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Application Deadline February 15
Pastor's Thought for the Week
Pastor Musings - Mission Participation
Community Kitchen Website
TPPC More Light Statement (PDF, April 2014)
Information on Cemetery Plots Available from TPPC
TPPC hiring Building Manager (PDF)
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.
On Sunday, March 29, following the TPPC service, Matt Braddock, Pastor of Christ Congregational Church (CCC),
will meet with parents and youth involved in our Co-Operative Youth Ministry (CYM) program.
Other interested members of TPPC are also welcome.
CCC is engaged in an internal discussion regarding, inter alia, youth protection.
The report resulting from that process will be available in early May. We anticipate that that report will be shared with TPPC.
Pastor Braddock will answer questions, and share thoughts, about developments at CCC with regard to youth protection policies and enforcement
as regards our CYP program.
If anyone is unable to attend, but has questions for Pastor Braddock, please share those questions with
There will be two events on Palm Sunday at TPPC:
This Sunday is also time for the One Great Hour of Sharing Special Offering.
A gift to One Great Hour of Sharing enables the church to share God’s love with our neighbors-in-need
around the world by providing relief to those affected by natural disasters, provide food to the hungry,
and helping to empower the poor and oppressed.
Also this weekend, there will be a meeting this Sunday to discuss Youth Week in worship (to be held on April 26)
from 10:30 until 11:00.
If your student is unable to make it to the meeting, but still wants to participate in some way,
please let Youth
Director Whitney Kinsey know - we will have more meetings! For more information, access this link.
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.
Every Sunday during Lent you are welcome to walk our church's cloth floor labyrinth,
which will be set up in the Jashemski Library.
It will be available from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. and after the 11:00 service.
It provides a quiet and contemplative experience for self-reflection.
Everyone is asked to take off your shoes while walking the labyrinth.
For more information on TPPC's Labyrinth, consult the Labyrinth FAQ.
On Maundy Thursday, there will be a "drop in" Labyrinth Walk from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Come to the church library for a prayerful time of reflection.
And the Lord's Supper will be available in the chapel, along with Jesus' words from his Passion.
The theme of this year's Ecumenical Advocacy Days is "Breaking the Chains, Mass Incarceration and
Systems of Exploitation", and will be held from April 17-20 in Washington D.C.
At EAD 2015, Christian advocates will join together in building a movement
to shake the foundations of systems of human exploitation (Acts 16:16-40),
including a prison industrial system that incarcerates millions of people in
the U.S. and abroad.
The TPPC Peacemaking Committee is encouraging persons to attend the
Ecumenical Advocacy Days by offering peace scholarship covering half of
the registration cost for the conference. If you are interested and would like
more information, please contact
December 21, 2014 was the final regular meeting of the adult Sunday school class. The class will no longer meet on a weekly basis.
Instead, stay tuned for announcements of special topics and meeting dates as they are developed. Thanks.
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.
+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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