Past Events

Past Events

Jun 12, 2021

Young Families Canoe and Scoop Day

Enjoy a morning of FREE kayaking while also cleaning up our local waterways! Govans is partnering with Baltimore City Parks & Recreation for a “canoe and scoop” day at Middle Branch Park. Parks and Recreation will provide kayaks, safety gear, and paddling instructions. We’ll enjoy the water while also collecting trash from the shoreline. No kayaking experience is necessary and kids of all ages are welcome (with a parent). All participants must wear a face mask. Space is limited and all…
May 31, 2021

Music Mondays @ Govans: Walt Michael In Concert

Walt Michael first encountered southern Appalachian culture and music as a student volunteer/organizer in 1966. With guitar and banjo in hand, he heard the voices and learned songs emanating from the hollers in the coal fields of the Cumberland Plateau. In song and story, he will share his 55 year personal journey in the mountains. Email Lea Gilmore ( for the Zoom link.
May 24, 2021

Music Mondays: Roderick Demmings, Jr.

POSTPONED TILL A LATER DATE DUE TO ILLNESS We are thrilled to welcome back to Music Mondays, Roderick Demmings! A dynamic and engaging performer, Roderick will feature works from genres that include gospel, blues, soul, jazz, and activism-art. As art imitates life, the one central theme throughout the entire concert is — connection. Be it loss, desire, addiction, or grief, there’ll be plenty with which many people can identify. Roderick is a deeply committed advocate for minors who’ve been victimized…
May 23, 2021
Govans young families help collect trash around the campus and communnity

Young Families Trash Pick Up

Families with children ages 1-18 are invited to help care for the environment by picking up trash on the church campus and neighboring sidewalks. Email for more information.
May 22, 2021
Govans Conversation Corps

Conversation Corps Gathering

Govans’ Conversation Corps connects church and community members through monthly one-on-one conversations. At our quarterly gatherings, we share what we’ve noticed and learned from recent conversations. Email to learn how you can become a conversation convener.
May 21, 2021
Family rock, paper, scissors, contest

May Youth Group

Youth grades 3 – 12 are invited to an outdoor youth group at the church from 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm. Email for more information. Face masks are required.
May 15, 2021
Charita Cole Brown

Racial Justice Ministry Speaker Series: Charita Cole Brown

Charita Cole Brown was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when she was in college. She wrote her recent book, “Defying the Verdict: My Bipolar Life,” to help people understand the disorder and to challenge the stereotypes that surround mental illness generally, especially in communities of color. Brown had a career in elementary education, and now is a mental wellness advocate for numerous organizations. Brown’s mission is to help cure mental healthcare stigma by sharing her story.
May 10, 2021
Marc Borms with guitar

Music Mondays: Marc Borms

Marc Borms is a Belgian pianist and guitarist whose musical life has been inspired by African-American traditional music. He has recently released the critically acclaimed and deeply personal album of original songs named Scars.
May 3, 2021
Colorful Music Notes

Music Mondays: Community Sing with Shelly Ensor & Paul Hulleberg

Shelley Ensor is a renowned singer, instructor and choir director who has inspired audiences and students across the globe. Paul Hulleberg is a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, mandolin, banjo and ukulele. He also loves singing songs from a variety of styles and sources and making and sharing music with others. Paul will be teaching an Intro to Ukulele Class during Music Mondays this coming Fall 2021. Stay tuned. Contact Lea Gilmore ( for the Zoom link.
May 2, 2021
Church with Govans sign

Youth Sunday

Govans youth grades 3-12 will lead worship online on Sunday, May 2, 2021. Youth Servant Leaders will give short reflections, but other youth are invited to share readings, music, artwork, and more during the service. Please let Pastor Billy ( know if you would like to participate. 
Apr 30, 2021
2020 Youth Group

April Youth Group (in-person)

Youth grades 3 – 12 are invited to an outdoor youth group on Zoom from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. We will be making art for youth Sunday and learning more about upcoming Earth Care initiatives. Email for more information.
Apr 26, 2021
Anne Harris, violinist

Music Mondays: Anne Harris

Anne Harris is an American singer, songwriter, violinist, recording artist and actress based in Chicago, Illinois. Her music has been described by various writers as incorporating a variety of influences, including traditional Celtic music, American folk-rock, Afrobeat, soul, and chamber music. For lack of a specific genre label, her work has been dubbed “conscious music” which refers to music and lyrics that have some basis in a spiritual, humanist philosophy. Email Lea Gilmore ( for the Zoom link.