Past Events (Page 2)

Past Events (Page 2)

Apr 2, 2022

Community Kickball with Young Families

Community kickball and outdoor games have returned to Alhambra Park. The first Saturday of each month, Govans Presbyterian Church and other local Presbyterian congregations gather for games and refreshments with our neighbors at Alhambra Park (5200 Alhambra Avenue) from 10:30 am to noon. The next gatherings will be on March 5 and April 2. Email billy@govanspres.org to learn more. Pictured here, Tanya Morrell and Pastor Billy weather the cold for smores in the park in February.
Mar 27, 2022

Why Was There Racial Discrimination in White Churches? – Understanding the Roots and Legacies of Anti-Black Racism in the U.S.

Please join us live on Zoom for the second of two sessions as we explore the hard truths about the history of racism in the Presbyterian Church. William Yoo is Associate Professor of American Religious and Cultural History at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. He is the author of American Missionaries, Korean Protestants, and the Changing Shape of World Christianity, 1884-1965. His forthcoming book this summer is on the history of slavery and anti-Black racism in the Presbyterian Church.…
Mar 26, 2022

What If It Was Worse Than We Think? – Grappling with the History of Slavery in the Presbyterian Church

Please join us live on Zoom for the first of two sessions as we explore the hard truths about the history of racism in the Presbyterian Church. William Yoo is Associate Professor of American Religious and Cultural History at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. He is the author of American Missionaries, Korean Protestants, and the Changing Shape of World Christianity, 1884-1965. His forthcoming book this summer is on the history of slavery and anti-Black racism in the Presbyterian Church.…
Mar 21, 2022

Community Children’s Choir

Minister Lea Gilmore and Pastor Billy lead a community children’s choir at Govans Elementary School for children grades K to 5. If your child would like to participate and is not a student at Govans Elementary School, please email billy@govanspres.org.
Mar 7, 2022

Community Children’s Choir

Minister Lea Gilmore and Pastor Billy lead a community children’s choir at Govans Elementary School for children grades K to 5. If your child would like to participate and is not a student at Govans Elementary School, please email billy@govanspres.org.
Feb 28, 2022

Music Mondays: Earl White

Earl White is an award winning musician rooted in the practice, teaching, and sustaining of American string band traditions, join us as he shares his music and reflects on a lifetime of deep commitment to keep these traditions alive. Earl has a been a prominent figure in the Old Time music and dance community for more than 40 years. White is one of the few African Americans playing and perpetuating the music that was once an essential part of Black…
Feb 27, 2022

Special Joint Service with Knox Presbyterian

Please join Knox and Govans for our second joint worship service. Rev. Michael Lynn Moore will be preaching. Rev. Moore is the African American Intercultural Associate at the Racial Equity Woman’s Ministry with the Presbyterian Mission Agency. Music teams and worship leaders from both churches will lead the service. The service will be held on Zoom and in-person at Govans Presbyterian Church. There will be Zoom fellowship after worship. This service will take place in the sanctuary at Govans and…
Feb 27, 2022

Adult Options:  “Uncovering our Truth:  Govans’ Attitudes and Actions During the Civil War Era”

Myra Brosius, Working Group member, will present results of her research on the 19th century history of Govans Presbyterian Church,  through a case study of Robert Galbraith, Govans’ minister who led us in the years leading up to and through the Civil War.  There are so many fascinating and thought-provoking stories, from the families of founding benefactors splitting over the Civil War, and on to Galbraith’s preaching to the enslaved population at the Hampton plantation and the resulting racially-charged Baltimore County…
Feb 21, 2022

Music Mondays: Roderick Demmings, Jr.

Pianist, Organist, Singer, and Composer, Roderick Demmings Jr.  brings a concert whose diversity can rarely be eclipsed. From Bach, to Ella Fitzgerald, to James Cleveland, to Johnny Cash, “Rod” is bringing it all. An ardent advocate for social justice, Rod will showcase several original works that prick the conscience concerning the civil rights of Black and Brown bodies. A stirring pathos sprinkled with humor, the concert guarantees to leave all in attendance asking themselves “how might I be better.” Present…
Feb 20, 2022

Adult Options: Oral Histories on Racial Justice and Govans

Rev. David Harris, Working Group member, has been gathering oral histories of the church, focusing on racial justice issues in our recent history.  Starting in the 1950s, and then accelerating in the 1960s,  hear about, for instance, involvement (or lack thereof) in the struggle to integrate neighborhoods and public spaces.  This was followed by ever increasing involvement in our diverse neighborhood. This includes the founding of our senior center and GEDCO, which provides affordable homes for elderly and others with…
Feb 14, 2022

Music Mondays: Paris Kern and Joy Trukowski

Join us Live on Zoom. Paris Kern is a singer who delights in sharing folk songs mostly in the tradition of Britain . The last few years her newest joy has been in Improvisational Choral singing known as circlesinging, a form created by Bobby McFerrin with whom she has studied. Joy Truskowski is a member of VoiceExchange, a group of singers and improvisers based in Washington, D.C. which spontaneously creates improvised choral pieces, leads community-singing events, and delivers a cappella…