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Directions to TPPC
Jashemski Memorial Scholarship Fund
Application Deadline February 15
Community Kitchen Website
TPPC More Light Statement (PDF, April 2014)
Information on Cemetery Plots Available from TPPC
TPPC Resolution of Committed Racial Mindfulness (PDF, May 2015)
Encouraging A Generous People (PDF, 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 10 AM (for the summer),
and we welcome you here as well.
Interim Pastor J. C. Cadwallader will be leaving TPPC
to accept a call as installed pastor at First Presbyterian Church
of New Haven.
Her last Sunday with TPPC will be Sunday, August 20.
The full text of Rev. Cadwallader's announcement can be access from this website.
Minutes from the June 13th and June 27th
TPPC session meetings are also available from this site.
TPPC is working in partnership with Christ Congregational Church (CCC) to hire a new Part-Time Youth Director.
CCC would like 2 adults and 1 youth from TPPC to be a part of the search committee.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Holly Masset, search committee chair, by emailing her at
Throughout the interim process, it is important that we, as the TPPC community,
take time to connect with one another so that we might discern together what God is calling us to.
you are invited to dinner!
Dine with Nine is a meal-table program and all members of the congregation are invited.
From the youngest among us to the oldest, from the best cook to the best eater,
you are invited to attend a meal with nine or so other TPPCer's
to break bread and share your reflections on our life together as a church.
Over the course of the interim process, there will be 3 formal opportunities to Dine with Nine Ė
the first round of meals taking place here at the outset.
By August (or September at the latest),
it is hoped that all of you will have attended at least 1 Dine with Nine event.
Rev. JC will be at all of them - she hopes you're all good cooks!.
Additionally, at least 1 or 2 active session members will also attend
to take notes/capture your reflections so that your voice will be heard and
considered as we move through the transitional process.
If you're interested in attending, or for more information, please email JC at
Please read this denomination wide statement that
is guiding the PCUSA's anti-racism efforts:
"Facing Racism: A Vision of the Intercultural Community,"†
approval by the General Assembly (2016):
Also, PCUSA leadership responds to
the shootings in Dallas and
the police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
Ever wanted to request a special offering for a mission? Want to know when TPPC will be taking a special offering?
This and much more is in the newly designed stewardship plan, which you can access from this website (PDF).
Called "Encouraging a Generous People", the plan lays out TPPC's policy for financial giving to the church and
the church's missions outside the congregation.
The current list of special offering are given on this website.
What: Church's ministry of gleaning at the Takoma Park Farmer's Market:
Leviticus 23:22 "When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest.
Leave them for the poor and for the foreigner residing among you. I am the LORD your God."
Who: Volunteers from TPPC gather on the second Sunday of each month, year-round. We need volunteers!
This is a family-friendly activity that takes less than two hours. At least two adults with two cars are needed each time we glean.
More is great! Children are most welcome to assist; the farmers love them.
Why: To assist Shepherd's Table, a local non-profit, whose mission is to
"provide help to people who are homeless or in need by providing basic services, including meals,
social services, medical support, clothing, and other assistance in an effective and compassionate manner."
Where: We meet at the Clock Tower in Takoma Park at the intersection of Carroll and Laurel Avenues at the Farmer's Market.
Bring new paper yard waste bags and boxes (Costco is a great source - and you don't have to be a member).
When: Approximately 1:40 pm to start offering boxes and bags to farmers;
we go back and collect them just before and after 2:00 pm when the market officially closes.
Some farmers will give early, whereas others will wait until after 2:00 pm. All are expecting you.
Folks from different churches volunteer every Sunday. Our dates are: June 14, July 12, Aug 9, Sept 13, Oct 11, Nov 8, and Dec 13 for 2015.
Then what? After we gather all the food by 2:15 or so, we load it into two cars (suggest volunteers park at either end of the market)
and take to Shepherd's Table. There, Scotty, their cook, warmly accepts it and will be happy to give you a tour of the kitchen where he turns out meals
for up to 150 people a week. You're usually finished by 3:15 pm at the latest.
P.S. Attention high school youth: You can get two hours of volunteer service for each time you participate. Scotty will sign your form.
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
The Rev. J.C. Cadwallader,
Dr. James Bingham, Director of Music
Gary Cardillo, Building Manager
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