May 16, 2013
Diocesan Day at Camden Yards
Saturday, June 1, 4:05 pm game
Orioles vs. Detroit Tigers
National Anthem by St. Philip's Church Choir (Annapolis)
Enjoy an afternoon of baseball, fellowship and old-fashioned fun at the Yards with friends, neighbors, church members, vendors (maybe your copier repair man likes baseball...). Tickets now on sale for our 5th annual diocesan baseball outing. There are 1,200 tickets available for our group. Designate an Orioles Game Leader and reserve your group's seats!
**Churches and ministries that order 20 or more tickets for your group will have their name displayed on the Jumbotron.
**The church or ministry that brings the largest group (percentage of ASA) will represent the Church on field to receive our Heavy Hitter Award.
**Ticket orders made and paid directly to the Orioles -- use the order form found online at
**Place your ticket order by May 24 for seating within the diocesan group, and to have your tickets mailed to you. Orders received after the 24th will be available for pick up at Will Call on the day of the game.
**Orders of 15 or fewer tickets can have tickets emailed to the recipient.
|Annual CMEC Spring Concert and Awards Event
Bishop Sutton to be honored
June 2, 6 pm
The Cathedral of the Incarnation, Baltimore
Central Maryland Ecumenical Council commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, with Emancipation Jubilation, an original composition by Mr. William H. Sydnor Sr., FABC minister of music. The performance will include a string ensemble of students and alumni of Towson University, featuring the Florida Ave Baptist Church Choir of Washington DC with Bruce Henderson conducting.
Tickets: $20 Adults, $50 Families (children under 16), and $10 students
As part of our awards portion of the program, we will honor:
* Viva House Catholic Worker Community with the Dr. Lorenzo Handy Ecumenical Service Award
* The Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton with the Rev. Bryce W. Shoemaker Ecumenical Leadership Award
* The Rev. Dr. Vernon Dobson, posthumously, with the Ecumenical Life Time Achievement Award
To buy tickets buy online at www.cmecouncil.org
or call 410-464-6194.
Parish Administrators Day
Parish Administrators, Church Secretaries, Administrative Assistants, or whatever title you use for "holding the fort down!"
Parish Administrators DayJune 12
, 9:30 am-3 pm. Location: St. Mark's on-the-Hill
, Baltimore. $10 per person includes lunch. Contact Fran Brown
or Caroline Bomgardner
to register or for information, 410-467-1399.
* Cost: $10 (includes lunch)
* Morning Prayer
* Networking with administrators just like you!
*Communications (websites, Facebook, twitter, newsletters)
*Diocesan Convention (updates and how it affects your work)
*Bishop Visitations (what to expect)
* Round table discussions
View pictures from Convention: http://www.flickr.com/photos/episcopalmaryland
Did you attend Convention?
Your opinion matters to us! An evaluation form was emailed to all attendees on May 14. We invite you to help the convention planning team by sharing your experience.
|Bishop Claggett Center
Claggett Summer Camps
Claggett Summer Camp 2013
Wanted: Camp Nurse
Volunteer or paid position of Camp Nurse for a week of summer camp with awesome summer staff, spirited campers living in loving community, fun activities including pool time, and beautiful surroundings. Duties include dispensing meds, first aid and keeping everyone healthy! Nurses needed for the following weeks:
UP & DOWN & ALL AROUND
High School Week - June 23-28 Grades 9-12
Finding God in Unexpected Places
Can you find God in a kayak on the Potomac River? Above you in the stars as you sleep outdoors? Can you meet God at the pool or while tye-dying a t-shirt? Join us for camp at Claggett this summer, a place where friends are made, new experiences happen, and we seek to better understand how God is working in our lives. Link to flyer and information: www.claggettcenter.org/camps.php
Camp "Check it Out!" - June 30 - July 3 Grades 2 - 4
Middle School Week - July 14 - 19 Grades 6-8
Youth Week - July 21-26 Grades 3-5
Wanted: Claggett Intern
Claggett is hiring full-time interns for 9-12 month assignment with responsibilities in all facets of a camp and conference center. Experiences will be in the areas of camp and program, marketing, maintenance, hospitality, food and beverage service and more! Must be available for hosting guests on weekends. Lodging and meals provided. Position description at http://www.claggettcenter.org/employment.php
Development Office News
We have 284 gifts totaling $53,392 to date. Thank you to all who have made the Bishops' Appeal a priority! Please download and copy the bulletin insert found here:http://episcopalmaryland.org/findev/2013-bishops-appeal-insert.pdf
2013 Stewardship and Planned Giving Conference: Flourishing Faith
St. John's Parish, Ellicott City
Saturday, June 15
The Rev. Laurel Johnston, Stewardship Officer for the Episcopal Church
Mr. Ken Quigley, Episcopal Church Foundation
Conference for rectors and vicars, stewardship committees, planned giving committees, vestries
9:15 am Coffee, Tea & Bagels
10 am Keynote Address: Laurel Johnston
11 am - 2:30 pm Workshops
2:30-3 pm Closing Plenary
Cost $15, Lunch Included
Register Online at
Flourish in Faith Stewardship and Planned Giving Conference
Please contact the Rev. Charles Cloughen Jr with questions or for more information about these and other development related issues, firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-467-1399.
Events for your Parish, Ministry or School
EfM Mentor Training
May 30- June 1
The next mentor training for the Diocese of Maryland is May 30-June 1 at the Bishop Claggett Center. There are currently 17 active groups in the Diocese of Maryland. A group consists of six to 12 participants and a trained mentor meeting weekly over the course of a nine-month academic year. Mentors for the groups are lay people and clergy who have either been through the 4-year course or who have exhibited skills at facilitating a group. The role of the Mentor is one of administration and guide along the way. Mentor training occurs every 12-18 months so that Mentors remain current in their own skill development. For more information or to register please call Meg Kimble, EfM Diocesan Coordinator at 410-263-6378 or email email@example.com
Christianity & Its Critics
Episcopal Church Fellowship Crab & Shrimp FeastJuly 6, 4-9 pm
The Rev. Dr. Chris Dreisbach will teach this course this summer at the Ecumenical Institute of Theology. The course, an historical and theoretical look at criticisms of Christianity from the time of the Apostles to the present, will be offered on the first four Saturdays in June, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
If you'd like to enroll, contact the Ecumenical Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 410/864-4203. Dreisbach is on the faculties of both Johns Hopkins University and the Ecumenical Institute and is currently doing a diaconate at The Church of the Good Shepherd, Ruxton.
Harewood Park Community Center
12940 Community Road, Middle River
$35 Per Person. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Come join us for good food, good times and fellowship! Contact Will Pass for tickets & info. 410-467-1399 Ext. 358; email@example.com
Hands, Hearts and Art: Summer Art Camp for Adults
It is time to "Sing a New Song!" and this is the theme for our 3rd annual "Hands, Hearts and Art" camp for adults at St. James' Parish
, Monkton. Painting in acrylics, precious metal clay, print making, and music and art "New Psalms, New Songs and New Visions." $225 plus materials. Begins Thursday evening with dinner, two full days of art instruction, and ends with worship on Sunday. Visit www.saintjames.org/artprogram/index.html
for information and registration.
Seafarers' Cruise on the Bay
Oct 3, 5-7 pm. $60 per person. Please mark your calendars
Resources for Your Parish, Ministry or School
Episcopal Church License Plates
Thanks to a special arrangement with the Diocese of Easton, western shore churches can now get Episcopal Church Auto Tags through St. Anne's Church in Annapolis.
Just go to their website home page http://www.stannes-annapolis.org, click on "Faith-Fueled License Plates," complete the form, and they will take care of the rest!
Take your faith "on the road" and sign up now!
Contact Paula Waite, coordinator of membership and volunteers, St. Anne's Parish.
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-267-9333 ext. 204.
Does your church or ministry have an excess of something or is in need of one of those...? Let email@example.com
know and we'll help you find a home for your extras or locate what you need.
A parish in the diocese is seeking 1940 Hymnals in good condition. If you have any to donate please drop them off at the Diocesan Center.
Around the Diocese
7 pm, Cathedral of the Incarnation, Baltimore. Eucharist in the Peace Chapel; the Rev. Sanford Groff, chaplain at St. Paul's School, will preside and preach.Potluck supper follows - please bring something to share - with conversation, a bit of business, and fellowship until 9 p.m.
9 am-3 pm, St. James' Church, Parkton. Springtime country fair. Food, Fun, plants, local wines for tasting, entertainment, silent auction, Pit Beef, Kids' Fun Zone. Vendor spaces available. firstname.lastname@example.org.
9 am-2 pm, Grace Church, New Market. Rain or shine. Lots of stuff! 301-865-3270 or email@example.com
Spaghetti Dinner & Auction
5:30-8 pm, Grace Church, Brunswick. Supports Youth Mission Trip to Clendenin, WV, in July. $5 per person / $20 cap for families (kids under 5 eat free).
Music of the War of 1812 in America
4 pm, St. Mark's Church Fellowship Center, Lappans. The Maryland Humanities Council and St. Mark's present Dr. David Hildebrand in a concert of Music of the War of 1812 in America.
Bach at St. B's
6:30 pm, St. Bartholomew's Church, Baltimore. Guest cellist Wade Davis.
Bach at St. B's
7:30 pm, St. Bartholomew's Church, Baltimore. Features Ted Davis, organ and harpsichord.
June 1 (rain date June 8)
8 am-2 pm, St. Paul's Church, Mt. Airy. $15 per space (13' x 28'). Outdoors. Call 410-489-4411 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for contract.
The Schubert Singers
7 pm, St. Paul's Church, Prince Frederick. A group of young children based in Southern Maryland. Good-will offering. Reception follows. For more information contact 410-535-2897.
Community Yard Sale
8 am-1 pm, St. Thomas' Church, Owings Mills.
8 am-2 pm, Church of the Nativity, Cedarcroft. Rain or shine. Flea market, books, plants and flowers, food, children's activities. 410-433-4811
Second Saturday Pit Beef
11 am, St. James' Church, Parkton. Pit Beef, ham and turkey.
Church Concert Series
Grace Memorial Church, Darlington
Deer Creek Coffeehouse
St. David's Church, Baltimore
2012-2013 Season (Oct-May)
St. John's Parish, Ellicott City
Orchestra of St. John's Concert Series
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