A children's workshop on care of the earth.

In the fall of 2016, the former Justice & Peace Committee sponsored an educational Energy Fair in Fellowship Hall for the congregation.

FPC Action

Our Involvement with ACT / FPC Action

Members of our church have helped establish and now participate in the county-wide organization called ACT (Anne Arundel Connecting Together). ACT is made up of area churches and other faith and charitable organizations within Anne Arundel County. With ACT, FPC members advocate for human rights while working for justice and public policy, reflecting on our faith, and loving our neighbors in action. If you have a passion for advocating for change, including ending racism, creating safe and affordable housing, addressing issues in our schools, acting to help end gun violence, and other social justice issues, we would love to have you join us. Contact Becky Hagee (410.695.1986), Julie Carlson, or Cathy Shultz (410.269.1165). In addition, FPC Action responds to national and state issues brought to our attention by the Office of Public Witness PC(USA) or those monitoring the State legislative session. To be added to our email group list, contact Cathy Shultz or Becky Hagee. Resources:

Member Jessie Sims carries a sign showing her support of women’s rights, along with Sims' aunt, Sue Dodds, and her mother, Laurie Hewitt. The march was held in downtown Annapolis on January 21, 2017.

Environmental Stewardship

Environmental Stewardship focuses on developing actions and programs to protect and renew our environmental resources through advocacy and establishing role models of behaviors. In 2011 FPC was recognized by the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. as a Certified Earth Care Congregation in its commitment to environmental stewardship in worship, education, facilities and outreach. We are exploring options to purchase alternative energy (solar and wind) for use on buildings in our church campus while encouraging members to be aware of environmental concerns within their own homes.

Social Justice

The focus of the Social Justice team has been to initiate thought-provoking discussions on social justice and human rights issues within our congregation and the community at large. The team sponsored a Middle-East series concerning issues in Israel and Palestine. Also, members participated with agencies in social concerns such as hunger, gun violence, the death penalty, immigration, and welfare. This work has often been coordinated with the Baltimore Presbytery and community churches and interfaith groups. For perspective of what the former Justice & Peace Committee addressed, visit their blog.