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Third Fridays in Aberdeen's Festival Part had a great turn out last night. Community activities like this and the one today at St. Joan of Arc are really bringing people together!
Posted: July 16
More pictures from Third Fridays taken by the Mayor. It is great to see so many people participating in community activities! 😆
Posted: July 15
Once again our hearts break for the people of France with the tragic killings in Nice. Our prayers go up to our Savior for comfort and solace to those who have lost loved ones or have been injured, and for the power of the Holy Spirit to move mightily among all nations to promote healing and justice.
Posted: July 15
Please support this community outreach effort by our Aberdeen Police by taking time tomorrow to visit!
Posted: July 15
Having a terrific time at VBS - this year's theme is SonTreasure, celebrating the greatest treasure of all - God's love in Jesus Christ! Don't you love the parrot glasses! Thanks to everyone who has worked so hard to put this on!
Posted: June 30
A note from Pastor Merritt about General Assembly - Dear friends, I learned today about a disturbing rumor which apparently has been widely circulated about a Muslim praying at the General Assembly for Christians to be killed. THIS DID NOT HAPPEN! I attended every worship service (left just before the benediction at the closing service but was there from beginning to end at all the rest.) I attended every plenary session from beginning to end. A Muslim did offer prayer at one service. His prayer was for peace and understanding and that God be glorified. He did use the Muslim term for God (Allah) at one point, but used the word God at all other times. And the Stated Clerk conveyed his apology for that one use as he did not mean to offend anyone in using that term then. At no time did he ask for any harm to come to Christians - quite the contrary. You can be assured that I, and many others, would have loudly protested if anything of the reported sort had happened. Such a rumor is in such contrast to the actual content and tone of the General Assembly that I would suggest you question the legitimacy of any other news you receive from whatever source provided this rumor. Please, my friends, let us not be so willing to accept such nonsense. You don't have to agree with everything the General Assembly did - few people do (we just disagree about what parts we don't like!) Just please ask more questions about what you hear that we did. Ask someone who was actually there. This rampart fear does no one good and cannot be pleasing to God. You need to know that Jesus and our redemption through Christ was proclaimed throughout the General Assembly worship and sessions, the Scriptures were read and studied, prayer for discernment and respectful discussion was offered frequently. God is still at work in and through the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) as well as in many other denominations.
Posted: June 28
Greetings from the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)! It was wonderful to worship with so many of my brothers and sisters in Christ from around the country and around the world! We prepared our hearts to listen to God's voice throughout this week's discussions and decisions, heard a challenging report from our outstanding Moderator Heath Rada, who completed his term as moderator last evening with the election and installation of Jan Edmiston and Denise Anderson as co-moderators for this Assembly and the next two years. I was inspired by the speeches and responses to questions by all the candidates for moderator. Today we worship in local churches, then have a plenary meeting, committee meetings in the evening. Please continue to keep us all in your prayers as I continue to keep all of you in my prayers! Pastor Merritt
Posted: June 19
Harford County Government Yesterday at 11:11am · Ride FREE all day on Thursday, June 16, in recognition of National Dump the Pump Day. #Harford County’s Office of Economic Development is offering the free rides on fixed routes of the Harford Transit LINK county bus system to promote public transportation as a convenient, low cost alternative to car travel. Public transportation networks can also empower economic growth and community revitalization. Harford County Government's photo.
Posted: June 15
Please join Grove Presbyterian Church (50 E. Bel Air Ave, Aberdeen, MD 21001) TONIGHT, June 13, at 7 p.m. as we host a prayer service to pray for our community, our nation, and our world in response to the deaths in Orlando yesterday and on East Bel Air Ave., Aberdeen this morning. Let us combine our hearts to address the violence which is destroying our communities.We hope this will be an ecumenical and interfaith service. Everyone is invited and welcome to come.
Posted: June 13
Please pray for the Aberdeen community, especially for the community near East Bel Air Avenue. Two people were shot and killed early this morning. No details are known at this time, but this is enough information to know that prayers and conversation are needed. Pastor Merritt Schatz will be available throughout today (after 11 a.m. due to a prior pastoral appointment) if you would like to talk or have prayer. Come to the church office.
Posted: June 13
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