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A fundamental precept of our faith is that all Christians are responsible for and contribute to the total ministry of the church, and that our ministries can have many forms as we seek to do God's will in serving the Lord, the church, and our fellow humans.

Within our church, our ministries, activities, and programs are grouped into twelve "Ministry Areas."  We envision that each of us will find one or more Ministry Area, or activities within areas, consistent with our individual interests, talents and gifts. Each of us is encouraged to join and contribute to the total ministry of the church through a Ministry Area.  Through our combined efforts, it is believed that our total ministry, and the good we can do, will be much greater than we could achieve individually. 

The general descriptions of the Ministry Areas are as follows:

Worship & Spirituality
This area is concerned with and supports all aspects of worship, spiritual growth and the spiritual well-being of the congregation and our members.  It supports worship services and communion, the music life of the church, and is also concerned with spiritual enrichment of individuals through such activities as retreats, small-group and prayer ministries, bible study, the labyrinth, and other paths to assist individuals in their relationship with God.
 More about worship
Mission and Social Justice
This area plans, supports, coordinates and effects the congregation's ministry to the community and the world.  It will administer the Benevolence/ Mission Budget. 
 More about our mission, community service, and social justice programs  
The Preschool is a very important mission of our church in supporting the community, parents, and as a portal through which people learn of and become affiliated with the church.  This mission area supports, coordinates and oversees the functioning of the Preschool, associated activities, and parental and staff involvement.
 More about our Preschool
Children and Youth
The development and spiritual enrichment of our children and youth, and the support of parents by assisting in the development of their children, through a variety of church activities is the purpose of this ministry area.
 More about youth and children
The purpose of this ministry is to support and enhance activities and programs for adults, including fellowship and educational programs.
 More about adults
"Our senior center", the Senior Center of Northern Baltimore, provides an important service to seniors of the community as well as the church.  This ministry supports the Senior Center, provides members to serve on the Board of Directors of the Center, and is concerned with issues that may pertain to seniors of our church as well as the community. 
 More about the Senior Center
This ministry is concerned with providing information about the church and its activities to the membership and the community.  It uses established means, and seeks innovative and new means to support the other ministry areas and the outreach and growth of the church.

This ministry provides for the maintenance and care of the church buildings, grounds, and cemetery, including the oversight and management functions of staff and contractors.
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Stewardship & Finance
This ministry is concerned with all aspects of fund-raising and management of financial resources  for the church.  It coordinates the preparation and administration of the annual budget, conducts the annual stewardship campaign and coordinates other fund-raising activities, supervises investments, and oversees the financial affairs of the church.
 How to support Govans
Congregational Growth and Outreach
New members are essential to the life of the church, not only to spread the gospel and increase the effectiveness of our overall mission, but to continually inject new energy and perspectives into the body.  This ministry focuses on outreach to the community, to seek and welcome potential new members to our church.
Congregational Support, Development, and Care
This area tends to the care, compassion and support of members of the congregation, and to the welcoming and assimilation of new members into the fellowship of the church. It is helps with the development of congregational leadership.
Administration & Personnel
This area includes the development and administration of personnel policies and procedures for employees, insurance programs, office and records management. 
What to get involved and join a ministry area?  Please contact Jeananne Stine if you have general questions or comments.
Baltimore Pre-school and Kindergarten
Youth & Children
Adult Fellowship Activities at Govans
Mission and Social Justice
Senior Center


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10:00 AM - Sunday School and Adult Education (AKA Options)
10:45 AM - Traditional Service

NOTE: Occasionally this schedule changes when we come together for a combined 10 AM worship service. Check the homepage for updates.

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Govans Presbyterian Church
5828 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21212
Phone: (410) 435-9188
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