The purpose of the Capital Campaign in April is to raise funds for a number of important church items including loan repayment, manse repairs, and ZW House renovations. In addition, funds will be used to expand our mission work with the Haiti Reforestation Partnership, Comunidad Presbiteriana la Trinidad, Industrial Area Foundation (faith-based community organization), and our Maintenance Intern Program. Learn more. Ask questions. Pledge online. Give online.
Worship, Education Hour & Coffee
Comunidad Presbiteriana La Trinidad
Maundy Thursday with Communion
Gifts to Cuban Church through March 25
In April, eight of our members will be guests of the Caibarién congregation of the Presbyterian Church in Cuba. Our team will bring gifts of practical but hard-to-find items. Pastor Edelberto requests children’s vitamins and over-the-counter children’s medicines. We’ll also take thumb drives. Collection boxes are in the back of the sanctuary and the volunteer through March 25, if you’d like to share in this gift-giving.
Hiring Interim Pastor Summer 2018
To start in July 2018, our church seeks an Interim Pastor with compassion, vision, and leadership, who has experience in guiding a congregation. To learn more, see the Position Description, the Ministry Information Form (MIF), and information about the Interim Pastor Search Committee (IPSC). Questions? Contact the church office (410.267.8705).
March for Our Lives: March 24
March for Our Lives on March 24 - Washington DC and Annapolis. FPC Action invites members to participate in the Saturday March for our Lives march in either location. In DC, we plan to meet with other Presbyterians at the New York Ave. Presbyterian Church. In Annapolis, we will meet outside FPC and walk to Lawyer's Mall. Get more information and RSVP to Becky Hagee.
A pilgrimage is not just a tour, it is a spiritual exercise that includes visiting holy sites with time for reflection. Members of our congregation have prepared a pilgrimage involving historic and holy sites of our campus. A tour will be offered March 25 at 9:30 am. Please meet in the Courtyard. No RSVP necessary.
Triple Your Impact!
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Estonian's Children's Violin Ensemble: March 27
VOLUKEELTE (“THE MAGICAL STRINGS”) - a children’s ensemble from Estonia, will perform in the sanctuary on Tuesday, March 27, at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30). The children have performed throughout the world and have a stop in Maryland prior to their Lincoln Center performance. Their program is composed of primarily Estonian and classical music along with some secular pieces. Free and open to the public; sponsored by World Artists Experiences.
Very Big Story (VBS) Camp
THE VBS "VERY BIG STORY" CAMP - will be held the week of July 9-13 from 9:00 am to noon. This year, we will again partner with St. Anne's Episcopal Church, and the theme is “Jesus, I Am” from the Gospel of John. We will focus on Jesus’ actions and how we can be a disciple by following him. Registration will be open to children who are four years old through those who completed the fourth grade. Jr. Counselor positions are open to rising sixth graders through those who graduated from high school in 2018. If you can help as a teacher, assistant, or with snacks or want to know more, contact: Miss Good (email@example.com / 301-370-1791).
Bill's Retirement Party: May 20, 2018
Bill’s retirement party is on his last Sunday, May 20, at 3:00 pm in Fellowship Hall. We’d like to gather and give him a good send-off. More information to come. We are welcoming all contributions – any amount appreciated! You may give online (under "Special Events" then look for “Retirement Gift”). Or, you may send a check to church made out to First Presbyterian Church (memo line: "Bill’s retirement”).
Coming this Summer! Our church has been invited to participate in a church summer softball league in Annapolis. Everyone can play -- youth and adults, men and women, veterans or novices. Coached by Russ Good. Cost will be minimal (tee-shirts). Add your name to the sign-up sheet outside the church office or email Sharon Wiegand if interested. Due to travel, we need a robust list since everyone's gone some of the time in the summer. Play ball!