News: March, 2019

Baby Shower for Onyeka Anaedozie

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

Join us to celebrate an upcoming addition to our church family! Gather during Fellowship to shower Onyeka and her growing family with love and blessings. Goodies, cake and gifts. RSVP to the church office.

Onyeka has registered at Target: https://www.target.com/gift-registry/giftgiver?registryId=6f987159970241c5b69e10feda5ae396

Purple Ribbon Pilgrimage

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

MARCH 30 - Meet at noon and walk at 1:00 p.m.

The peacemaking committee invites you to join us on Saturday, March 30 on a walking pilgrimage from our church to Baltimore's police headquarters. There, we will present leaders with 309 names and 309 ribbons, representing our unanswered prayers for justice for Baltimore's homicide victims, and solace for those who love them.

We'll gather at church at noon, departing at 1:00 with ribbons in hand. The walk is about a mile; if walking is difficult for you, a shuttle will be available. If you plan to come, please let us know. There will be a signup sheet in Reid Chapel during fellowship hour or you may contact Laurel Oldach at laurel.oldach@gmail.com to sign up or for more information.

A Concert Responding to Gun Violence: Faure’s REQUIEM

Sunday, March 24th, 2019

THE SPIRE SERIES | MARCH 24, 2019 | 2:30 p.m.

The Spire Series will present a concert honoring the precious lives lost to gun violence in Baltimore, while uplifting the good work of those dedicated to creating a brighter future, most especially BUILD and Turnaround Tuesday. BUILD's job movement has secured 638 placements with area employers such as University of MD and The Johns Hopkins University and medical institutions.

Under the direction of Dr. Jason Kissel, the First & Franklin Sanctuary Choir with orchestra, will present Gabriel Fauré’s beloved Requiem. Renowned Baltimore bass-baritone Robert Cantrell, will offer selected solo works, and the audience will join in singing "Lift Every Voice and Sing". The choir will also present Faure’s "Cantique de Jean Racine", Sevier’s powerful arrangement of "Precious Lord, Take My Hand", and G.E. Burleigh’s setting of the spiritual, "Jesus is a Rock in a Weary Land".

We are collaborating with the Family Survivor Network, a grass-roots organization in Sandtown-Winchester that offers therapeutic support for families impacted by violence. Three of their members, who are victims, will speak during the concert.
There will be 309 purple ribbons, signifying each homicide victim in Baltimore in 2018, and sixteen portraits of murdered sons and daughters of Baltimore by William Brown, son of Millie Brown, founder of Baltimore’s Tears of a Mother’s Cry.

Tickets, available at the door or through The Spire Series PayPal, are a minimum of $10 per person. A freewill offering will be taken during the concert to support BUILD's Turnaround Tuesday.

On March 30th, we will host a walk to the Police HQ to deliver the names and 309 ribbons to the leaders at the Police Dept.

Taize Services-Lent

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

WEDNESDAYS: March 13th - April 10th for TAIZE´ SERVICES in REID CHAPEL

6:15 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

A service of evening prayer, scripture reading, song, and quiet meditation.

Ash Wednesday Service

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 7:00 PM - Reid Chapel. We will reflect on Christ's journey to the cross. Through Scripture, sermon, communion and the imposition of ashes, we will begin our journey through the Season of Lent.

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