A Welcoming and Affirming Episcopal Parish in the Remington Neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland - Sundays at 10am
Community dinner tonight at 6pm
This evening, April 27th, please join us for a community dinner at 6pm in Kromer Hall. The meal this evening will be vegetarian: soup, salad, bread, and dessert. All are welcome, and there is no charge (though donations are welcome).
We are thrilled to announce that a new Rector will be coming to the Church of the Guardian Angel: Father Steve Holt. Father Steve Holt is coming to us from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, where he has been serving as the Assistant Director for the Homelessness Solutions team. He is also the 1st Vice-President of the Ednor Gardens-Lakeside Civic Association, and has been active in Baltimore since moving here eight years ago. Previously, Steve was the Director of Community Engagement for Citizens Planning and Housing Association (CPHA), and a community organizer with Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice in Los Angeles, CA. He holds a Master of Divinity from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA. In addition to his clergy role, Father Steve will also serve as Director of our Food Pantry program, a new professional position at Guardian Angel that we are thrilled to have him inaugurate. Funding for this position is coming from a Community Dev
This past week, the Vestry of Church of the Guardian Angel accepted, with sadness, the resignation of its Vicar, the Rev. Alice Bassett-Jellema after 22 years of devoted care and service. Alice is resigning for medical reasons; she has an advanced glioblastoma, which is to say a brain tumor. That condition and the treatment of it has made it impossible for her to continue in the roles she has lovingly filled for Guardian Angel and Remington. Alice, her wife Chris, and their children are coping admirably with the situation. Alice's spirits are high, though this ordeal takes a lot of her energy. There are no words that can express what Alice has meant to the entire community. And we are also mindful of the leadership and service she's given to the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, our parent organization. Backpack day, Reading Camp, the Food Pantry, and Soup-er Bowl Saturday are just some of the public programs Alice led at Guardian Angel. In the broader area, she was involve
As you may have heard, Pastor Alice has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. She had surgery and is doing well. Currently she is receiving treatment and is not carrying out any pastoral duties at all. You may see her around the neighborhood or at church on Sunday! But please do not call or text her, or knock on the vicarage door. Your prayers for Pastor Alice and her wife Chris and their family are very appreciated. The Church continues in its weekly schedule and is welcoming volunteers during this difficult time - please email us at email@example.com A message from Pastor Alice after her surgery: Good morning to all, I'm awake!! 1. Boy o boy, THAT was a shock! 2. Actually, I feel pretty good... :) 3. Kinda weak...(Brain surgery, you know...) 4. Wanna join me in the long road back??? 5. Start at: 8 min daily walk outside (wherever you are... :) ) 6. With love, Alice