November 25, 2018
November 18, 2018
Thanksgiving - Office Closed
Thanksgiving Break - Office Closed
Worship, Education & Coffee Hour
Comunidad Presbiteriana La Trinidad
"Unpacking Racial Inequity" Seminar
Generations of Generosity
The 2019 Stewardship Campaign kicks-off on Sunday, November 4, when Elder, Dave Heimann, with Stewardship & Finance, will offer a Minute for Stewardship. The initiative this year asks each of us to prayerfully consider the 2019 contribution to the work, the ministry and the maintenance of First Presbyterian Church of Annapolis. Offer your estimated giving online.
Advent Devotional & Christmas
Worship Series - "Draw Near to Wonder, Truth & Justice, The World, One Another"
Advent Devotional - Pick up in worship Nov. 25 or download (by "A Sanctified Art")
Wreath-Making Intergenerational Event - December 2, 9:30 am
Alternative Gift Market - December 2 and 9, 9:30-11:00 am
Caroling to Homebound Members - December 9, 12:15 pm
Christmas Cantata - Carols and Lullabies by Conrad Susa, Dec. 16, 8:30 & 11:00 am
Christmas Eve Worship - 4:00 pm ("with the toddler in mind," 20 minutes), 5:30 pm (family service with Children's Choir), 8:00 pm (note new time; candlelight, Chancel Choir, and communion)
Gift Fair: December 2 & 9
If you are looking for a gift that has extra meaning this Christmas season, plan to attend this year’s Mission and Alternative Gift Fair, Sundays, December 2 and 9, 9:30-11:00 am in Fellowship Hall. You’ll see gifts you love that will help others. Buy Gorilla coffee from Rwanda to benefit Connect Rwanda, books for the Start the Adventure in Reading (STAIR) tutoring program, help for the homeless in our community, weekend food for Backback Buddies, coats for kids who need them, trees for Haiti, heifers for people in developing countries and clothing, jewelry and home goods made by small enterprises from around the world – plus, so much more. And, while you’re shopping, check out the mission programs the church supports. Bring your spirit and fresh ideas and volunteer to help. Most programs can’t accept credit cards, so bring checks or cash. New this year is a checkout center, so you’ll only need to write one check for all your purchases. See you at the fair!
Telling (Y)our Stories: November 25
Celebrating our History: Telling (Y)our Stories - A leadership transition provides a moment for us as a congregation to turn to each other and share our faith stories. Mark your calendars and attend one of these events in Fellowship Hall, designed for sharing stories, listening to each other, and creating a timeline of our Faith Stories. Please join us on Sunday, November 25, 4:00-6:00 pm for "Ice Cream Sundaes and Stories." We invite you to bring an item, memento, or photograph that illustrates your story about how your faith has been challenged and nurtured. RSVP is helpful, but not required.
Services are at 8:30 and 11:00 am in the sanctuary. Education Hour for all ages is at 9:30 and Coffee Hour at 10:30 am. For information about Sunday School for children and youth, contact Family Ministry Director, Miss Good. View the Family Ministry Calendar. For adults, there are three options. Through October 21, the Spiritual Growth Group will join Deb Mitchell's Adult Education in KC4a to read John Philip Newell's book in advance of his arrival October 26-28. Fellowship of the Bean is meeting in KC1a (while the ZW House is under renovation) and will return to the ZW House in the very near future. Stop by for donuts and coffee at 10:30 am each Sunday in Fellowship Hall.
"Unpacking Racial Inequity: Understanding How Systematic Racism Impacts our Community" - November 28
Racism is a fierce, ever-present, challenging force, one which has structured the thinking, behavior, and actions of individuals and institutions since the beginning of U.S. history. To understand racism and effectively begin dismantling it requires an equally fierce, consistent, and committed effort. The class will begin with a 2 1/2 hour "Groundwater" presentation on racial equity by the Racial Equity Institute (REI). REI uses historical data and stories to present a perspective that racism is fundamentally found in the structure of the nation. By examining modern-day characteristics of racial inequity, participants are introduced to an analysis that most find immediately helpful and relevant. Immiediately following REI's presentation, Dr. Pam Brown (A.A. Co. Partnership CYF) will walk us through local data to help us understand the many ways this inequity shows up in our community and our systems here in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. Register now.
Join us the second Wednesday of the month for Taize worship, 7:30-8:30 pm. This service of prayer, scripture and chant is co-hosted with St. Mary's parish. Locations alternate between the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church and St. Mary's campus located on Bestgate Road at St. John Neumann Church. SCHEDULE.