Summer Worship at Govans

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Govans to visit Harriet Tubman’s Birthplace and Museum on June 17

The Racial Justice Ministry has planned a visit to Harriet Tubman’s birthplace on the Eastern Shore Saturday, June 17, (rain date, June 24). We will leave in carpools at 9:30 a.m. from the Govans parking lot and travel to Church Creek, MD. and begin at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park. We will enjoy our lunches (brought from home) in a park pavilion and tour the museum. From there wewill visit Brodess Farm where Harriet was born into slavery…

Palm Sunday Choral Program – featuring world premiere of piece by B.E. Boykin

This Palm Sunday, April 2 during the 10:00 a.m. service, we are meditating on the ideas and concepts of spiritual death, rebirth, and resurrection. We begin with works by Norwegian composer, Ola Gjeilo, starting with two instrumental works, The Crossing, and Reflections, which provide us with a meditative and contemplative space to prepare for the choral work, Dark Night of the Soul, which indulges in the concept of spiritual death. Dark Night of the Soul is a poem of St.…

Uncovering Our Truth: Govans’ Attitudes and Actions during the Civil War Era

Myra Brosius, a member of Govans’ Racial Justice Working Group, recently conducted research into the history of Govans during the years leading up to the Civil War. On February 27 and April 24, 2022, she presented the results of her research as part of our Adult Options education time. Through a case study of Robert Galbraith, an early Govans’ minister who led us in the years leading up to and through the Civil War. There are so many fascinating and…

New Sermons

“Revealing Yourself as a Child of God”

Who are you as a lover of the world? How do you express that love most authentically? And how do you and the world conspire to obscure and shroud your expression of love. Pastor Tom invites us to see our lives as an episode of the hit TV show, “The Masked Singer” and think about how we can show our love for the world even from behind our masks. Our audience is all of creation. Paul says “All creation waits…

“To Sin or Not to Sin?”…that is the question

What is sin? What does it mean to be “free from sin?” While God does indeed cover us with grace, it does not give us permission to embrace sin (however we define it). Yet, are we inherently sinful by nature? Oh, the confusion! Join us as Minister Lea Gilmore reflects upon this complex passage which scholars spend a lifetime trying to understand. – Sermon from May 21, 2023

Atonement Theology and Inviting Jesus into Your Heart

The doctrine of atonement suggests that the life, death and resurrection of Jesus changed something about our ability to access God and live well. Pastor Tom explores several “theories” about what that something was, and how we can access transformation in Christ regardless of how we think about his life, death, and resurrection. – Pastor Tom’s sermon from May 14, 2023

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