Church of the Redeemer Fall Speakers’ Series: From the Ancient Greeks to Greektown


November 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“Civic Engagement, from the ancient Greeks to Greektown, Baltimore”

Centuries before Jesus, the Greeks created the polis, a city-state characterized by a lively sense of community and guided by the concept of kairos, doing the right thing at the right time.  The ideal city engendered responsibility as well as rights, and everyone was taught to work for the common good. Informed by these ancient ideas, how might we bring about positive change?  Join Loyola University professor Allen Brizee as he connects ancient truths to modern problems.  Knowledge of Greek not required!

Allen Brizee is associate professor of writing at Loyola University Maryland and author of the 2016 book, Partners in Literacy: A Writing Center Model for Civic Engagement. At Loyola, he uses civic engagement to teach his courses, and his research focuses on building effective college-community relationships.

Supper at 6:00 p.m.; program at 7:00 p.m.

Sign-up for supper here.  Attending the lecture only? Just come! No sign-up needed.

A Powerful Conversation of Connection in Baltimore – Saturday, Nov. 4th


Celebrate the documentary trailer release and join the film crew for an intimate conversation of what a young woman from East Baltimore discovers in a vulnerable 10-year journey of connecting to her city through mentorship, family and education.

Tammy and Fred Heyman Take on Super Sunday


From the first time they met, as part of the JCC Softball League, Fred and Tammy Heyman realized how similar their values were.

The Church of the Redeemer’s Wednesday Speakers’ Series: The Morality of Health Care with Vinnie DeMarco


October 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

“The Morality of Health Care”

Affordable health care is on everyone’s mind, from seniors on a fixed income to twenty-somethings not yet fully grounded in the workforce… What do I do about a family member’s pre-existing condition or the impact of skyrocketing prescription drug prices?  Is medical care suffering because of the voices in Washington?  Is health care a right or a privilege?  What are the ethical or financial implications of medical research?  Be a part of this important conversation.

Join experts including Vinny DeMarco (Maryland Health Care for All! Coalition), Lynell Medley (Healthcare Access Maryland), David Simon (Maryland Hospital Association), Phyllis Hall and Jim Gilbart (Baltimore County Dept. of Health), representatives from Healthcare for the Homeless, a special appearance by Senator Ben Cardin, and more.

Light fare at 6:00 p.m.; Note program start time is 6:30 p.m. for this evening only.

Sign-up for light fare/hors d’oeuvres here.  Attending the program only? Just come! No sign-up needed.

The Church of the Redeemer is located at 5603 North Charles Street in North Homeland.  For more information visit


Art for Land’s Sake: An Art Exhibit and Sale to Benefit the Valleys Planning Council, October 20-22


The Valleys Planning Council (VPC) will hold its seventh biennial art exhibit and sale from Friday, October 20 through Sunday, October 22, 2017. This year’s event will be staged at the historic Worthington Valley equestrian center, Caves Farm, in northern Baltimore County. Works from more than 50 artists and craftsmen from the region will be featured.

The Art of Giving – Thursday, Oct. 5 at the Village of Cross Keys


It’s not fall without fashion! Save the date for the 6th annual Art of Giving, a fashion show hosted by the Renaissance Fine Arts and Ruth Shaw, Inc. benefiting Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Baltimore School for the Arts (BSA)

Delbert Adams Construction Group, LLC. Passes Key to Helping Up Mission for New Welcome Booth


Giving back to the community has always been a high priority for the Delbert Adams Construction Group (DACG). Last week, DACG passed over the key to a new welcome booth to the folks at the Helping Up Mission. This booth is a parking lot icon and functions to welcome visitors.    

Fall for Art: Tour Six Woodberry Artists’ Studios, Sept. 24


Join The Women’s Committee of the Walters Art Museum and FALL for ART, Sunday, September 24, 2017, 4–7 p.m. Take a self-guided tour through the Woodberry studios of six local artists, featuring sculpture, painting, drawing, and photography. Beer, wine, and light fare will be served. $50 per person.

Ticket purchase & event details at

Check-in & registration: Hooper Mill Studios, 3500 Parkdale Ave, Bldg 1, Baltimore, MD 21211. Proceeds benefit the Walters and its educational programs and exhibitions.

Why I’m Walking the Runway…Elisa Delia Walks to See Miracles Happen Every Day


It is where we met and fell in love.
It is where each of us started our careers 21 years ago.
It is where Brandon got treated by orthopedic specialists.

Laury Scharff on Making a Difference for Women and Girls


About 10 years ago, Amy Harlan told Laury Scharff about the Jewish Women’s Giving Foundation of Baltimore (JWGF), a giving circle of women who leverage their dollars to make charitable contributions to improve the lives of women and girls locally and internationally.