Connecting Opportunities at Brown Memorial

Whether you’re looking for education opportunities, social gatherings, or service and social justice advocacy, we hope you will find a place to engage and be known at Brown Memorial. Learn more about upcoming opportunities on our news webpage, in our worship bulletin, and  in the weekly email This Week @ Brown.


Education & Contemplative Opportunities

Sundays provide multiple opportunities for educational engagement beyond the worship experience. We start our day with the 9:30 am Meditation Circle, which opens with a reading of a contemplative text from a variety of world religious traditions, followed by 20-25 minutes of silent (guided) meditation. They end their time together with a discussion of the reading itself. No meditation experience necessary! There are biblically based classes for preschool and elementary children during the 10:30 am service.


A Community Lunch follows on Sundays September to May. Education Hour, sometimes referred to as Sunday School, happens at 12 pm for adults in the Fellowship Hall immediately following lunch.. So that adults in all stages of life may participate in our education hour, our Nursery opens at 10 am and closes at 1 pm. 


During the week you’re invited to attend the 10:30 am Wednesday Morning Bible Study which explores a variety of scripture passages. Most recently, the group has been using N. T. Wright’s Bible Study Series, currently studying the Book of Acts. Thursday evenings offer an opportunity for communal prayer at our 5:30 pm Mid-Week Prayer Service on Zoom during which time the joys and concerns of the community are held in prayer.BMPA uses the same Zoom link for Sunday worship, Wednesday Bible study, and the Mid-Week Prayer Service with the Meeting ID: 827 8004 9274 and Password: 600319.


Service Opportunities

Volunteers are always needed to help with various aspects of our Sunday morning worship services, click HERE for a complete list of the ways you can become involved. Additionally, singing or playing in one of our choirs is another way to give your time and talents. 


The Chancel Choir is made up of volunteers and professional singers who rehearse on Thursday evenings from 7 – 8:45 p.m. The choir sings weekly in worship, Sundays at 10:30 a.m. The repertoire embraces choral masterworks as well as spirituals, world music and anthems by contemporary composers. We welcome singers in all voice parts. Contact interim minister of music Adam Graham at [email protected].


The Handbell Choir rehearses on Sunday afternoon in the labyrinth following worship. They ring at various worship services throughout the season as scheduled. No ringing experience is required. All necessary training is provided. Contact deacon Deborah Richardson for more information about joining the Handbell Choir at [email protected].


Soulful Revue a men’s choral ensemble specializing in gospel music, spirituals and contemporary genres. Soulful Revue sings at worship services throughout the year and on ‘Soulful Revue Sunday,’ often the last Sunday of August. Contact Court Robinson at [email protected] or Chip Morgan Reigel at [email protected] for more information on how to participate.


Social Justice Advocacy

Seeking justice for all God’s people in our city and world grounds us as a congregation. Below are a few areas you might want to get acquainted with.

BUILD Core Team Baltimoreans United In Leadership Development (BUILD) is a broad-based, non-partisan, interfaith, multiracial community power organization rooted in Baltimore’s neighborhoods and congregations. BUILD is dedicated to making our city a better place for all Baltimoreans to live and thrive. For more than 45 years, BUILD has worked to improve housing, increase job opportunities, and rebuild schools and neighborhoods, among other issues. To connect with the Brown Memorial BUILD Core Team, contact BUILD strategy team co-chair and ruling elder Elizabeth Reichelt at [email protected] or BUILD Core Team leader Rachael Edgin at [email protected].


The Green Team is active in three main projects throughout Baltimore City. Brown is a proud member of the Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake, Interfaith Power & Light DMV, and is a certified Earth Care Congregation with the Presbyterian Mission Agency, an office of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

  • Rockrose Food Justice Project at Rockrose City Farm in Woodberry
  • Stillmeadow Community Peace Park at Stillmeadow Community 
  • The Brown Memorial Native Gardens in Bolton Hill 

Contact McKay Jenkins at [email protected] to volunteer with Rockrose and Stillmeadow. Contact trustee Jayne Mauric to volunteer with native planting projects at [email protected].


The Brown Memorial Ministry of Welcome seeks to provide support and encouragement to immigrants and refugees in our Baltimore community. Our projects have included ESL classes, teaching sewing, outfitting apartments for new arrivals, accompaniment to social service agencies.  We welcome your creative ideas that will demonstrate our commitment to our immigrant community while assisting them to become self-sufficient. Contact ruling elder Barbara Cook at [email protected] for more information.


We stand in solidarity with Global Partners in Cuba, El Salvador, and at the Upper Sioux Community in Minnesota. Regular visits to these communities helps us to understand the challenges facing each so that we might be better advocates in action and in prayer at home. 

For more information contact Morgana Kinlan (Cuba) at [email protected], Barbara Cook (El Salvador) at [email protected], or Chrystie Adams (Upper Sioux Community) at [email protected].