Focus on Global Mission in October

A Brown youth member helps El Salvadorian youth with their school work.


The Global Mission Committee (GMC) is hosting a series of discussions Sundays in October during the Adult Education Class (9:45-10:45am) to share with the congregation the stories of our partner communities and convey to the congregation how our global experiences truly can transform the local world around us.


During each session, GMC members will relay stories, experiences and learned cross-cultural understanding from the current Global Mission activities, with a focus on current events and issues related to these communities – occurring in our world today.


October 9

Topic: El Salvador Partnership with Maria Madre de los Pobres Catholic Church

For 30 years, members of Brown Memorial have partnered with Maria Madre De Los Pobres, a Catholic parish on the outskirts of San Salvador. We support the congregation by supporting the local ministries of their parish and sending delegations to learn about their culture.


In this session, Barbara Cook will speak about immigration issues and asylum.


The discussion about El Salvador will continue during our Community Potluck following worship, when members of the 2016 delegation to El Salvador will share information about their visit.


View the video presentation here.


October 16  

Topic: Cameroon Relationship with Mbengwi Presbyterian Church

Brown Memorial has been in relationship with the Mbengwi Presbyterian Church and Mbengwi Presbyterian Schools in Cameroon since 2005. Together we have worked towards the creation of a new nursery and primary school with an emphasis on developing a rich learning environment for all.  


In this session, Julie Hanks will speak about the unrest in Africa and gender-based violence.


October 23  

Topic: Native American Partnership with Pejuhutazizi Presbyterian Church

Since 2003, members of Brown Memorial have participated in a partnership between the Presbytery of Baltimore and the Dakota Presbyteries in South Dakota and Minnesota. Every summer, delegations of adults, youth and children travel from Baltimore to help run Summer Learning Camps at various sites across Native American reservations.


In this session, Chrystie Adams will share information about the recently passed Apology Overture to Native Americans and issues facing the Native American community, including pipeline construction and teenage suicide.