Past Events

Past Events

Apr 13, 2024

Racial Justice Ministry BMA Trip

Join members of the Racial Justice Ministry on Saturday, April 13 at 10:00 a.m. for a special visit to see Eyewinkers, Tumbleturds, and Candlebugs: The Art of Elizabeth Talford Scott at the Baltimore Museum of Art, an exhibit of quilts by the noted Baltimore artist. We will be joined by the exhibit’s curator, George Ciscle. If you’d like to carpool or need any additional information, please contact Lea Gilmore (lea@govanspres.org).
Apr 8, 2024

Music Mondays with Marie Herrington and Timothy Krippner

Join us for this concert of art song and solo piano repertoire of African-American women composers like Dorothy Rudd Moore, Undine Smith Moore, Florence Price, and more great composers. This concert will be in-person only in the sanctuary. Email Lea Gilmore (lea@govanspres.org) for more information.
Mar 31, 2024

Easter at Govans: Featuring and Easter Egg Hunt and Petting Zoo!

10:30 am Worship Service (In-person only & online) Join us for Easter Sunday, March 31st! Experience the joy of the resurrection as we come together to sing Easter hymns, reflect on scripture, and offer prayers of gratitude. This year, our celebration will be enriched by the uplifting melodies of early music performed on baroque violins, viola, cello, and the triumphant Easter trumpet, alongside our talented band, choir, and hand bell choir. Easter Egg Hunt and Petting Zoo following the service…
Mar 28, 2024

Holy Week Service

The week between Palm Sunday and Easter is special in the church year. In our church this year, it will be marked with a service on Thursday at 7:00 p.m., with a simple meal of soup and a bread at 5:30. Eating together this evening honors the community life that Jesus celebrates with his disciples, known as The Last Supper. Here at Govans, we will eat together before worshiping in the sanctuary. The service will be one of prayer, scripture,…
Mar 28, 2024

Maundy Thursday Supper

Join us at 5:30 p.m. for a heartwarming community meal featuring delicious soup and bread, lovingly prepared by Soul Kitchen, alongside a variety of salads and desserts generously provided by the Mariners and the congregation. Additionally, we have special Holy Week activities planned for the littlest worshippers, including a movie in the Youth Room! We look forward to seeing you there!
Mar 15, 2024

Where is My Peace?

Elisheva Pront, soprano and Jialiang Li, piano are a Baltimore-based duo. Together, they perform art song and new music which spans a range of poetry drawn from human experiences. Elisheva and Jialiang met at the Peabody Conservatory and have been collaborating for almost three years. They were most recently seen performing at NYC songSLAM 2024 where they premiered a new work in Yiddish. Last summer, they traveled to Source Song Festival in Minneapolis MN where they studied collaborative art song and performed in…
Feb 23, 2024

Celebrate Black History Month with Roderick Demmings, Jr.

Live in Concert in the Govans sanctuary! Award-winning pianist and organist, Roderick Demmings Jr., began hisperformance career at New York’s Carnegie Hall in a debut, solo performance at the ageof 12. In addition to piano, Rod began taking pipe organ lessons at 12 and merited a fullscholarship to attend Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University where he graduated with an undergraduate degree in organ performance. Since Carnegie Hall, Rod’s performed around the globe. In the summer of 2011,he toured…
Feb 14, 2024

Ash Wednesday Service

This year will trying something a little different.  Govans own, Rev. Annie Owens will be administering ashes outside in front of the church between 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Since, Ash Wednesday is in Valentines Day,  on your way to take your sweetie to dinner, drive by the church, roll down your window and receive the administration of ashes.  Then, be on your way!  At 7:00 p.m., we will have our usual Ash Wednesday Service in the sanctuary.  It will include…
Jan 29, 2024

Responding to Violent Events Training

Led by trainers from the Baltimore City Police Department – Are you prepared to survive an active shooter event? Join us for a two-hour session where we carefully examine past incidents and discuss the important statistics related to these attacks. Our goal is to help you understand the emotional and physical impact you might experience during such a stressful event. We’ll also go over what actions to take and what to avoid. We’ll explore the sights, sounds and smells you…
Dec 24, 2023

Christmas Eve: Service of Peace and Joy

We begin by singing Silent Night to candle light, then we move through a few scripture readings and carol medleys before ending with some rousing hymns of joy! Join us as we celebrate the birth of Christ with choral music, instrumental music, and congregational singing. 
Dec 24, 2023

Christmas Eve: Children’s Christmas Pageant

The Christmas Pageant is back!  Everyone is welcome to participate. Grab a costume when you walk in. What will you be? Shepherd? Angel? Animal? Maybe there will be some lines. Maybe not. You never know. What we will have for sure is classic Christmas Carols led by our band, scripture readings that tell the Christmas story, and an evening of joy and light. 
Dec 22, 2023

Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk

A time to acknowledge darkness and to notice the undying light within. Bring a flashlight and a warm coat as we walk into the center of the ancient labyrinth and walk back out again. Light a candle in the center as a sign of your hopes for the coming year.