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TPPC Virtual Bookstore
Directions to TPPC
Jashemski Memorial Scholarship Fund
Application Deadline February 15
Pastor's Thought for the Week
Community Kitchen Website
New York Times Op-Ed on Boy Scout Controversy
Information on Cemetery Plots Available from TPPC
Office Space Available at TPPC (PDF)
Pondering Our Past (P.O.P.)
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Thus begins the current mission
statement of Takoma Park Presbyterian Church (TPPC). We
are a small, but active church in Takoma Park, Maryland
working for social justice from Silver Spring to Jinocuao,
Our church is known as "a church for all people" because
our congregation is made up of people of many races,
cultures, occupations, ages, and sexual orientations.
A summary of what we learned from our listening campaign appears
We as a church community yearn to:
Be shaped and changed by God
Engage our children and youth in church life
Address inequalities in our local and global
Care for our environment
Deepen our connections to each other
We welcome all to join our worship on Sunday at 11 AM, our
Sunday School classes for children and adults at 9:30 AM,
and we welcome you here as well.
There is a weekly Lenten devotional series:
"Welcomed and Welcoming -- Reflecting on Receiving and Extending God's Commpassion."
This devotional series is a resource for individuals and small groups to explore during the upcoming season of Lent.
The group will meet every Thursday starting at 8 PM in the Church Parlor until April 10.
FISH BANKS (and the calendars) for the One Great Hour of Sharing are in the back of the church.
Please return the fish banks on Palm Sunday, April 13.
By faithfully supporting One Great Hour of Sharing, people like you are helping promote peace through our partners,
the National Evangelical (Presbyterian) Synod of Syria and Lebanon and ACT Alliance, and provide emergency supplies to families who have fled.
Children are still in danger at home and in refugee camps. Families are still fleeing. There is no peace in Syria—yet.
When you give to One Great Hour of Sharing you are assisting in
the empowerment of others as they move past emotional, physical and spiritual misfortune.
Your help gives hope. Please give generously.
There will be a Maundy Thursday Communion Service on Thursday, April 17 starting at 7:30 PM.
On Maundy Thursday, Jesus celebrated the Lord' Supper with his disciples.
Jesus also washed his disciples feet, and then was imprisoned.
We will also celebrate the Lord's Supper.
And we will "wash one another's feet" symbolically by writing to jailed youths in Washington, DC.
They write poems, and we will reply to their poems– with this group:
Here's what they say:
Our Mission: Our mission is to introduce young inmates to the transformative power of books and creative writing.
By mentoring them and connecting them to supportive services throughout their incarceration into reentry,
Free Minds inspires these youths to see their potential and achieve new educational and career goals.
Our Vision: That every young inmate receives the necessary tools, inspiration and
community support to pursue education and follow a positive new path in life.
All are welcome.
Please join us in welcoming Easter morning with our annual potluck breakfast on Sunday, April 20, 9 a.m, in the Assembly Room.
Bring a breakfast dish to share!
EASTER HATS FOR EVERYONE. Celebrate the joy of Easter by wearing your favorite hat to the Easter Brunch. Men, women, boys and girls.
Bring a favorite hat to wear!
Easter Lilies! In celebration of the Risen Christ, let's fill the sanctuary with white lilies on Easter Sunday, April 20.
You may give a lily in memory of someone, or in honor of someone. Names will be printed in the bulletin.
The price is $15 per pot. Checks should be made payable to TPPC. The last day to order is April 13 (Palm Sunday).
For more information, contact
Beginning March 9, The Adult Sunday school class will be watching and discussing the DVD
From Mammon to Manna: Sabbath Economics and Community Investing with
Ched Myers, Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries (BCM) and Andy Loving.
This six part series will cover Biblical passages about money;
introduce BCM's Sevenfold Household Sabbath Economics Covenant, and
give an overview of the practical steps to take to put our surplus capital to work in low-income communities.
It also includes testimonies of economic discipleship.
Your help would be greatly appreciated this Saturday April 12 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the annual church yard work day.
As in every year, the Boy Scouts and church volunteers will be doing an extreme makeover of the church grounds —
pulling weeds, chopping dead branches, and putting down mulch. There is lots to do and every pair of hands is appreciated!
Native plant lovers may especially enjoy liberating plants from this year’s very robust crop of weeds.
In March 2014, Whitney Kinsey begins as the new Director of
Youth Ministry. Whitney is originally from Texas and has
most recently been serving as a youth director for an
international church in Hong Kong.
Whitney writes, "I have eight years of experience working
with children and teens. I have worked in churches of all
sizes ranging from small (about 250 members) to very large
(about 12,000 members." She is excited to be leading the
youth in our inclusive communities.
TPPC has a cooperative youth ministry with Christ
Congregational Church (UCC) in Silver Spring.
More information on Whitney is available on our website.
What does it mean to be a More Light Church today?
See the bulletin board in the back of church for what you wrote about "We are a More Light Church today."
There are extra blank colored paper on the bulletin for you to write a More Light statement if you so desire.
For more information, access the article on our More Light page.
We need gleaners to help on the second Tuesday of the month.
Kids are especially welcome. We meet at 1:45 p.m, in front of the clock
at the Takoma Park Farmers Market. Please bring along some garbage-size
plastic bags and boxes.
We will ask vendors for any extra food they are able to donate
to Shepherds Table. We generally fill the trunk of a station wagon with
fruits, lots of vegetables and bread. We deliver the food to Shepherds
Table kitchen. Their chef turns it into delicious meals for over 100
Jashemski Scholarships provide financial assistance for
students of outstanding intellectual ability as evidenced
by prior academic performance, and significant religious
commitment as evidenced by formal membership in a religious
body, regular participation in its worship life, and active
involvement in its service ministry.
Recipients will be students (17-25 years of age) who:
More information can be found on the Jashemski Memorial Scholarship Fund
page. Applications are due February 15 each year.
TPPC has a virtual bookstore, hosted by Cokesbury.com for TPPC.
You can access the virtual bookstore by clicking on the
"Virtual Bookstore" graphic to the right of this text.
Vistors to our virtual bookstore will be able to order
books from Cokesbury.com at a discount, with a percentage
of qualifying sales going to support TPPC.
Takoma Park Presbyterian Church
310 Tulip Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Phone : 301-270-5550
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Whitney Kinsey, Director of Youth Ministry
Dr. James Bingham, Director of Music
Wilbert Glover, Building Manager.
Rosenkrans, Children's Worship and Music Director
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