Month: November 2017

A child looks at his lit candle with awe during the Christmas Eve service.

Advent 2017: Eyes on the Heavens, Feet on the Ground

The prophets call us to keep our eyes to the heavens, not to escape the present moment, but to interpret it; to see our immediate struggles—personal and public—in light of God’s intrusion into our world. By seeing what God has done in the past, we can trust what God has promised for our future. And … Continue reading Advent 2017: Eyes on the Heavens, Feet on the Ground

Nibs Stroupe protesting with Black Lives Matter supporters.

Rev. Nibs Stroupe to Preach Nov. 26

We are blessed to have Nibs Stroupe (father of Brown Memorial member Susan Stroupe) scheduled to preach with us on Nov. 26, 2017.     Rev. Stroupe retired in 2017 after almost 34 years as pastor of Oakhurst Presbyterian Church in Decatur, Georgia, a church nationally known for its dedication to racial diversity. His spouse, the … Continue reading Rev. Nibs Stroupe to Preach Nov. 26

A view of the damage to the masonry inside the south tower.

Excuse our Mess: South Tower Renovation Begins

Facilities manager Rob Brown calls the start of the renovation on Brown Memorial’s south tower a “milestone” moment. Several years ago, stones fell out of the structure. Assessing the extent of the repair needed internally and externally to the tower and finding the funding for the renovation work has been years in the making. The work is finally commencing as part of Brown Memorial’s current capital fund renovation work. 

David Bielenberg attending a church lunch with his husband Greg.

“Why I give to Brown Memorial.”

“Why do you attend Brown Memorial.” This question is often asked during group and committee meetings to help build relationships and common understanding among the members of Brown Memorial. Another question rarely asked, but equally as important is, “Why do you give to Brown Memorial?” That question is being posed this fall during Brown’s annual stewardship season, ahead of Giving Sunday on Nov. 19.

Flyer containing photo of Scott Nolen for the Nov. 12 discussion about the opioid crisis.

Post-Worship Conversation Nov. 12 about Baltimore’s Opioid Crisis

We are sponsoring a discussion Nov. 12 after worship led by Scott Nolen from the Open Society of Baltimore about how the national opioid crisis is affecting our city, the factors contributing to this, and the effectiveness of our health department’s policy to have the antidote Naloxone (Narcan) widely available.