Worship with Govans

Each Sunday in-person and online at 9:00 am and 11:00 am (We have a single worship service at 10:00 am on the first Sunday of each month.)

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Govans Presbyterian Church is a theologically progressive community empowering people to make the world better.

News and Announcements

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…

The Caroline Center discusses Career Training for Local Women on Believe in Baltimore

Jessica Robey and Kisha Barnes of The Caroline Center discussed the importance of career training for local women with Pastors Tom and Billy on the latest episode of Govan’s community podcast, Believe in Baltimore. The podcast features local leaders and changemakers, interviewing them about their work in our city and discussing a relevant Bible story alongside Govans pastors and staff. The Caroline Center provides free career education for women in Baltimore City. Learn more about their work on their website:…

Project VITAL Talks Vacant Lot Transformation

Dr. Kristin Mmari, Brandi Welsh, and Natasha Neale joined Pastors Tom and Billy on Govans’ podcast, Believe in Baltimore, to share about Project VITAL’s work to transform vacant lots in Baltimore City through greening initiatives and youth-led transformation. Learn about the project online, as well as BMORE Beautiful and the Baltimore City Green Network plan. You can also support the project by helping to identify lots and greening activities in your neighborhood by visiting Project VITAL Greening Lots (arcgis.com).  Listen to the podcast episode online,…

New Sermons

Getting Off The Hamster Wheel of Worry

We all know that worrying is unproductive and unhealthy. We know we should worry less. Jesus makes that clear. Common wisdom makes that clear. But, how do we stop? Pastor Tom suggest three practices. The last being the one Jesus says we should do first, but even that one needs some unpacking.

Filled With What?

In Matthew’s beatitudes, Jesus proclaims that the hungry will be filled. But what will they be filled with? Is Jesus talking about a spiritual or metaphorical hunger? Matthew’s beatitudes are often read as a more spiritualized list of blessings, compared to their blessing counterparts in the Gospel of Luke, but a closer reading shows Jesus’ literal and practical meaning. The Kingdom of God is defined by actions of literal feeding, eating, and rejoicing. Thanks be to God!

Four Components of a Healthy Faith

The story of Jesus is the wilderness give us a caricature of faith. We are not meant to imitate Jesus’s 40 day fast, but Matthew uses the story to show us in stark relief the key components of a healthy faith. Oh and what about the devil?

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