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Associate Pastor Michele Ward gives a charge to the congregation during Sunday worship.

Pastor’s Reflection: A Charge for the New Year

Every week at the end of the Sunday morning service, the preacher raises their hand and gives a blessing and a charge. The blessing is to comfort us and the charge is to challenge us. The Christian life is meant to give us both—the comfort of God’s presence and the challenge of God’s call. These paradoxes dwell side by side each time we conclude our Sunday morning services together in the sanctuary. As we ponder what we are about to eat for lunch, how we are traveling to our next destination, and what errands we need to run, God meets with us in order to bless us and charge us.

The sanctuary lit by candlelight during a Christmas Eve service.

Advent 2019: What Can’t Wait

Advent is a season of waiting, but is idle waiting what God wants us to do? In preparation for the Coming Messiah, we wonder together—what can’t wait? What demands our attention? What requires our work and preparation? What is it that God cannot wait for? Is it our praise, reconciliation and proclamation? Is it the … Continue reading Advent 2019: What Can’t Wait

Candles burning in Brown Memorial's sanctuary.

Prayer Service of Thanksgiving November 21

We have lived through both difficult and good times this year. Take a moment out of your busy day on Nov. 21, 6-6:30 p.m., to stop into Brown Memorial’s sanctuary for a brief service to give thanks to our creator and offer prayers of thanksgiving for all that has occurred in our lives.   We … Continue reading Prayer Service of Thanksgiving November 21

The corner stone at Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian.

December Faith Topics Classes Explore Brown Memorial’s History

As Brown Memorial commemorates its 150th Anniversary, we delve into the history of our institution and its place in the past of Baltimore and America.

The Contemplative Hiking group at Brown Memorial on a hike.

Are You Connected? Join a Small Group

Connecting through small groups is an effective way to really get to know people. We have many new and existing small groups to consider joining at Brown Memorial. Meeting dates and times vary. Contact group leaders or visit the church calendar for information.