Calendar

Calendar

Here’s what’s happening at Govans this month. You may also check out past events.

Events

Oct 23, 2021

The Color of Food: Exploring American Foodways Through the Lens of Racial Justice

In partnership with Knox Presbyterian Church, Govans’ Racial Justice Ministry welcomes Derrick Weston for a six-part series, “The Color of Food: Exploring American Foodways Through the Lens of Racial Justice.” Live on Zoom, Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. from October 16 until November 20. Register at the link below to receive a link for the Zoom event. Email lea@govanspres.org for more info. Series Schedule Week One – The Color of Food – Introduction, why we should use food “Apartheid” instead of…
Oct 24, 2021
Sanctuary Jesus stained glass

9 am Worship Service

This service is designed to be “child and family-friendly” but participants are from all ages and demographics. Music includes diverse musical genres and is upbeat and lively with piano, guitar, singers, and percussion playing. Congregational singing is encouraged and emphasized. There are multiple opportunities for children to engage and participate in the worship service including a Children’s Sermon with music, bringing forward the offering, monthly Communion where children of all ages are welcome, and activity packets. 
Oct 24, 2021
Sanctuary Jesus stained glass

11 am Worship Service

This service follows a liturgical, Presbyterian order of worship. All ages and demographics are welcomed. Music is provided by the Chancel Choir and accompanied by organ. We sing diverse hymns from the Presbyterian hymnal, “Glory to God”.
Oct 24, 2021
Church Sign Soul Kitchen

Soul Kitchen

Everyone is welcome for a free community meal every Sunday – come for a meal or to volunteer, or both! Guests are encouraged to volunteer and volunteers are encouraged to eat! During the pandemic, we are handing out take away meals from the church Peace Terrace between 4:30-6:00 p.m. Want to help? We need volunteers to prepare, serve, and clean up.
Oct 26, 2021

Racial Justice Ministry: Fall Book Discussion – “The Black Butterfly”

Black Lives Matter activists, incensed by Freddie Gray’s brutal death in police custody, shut down highways and marched on city streets. In The Black Butterfly―a reference to the fact that Baltimore’s majority-Black population spreads out on both sides of the coveted strip of real estate running down the center of the city like a butterfly’s wings―Lawrence T. Brown reveals that ongoing historical trauma caused by a combination of policies, practices, systems, and budgets is at the root of uprisings and crises in…
Oct 29, 2021
Family rock, paper, scissors, contest

October Youth Group

Youth grades 3 – 12 are invited to Govans’ monthly youth group in-person at the church from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Email billy@govanspres.org for more information.
Oct 30, 2021

Trunk or Treat

Go trick or treating in your favorite costume, play games, and vote in our best costume and trunk decoration contest. Face masks are required for all unvaccinated participants three years of age and above. Email billy@govanspres.org for more information. Everyone is welcome!
Oct 31, 2021

Children & Families Intergenerational Sunday School

Children and parents are invited to an intergenerational Sunday school each week this fall. We’ll act out the Bible story for the week and discuss what it might mean for us today, sing songs, and enjoy free play together. We will meet on the playground as long as the weather permits and will have Sunday school inside the education building in Sharp Hall if there are storms or the weather is too cold. For more information or to volunteer to…
Nov 2, 2021
Preschool stairwell

Breakfast To Go for Parents

Pastor Billy serves coffee and breakfast treats to-go for preschool families during drop off (7:30 am to 9:30 am). Email billy@govanspres.org for more information.
Nov 6, 2021

Young Families Hike

Families with kids ages 1 to 18 are invited to hike the loggers trail (~2 miles) at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, Maryland on Saturday, November 6 at 11:00 am. We’ll park and gather near the Nature Center to begin the hike. All families with children ages 1 to 18 are welcome. Email billy@govanspres.org for more information.