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Girls’ Friendly Society
Girls’ Friendly Society

The Girls’ Friendly Society (GFS), the first organization for women in the Church of England, was founded in England in 1875 by Mary Elizabeth Townsend. The Industrial Revolution had sent thousands of young girls to cities from rural areas of the British Isles, and parents were, naturally, worried about the safety and well-being of their daughters. “To experience friendship and recreation in a fellowship of Christian love and service” was the aim of the Society, which helped these girls find jobs, provided housing, and acted as “in loco parentis”.

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From the Archives: Holy Trinity Church, Baltimore

Quoting a history of Holy Trinity Church written by Howard H. Evans in 1978, “The Supreme Court ruled in 1948 that restrictive covenants – private agreements barring members of minority groups from buying or renting property in certain neighborhoods – could no longer be enforced by state or Federal courts. Shortly after the rendering of that momentous decision, Baltimore experienced a racial change in the composition of many neighborhoods that were heretofore all white.” Caught up in that demographic change was the Church of the Holy Trinity on the northwest side of Baltimore at Lafayette and Wheeler Streets.

Sutton Scholars Advisory Board has successful meeting, receives major donation from Ravens Social Justice Program

Yesterday morning brought another successful Sutton Scholars Advisory Board Meeting in anticipation of the 2019 program. As part of the meeting, Chad Steele, VP of PR for the Baltimore Ravens, and representing The Ravens Social Justice Committee, presented Bishop Sutton with a $25,000 donation for Sutton Scholars, one of nine programs selected this year as a benficiary of the Ravens program.

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Diocesan youth leader Emme Sayers earns sportsmanship scholarship
Diocesan youth leader Emme Sayers earns sportsmanship scholarship

Multi-sport scholar-athlete Emme Sayers has been named the 2019 winner of the Joe Gillespie Award. The award is given annually to a college-bound Green Hornets scrub girls basketball senior player to recognize her dedication, loyalty, hard work and integrity both inside and outside of athletics. Sayers received a check for $1,000 from Green Hornets scrub girls coordinator Tim Fisher at halftime of the league’s championship game on Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Severn School.

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Will you join us? Lent Madness 2019
Will you join us? Lent Madness 2019

On this one day a year, even Lent Madness pauses to reflect on our life, our blessings, and our mortality. The entire season of Lent is an invitation to recommit to following Jesus. This day, Ash Wednesday, is a poignant reminder that life is short. We are meant to savor our earthly life and to live it well. At the end of life, few people regret not having worked more, nor do they wish they had spent more money on stuff. In fact, end of life regrets usually revolve around love.

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Friends and parishioners encouraged to attend neighboring church affected by gun violence
Friends and parishioners encouraged to attend neighboring church affected by gun violence

Last weekend was a particularly violent one in Baltimore City. 17 people were shot from Thursday through the weekend, according to The Baltimore Sun, five of them shot and killed a block from St. Katherine of Alexandria Episcopal Church in west Baltimore. The Rev. Grey Maggiano, rector of Memorial Episcopal Church, Bolton Hill, wrote the following invitation on his personal Facebook page Saturday afternoon:

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