fun we are having at The Center we are also learning. We are learning to be better stewards of our resources, to be better neighbors as we broaden our understanding of community and to be better servants of both God and our neighbor. Churches, neighborhoods and lives are being transformed as the mission groups from the Center participate in the justice-seeking, compassionate and reconciling work of Jesus Christ.
A native of Baltimore City, Veronica Allen attends Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. where she is pursuing a Master's of Divinity degree.
. . . and the Wider Church
is now issuing a call for workshops for the
November 12 Presbytery Gathering. In partnership with First Presbyterian Church of Annapolis, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Paul Roberts of Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary and Dr. Katie Cannon of Union Presbyterian Theological Seminary will be keynote speakers in a program addressing the Church's Response to Institutional Racism.
To submit an idea for a workshop, please contact Jack Carlson, at
, or 410.978.1017.
WHO'S SERVING ON WHAT? The Nominating Committee seeks to fill a number of vacancies. Click here to see a current list of committee/commission members and where the Holy Spirit might lead you to serve within our Presbytery.
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church
will host a
Line Dance Social
from 2-6pm on Saturday, Aug. 13.
Tickets are $15.00. Lite food will be served. Come join us for Fellowship and Fun! Call RE Bobbie Tilghman at
443.310.3419 for tickets and information or view the flier.
Havenwood Presbyterian Church
in Lutherville, MD has an i
mmediate opening for a part-time Organist and Music Director. This is an
exciting opportunity available to a qualified candidate
who can coordinate music for our diverse music ministry.
Interested applicants should email their resume to
Hope Springs seeks a Director of Faith Community Outreach. For a job description or further information, click here.
St. Mary's Ecumenical Institute
has launched a new
Doctor of Ministry Partnership
Ashland Theological Seminary
. This partnership opens a pathway through which students can take half their coursework with our exceptional faculty teams, ecumenical student body, and accessible class schedule, then finish in Ashland's vibrant, established program with faculty and student colleagues from around the country. Applications for this fall are still being accepted. For more information or to apply, contact
This series of six antiracism study guides are based on topics and concepts covered in the church wide anti-racism policy "Facing Racism: A Vision of the Intercultural Community." The topics of the six guides are: Biblical Imperatives to Antiracism, Envisioning a New Way of Life Together, PC(USA) and Racial Reconciliation, Racism 101, Enduring Legacy of Racism in the U.S. and Responding as a Community of Faith. This training tool includes a list of antiracism resources for congregations or presbyteries desiring further information.
|Triennium 2016 -
Presbytery of Baltimore youth pictured at Triennium last week in Indiana. We were well represented by 65 youth, 11 adult leaders and one college volunteer.