| United States|
23 June 1912
| 611 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Severna Park, MD 21146|
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Severna Park Presbyterian Church
611 Balti Annapolis Blvd, Severna Park, MD 21146, USA
Kinder Farm Park, St Margaret's Episcopal, Compass Pointe Golf Course
Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church was established in 1912 in Severna Park, Maryland. With more than 2,000 members is the largest in the Baltimore Presbytery and among the largest 1% of Presbyterian churches in the United States.
Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church Wikipedia
Woods Church was founded by eight organizing members in 1912. The pastor served the first six months without pay. The first church services were held in the local public elementary school. The first church building was financed with the help of a grant from the Baltimore Presbytery and a loan from the General Assembly through their new church development agencies. It was twenty-five years before the church reached a membership of about 150.
One of the church's most significant outreach activities has been its relationship with the Meadowbrook United Church of Kingston, Jamaica. This relationship began with a Presbytery sponsored Jamaican mission project started in 1984. Woods Church members took part in mission visits in 1985 and 1986. In 1986, Raymond Coke, minister of Meadowbrook Church, after a visit to Woods, proposed that the two churches develop a joint mission relationship, starting with an exchange of pulpits for a month, in 1987. After further familiarization visits by members of both congregations, agreements were reached on Woods support of the catering and cooking school run by Meadowbrook. Later on other support agreements were reached involving the elementary schools being run by Meadowbrook. Woods also provided some equipment for the Meadowbrook dental clinic. There were reciprocal visits of elders of the two churches and a visit to Woods by the Meadowbrook Youth Choir in the spring 1988.
Woods maintains this relationship with Meadowbrook as its sister church. Woods Church provides student scholarships annually for children in need at Meadowbrook Preparatory School.