Annual Thanksgiving day meal today at noon!

Community is important, community means something

Come join us for our annual Thanksgiving lunch! Doors open at 11am, food served at noon. We're in Kromer Hall, 335 W. 27th street (the little ramp). Free to all and all are welcome. Come for a just a nibble or stack your plate high, it's all about community.

 Big thanks to our partner churches and other volunteers.

Interim Vicar Announcement

The Church of the Guardian Angel is very pleased to announce that we have an interim vicar who will be with us from October until July 2020. Please welcome the Reverend Benita Keene-Johnson to Remington!  She has ministered in the AME Church for many years, and was be ordained as an Episcopal priest on Saturday, September 28th at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, 4 E University Pkwy.  While this is a difficult time for our community, we are eager to continue God's work with Pastor Benita's guidance.  Her first Sunday was be September 29th - please come to worship at 8 and 10 am to greet Pastor Benita!

Pastor Alice has died

It is with the deepest sadness that we announce that Pastor Alice Bassett-Jellema died on Saturday November 2nd at 2:20am. May she Rest in Peace. She left this life as she lived it, strong in faith and love. Our love and prayers for her wife, Chris, and for all her family, friends, and the community of Remington which she served with joy for 22 years. The Church will be open for prayer today (Saturday) from 3:00-5:00pm. All are welcome at our Sunday morning services at 8 and 10am.

"I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8:38-39)

Sept 22 - Celebration of the Ministry of Pastor Alice Bassett-Jellema

Celebration of the Ministry of Pastor Alice Bassett-Jellema

Dear Friends,

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 a slideshow, please upload them directly to Alice's Pics or send to no later than September 18.

Help us spread the word: If you know of someone who might like to come, please share this invitation with them.

Resignation of Alice Basset-Jellema

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 with Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development (BUILD), DreamBuilders, the Diocese's Exploring Baptismal Ministry program, and other efforts to empower individuals and small groups to exercise their values by making concrete contributions to the issues facing our society.  

She also spent countless hours one-on-one with people in the community, providing incomparable pastoral care.

Alice was an amazing fit for the unusual nature of our congregation and mission, and no one could step in to do all the things she did in the way she did them. The vestry is working with the Diocese on plans for continuing the work of the church in Remington at Guardian Angel. Alice is a hard act to follow; God's work must continue and, with God's blessing, it will continue at Guardian Angel.

Regular Sunday services continue at 8 and 10 am with a breakfast at 9 am. Homework Club is starting up soon on Tuesday evenings and the Food Pantry continues each Wednesday at 9 am. We are working on a new plan for community dinners. This is a time when we could really use your involvement and presence. If you're interested in getting involved in any of these programs, please let us know, or just show up!

We are working on a way for the community to express our gratitude to Alice for all she has been and done amongst us, and will let you know when we have more detail.

Backpack Day 2019 is Coming!

On Saturday, August 24th between 10 and noon, we will be giving away backpacks filled with school supplies to Remington students. Thank you to our partners at St Mark's and St Andrew's who make this possible!

This year, advanced registration is required. It is a short form and can be found online at or in Spanish at
You can also get a paper form from the clear box outside Kromer Hall, and return the completed form to the red box also outside Kromer Hall. 
If you need help filling out the form, please come to the church on Sunday morning or to food pantry on Wednesday between 8 and 10 am.
The registration deadline is August 18th.

If you are interested in volunteering at Backpack Day, please email us at to set something up!

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, August 24th, at 10am!

Funeral for Linda Jones

This coming Saturday, we'll have memorial service for Linda Jones at Guardian Angel at 11am. Linda was a longtime member as well as being a wonderful next-door neighbor to the congregation. She was an active and friendly member of the community who always had a warm smile for her neighbors. Linda passed away Wednesday night after a brief illness.
Linda is survived by her sister, Anne Jones, and was predeceased by her husband, Bob Trimble. Please join us to honor and remember Linda.
"Those who walk uprightly enter into peace;
they find rest as they lie in death."--Isaiah 57:2