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Believe in Baltimore: A Podcast Conversation Hosted by Govans Presbyterian Church

Believe in Baltimore: A Podcast Conversation Hosted by Govans Presbyterian Church

By Govans Presbyterian Church (USA)

Believe in Baltimore is a podcast conversation with community leaders and change-makers in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by Govans Presbyterian Church. In each episode, we welcome a local leader to share about their work in Charm City, as well as their hopes and dreams for our community. Govans Presbyterian Church is a theologically progressive community empowering people to make the world better. Learn more about Govans and how you can get involved at www.govanspres.org.

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York Road Initiative with Kyra McDonnell
York Road Initiative with Kyra McDonnell
Kyra McDonnell and Pastor Billy discuss what's new with the York Road Initiative as they continue to focus on youth development, food access, commercial corridor work, and civic capacity building in the Govans neighborhood! Kyra McDonnell serves as Program Coordinator at the York Road Initiative at Loyola University. Kyra and Billy also read and discuss Psalm 133 in this month's episode.  You can email Kyra at ksmcdonnell@loyola.edu. Check out the York Road Initiative on Instagram and Facebook to learn more about their upcoming events. You can learn more about all of the special events happening during Advent and Christmas at Govans on the church website, click here. Believe in Baltimore is a podcast conversation with community leaders and change-makers in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by Govans Presbyterian Church. In each episode, we welcome a local leader to share about their work in Charm City, as well as their hopes and dreams for our community. Govans Presbyterian Church is a theologically progressive community empowering people to make the world better. Learn more about Govans and how you can get involved at www.govanspres.org. Stay connected to Govans Presbyterian online through our social platforms, too! Govans Instagram Account - https://www.instagram.com/govanspresbyterian/  Govans YouTube Account - https://www.youtube.com/user/Govanschurch  Govans Twitter Account - www.twitter.com/govanschurch  Govans Facebook Account - www.facebook.com/govanschurch For more information or to send us your show ideas, email Billy at billy@govanspres.org.
21:09
November 28, 2022
Making Music at Govans with Marie Herrington
Making Music at Govans with Marie Herrington
Marie Herrington (she/her) works as Second Service Music Director at Govans Presbyterian Church. On this episode, she discusses her work at Govans, training at Peabody, and her hopes for music making in our community in the years ahead. You can contact Marie at marie@govanspres.org to learn more about music opportunities at Govans and our handbell program and choir.  Believe in Baltimore is a podcast conversation with community leaders and change-makers in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by Govans Presbyterian Church. In each episode, we welcome a local leader to share about their work in Charm City, as well as their hopes and dreams for our community. Govans Presbyterian Church is a theologically progressive community empowering people to make the world better. Learn more about Govans and how you can get involved at www.govanspres.org. Stay connected to Govans Presbyterian online through our social platforms, too! Govans Instagram Account - https://www.instagram.com/govanspresbyterian/  Govans YouTube Account - https://www.youtube.com/user/Govanschurch  Govans Twitter Account - www.twitter.com/govanschurch  Govans Facebook Account - www.facebook.com/govanschurch For more information or to send us your show ideas, email Billy at billy@govanspres.org.
44:05
October 26, 2022
VALUE COVID-19
VALUE COVID-19
Isabella Sarria of Johns Hopkins University joins Pastors Tom and Billy to discuss the VALUE COVID-19 initiative to increase vaccination rates against COVID-19 and decrease misinformation in our community. We are also joined by some of the amazing VALUE COVID-19 ambassadors: Tristan, Aiara, and Sophie. You can learn more about VALUE COVID-19 (and their work) online: Facebook - www.facebook.com/VALUEBmore Instagram - www.instagram.com/baltvscovid/ TikTok - www.tiktok.com/@baltvscovid Twitter - twitter.com/ValueBmore YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjBq... You can meet the VALUE COVID-19 team in-person during Govans' Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 29 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm in the parking lot of the church (5828 York Road, Baltimore, MD). Email billy@govanspres.org for more information. Believe in Baltimore is a podcast conversation with community leaders and change-makers in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by Govans Presbyterian Church. In each episode, we welcome a local leader to share about their work in Charm City, as well as their hopes and dreams for our community. Govans Presbyterian Church is a theologically progressive community empowering people to make the world better. Learn more about Govans and how you can get involved at www.govanspres.org. Stay connected to Govans Presbyterian online through our social platforms, too! Govans Instagram Account - https://www.instagram.com/govanspresbyterian/  Govans YouTube Account - https://www.youtube.com/user/Govanschurch  Govans Twitter Account - www.twitter.com/govanschurch  Govans Facebook Account - www.facebook.com/govanschurch For more information or to send us your show ideas, email Billy at billy@govanspres.org.
31:33
October 03, 2022
Govans Community Fridge
Govans Community Fridge
Maura Elwood joins pastors Tom and Billy to discuss Govans Community Fridge, a new project to help hungry neighbors in our community. Maura Elwood serves as Director of Community Engagement for Baltimore Councilman Mark Conway, District 4. You can learn more about the fridge online and on Instagram. And special thanks to Marie McSweeney Anderson, Megan Kaiser, Ava Haag, Ana Andrade, Kyra McDonnell, Skylar Cho, The York Road Initiative, Parkhurst Dining, FED, Loyola Theatre Department, and Loyola Campus Police for their support in getting this project designed, started, and continuing. Believe in Baltimore is a podcast conversation with community leaders and change-makers in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by Govans Presbyterian Church. In each episode, we welcome a local leader to share about their work in Charm City, as well as their hopes and dreams for our community. Govans Presbyterian Church is a theologically progressive community empowering people to make the world better. Learn more about Govans and how you can get involved at www.govanspres.org. Stay connected to Govans Presbyterian online through our social platforms, too! Govans Instagram Account - https://www.instagram.com/govanspresbyterian/  Govans YouTube Account - https://www.youtube.com/user/Govanschurch  Govans Twitter Account - www.twitter.com/govanschurch  Govans Facebook Account - www.facebook.com/govanschurch For more information or to send us your show ideas, email Billy at billy@govanspres.org.
29:60
September 19, 2022
Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake
Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake
Leila Kohler-Frueh and Jeff Hardy discuss Habitat Chesapeake's work in our neighborhood to promote housing and economic development. Learn more about Habitat Chesapeake's work (and sign up to volunteer) on their website, click here. If you'd like to volunteer with Govans at an upcoming Habitat event, email billy@govanspres.org. In this episode, we also read and discuss the second chapter of the book of Haggai. Habitat Chesapeake is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. If you have a Habitat story that you'd like to share, please email Britt Hayes at britthayes@habitatchesapeake.org.  Believe in Baltimore is a podcast conversation with community leaders and change-makers in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by Govans Presbyterian Church. In each episode, we welcome a local leader to share about their work in Charm City, as well as their hopes and dreams for our community. Govans Presbyterian Church is a theologically progressive community empowering people to make the world better. Learn more about Govans and how you can get involved at www.govanspres.org. Stay connected to Govans Presbyterian online through our social platforms, too! Govans Instagram Account - https://www.instagram.com/govanspresbyterian/  Govans YouTube Account - https://www.youtube.com/user/Govanschurch  Govans Twitter Account - www.twitter.com/govanschurch  Govans Facebook Account - www.facebook.com/govanschurch For more information or to send us your show ideas, email Billy at billy@govanspres.org.
29:18
June 21, 2022
Spiritual Direction with Therese Taylor-Stinson and Lisa Beacham
Spiritual Direction with Therese Taylor-Stinson and Lisa Beacham
Spiritual directors Therese Taylor-Stinson and Lisa Beacham join Pastors Tom and Billy for a conversation about spiritual direction (what is it, exactly?) and how we can each find our connection to the Divine and our callings as humans. We discuss Ephesians 4: 11-17 and the intersections of spiritual direction and racial identity, as well.  Therese Taylor-Stinson is a writer, spiritual director, ordained deacon, and ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA). A graduate of the Shalem Institute and a member of the Shalem Society for Contemplative Leadership, she is also the Founding Managing Member of the Spiritual Directors of Color Network, Ltd. Taylor-Stinson is the editor of the award-winning books Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around and Embodied Spirits: Stories of Spiritual Directors of Color. Her latest book Walking the Way of Harriet Tubman: Public Mystic and Freedom Fighter will be published later this year. Therese lives her life as a contemplative, and enjoys the natural world and the people and projects that are drawn to her as gifts. She and her husband live in Silver Spring, Maryland. Lisa Beacham is a coach, spiritual director, and retreat leader. She brings experience from the corporate world, community-based non-profits, and work as a consultant all to her current ministry of spiritual direction and coaching. Believe in Baltimore is a podcast conversation with community leaders and change-makers in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by Govans Presbyterian Church. In each episode, we welcome a local leader to share about their work in Charm City, as well as their hopes and dreams for our community. Govans Presbyterian Church is a theologically progressive community empowering people to make the world better. Learn more about Govans and how you can get involved at www.govanspres.org. Stay connected to Govans Presbyterian online through our social platforms, too! Govans Instagram Account - https://www.instagram.com/govanspresbyterian/  Govans YouTube Account - https://www.youtube.com/user/Govanschurch  Govans Twitter Account - www.twitter.com/govanschurch  Govans Facebook Account - www.facebook.com/govanschurch For more information or to send us your show ideas, email Billy at billy@govanspres.org.
46:59
May 23, 2022
GEDCO Cares
GEDCO Cares
Rachael Neill and Joe Santamaria from GEDCO CARES share their work providing food, emergency rental support, and job search education for our neighbors. Learn more about GEDCO and all of their programs on their website: https://gedco.org We also discuss the Govans Presbyterian Church community garden in this episode. Learn more about that here: https://www.govanspres.org/what-we-do/earth-care/ Believe in Baltimore is a podcast conversation with community leaders and change-makers in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by Govans Presbyterian Church. In each episode, we welcome a local leader to share about their work in Charm City, as well as their hopes and dreams for our community. Govans Presbyterian Church is a theologically progressive community empowering people to make the world better. Learn more about Govans and how you can get involved at www.govanspres.org. Stay connected to Govans Presbyterian online through our social platforms, too! Govans Instagram Account - https://www.instagram.com/govanspresbyterian/  Govans YouTube Account - https://www.youtube.com/user/Govanschurch  Govans Twitter Account - www.twitter.com/govanschurch  Govans Facebook Account - www.facebook.com/govanschurch For more information or to send us your show ideas, email Billy at billy@govanspres.org.
43:27
April 25, 2022
Protecting Our Transgender Neighbors with Baltimore Safe Haven
Protecting Our Transgender Neighbors with Baltimore Safe Haven
Janae Tyler of Baltimore Safe Haven shares the work and mission Baltimore Safe Haven with Pastors Tom and Billy. Baltimore Safe Haven supports local transgender neighbors with transitional housing, hot meals, mobile outreach, and more.  Believe in Baltimore is a podcast conversation with community leaders and change-makers in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by Govans Presbyterian Church. In each episode, we welcome a local leader to share about their work in Charm City, as well as their hopes and dreams for our community. Govans Presbyterian Church is a theologically progressive community empowering people to make the world better. Learn more about Govans and how you can get involved at www.govanspres.org.
28:04
March 28, 2022
Career Education for Local Women at The Caroline Center
Career Education for Local Women at The Caroline Center
Jessica Robey and Kisha Barnes discuss the importance of career training for local women with Pastors Tom and Billy. The Caroline Center provides free career education for women in Baltimore City. Learn more about their work on their website: https://caroline-center.org.  Jessica Robey works as the Communications and Marketing Manager at The Caroline Center.  Akisha Barnes is an alumnus of the Caroline Center (Group 57) from 2014. After graduation, she was selected by Pat McLaughlin to speak to City Hall and give testimony on behalf of the Caroline Center students in 2015 at an especially important meeting for funding. With that testimony, not only did C.C. receive the funding, but was also awarded an additional $20,000 from the city. She has been on panels to speak with the students of Caroline Center about the benefits and possibilities of being a graduate. She has also tried to attend as many C.C. functions as her schedule would allow in support of the organization that gave her so much. Since graduating, she took up a position as a GNA with Genesis from 2014-2015 and worked as a Childcare Provider from 2015-2020. She is presently an employee of the City of Baltimore as well as the proud business owner of a mobile CPR/First Aid company called “Voices Hearts and Hands LLC” through which she teaches the Women of the Caroline Center BLS training. If you or anyone you know is interested in taking a course with Voices Hearts and Hands LLC, they offer a wide range of courses from CPR/First Aid to BLS and Disaster Preparedness. Feel free to contact them by calling 443.648.3047 or sending an email to voicesheartsandhands@gmail.com. Believe in Baltimore is a podcast conversation with community leaders and change-makers in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by Govans Presbyterian Church. In each episode, we welcome a local leader to share about their work in Charm City, as well as their hopes and dreams for our community. Govans Presbyterian Church is a theologically progressive community empowering people to make the world better. Learn more about Govans and how you can get involved at www.govanspres.org.
32:11
March 14, 2022
Transforming Vacant Lots with Project VITAL
Transforming Vacant Lots with Project VITAL
Dr. Kristin Mmari, Brandi Welsh, and Natasha Neale join Pastors Tom and Billy to share about Project VITAL's work to transform vacant lots in Baltimore City through greening initiatives and youth-led transformation. Learn about the project online, as well as BMORE Beautiful and the Baltimore City Green Network plan. You can also support the project by helping to identify lots and greening activities in your neighborhood by visiting Project VITAL Greening Lots (arcgis.com).  Believe in Baltimore is a podcast conversation with community leaders and change-makers in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by Govans Presbyterian Church. In each episode, we welcome a local leader to share about their work in Charm City, as well as their hopes and dreams for our community. Govans Presbyterian Church is a theologically progressive community empowering people to make the world better. Learn more about Govans and how you can get involved at www.govanspres.org. Stay connected to Govans Presbyterian online through our social platforms, too! Govans Instagram Account - https://www.instagram.com/govanspresbyterian/  Govans YouTube Account - https://www.youtube.com/user/Govanschurch  Govans Twitter Account - www.twitter.com/govanschurch  Govans Facebook Account - www.facebook.com/govanschurch For more information or to send us your show ideas, email Billy at billy@govanspres.org.
42:39
February 28, 2022
Food Waste Reduction with 4MyCity
Food Waste Reduction with 4MyCity
Pastors Tom and Billy discuss reducing food waste and creating amazing compost with Chris Dipnarine from the local non-profit, 4MyCity. Learn more about their work in Baltimore on their website, https://4mycity.us/.  Believe in Baltimore is a podcast conversation with community leaders and change-makers in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by Govans Presbyterian Church. In each episode, we welcome a local leader to share about their work in Charm City, as well as their hopes and dreams for our community. Govans Presbyterian Church is a theologically progressive community empowering people to make the world better. Learn more about Govans and how you can get involved at www.govanspres.org. Stay connected to Govans Presbyterian online through our social platforms, too! Govans Instagram Account - https://www.instagram.com/govanspresbyterian/  Govans YouTube Account - https://www.youtube.com/user/Govanschurch  Govans Twitter Account - www.twitter.com/govanschurch  Govans Facebook Account - www.facebook.com/govanschurch For more information or to send us your show ideas, email Billy at billy@govanspres.org.
32:24
February 14, 2022
Councilmember Mark Conway
Councilmember Mark Conway
Is the environment a social justice concern? How can neighborhoods around Baltimore work together to strengthen our city? Baltimore City District 4 Councilmember Mark Conway joins the podcast to discuss his work on the council and in the community. Mark Conway hails from the Bronx, New York. Mark studied Government and Politics and Philosophy at the University of Maryland. After completing his undergraduate studies, he pursued a Master’s of Public Policy while working at the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. Learn more on Councilmember Conway's webpage. Believe in Baltimore is a podcast conversation with community leaders and change-makers in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by Govans Presbyterian Church. In each episode, we welcome a local leader to share about their work in Charm City, as well as their hopes and dreams for our community. Govans Presbyterian Church is a theologically progressive community empowering people to make the world better. Learn more about Govans and how you can get involved at www.govanspres.org. Stay connected to Govans Presbyterian online through our social platforms, too! Govans Instagram Account - https://www.instagram.com/govanspresbyterian/  Govans YouTube Account - https://www.youtube.com/user/Govanschurch  Govans Twitter Account - www.twitter.com/govanschurch  Govans Facebook Account - www.facebook.com/govanschurch For more information or to send us your show ideas, email Billy at billy@govanspres.org.
36:19
January 31, 2022
Culture Coach Nikki Lerner
Culture Coach Nikki Lerner
Culture coach Nikki Lerner shares her work as a teacher, author, singer, and, yes, culture coach with Pastors Tom and Billy. We explore what it means to be a culture coach, look at how Jesus does some coaching of his own in the Bible, and learn how we can all be more open to embrace change and growth. Learn more about Nikki's work on her website and check out her podcast, Culture Coach with Nikki Lerner.  Believe in Baltimore is a podcast conversation with community leaders and change-makers in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by Govans Presbyterian Church. In each episode, we welcome a local leader to share about their work in Charm City, as well as their hopes and dreams for our community. Govans Presbyterian Church is a theologically progressive community empowering people to make the world better. Learn more about Govans and how you can get involved at www.govanspres.org. Stay connected to Govans Presbyterian online through our social platforms, too! Govans Instagram Account - https://www.instagram.com/govanspresbyterian/ Govans YouTube Account - https://www.youtube.com/user/Govanschurch Govans Twitter Account - www.twitter.com/govanschurch Govans Facebook Account - www.facebook.com/govanschurch For more information or to send us your show ideas, email Billy at billy@govanspres.org.
33:16
January 10, 2022
Clean Air Baltimore and Dante Swinton
Clean Air Baltimore and Dante Swinton
Dante Swinton discusses his work with Clean Air Baltimore to replace waste incineration with zero-waste jobs. Dante serves as GRASS Director; Environmental Justice Researcher & Organizer. Learn more about Dante and Clean Air Baltimore online. Believe in Baltimore is a podcast conversation with community leaders and change-makers in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by Govans Presbyterian Church. In each episode, we welcome a local leader to share about their work in Charm City, as well as their hopes and dreams for our community. Govans Presbyterian Church is a theologically progressive community empowering people to make the world better. Learn more about Govans and how you can get involved at www.govanspres.org. Stay connected to Govans Presbyterian online through our social platforms, too! Govans Instagram Account - https://www.instagram.com/govanspresbyterian/ Govans YouTube Account - https://www.youtube.com/user/Govanschurch Govans Twitter Account - www.twitter.com/govanschurch Govans Facebook Account - www.facebook.com/govanschurch For more information or to send us your show ideas, email Billy at billy@govanspres.org.
36:36
December 20, 2021
Enoch Pratt Free Library - Govans Branch
Enoch Pratt Free Library - Govans Branch
Poonam Prasad and Gloria Bartas discuss anniversary celebrations for the Govans Branch Library and their work during the pandemic. Poonam is the Branch Manager of the Enoch Pratt Free Library - Govans Branch and Gloria is the children’s librarian there. Learn more about the library online. Believe in Baltimore is a podcast conversation with community leaders and change-makers in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by Govans Presbyterian Church. In each episode, we welcome a local leader to share about their work in Charm City, as well as their hopes and dreams for our community. Govans Presbyterian Church is a theologically progressive community empowering people to make the world better. Learn more about Govans and how you can get involved at www.govanspres.org. Stay connected to Govans Presbyterian online through our social platforms, too! Govans Instagram Account - https://www.instagram.com/govanspresbyterian/ Govans YouTube Account - https://www.youtube.com/user/Govanschurch Govans Twitter Account - www.twitter.com/govanschurch Govans Facebook Account - www.facebook.com/govanschurch For more information or to send us your show ideas, email Billy at billy@govanspres.org.
31:38
December 06, 2021
The Greener Kitchen, Brenda Sanders, and Vegan Delis
The Greener Kitchen, Brenda Sanders, and Vegan Delis
Pastors Tom and Billy interview Brenda Sanders of The Greener Kitchen (803 Washington Blvd, Baltimore, MD), a plant-based cooperative kitchen, vegan food distributor, deli, and caterer. Learn more about The Greener Kitchen at their website, on Facebook, and on Instagram. You can support Brenda Sanders' work for food justice through her Patreon account. If you're interested in food justice, make sure to check out Govans' Racial Justice Ministry's series, The Color of Food: Exploring American Foodways Through the Lens of Racial Justice. Believe in Baltimore is a podcast conversation with community leaders and change-makers in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by Govans Presbyterian Church. In each episode, we welcome a local leader to share about their work in Charm City, as well as their hopes and dreams for our community. Govans Presbyterian Church is a theologically progressive community empowering people to make the world better. Learn more about Govans and how you can get involved at www.govanspres.org. Stay connected to Govans Presbyterian online through our social platforms, too! Govans Instagram Account - https://www.instagram.com/govanspresbyterian/ Govans YouTube Account - https://www.youtube.com/user/Govanschurch Govans Twitter Account - www.twitter.com/govanschurch Govans Facebook Account - www.facebook.com/govanschurch For more information or to send us your show ideas, email Billy at billy@govanspres.org.
40:33
November 15, 2021
Artist Joyce J. Scott
Artist Joyce J. Scott
Lea Gilmore, Govans' Minister for Racial Justice and Multicultural Engagement, and Pastor Billy discuss art and meaning-making with renowned Baltimore artist Joyce J. Scott. View Ms. Scott's artwork online here: http://goyacontemporary.com/artist-listing/joyce-j-scott  https://www.mobilia-gallery.com/artists/joyce-j-scott/ https://www.peterblumgallery.com/artists/joyce-j-scott Believe in Baltimore is a podcast conversation with community leaders and change-makers in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by Govans Presbyterian Church. In each episode, we welcome a local leader to share about their work in Charm City, as well as their hopes and dreams for our community. Govans Presbyterian Church is a theologically progressive community empowering people to make the world better. Learn more about Govans and how you can get involved at www.govanspres.org. Stay connected to Govans Presbyterian online through our social platforms, too! Govans Instagram Account - https://www.instagram.com/govanspresbyterian/ Govans YouTube Account - https://www.youtube.com/user/Govanschurch Govans Twitter Account - www.twitter.com/govanschurch Govans Facebook Account - www.facebook.com/govanschurch For more information or to send us your show ideas, email Billy at billy@govanspres.org.
32:10
November 01, 2021
Govans Racial Justice Ministry
Govans Racial Justice Ministry
Pastors Tom and Billy discuss Govans Racial Justice Ministry with members of the Govans Racial Justice Ministry Team: Lea Gilmore, Minister for Racial Justice and Multicultural Engagement, Keith Snipes, and Julie McDill. Learn more about the Govans Racial Justice Ministry by clicking here. Believe in Baltimore is a podcast conversation with community leaders and change-makers in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by Govans Presbyterian Church. In each episode, we welcome a local leader to share about their work in Charm City, as well as their hopes and dreams for our community. Govans Presbyterian Church is a theologically progressive community empowering people to make the world better. Learn more about Govans and how you can get involved at www.govanspres.org. Stay connected to Govans Presbyterian online through our social platforms, too! Govans Instagram Account - https://www.instagram.com/govanspresbyterian/ Govans YouTube Account - https://www.youtube.com/user/Govanschurch Govans Twitter Account - www.twitter.com/govanschurch Govans Facebook Account - www.facebook.com/govanschurch For more information or to send us your show ideas, email Billy at billy@govanspres.org.
36:23
October 14, 2021
Govans Elementary School
Govans Elementary School
Lea Gilmore, Minister for Racial Justice and Multicultural Engagement, and Rev. Billy Kluttz discuss education and the needs of teachers and learners in our community with Bernarda Kwaw, Principal, and Victoria Jennings, Assistant Principal on today's episode of Believe in Baltimore.  Learn more about Govans Elementary School here and check out their new building here. Lea and Billy will also be leading a children's choir after school for Govans Elementary School students this fall. Stay tuned for more updates! Believe in Baltimore is a podcast conversation with community leaders and change-makers in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by Govans Presbyterian Church. In each episode, we welcome a local leader to share about their work in Charm City, as well as their hopes and dreams for our community. Govans Presbyterian Church is a theologically progressive community empowering people to make the world better. Learn more about Govans and how you can get involved at www.govanspres.org. Stay connected to Govans Presbyterian online through our social platforms, too! Govans Instagram Account - https://www.instagram.com/govanspresbyterian/ Govans YouTube Account - https://www.youtube.com/user/Govanschurch Govans Twitter Account - www.twitter.com/govanschurch Govans Facebook Account - www.facebook.com/govanschurch For more information or to send us your show ideas, email Billy at billy@govanspres.org.
27:48
September 23, 2021
Season Two is Here!
Season Two is Here!
Season Two of Believe in Baltimore starts next Friday! This season, we'll have even more conversations with leaders and change makers in Baltimore, Maryland, including an interview with artist Joyce J. Scott and Govans Elementary School Principal Bernarda Kwaw. Believe in Baltimore is a podcast conversation with community leaders and change-makers in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by Govans Presbyterian Church. In each episode, we welcome a local leader to share about their work in Charm City, as well as their hopes and dreams for our community. Govans Presbyterian Church is a theologically progressive community empowering people to make the world better. Learn more about Govans and how you can get involved at www.govanspres.org. Stay connected to Govans online through our social platforms, too! Govans Instagram Account - https://www.instagram.com/govanspresbyterian/ Govans YouTube Account - https://www.youtube.com/user/Govanschurch Govans Twitter Account - www.twitter.com/govanschurch Govans Facebook Account - www.facebook.com/govanschurch For more information or to send us your show ideas, email Billy at billy@govanspres.org.
01:23
September 17, 2021
Episode Eight: Mentoring and Literacy Promotion with Barber Tony Wheatley
Episode Eight: Mentoring and Literacy Promotion with Barber Tony Wheatley
We discuss the power of a good haircut, the importance of mentoring, and how we can all promote literacy for local kids in today's episode. Our guest is Tony Wheatley (he/him). Tony is the owner of TQC CUTZ Barber Shop in the Govans Neighborhood (5700 Bellona Avenue, Baltimore, MD). He has been cutting hair for more than 25 years, but he is also passionate about mentoring and reading among local youth. You can check out his shop's Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/TGQCUTZ/  We also discuss the story of Samson and Delilah from the book of Judges in the Bible. You can read along here. This week's hosts are Revs. Tom Harris (he/him) and Billy Kluttz (he/him). This is the final episode of season one. Stay tuned for another season of great local conversations starting this September!  Believe in Baltimore is a podcast conversation with community leaders and change-makers in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by Govans Presbyterian Church. In each episode, we welcome a local leader to share about their work in Charm City, as well as their hopes and dreams for our community. Govans Presbyterian Church is a theologically progressive community empowering people to make the world better. Learn more about Govans and how you can get involved at www.govanspres.org. Stay connected to Govans online through our social platforms, too! Govans Instagram Account - https://www.instagram.com/govanspresbyterian/ Govans YouTube Account - https://www.youtube.com/user/Govanschurch Govans Twitter Account - www.twitter.com/govanschurch Govans Facebook Account - www.facebook.com/govanschurch For more information or to send us your show ideas, email Billy at billy@govanspres.org.
30:34
June 21, 2021
Episode Seven: Addiction, Recovery, and Hope
Episode Seven: Addiction, Recovery, and Hope
We discuss addiction and recovery in today's episode. Our guest is Precious Fraling (she/her). Precious is the Outreach Specialist, Garden Manager, and Administrative Assistant at Glenwood Life Counseling Center in the Woodbourne-McCabe Neighborhood. She has served at Glenwood Life for 10 years. Glenwood Life Counseling Center is a non-profit, urban, medication-assisted treatment program providing therapy, education, medication, and recovery services. Read more about Precious' work on the recovery garden here. We also discuss the story of Queen Vashti from Esther 1: 10-22 in today's episode. You can listen to Pastor Billy's recent sermon on this story here. This week's hosts are Revs. Tom Harris (he/him) and Billy Kluttz (he/him). Believe in Baltimore is a podcast conversation with community leaders and change-makers in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by Govans Presbyterian Church. In each episode, we welcome a local leader to share about their work in Charm City, as well as their hopes and dreams for our community. Govans Presbyterian Church is a theologically progressive community empowering people to make the world better. Learn more about Govans and how you can get involved at www.govanspres.org. Stay connected to Govans online through our social platforms, too! Govans Instagram Account - https://www.instagram.com/govanspresbyterian/ Govans YouTube Account - https://www.youtube.com/user/Govanschurch Govans Twitter Account - www.twitter.com/govanschurch Govans Facebook Account - www.facebook.com/govanschurch For more information or to send us your show ideas, email Billy at billy@govanspres.org.
29:30
June 09, 2021
Episode Six: Centering Our Youth with Sandi McFadden
Episode Six: Centering Our Youth with Sandi McFadden
In this episode, we speak with Sandi McFadden (she/her), Community School Director for Strong City Baltimore and the Baltimore Curriculum Project at Govans Elementary School.  We also discuss the third chapter of the Book of Galatians (a letter written by St. Paul to the early Christian church in Galatia).  This week's co-hosts are Revs. Tom Harris (he/him) and Billy Kluttz (he/him). Believe in Baltimore is a podcast conversation with community leaders and change-makers in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by Govans Presbyterian Church. In each episode, we welcome a local leader to share about their work in Charm City, as well as their hopes and dreams for our community. Govans Presbyterian Church is a theologically progressive community empowering people to make the world better. Learn more about Govans and how you can get involved at www.govanspres.org. Stay connected to Govans online through our social platforms, too! Govans Instagram Account - https://www.instagram.com/govanspresbyterian/ Govans YouTube Account - https://www.youtube.com/user/Govanschurch Govans Twitter Account - www.twitter.com/govanschurch Govans Facebook Account - www.facebook.com/govanschurch
45:26
May 18, 2021
Episode Five: A Vegan Interpretation of the Bible
Episode Five: A Vegan Interpretation of the Bible
We discuss veganism and faith in today's episode. Pastor Tom shares about his work on a vegan interpretation of the Bible.  We also talk about sabbaticals, rest, and how spirituality shapes the balancing of work and life. We also discuss Galatians 1:13-23.  This week's hosts are Revs. Tom Harris (he/him) and Billy Kluttz (he/him) plus two special guest hosts: Lisa Beacham (she/her) and Terry Shaw (he/him).  Lisa Beacham is a Life Coach and Spiritual Director. You can find her on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thelisabeacham or email her at Lisa@lisabeacham.com. Terry Shaw is the Director of the Research Division within the Institute for Innovation and Implementation and an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work. He researches the experiences of children and families in child-serving systems and how to leverage existing administrative data to improve policy and practice. His work includes child, youth and family mental health; surveillance of psychotropic medication use; pathways to permanency for youth; educational access; and access to physical health services. He received his MSW from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and both his MPH and Ph.D. in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley.  Terry is a proud resident of Baltimore City, a husband and father to two amazing young ladies, a vegan, a bicycle commuter, and is happy to be a part of this Believe in Baltimore discussion.  Believe in Baltimore is a podcast conversation with community leaders and change-makers in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by Govans Presbyterian Church. In each episode, we welcome a local leader to share about their work in Charm City, as well as their hopes and dreams for our community. Govans Presbyterian Church is a theologically progressive community empowering people to make the world better. Learn more about Govans and how you can get involved at www.govanspres.org. Stay connected to Govans online through our social platforms, too! Govans Instagram Account - https://www.instagram.com/govanspresbyterian/ Govans YouTube Account - https://www.youtube.com/user/Govanschurch Govans Twitter Account - www.twitter.com/govanschurch Govans Facebook Account - www.facebook.com/govanschurch For more information or to send us your show ideas, email Billy at billy@govanspres.org.
43:07
May 05, 2021
Episode Four: Fomenting Change with HEX Ferments
Episode Four: Fomenting Change with HEX Ferments
We discuss sauerkraut and social change with Meaghan (she/her) and Shane (he/him) of HEX Ferments in Baltimore, Maryland. HEX Ferments uses the traditional method of fermentation to preserve and transform local, organic produce into nourishing foods. You can learn more about their work at hexferments.com. We also read and discuss the story of Emmaus from Luke 24: 13-35. Listen to Pastor Tom's sermon on this story here: https://bit.ly/3ecCfAU This week's co-hosts are Revs. Tom Harris (he/him) and Billy Kluttz (he/him).  Believe in Baltimore is a podcast conversation with community leaders and change-makers in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by Govans Presbyterian Church. In each episode, we welcome a local leader to share about their work in Charm City, as well as their hopes and dreams for our community. Govans Presbyterian Church is a theologically progressive community empowering people to make the world better. Learn more about Govans and how you can get involved at www.govanspres.org. Stay connected to Govans online through our social platforms, too! Govans Instagram Account - https://www.instagram.com/govanspresbyterian/ Govans YouTube Account - https://www.youtube.com/user/Govanschurch Govans Twitter Account - www.twitter.com/govanschurch Govans Facebook Account - www.facebook.com/govanschurch For more information or to send us your show ideas, email Pastor Billy at billy@govanspres.org.
45:03
April 19, 2021
Episode Three: Learning to Listen with Marie McSweeney Anderson
Episode Three: Learning to Listen with Marie McSweeney Anderson
In this episode, we welcome Marie McSweeney Anderson (they/them, she/her) as our guest. Marie is the Assistant Director of the York Road Initiative at Loyola University. The York Road Initiative is a place-based community development initiative of Loyola University seeking to build civic capacity, strengthen the commercial corridor, enhance access to education and youth development, and increase access to fresh produce in partnership with neighbors along the York Road corridor. We'll also discuss the story of the stoning of Stephen in this episode (Acts 6:8 - 7:60). Today's co-hosts are Revs. Tom Harris (he/him) and Billy Kluttz (he/him).  Marie references lots of local treasures and histories in today's episode:  The York Road Initiative: loyola.edu/yri Govans Market: www.govansmarket.org History of York Road: https://izi.travel/en/67e7-york-road-our-history-our-story/en Believe in Baltimore is a podcast conversation with community leaders and change-makers in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by Govans Presbyterian Church. In each episode, we welcome a local leader to share about their work in Charm City, as well as their hopes and dreams for our community. Govans Presbyterian Church is a theologically progressive community empowering people to make the world better. Learn more about Govans and how you can get involved at www.govanspres.org. Stay connected to Govans online through our social platforms, too!  Govans Instagram Account - https://www.instagram.com/govanspresbyterian/ Govans YouTube Account - https://www.youtube.com/user/Govanschurch Govans Twitter Account - www.twitter.com/govanschurch Govans Facebook Account - www.facebook.com/govanschurch  For more information or to send us your show ideas, email Pastor Billy at billy@govanspres.org.
38:28
April 06, 2021
Episode Two: Coalition Building on York Road with Christopher Forrest
Episode Two: Coalition Building on York Road with Christopher Forrest
In this episode, we speak with Christopher Forrest (he/him), President of York Road Partnership (YRP). The mission of the YRP is to promote the vitality of Baltimore City’s York Road community as a desirable urban environment in which to live, shop, work, and worship. You can learn more about York Road Partnership and their work in our community here: https://yorkroadpartnership.org. We also discuss the story of Zacchaeus from Luke 19: 1-10. You can listen to Pastor Billy's sermon on this passage on the Govans' website: https://www.govanspres.org/sermons/what-if-jesus-was-short/.  This week's co-hosts are Revs. Tom Harris (he/him) and Billy Kluttz (he/him). Believe in Baltimore is a podcast conversation with community leaders and change-makers in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by Govans Presbyterian Church. In each episode, we welcome a local leader to share about their work in Charm City, as well as their hopes and dreams for our community. Govans Presbyterian Church is a theologically progressive community empowering people to make the world better. Learn more about Govans and how you can get involved at www.govanspres.org. Stay connected to Govans online through our social platforms, too! Govans Instagram Account - https://www.instagram.com/govanspresbyterian/ Govans YouTube Account - https://www.youtube.com/user/Govanschurch Govans Twitter Account - www.twitter.com/govanschurch Govans Facebook Account - www.facebook.com/govanschurch 
41:49
March 22, 2021
Episode One: Chocolate Making as Justice Work
Episode One: Chocolate Making as Justice Work
In this episode, we speak with Jinji Fraser (she/her) of Pure Chocolate by Jinji about chocolate making, what makes Baltimore special, and closing the chasms of difference in our community. You can learn more about Jinji and her work at her website, jinjichocolate.com. We'll also be reading and discussing the story of Lazarus from Luke 16: 19-31. This week's co-hosts are Revs. Tom Harris (he/him) and Billy Kluttz (he/him).  Listen to Pastor Tom's sermon on this bible story here: https://www.govanspres.org/sermons/the-rich-man-lazarus-and-wanda-maximoff/  Believe in Baltimore is a podcast conversation with community leaders and change-makers in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by Govans Presbyterian Church. In each episode, we welcome a local leader to share about their work in Charm City, as well as their hopes and dreams for our community. Govans Presbyterian Church is a theologically progressive community empowering people to make the world better. Learn more about Govans and how you can get involved at www.govanspres.org. Stay connected to Govans online through our social platforms, too! Govans Instagram Account - https://www.instagram.com/govanspresbyterian/ Govans YouTube Account - https://www.youtube.com/user/Govanschurch Govans Twitter Account - www.twitter.com/govanschurch Govans Facebook Account - www.facebook.com/govanschurch For more information or to send us your show ideas, email Pastor Billy at billy@govanspres.org.
47:34
March 08, 2021
Believe in Baltimore Trailer
Believe in Baltimore Trailer
Welcome to Believe in Baltimore, a podcast conversation with community leaders and change-makers in Baltimore, Maryland, hosted by Govans Presbyterian Church. In each episode, we welcome a local leader to share about their work in Charm City, as well as their hopes and dreams for our community. Govans Presbyterian Church is a theologically progressive community empowering people to make the world better. Learn more about Govans and how you can get involved at www.govanspres.org.
00:56
February 18, 2021