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Jashemski Memorial Scholarship Fund
Application Deadline February 15
Pastor's Thought for the Week
Pastor Musings - Autumn Equinox
Stewardship 2014: Strengthening The Foundation
Community Kitchen Website
TPPC More Light Statement (PDF, April 2014)
Information on Cemetery Plots Available from TPPC
Pondering Our Past (P.O.P.)
Next Church Bazaar: October 2015
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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.
TPPC has a number of Advent and Christmas activities, from Choral Sunday to Christmas
Caroling to the Sunday School Christmas Pagent, culminating in two services on
For more information, consult the TPPC Advent Calendar for 2014
TPPC is having our annual Christmas Cookie extravaganza for Shepherd's Table
on Saturday, December 13 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM in the Assembly Room.
We'll be decorating and bagging cookies that will be handed out to
people getting meals at Shepherds Table. (You're also welcome to bring
cookies already decorated.)
Please join us for our annual Christmas caroling on Sunday, December 21.
We'll meet in the Assembly Room at 3:00p.m, and break into groups to
visit members of our congregation who are home bound.
There will be a congregational meeting on Sunday, December 14, 2014,
immediately following the worship service, for the purpose of electing
new officers for 2015.
During the meeting, the Session will also be available to share
information with the congregation regarding the plans for the Takoma
Park Silver Spring Community Kitchen.
From 7:30 to 9:15 a.m. every Thursday at Capital City Cheesecake on 7071 Carroll Ave. near church. Come by, say hello, visit a little or a lot.
First Light is a 12-session DVD study of the historical Jesus and the Kingdom of God with scholars Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan.
This group meets in the Church parlor on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome.
This Season is a wonderful time of celebration, parties and gift giving
but often times our schedules are so packed that we can miss the miracle of
the best Gift from the most generous Gift giver.
At CYM on December 14,
students will have the opportunity to reflect, pray and engage the story of
Jesus afresh this December through the Stations of Advent experience.
The experience is self-guided, reflective and prayerful!
Parents attending the CYM Family roundtable will also be invited to take
part from 5:30-6:30pm.
Hope you can attend!
You are warmly invited to attend twice-monthly sessions for reflection and meditation on Welcomed and Welcoming, Daily Meditations for Lent by Rev. Margee Iddings.
This initiative grew out of weekly meetings during Lent, when church members and friends got together to reflect on
passages from Welcomed and Welcoming.
When Easter arrived and it was time to end our meetings, we found that we had only scratched the surface of
Margee's booklet, and that our discussions had been very meaningful.
We also agreed that we want to delve deeper into Margee's reflections, which have wisdom for any season!
Therefore we agreed to meet twice a month on the first and third Thursdays,
choosing a different passage for each week from Welcomed and Welcoming.
We hope you will join us!
You can participate in the way and to the degree that feels best --
share with the group and/or sit quietly and meditate.
And there is no obligation to come to every meeting – come when you can or when the spirit moves you.
On the day of each meeting, we will send an invitation to each session to the church listserve and
post the day’s reflection. Paper copies of Margee’s booklet will also be provided at the meetings.
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.
+The Farmer's Market in Takoma Park will have food to take to Shepherd's Table.
TPPC's group gleans every second Sunday of the month.
We need a few more volunteers; at least one with a car, to help gather
produce and baked goods this Sunday.
If you are able to help please meet in front of Roscoe/Clock
at 1:45 pm at the Takoma Park Farmers Market with some paper yard
bags, large boxes, and large garbage plastic bags (no white trash bags –
sometimes those are treated with insecticide).
The vendors are very generous, and they are expecting us. They are willing
to donate to Shepherds Table. We will then deliver the food to the kitchen
at Shepherds Table where their chef turns it all into delicious meals for over
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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