G ood news froM
M ay 2010
in this i ssue Pastor’s r eflections
By r eV. e Mily rose M arTin
PasTor’s r eflecTions 1 email@example.com
I’ve been your associate pastor now for almost eight months. We’ve celebrated the twin
r enewed Musical peaks of Christmas and Easter together and survived the valley of “snowmaggedon” in
ViTaliTy during The between. I’m starting to get a sense of the rhythms of life at Brown Memorial Park Avenue,
sundays afTer easTer 2 learning names and faces (can’t wait for that new directory, though!), and even establishing
some patterns and habits of my own.
chrisTian When I began work here in September, my understanding of my position
educaTion news ........ 2 was to be a general support to Rev. Andrew Foster Connors by helping to
lead worship, preaching once a month, and sharing in the pastoral care of the
a youTh’s r eflecTion 2 congregation. I was also asked to focus on Adult Education and give some attention to the
deacons, who had been operating (quite capably!) for a long time without much staff support,
and to the growing number of young adults in the church. Eight months in, I can say with
a sk The PasTor ........ 3
confidence that these have been my priorities.
In addition to my weekly part in worship, I helped initiate a monthly gathering of young
k ey wins for Build
adults. There are at least 30 people on my “list” of members and prospective members under
in Parks and
40 with 0-1 children, and at least 15 of them have been to one or more of our dinners. The
r ecreaTion, educaTion
deacons are meeting five times a year; they keep in touch with members who can’t attend
and a nTi-usury ........ 4
worship, and will soon be extending communion to them on a regular basis. In addition to
responding to ongoing needs of our older members and the occasional needs of those in
child firsT celeBraTes
crisis, the deacons are also exploring opportunities to reach out to the very youngest part of
a nnual “show whaT our church family: newborns!
you k now” ............... 5 Since I took over adult education in Advent, the staff and I have collaborated with members
of the congregation to offer opportunities for adult education on Sunday mornings,
M eeT a TrailBlazer 6 Wednesday evenings, Saturday mornings, and now on Thursday mornings, along with our
occasional Tri-Church Series. During December and January, we explored the topic of
TrusTees’ uPdaTe ..... 6 Christian Education in Adult Forum. I have gathered some feedback from those sessions, as
well as from surveys, that will inform our future planning. We have also been exploring some
M ay r esPonsiBiliTy exciting new opportunities for our confirmands and middle school students.
schedule ................. 7 About a month ago, one of my brothers asked me what my favorite part of the job was, and
I’ve done a lot of thinking about my answer to that question. Day in and day out, my most
h isTory P rojecT consistent favorite activity is interacting with other staff. Their talent, openness, humor, and
Taking shaPe ............ 7 wisdom make collaboration intensely rewarding, but I find that even ordinary conversation
is a joy. I continue to learn from their example, even as I bring my own gifts and ideas to the
BirThdays................. 8 table to share. But there are many other aspects of my job that I have found to be life-giving,
even if they do not happen every day.
suMMer worshiP Although preaching is one of the most time-and-energy consuming things that I do, it
schedule r eMinder .. 8 is also one of the most spiritually and professionally rewarding practices of ministry for
me. Another related joy has been the chance to engage scripture through Bible Study. So
M ay 2010 far, my favorite vehicle for this has been the Thursday morning Bible study because the
aT BMPa ................. 9 group is smaller and the atmosphere more relaxed. One dream of mine is to have at least
half the members (and all of the deacons and elders) engaged in some kind of small group
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r enewed Musical Vitality
durinG the sundays after e aster
By john walker, M inisTer of Music worship on the 5th Sunday of Easter.
During these weeks when we continue to celebrate the On the same day, May 2, our own Chancel Choir will
manifold meanings of Jesus’ resurrection in our lives, I travel to Silver Spring to participate in a festival of
rejoice in the continuing growth of membership and gospel music at Colesville United Methodist Church.
commitment in the Chancel Choir. During We will join the choir of the Colesville Church under
the past few weeks we have been thrilled the dynamic direction of Dr. Barbara Baker in this
to welcome new choir members: Susan service to commemorate the anniversary of the
Stroupe, soprano; Erin Drenning, alto; founding of that church. We heartily encourage every
J. Spencer Hammond, baritone; and Greg member of Brown Memorial Church to attend
Dekker, bass. I am deeply grateful to each of them and to this celebration!
every continuing member of the Chancel Choir for their On Thursday evening, May 20, the Chancel Choir
dedication of time and skill to the ministry of music at will hold a recording session to tape a full program for
Brown Memorial Church. broadcast on SacredClassics.com, produced by our good
On May 2, the choir of Chatham University will lead the friend James Howes for an FM station in St. Petersburg,
music of worship at Brown Memorial Church. Founded Florida, with live streaming audio throughout the world.
in 1869, by Presbyterian pastor William Trimbel Beatty I am profoundly grateful for these and many other
as the Pennsylvania College for Women, the school has heralds of renewed life, hope, and joy during these
expanded to become Chatham University, now offering weeks of Easter. In the music ministry of Brown
coeducational curricula through doctoral degrees. It will Memorial Church we join with C. S. Lewis in being
be a delight to welcome the women’s choir of Chatham Surprised by Joy. May you be surprised by abundant joy
University under the direction of Stacey Brett to our during this season of Easter!
christian e ducation news
P reachinG the G osPel at a ll tiMes: wonder how the preacher wrestles with the text before the
no words necessary sermon gets written? Ever want to put your two cents in
Do you want to get more involved at Brown Memorial but “before” that sermon gets preached? Come join Emily and/
aren’t sure how? Do you wish you could do something to help or Andrew on Wednesday afternoons at 2 p.m. in the Speers
make the world a better place? Do you want to hear more about Room for a lectionary-based bible study. We’ll field questions
how your fellow congregants put hands and feet to their faith? about the previous sermon, and wrestle with the upcoming
Come to Adult Forum in April and May, and hear how others preaching text.
are participating in God’s work in Baltimore and around the
world and how you can too. a youth’s r eflection
a dult foruM schedule for M ay 2010 By will f esPerMan
May 2 – “Accompaniment in the Dakotas: Why we’re This year, the high school youth group has been spending
moving and how BMPA can support us and stay one Sunday afternoon each month at Marian House, a
connected in the coming year” led by Chrystie and transitional housing center in Waverly. Marian House helps
Doug Adams homeless women and their families’ transition to financial
May 9 – “Welcoming the Children Part II: Opportunities and emotional stability. Our youth group goes there to play
for Mentoring,” led by Martha Bishai (Compass Foundation) with the women’s children: tag games, arts and crafts, or even
and Chel Cavallon (Big Brother/Big Sister) arranging flowers for their mothers. As someone who travels
May 16 – “BUILDing Power through One-on-Ones,” led by to Pine Ridge in the summer as a part of our church’s Dakota
Elizabeth Reichelt and Andrew Foster Connors Partnership, I find this especially meaningful. It’s hard to keep
(Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development) up relationships with the children in Pine Ridge during the
May 23 – “Speaking Truth to Power: National Religious rest of the year, but I can see the children at Marian House on
Campaign against Torture” led by Suzanne O’Hatnick a monthly basis. It’s my hope that this consistency makes our
relationships with the children more valuable for them. We’re
M id -week BiBle study hoping to continue going to Marian House through the
Ever have questions about the Sermon you just heard? Ever summer and next year.
PaGe 2 t he t idinGs M ay 2010
a sk the Pastor
By r eV. a ndrew fosTer c onnors testimony from people and communities about their experience
firstname.lastname@example.org of prayer without implying that we have a clear handle on how
Q: “In the twenty-first century industrialized world, few God operates in healing or in any other arena.
believe that sickness is the result of God’s punishment for an In other words, there are some mysteries about which we do
individual’s sins. So, if we think that sickness is unrelated to not know. Perhaps this is why prayer can be so challenging,
God’s actions, why would God intervene if we pray for healing difficult, and satisfying at the same time. Prayer is a mystery
for someone’s physical or mental ills?” that changes something, but we are unable to say decisively just
A: This question raises some important theological issues. what that something will always be. My own view is that we
First and foremost is the purpose and value of prayer. Virtually worship a God who is full of surprises, who characteristically
all theologians agree in the value and importance of prayer. offers newness in the midst of death. Speech that is offered to
John Calvin devoted pages and pages of his that God is invited in the fullest expressions of candor,
Institutes of the Christian Religion to this topic. imagination, and desire that we can offer. So when our
It is the first element of worship noted in our physical healing or the healing of those we love is what we
Presbyterian Directory for Worship. But here crave most deeply, we are invited to utter that desire in all its
is where agreement ends. Some theologians fullness, need, and hope.
argue persuasively that prayer moves God to act. They might It has been my experience as a pastor, that, almost without
argue that the slavery experience of the Israelites in Egypt is exception, something changes when we pray. Just don’t ask me
paradigmatic for our relationship with God. In that experience, to be clear about what that something is.
the slaves “cried out” and their cry “rose up to God” (Ex. 2:23). * “Ask the Pastor” is a new feature of The Tidings.
The experience of liberation, it can be argued, begins when You may submit a liturgical or scriptural question to be
human beings cry out to God for help. God is moved by their answered by one of the Pastors to Ellen Carter Cooper
cry to enact healing. If we follow this theology through, it at email@example.com. The deadline for
works well in the person of Jesus who often responds to those questions is the 15th of every month.
who cry out to him for help, offering healing, and community,
and forgiveness to those who seek it. Pastor’s r eflections
Others argue that this kind of faith is too heavy on continued from page 1
superstition. They might agree that “crying out” to God is Bible study. Other highlights include tutoring on Wednesday
helpful, but not because it moves God to act. Rather, it changes mornings, participating in a monthly Bible Study, prayer, and
us. Much like therapy, voicing our needs moves private anguish support group for clergy, Wednesday Nights at Brown, and a
into the public realm, the first step in personal and social number of one-on-one encounters with members.
transformation. In this view, prayer is important not because Of course, no transition is without its challenges. Perhaps the
of how it changes God, but rather how it changes us. Walter main challenge for me has been simultaneously experiencing
Brueggemann has argued that many of the psalms function in so many major personal life transitions or “stressors” as they
this way, moving the petitioner through a process of are called in certain inventories: moving, owning a home for
disorientation into a place of reorientation. The voicing of the first time, starting a new career, starting a new job, getting
private pain becomes the necessary first step that leads to a engaged, negotiating a long distance relationship, thankfully,
different place of healing and wholeness. all good things, but draining nonetheless. I am so grateful that
Frankly, I don’t think we know definitely how prayer “works” I have landed in such a supportive, caring community of God’s
at least not in a consistent, mechanistic way. I have heard people for this next important phase of my life.
testimony from sick people who were healed miraculously that In the Gospel of John, when the disciples have their worlds
they felt the power of prayer, like a supportive hand holding turned upside down by Christ’s call, crucifixion, and
them up. On the other hand, I have heard testimony from sick resurrection (Talk about life stressors!), they return to what
people who prayed desperately for healing and never received they know best, fishing (Don’t worry; I’m not trying to go
it, at least not in the way they had hoped or imagined. More back to school!). But even so, they find themselves out on the
common, are the people who have experienced physical healing boat tired and frustrated after a night of fishing with nothing
through doctors, nurses, and advances in medical technology – to show for it, but what they find out is that there is no part of
all gifts from God no less miraculous. their lives where they don’t need Jesus. He shows up to break
I have found it best not to universalize any one bread with them, and their nets are suddenly overflowing. It
individual’s experience of prayer, but to recognize that it is a seems that a life of discipleship (and ministry!) can be just as
part of what we do as people of faith; not to pretend to tiring and frustrating…except that Jesus keeps showing up to
understand how it operates, but to cultivate it as a regular feed us, to connect us with each other, and to remind us that we
discipline for followers of Christ. This posture allows for are never in this alone. Thanks be to God!
M ay 2010 t he t idinGs PaGe 3
k ey wins for Build in Parks and r ecreation,
e ducation, and a nti-usury
By e lizaBeTh r eichelT, Build l iaison Areas Foundation),
BUILD has experienced some exciting wins over the past few the umbrella organi-
weeks. First, several Brown Memorial members joined BUILD zation comprised of
on the steps of the War Memorial to hold a rally and press BUILD and its sister
conference prior to attending Taxpayer Night organizations, has
of the Board of Estimates meeting on been working over
Wednesday, April 7. At stake was the the past year on
Mayor’s proposed closing of more than half its 10% is Enough
of the city’s recreation centers and five of campaign. The goal
the city’s pools this summer. wFor many of is to pass legislation
our city’s children, including the students we that would cap
read to at Eutaw Marshburn, these recreation interest rates at 10%.
centers and pools are their only alternative to On April 14th
hanging out on the streets during the Senator
summer months. Andrew led the action on the steps of the War Bernard
Memorial Plaza; he was joined by other clergy and politicians, Sand-
including Councilman Carl Stokes who is calling for an audit of ers from
the city’s Recreation and Parks Department. Rev. Kevin Brooks Vermont
represented BUILD before the Board of Estimates; he called introduced
on the Mayor to not slash funding for Recreation and Parks legislation
and to join BUILD in “Re-Creating” the Department of Parks that would
and Recreation. As of the press deadline, the Mayor has found cap interest
money to keep the centers and pools open and she has agreed rates at 15%.
to meet with BUILD to discuss a comprehensive plan for the On the
Recreation and Parks Department. Mayor Rawlings-Blake has same day,
announced the appointment of a new Director of Recreation representa-
and Parks, Gregory Bayer, also. tives from
As a founding member of the Baltimore Education Coalition, Metro IAF
BUILD celebrated when the budget adopted by State met with
Legislators on April 12th did not cut education funding. Several Massa-
Brown Memorial members participated in rallies in Annapolis, chusetts
met with State legislators, and called and wrote their Treasurer
legislators to ensure that education funding was not cut. The Timothy
greatest threat was a proposal by the Senate to shift the cost Cahill and
of teacher pensions to the local jurisdiction. This would have leaders of
meant $30 million dollars per year being diverted from the the state’s
classroom. Through BUILD and the Baltimore Education largest
TOP: A young boy holds up a BUILD sign during
Coalition, we made sure that our legislators understood they banks. In the Taxpayers’ Night Rally.
could not the meeting,
balance Treasurer ABOVE: Pastor Andrew ignites the crowd to action
the budget Cahill stated at the rally. Photos courtesy of Susan Saudek
at the his support
expense of of Metro IAF’s 10% is Enough Campaign and is transferring
the young $500,000,000 of state money out of the banks that refuse to
people in uphold the State’s usury laws. When asked by Bank of America
our city. “What does this mean for us?” Cahill replied “It means I am
On the transferring $320,000,000 out of your bank.”
national If you would like more information about BUILD, or would
scene, like to receive email updates regarding opportunities to be
BMPA members Elizabeth Reichelt, Sandra Fink and
Cheryl Finney give their applause at the Taxpayers’ Metro IAF involved with BUILD, please contact Elizabeth Reichelt at
Night Rally at War Memorial Plaza downtown April 7. (Industrial ereichelt @comcast.net or 410-435-6152.
PaGe 4 t he t idinGs M ay 2010
C hild First C elebrates a nnual
“s how what You K now ”
BUILD founded Child First in 1995 in response to the need for more quality after school programs for our
city’s young people. Today, Child First has programs in 12 city schools and has organized parents, school,
community, and church partners to support positive outcomes for our children. To see the amazing impact
Child First has had on the lives of our young people, attend “Show What You Know”, Child First’s
Child First Authority, Inc.
Baltimore will grow and prosper if we develop each child first.
STEP OUT....WITH CHILD FIRST
6th Annual Show What You Know!
Featuring Byron Pitts
60 Minutes Correspondent
And author of “Step Out on Nothing”
Exhibits: 5:00 p.m. Thursday
Show: 6:00-7:30 p.m. May 13, 2010
Murphy Fine Arts Center
Morgan State University
2201 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD 21251
Fourteen years ago Child First stepped out on
nothing but faith. We knew that Baltimore children would
achieve with the high quality opportunities that we would
organize. And, like Byron Pitts, they have shown that they
have what it takes to excel. Come celebrate their talent,
their joy, their skills, their accomplishments as students and
staff from eleven Baltimore schools SHOW on stage and in
exhibits WHAT THEY KNOW!
Contact Dashawn Harrell: 410-367-8520
Event sponsored by Citibank
M ay 2010 t he t idinGs PaGe 5
M eet a t railBlazer
By e llen carTer c ooPer Legislative District in the
As a youngster, he seemed destined for the “road less Maryland House of Dele-
traveled”. His parents, Barbara and Lynn, set the stage gates. This district includes
as they became urban homesteaders in Reservoir Hill. such distinctly different
They purchased their home for a dollar and raised Luke neighborhoods as Brooklyn,
and his younger brother, Bill in the neighborhood not Highlandtown, and Fells
far from Brown Memorial Church. Point. Luke intends to visit
The road of achievement for Luke began at every registered Democrat-
Polytechnic Institute where he undertook the rigorous ic voter in his party before
“A” Course with the science option. He was a member the September primary.
of the highly regarded “It’s Academic” team which In addition to his job and
competed weekly against other public and private campaigning for office,
high schools on local television. In Luke’s junior year, Luke finds time to hike,
he was selected to participate with 11 students in the ride a bicycle, and perform
Baltimore/Odessa partnership. He was privileged to his duties as an active Elder Luke Clippinger
visit Ukraine (not “the Ukraine” as Matthew Stremba who develops and monitors
informed him). Lasting impressions of this trip were the BMPA budget.
living with a family in Odessa and visiting the A member of Brown Memorial since he was four, Luke
catacombs where people who resisted the Nazis were recalls that a lot of the activities in which he and his
forced to live. brother, Bill participated occurred at the Woodbrook
After graduation from Poly, Luke traveled west to Church where there were more young people. Brown
Richmond, Indiana. He matriculated at Earlham Memorial is “home” to Luke. The members helped to
College, a liberal arts college founded in 1847 by nurture him and the church gave him his first job. He
Quakers. At Earlham, Luke journeyed through several fondly related that his job was to“manage the chaos of
streets. His major was politics, but in addition to his the children in the nursery during the service.”
studies, this pioneer ran the campus radio station for Wherever the road may lead him, Luke remains
over two years and was the sports editor for the firmly anchored at Brown Memorial. He believes
school’s newspaper. that BMPA is “a growing, vibrant congregation”. He
Putting his newly acquired undergraduate degree into believes that the membership is composed of many
practice was the next avenue for Luke to trod. He ran people who are committed to solving problems of the
the campaign of Lee Hamilton for one perspective of city. Luke Clippinger is a trailblazer. Watch him
public service. Working for the Department of carefully because he is sure to blast clearings in several
Commerce in Indiana helped to educate him about the more areas.
“nuts and bolts” of politics. He assisted small
communities in developing sewage systems and senior
centers. When Lee Hamilton left office, Luke worked
t rustees’ uPdate
for Baron Hill, Hamilton’s successor. By willard (Bud) g raVes
In 2005, the road led back to Maryland. In 2006, Marathon Roofing is completing the roof repairs on the
the peripatetic Poly alumnus acquired a law degree church. The major part of the scaffolding has been removed
from the University of Maryland. He managed the and the gutters and down spouts on the Jenkins Alley side and
campaign for Tom Perez for Attorney General. Several Lafayette Street side are being finished. An easy way of
paths opened when Luke passed the bar exam in 2007. inspecting the work is from the third floor of the Church
One lane opened for him to lead Stephanie Rawlings- House. Marathon will begin repairing the flat roof of the
Blake’s quest to become the Baltimore City Council Church House in the next three weeks.
President. A main street opened when Luke was Future projects include some sort of exit lighting in the
appointed an Assistant States Attorney in Anne sanctuary and emergency lights in the sanctuary.
Arundel County in 2007. These days he is a prosecutor The electrical bid was very high and Miller Electric is
and handles appeals. working with the insurance company to come to a
Are there other places in the urban wilderness that compromise that the church can afford. A second project is
need a pioneering trailblazer? Luke thinks there are. access control and security in the church and
He is diligently working to represent Maryland’s 46th Church House.
PaGe 6 t he t idinGs M ay 2010
M ay r esPonsiBility s chedule
11 a. M. worshiP serVice
If you have a conflict with this schedule – please call 16th Rachel, James & Evan Cunningham
others on the list to make a swap. Then inform the church 23rd Karen Nelson & Chloe Cheseldine
office of these changes at (410)523-1542 or 30th Gayle Barney & Jean Savina
acolytes 2nd Page Campbell
2nd James Cavallon & Noah Todd 9th Martha Bishai
9th Erin Emerick & Nicholas Imparato 16th Wallace Anderson
16th Evan Cunningham & Jack Mitchell 23rd Nannette Mitchell
23rd Kenna & Rachel Emerick 30th W. Courtland Robinson
30th Trevor Bishai & Will Coulson
audio enGineer Page Campbell & Bill McConnell
2nd Bud Graves
9th Doug Adams ushers
16th Brantley Davis Sarah Buikema, Anne Heuisler, David Mock,
23rd J. D. Robinson Betsy Nix, Charlie Obrecht, Peggy Obrecht
30th Don Peeples
children’s church Volunteers
h istorY P rojeCt
2nd Linnea Cheseldine taKing s haPe
9th Brantley Davis
In 1980, a process of binary fission of the old
16th Jim & Joanne Egan
Brown Memorial Church produced sister churches
23rd Kate Foster Connors
Brown Memorial Park Avenue and Brown
30th Michelle & Jim Logan
Memorial Woodbrook. On Sunday, October 24th,
coffee hour hosts we will celebrate this 30th anniversary of Brown
2nd Jenny Williams Memorial Park Avenue Church. The History
9th Betsy Nix & Andy Imparato Project committee members are excited about
16th John Warmath compiling writings of many of our members
23rd Julie Hanks reviewing and evaluating the past 30 years into a
30th NEED A VOLUNTEER booklet in honor of the occasion. We also expect
to make our archives more accessible and user
coMMunion PreParation friendly by then. If you have agreed to provide a
2nd David Rollison write-up for our history compilation, and haven’t
yet done so, we really need it by the end of June
coMMunion serVers (sooner, if possible), so we can pull all of them
2nd Luke Clippinger
together into a consistent whole. If you have
recollections you think belong in this booklet or
Henry Taylor documents or photos you think belong in the
John Warmath church archives, please let a member of the
committee know. Members of the History
Greeters Project Committee are: Sally Robinson, Julie
2nd Nancyellen & Henry Taylor Hanks, Karen Nelson, Graham Richardson, Henry
9th Page Campbell & Carol Graves Taylor, and Bill Wilson.
M ay 2010 t he t idinGs PaGe 7
M ay Birthdays 05/27
Ellen Carter Cooper
05/01 Juanita Curtis
05/28 Mary C. Walker
05/02 Stephanie Lopez
05/02 Aaron McNabney Note: If you wish to have your birthday listed in The
05/04 Tom McManus Tidings, please contact Sharon Holley, church secretary, at
410-523-1542, or via e-mail at Sharon@browndowntown.org.
05/04 Teddy Obrecht
05/05 Elizabeth Proctor Reichelt
05/07 David Rollison
s chedule r eMinder
05/09 Charlie Obrecht The Sunday worship service
05/10 Barbara Clippinger begins at 10 a.m. starting May 30
05/11 Matthew Fedderly through Labor Day weekend.
05/12 Martha Errens
05/13 Josephine Finney
05/16 Susan Zieman
05/17 Margaret McManus
05/17 Andrew Ross g o Green wiTh your coPy of THE TIDINGS!
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notification of when the latest Tidings is available for
05/19 Daniel Burton
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05/23 Page Campbell
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05/24 Fiona Zabel for helping us to be better stewards of God’s
05/26 Laura McNabney magnificent creation.
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Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church by the
Membership Committee. Andrew Foster Connors, Pastor.
Emily Rose Martin, Associate Pastor. 1316 Park Avenue,
Baltimore, MD 21217. 410.523.1542.
G ood news froM www.browndowntown.org. Send contributions by
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M ay 2010 BMPa
s undaY M ondaY tuesdaY wednesdaY thursdaY FridaY s aturdaY
t he t idinGs
Saturday Morning Bible Study
8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
2 Sunday School,
Adult Forum, 3 4 5 6 7 8
Choir Warm-Up Deacon’s Meeting 6:30 p.m. Saturday Morning Bible Study
Midweek Bible Study Chancel Choir Rehearsal Youth Group Dinners Out
9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
2 p.m. 7 p.m.-8:45 p.m.
Service of Worship 11 a.m.
Youth Group Meeting Potomac AGO Organ Crawl
– Colesville UMC 4 p.m.
9 Sunday School,
Adult Forum, 10 11 12 13 14 15
Choir Warm-Up Child First’s “Show What Saturday Morning Bible Study
9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Midweek Bible Study Teacher Appreciation Dinner 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
You Know”, Murphy
2 p.m. Fine Arts Center 6:30 p.m.
Service of Worship 11 a.m.
Morgan State University
5 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Chancel Choir Rehearsal
7 p.m.-8:45 p.m.
16 Adult Forum, 17 18 19 20 21 22
9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Meals On Wheel’s Meeting Midweek Bible Study Chancel Choir Rehearsal Middle School Game Night Saturday Morning Bible Study
Service of Worship 11 a.m. 6:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m.-8:45 p.m. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
Youth Car Wash Fundraiser Recording
Youth Group Meeting 12:15 p.m.
CFM Team Meeting 12:15 p.m
23 Last day of
Sunday School, 24 25 26 27 28 29
Adult Forum, Tutorial Program Saturday Morning Bible Study
Choir Warm-Up End-of-Year Celebration 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Service of Worship 11 a.m.
Service of Worship 10 a.m.
M ay 2010