FREE Parking in the Hillman and the Gotts Court Garages on Sunday mornings until 2:00 PM
See our Worship section for detail
FPC will host the Presbytery of Baltimore Gathering with Dr. Jonathan Walton as the speaker on Saturday and guest preacher on Sunday. Members and friends are invited to hear him on both days. Visit the Baltimore Presbytery website for details about the day and to register for child care.
Dr. Walton was recently named Dean of Wake Forest Divinity School, Presidential Chair in Religion and Society, and Dean of Wait Chapel. Prior to joining Wake Forest University, he was the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and the Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church of Harvard University. He is an outspoken advocate for social justice and civil rights. His latest book, A Lens of Love: Reading the Bible in Its World for Our World, “explores the bible from the perspective of the most vulnerable characters toward developing a Christian social ethic of radical inclusion and human affirmation.” Dr. Walton received a BA from Morehouse College, and a Masters of Divinity (MDiv) and PhD from Princeton Theological Seminary.
Worship is held each Sunday at 8:30 and 11:00 am in the sanctuary. Education for all ages is at 9:30 and Coffee Hour at 10:30 am. The nursery is open all morning for for children (infants to age 4). Children in pre-k through 1st grades may attend Discovery after the Time with Children message at 11:00 am. Older children are invited to remain in worship. Activity bags and the red wagon filled with quiet toys are located at the rear of the church. Free street parking every Sunday until 1:00 pm and also in the Hillman Garage, located across from the sanctuary (171 Duke of Gloucester Street).
Youth and adults may apply for the "English to the Church" (ETTC) Camp online. Applications due December 1. Anticipated travel dates: July 20-August 3, 2020.
Join us at 9:30 am for (1) Adult Education, KC4a: DVD lecture series, 30-minutes each, with the Great Courses Old Testament Guidebook as our focus. Discussion will follow; no homework or preparation; view curriculum schedule; or (2) Fellowship of the Bean, ZW House: ease into the Sunday with coffee and a lively discussion ranging from current social issues that effect our community to thoughtful questions about faith, led each Sunday by someone different who selects the topic.
The Annual Caroling Event will be December 8 at noon. Meet in Fellowship Hall for pizza, break into groups and make caroling visits. RSVP -- all voices welcomed!
Thank you for your continued support of our church and for your prayers. The PNC continues to conduct virtual interviews with candidates of interest, and looks to narrow the pool of candidates for in-person interviews to be held in the New Year. Blessings to you during Advent!
Director of Music and Organist, Dr. Robert Muckenfuss, recorded a CD, "An Organ Tapestry," on our sanctuary organ. Sales of the CD benefit the Music Fund and may be purchased directly from Bob. Approach him after worship in the chancel any Sunday or email Bob. A suggested $20 donation is payable by check ("FPC"), cash, or online (under "music department").
2019-2020 Taizé calendar. Taizé prayer, a meditation service of readings, prayers, singing and silence, will be held the second Wednesday of the month from September through May, 7:30-8:20 pm. Locations alternate between the sanctuary of First Presbyterian and St. John Neumann (620 Bestgate Road). Downtown parking available at the Hillman Garage and St. Mary's. Rest in the balm of quiet beauty during this simple contemplative prayer. For information, contact Rose (443-924-7049). Taizé is jointly sponsored by St. Mary's and First Presbyterian (410.267.8705).