February 28th: “Rise Against Hunger” The eleven churches of the Susquehanna Ministry Group are working together to feed 10,000 people this February 27, 2021.
On behalf of the Harford County Department of Community Services/Office on Aging, I wish to thank you for your very generous donation for our Senior Emergency Fund. The Senior Emergency Fund helps eligible seniors in Harford County to purchase services such as medical, dental, pharmacy, housing utility, and other vital necessities when they have no other resources on which to rely. Your contribution will make a great difference in improving the quality of life for the clients who benefit from your generosity and concern.
Hello from Pine Ridge, South Dakota! Thank you for donating hygiene kits; they are a great help as many people cannot afford to buy all the hygiene things that they need. It helps a lot of children and families especially so they have everything for the month. Thank you very much. We are all wishing you a happy and blessed year!
From Harford Family House: Thank you for the very generous donation from your 11 Presbyterian churches in Susquehanna Parish Ministry Group! What a wonderful unexpected surprise!
The Fall Discipleship Event
Nine of our different churches attended, along with guests from around the Presbytery who were able to speak about Presbyterian Youth Triennium and lead worship and a workshop about it. We also held three other workshops and completed three mission projects.
Health kits are already out in South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Reservation for distribution to those who need them. We sent lots of postcards to our PCUSA mission co-workers across the world, encouraging them in the ministries and missions. Lastly, we decorated 60 pillowcases headed for Harford Family House to encourage children whose families have been homeless and are getting back on their feet.
Stay tuned for news about our Spring Discipleship Event, focusing on Cross-cultural Ministry!
Thankful for a Joyous Year of Fellowship
We are a group of churches united in mission serving Harford and Baltimore Counties. Together we encourage Christian formation and leader development, congregational development, missional engagement with our communities, prophetic witness and action for reconciliation, and the creation of new faith communities. Our churches are: Bethel, Chestnut Grove, Christ our King, Churchville, Fallston, First Bel Air, Franklinville, Grove, Good Shepherd, Havre de Grace, and Highland. We have a membership in the Parish Resource Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
The PRC serves as a hub for church leaders and members to exchange ideas, learn new skills, and seek guidance, support, and encouragement. All of our member churches can take advantage of their services in a broad variety of areas. The PRC also provides keynote speakers and workshop leaders for some of our events.
Susquehanna Parish Ministry Group is led by a convener, TE Kimberly Secrist Ashby, and four members of a steering team: RE Marlene Butler, TE Stephen Melton, RE Claudia Scarborough, and RE Elizabeth Scott. All churches have up to three votes in business decisions, by sending a Teaching Elder and two Ruling Elders to meetings. The steering team implements decisions between meetings.