Week 9: At Golden Eagles

Week 9: At Golden Eagles

That’s a wrap! I spent the last week of The Center’s summer programming with Burke Presbyterian Church from Burke, VA and Dickey Memorial Presbyterian Church in Dickeyville. Together we joined in to put on Golden Eagles camp. Each camp day was full of exciting...

A tour of Baltimore: What do you see?

A tour of Baltimore: What do you see?

Pay attention. Drive around the city where you live, and see the disparities. In Baltimore, where the 2020 General Assembly will meet next June, they’re not hard to spot. Baltimore is “a very hyper-segregated city, racially and economically,” said Kate Foster Connors,...

PCUSA – Welcome to Baltimore!

PCUSA – Welcome to Baltimore!

Last week, The Center was at Big Tent to welcome our PCUSA friends to our city. Mel and Liv were asked to speak before the gathering and share about this city. We recorded it and are posting the text just in case you missed it - or want to hear it again! Click here...

Week 8: Back Home

Week 8: Back Home

Precious, Precious oh wow, how your garden has grown Tomatoes, herbs and native plants And are those carrots all in a row!?! Angels keep watch as sprouts rise up To meet the air and sun And another day of planting and harvest Brings joy to everyone! There is no...

Week 7: Pushing Through It

Week 7: Pushing Through It

We are almost to the finish line! What a summer it has truly been for me here in Baltimore and with The Center. I am grateful to have the chance to spend some extended time with our partners, a few I met briefly when I first arrived, but had yet gotten the chance to...

Week 7: Not Throwing Away My Shot

For several years, I have had a special connection with my home congregation at the First Presbyterian Church of Annapolis. I have been inspired and encouraged and affirmed by the community that I have found there. Throughout the year, this congregation works to...

Week 6: Howdy Partner!

Week 6: Howdy Partner!

Hello Friends! Quick announcement: My preferred greeting is now “Howdy, Partner!” More on that later. I spent a week with real-life Olympians! Such an honor. Okay, not Tokyo 2020 Olympians, but they were athletic and it was still an honor! Last week I was in the...

Week 5: Trying Something New

Week 5: Trying Something New

The Center is always open to and looking for new partnerships and connections within and around Baltimore. Just like we host visiting groups from all religious traditions, race, sexual orientation/identity, and from every part of the United States (and the Czech...

Week 2: Golden Summer

Week 2: Golden Summer

Dickey Memorial Presbyterian Church (USA) on the westside of Baltimore has been working with Dickey Elementary/Middle School up the hill for years, doing an after school program called “Golden Eagles.” The Golden Eagles are a group of mostly 5th and 6th graders a few...

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