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Lea Gilmore Joins Giants of Music and Activism in Winning Major Award

by Jon Morgan In the 24 years it has given out its signature award for music, Common Ground on the Hill has ranged far and wide to commemorate giants of art and social justice. Pete Seeger won it once. Also Richie Havens, Odetta, Jose Feliciano and Buckwheat Zydeco. This year the nonprofit folklife center headquartered on the campus of McDaniels College found an honoree closer to home: our own Lea Gilmore, Govan’s music director and minister for racial justice and…

Juneteenth Jubilee concert to highlight Black American musical heritage

Govan’s role as an important regional hub of racial justice and the arts is reflected in an all-star lineup being assembled for the second annual Juneteenth concert. The show is again being assembled by our own Minister for Racial Justice, Lea Gilmore, herself an acclaimed vocalist and human rights advocate. She says it will include blues, jazz and folk selections. “We want to show the multifaceted roots of African American music,” says Lean. “It’s so significant that Juneteenth has become…

Govans to renovate Education Building, Signage and Playground

The Education Building that houses the Govans Preschool and the Senior Network of North Baltimore (SNNB) was built in 1958 and features two window walls that are badly in need of replacement. This project will replace them with brick façades and new energy efficient windows including a canopy covering the entrance to the SNNB. Additionally, the project includes a complete regrading and resurfacing of the playground, and new exterior signage will be installed across our entire campus. Frequently Asked Questions:…

Watch “A Moment of Margaret Bonds”

Did you miss the Govans Chancel Choir’s wonderful special music presentation from Palm Sunday? Or do you simply want to watch it again. You can watch the whole thing below. Thank you to our choir members and our Music Director, Marie Herrington and also to our special guest pianist and vocalists – Timothy Krippner, Elisheva Pront, and Ben Ross.

New Sermons

Lord’s Prayer Sermon Series – June 30, 2024

This week we begin a worship series on the Lord’s Prayer. This prayer has brought together followers of Jesus into the heart of his teachings. I find it so enriching that there are different translations and interpretations of this prayer. Words and phrases that might resonate with us in new ways and connect us to God and all creation. For at the heart of this prayer is our interconnectedness. Nowhere will you find “give me my bread” or “forgive my…

Five Smooth Stones

The story of David and Goliath is one we are told as children. The small child, David, who will someday be a mighty king, faces the giant Goliath. But this story isn’t as simple as our Sunday School curriculum made it out to be. Yet, the metaphor continues for us today—Goliath, the towering figure that looms over us, seemingly undefeatable. Join us Sunday as Rev. Anne Owens, a Chaplain for Gilchrist Hospice and member of Govans for ten years, explores…

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