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 Development Block…
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 involved wi…
Celebration of the Ministry of Pastor Alice Bassett-Jellema
Please join us to give thanks to God, and to celebrate the ministry
of Pastor Alice Bassett-Jellema. Pastor Alice has lived her love for
the Remington community for 22 years—becoming a part of us all,
and changing the world for the better.
Church of the Guardian Angel
2629 Huntingdon Ave. in Remington
Sunday, September 22 at 2:00 pm
All are welcome!
Here’s how you can prepare:
Pray: Please continue to pray for Alice, for Chris, and for the Church of the Guardian
Angel in Remington.
A Gift for Alice: At the service we will take a collection for a “purse” for Alice (perhaps
for their upcoming dream trip). If you are not able to attend but would like to donate, you
can make checks payable to Church of the Guardian Angel, 2629 Huntingdon Ave,
Baltimore 21211 (indicate “Alice” in the memo line). Or, donate via Paypal
Photographs: If you have pictures of Alice which you can share for …