Posts from 2024

Posts from 2024

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.

Black Baltimore artists sought to design new art for Sanctuary

The Racial Justice Committee has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for art work to supplement the window at the front of our sanctuary. Artwork will be hung on both sides of the window. Our desire is to portray a welcoming and inclusive community in our worship space. Please distribute the attached RFP to any interested Black artists who reside in Baltimore. Deadline for submission is March 11, 2024. Submissions and questions can be directed to Patreena Parsons, govansart@gmail.com.