What We Do

What We Do

Sanctuary Jesus stained glass

Worship

Worship In Person and Online Worship with Govans every Sunday in person or online via Zoom or Facebook Live. On the first Sunday of each month we worship at 10 am with both music teams leading worship. All other Sundays we worship at 9 am with music led by our band and 11 am with music by our organist and choir.  Everyone is welcome in the sanctuary on Sunday mornings. Face masks are required for all persons above the age…
Church organ

Music

Music is a vital part of our community life at Govans. The first service music team is under the leadership of our First Service Music Director, Lea Gilmore. The second service teams are under the direction of our Interim Music Director, Debby Lewis. Many talented musicians from the congregation offer their gifts to enrich our worship with solo instrumental or vocal offerings, as well as participation in one of Govans’ musical ensembles.  Chancel Choir Our Chancel Choir has about 24…
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Education and Community Life

Sunday Morning Adult Education Our primary Adult Education program is every Sunday morning (Sept-May) at 11:00 am on the first Sunday of every month and between the services at 10:00 am every other Sunday. Topics vary from Bible Study, to learning about local mission, to current events. Sometimes we have guest speakers and sometimes our own members provide leadership.  Sunday School On the first Sunday of the month, Intergenerational Sunday School for families and kids takes place at 11:05 am…
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Serving Others

At Govans Presbyterian we believe our primary mission work is done through the daily lives of our members out in the world. The way each member lives, treats others and cares for the earth will affect the greatest change. Beyond the way we live our individual lives we also work together as a congregation to build relationships with people from many walks of life. Sometimes we do this through efforts right here at Govans and sometimes we do this by…
Spring garden at Govans

Earth Care

At Govans, we believe all people are called to care for God’s creation. Utilizing our historical building and large open space in the city, we are attempting to do our part in the following ways: We have an 11.7kwh solar system. View our online solar dashboard to see how much we have produced and saved! Our Peace Terrace that connects the Sanctuary and the Education Building is paved with pervious pavement to filter stormwater before it heads into our watershed.…
Black Lives Matter sign

Racial Justice Ministry

Black Lives Matter We cannot claim that the past year’s headlines—including the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and others by police brutality and other violence—are all “recent” events. We know that these events have persisted in the history of our nation and the world. We know that our nation was built on these ugly truths of systemic violence, institutionalized racism, and oppression of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) groups in the United States. Govans Presbyterian Church recognizes…
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Preschool and Kindergarten

Care is provided for ages 2-5 in age-specific classes. The Preschool operates with a Child Care Program that wraps around the class schedule and provides continuous care from 7:30 am – 5:30 pm year-round. We welcome children of all backgrounds, ethnic groups and faiths. Download the Registration Packet for 2021-2022. Contact the Preschool: Please call Pam Ferguson, Preschool Director at preschool@govanspres.org or 410-435-8189 for information or to schedule a tour. Classes Two-Day TwosA class for two-year olds. Children must have reached their second…
Senior Network North Baltimore

Senior Network of North Baltimore (SNNB)

Senior Network of North Baltimore is a non-profit senior center located in a building attached to Govans Presbyterian Church at 5828 York Road, about two blocks south of Northern Parkway. A program of GEDCO, the center has a long history of serving seniors in the Baltimore area. The diversity of our center is evident in the activities we provide; there is something for everyone. Programs are enhanced by our partnerships with other organizations including Johns Hopkins Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital,…
Woodbrook Players Camelot

The Woodbrook Players

The Woodbrook Players’ mission is to share the power and enjoyment of live theater with the greater community and to encourage inclusion in all aspects of theater from the performers to the audience. Since 2002, the Woodbrook Players has enjoyed sharing live theater through worship, performances and workshops. The Woodbrook Players was started by Sherry Peck and John DePrine as an outlet for church members interested in theater. They first started with scenes, then to one acts and now full…