On May 25th, Churches from the Susquehanna Parish ministry group convened at Christ Our King Presbyterian to host a showcase and exchange of Presbytery learning and mission opportunities. Thanks to all the presenters who shared their stories, including the Baltimore-Cuba Partnership, The Baltimore Dakota Learning Camps, Partners from Guatemala, and Comunidad Presbiteriana La Trinidad, among others.
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.