Past Events (Page 3)

Past Events (Page 3)

Feb 12, 2022

Racial Justice Ministry Speaker Series: Mark Williams

Environmental Injustice: How Contamination of Water, Air, and Land Constitutes Violence Against Black Communities Flint, Michigan gained international attention during the past five years because of a water crisis in which residents were consuming contaminated drinking water. In White Hall, Alabama residents are exposed to raw sewage because basic sanitation is not affordable. An area of Saint James Parish in Louisiana is known as Cancer Alley because the concentration of petrochemical plants there causes such high rates of the disease…
Feb 12, 2022

Young Families Ski Trip

Young families are invited to a skiing day with Pastor Billy at Liberty Mountain. Liberty Mountain has terrain perfect for beginner and advanced skiers. Lift tickets are $84 for adults and $70 for kids and seniors (over 65). Scholarships are available, email billy@govanspres.org to request a scholarship. Families with kids ages 1 to 18 are welcome. Non-skiing parents are also welcome to come and watch. 
Feb 7, 2022

Music Mondays: Sharrif Simmons

Sharrif Simmons is a performance artist, author, songwriter, musician, poet and arts educator. This spoken word/concert will showcase poems from the 1st. & 2nd editions of Sharrif’s book Fast Cities and Objects That Burn.
Jan 31, 2022

Music Mondays at Govans: Claudia Schmidt

Claudia Schmidt brings her exuberant music to Music Mondays! With her multi-octave voice, 12 string guitar and mountain dulcimer, she weaves together song, story and spoken word in a one-of-a-kind presentation that will fill your heart and refresh your soul. After almost 50 years on the road she is as strong as ever, performing, writing and expressing wonder and amazement at the world and us creatures who inhabit it. Live on Zoom
Jan 24, 2022

Music Mondays: Intro to Guitar with Andy Cohen

Here is your opportunity to experience beginner/intermediate guitar lessons from a master!  If you are an advanced player, there is still so much that can be learned from Andy.  Don’t have a guitar?  Just wanna listen to some great music on a Monday evening? You are welcome.  Join us for the lessons, laughter, music and fun!  This will be an amazing evening of story and song, as well.  Live on Zoom.
Jan 17, 2022

Music Mondays: Sparky and Rhonda Rucker

As our nation threatens to slide back to the days of Jim Crow, it is important to remember that Martin Luther King Jr. died defending our right to vote, to earn a good living, and to educate our children. Join Sparky and Rhonda Rucker as they celebrate the birthday of MLK with songs and stories of that great struggle. Here is the Zoom link. Contact Lea Gilmore (lea@govanspres.org) for more info.
Jan 16, 2022
Martin Luther King Jr.

MLK Sunday Worship Service

Join us online as we celebrate the life and message of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a special message from Keith Snipes and special music from Deletta Gillespie and Shelley Ensor. Worship with us via Zoom or Facebook Live. (Note: Due to the current COVID surge, this service will be online only.)
Jan 10, 2022

Music Mondays: Community Sing with Walt Michael

Live on Zoom Let’s usher in the new year – together – with song. Award winning performer, Walt Michael will be leading a virtual community sing. Considered to be a virtuoso of tremendous influence in the revival of the hammered dulcimer, Walt’s wide repertoire ranges from old-time Southern Appalachian, to Celtic, to breath-taking original compositions. As a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist and he has recorded fourteen albums and instructional videos, appeared at the Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center and toured extensively…
Jan 9, 2022

Online Worship

With COVID-19 numbers rising, we are switching to a single online 10 a.m. combined Worship Service for January 2nd, 9th and 16th. Worship with us via Zoom or Facebook Live.
Jan 8, 2022

Young Families Ice Skating @ Inner Harbor

Let’s go skating! Enjoy the beautiful downtown holiday decorations while ice skating at the Inner Harbor Ice Rink with your Govans friends. Parking is available at 100 East Pratt Street. Adult tickets and rentals are $14 per person; children’s tickets and rentals are $13 per person. Scholarships are available, email billy@govanspres.org to request a scholarship. Families with kids ages 1 to 18 are welcome. 
Dec 26, 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.