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Worship: Rev. Janna VanderWoude, guest preacher
April 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
You are warmly invited to join us at 10:30a in the Sanctuary for our Sunday worship service.
We are pleased to welcome Rev. Janna VanderWoude as our guest preacher on Sunday, April 23, 2023. Rev. Janna VanderWoude was ordained into Baltimore Presbytery in October 2017, after earning her MDiv from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA, in 2016. Prior to entering ordained ministry she served adolescents and their families as a special-education-based clinical social worker, while also serving part-time as Youth Director at First Presbyterian of Westminster, MD. Janna earned her Masters in Social Work at University of Maryland in 1986 and spent most of her social work career at the Hannah More School in Reisterstown, MD. Northminster Presbyterian, right next door to that school, was Janna’s first ordained call, and she served as pastor there through the end of 2022, when the congregation —after a challenging but love-filled discernment process–determined to close, with a large portion of the congregation merging into First of Westminster. Janna is presently considering new ministry opportunities and doing her level best to listen to God about what comes next. She and her husband John are grateful parents to three fine young adults and find delight in two grandchildren. In addition to her beloved family, Janna enjoys Doug, her neurotic English Shepherd, reading and podcasts, working on old houses and some associated carpentry, swimming, hiking, and kayaking.
Streaming is available on Zoom: https://www.firstfranklin.org/worship-music/sunday-worship-zoom-information/