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Alternative Christmas

Alternative Christmas is a way to give a gift that supports the work of the church in our community or in the world. 

Choose from meals for the elderly, a bed for the homeless, shelter for the abused, and much more…even chickens for families in developing nations!  Pick a gift and print your insert to send your gift to a friend. 

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Giving Boxes

Packing Day November 18,  2023

Since 2010, Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, and Knox Presbyterian Church in Baltimore City, have joined efforts to provide Thanksgiving Boxes of food to families in need, living in Harford County, Baltimore City, and surrounding areas. We will distribute Giving Boxes (a frozen turkey and a box of food) to 800 families this Thanksgiving.

Each Giving Box contains a frozen turkey and non-perishable food for several meals, including Thanksgiving dinner. These boxes are made possible by the generosity of members of our congregation, their friends, and many local businesses and organizations.  For more information on the Giving Boxes Click here

We invite people of all ages to participate in Packing Day.  We are registering volunteers to fill the boxes through Sign Up Genius (You do not need to create an account). If you or your group are interested in volunteering, click below.

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2022 - 2023 Book Studies

Beginning Wednesday, September 14 at 7 pm, Pastor Jeff will lead us in a total of five book studies through Spring 2023. 

Please sign-up for these book studies to allow us to get an idea of the number of attendees. You don’t need to sign up to attend. It just makes it easier to prepare materials. 

Books may be purchased from your favorite bookstore; we always recommend that you check Hearts and Minds Books online at: Hearts and Minds Books

Galatians – A look at Paul’s words to the Church Then and Now

by Pastor Jeff

April 12 - May 17

Wednesdays at 7:00 pm

Genesis Room and on Zoom

A Scripture Study

Paul’s letter to the church in Galatia has long been one of my favorite books of the Bible. My centering scripture comes from chapter 3 and is the basis of my call to serve Christ. In the course of 6 weeks we will explore each of the 6 chapters of this book/letter. Paul covers many issues including what is the true Gospel, conflicts between himself and other Apostles, the difficulty of understanding that both Jews and Gentiles are saved by faith, the nature of Christian freedom, works of the flesh versus fruits of the Spirit, and the work of serving and loving one another. 

Unbinding the Gospel

by Martha Grace Reese

January 18 - February 15

Wednesdays at 7:00 pm

Genesis Room and on Zoom

An Evangelism Study

Unbinding the Gospel is a book for church groups to study. Its a book for pastors who want the truth about the state of our churches. Reese presents a clear-spoken, hopeful vision for a future and gives us a way to get there without gimmicky formulas, but hand in hand with God.

Readers describe Unbinding the Gospel as "a powerpack," "witty," "realistic and hopeful," "humble and genuinely spiritual," "It's so fun and easy to read, but I've been thinking about these ideas all week!"

Unbinding the Gospel is based on a four-year research project on superb evangelism. Martha Grace Reese, author, pastor, and lawyer, interviewed more than 1,000 people in some of the most successful evangelistic congregations in the country. 

Over 5 weeks we will discuss the 10 chapters of this book and allow the Spirit to move us. Filled with the Spirit we will brainstorm what we can do and how we can do it as the authentic witnesses for Christ. 

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Advent Devotional on Love


Advent Devotion on Peace

Advent Devotion on hope

Making Room

by Ed Robb

November 30 - December 21

Wednesdays at 7:00 pm

Genesis Room and on Zoom

An Advent Study

Learn how to make room in your heart for God and neighbor this Christmas. Often our Advent preparations have an inward focus as we prepare for the significance of God breaking into our world through the birth of the Christ child. But in a closer examination of the Advent story, we quickly learn that the focus of the coming of the newborn king is outward.

In this book and Advent study, Dr. Ed Robb explores the warmth of welcome at Christmas following interactions with Mary and Joseph, the shepherds, and the magi. Just as Jesus made room in God’s kingdom for a host of people that society wanted to leave on the margins, beginning with the appearance of the shepherds, we too should be asking ourselves who we can make room for this Christmas.

Kneeling With Giants

by Gary Neal Hansen

September 14 - November 16

Wednesdays at 7:00 pm

Genesis Room and on Zoom

A Spiritual Discipline Study

This book covers 10 practices of prayers from the history of Christianity. The study will be 10 weeks to give us an opportunity to practice each discipline for a week and then have a discussion about how we engaged with it. This is a book study that requires a lot of work outside of the classes. You will be asked to try ways of praying that you are not familiar with and that will challenge you to be disciplined in daily prayer. Gary was one of my professors at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary.

2021 -2022 Confirmation Class Schedule

The youth from First Presbyterian of Bel Air and Christ Our King Presbyterian Churches will join together to explore the depths of the Christian faith and its impact in the world today.

  • We will meet in-person at Christ Our King in the Genesis Room for those who are comfortable.  
  • A Zoom link will be provided for those who are not ready to meet in person.  
  • Masks will be required while in the building.
  • We will meet at 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm on the Sunday evenings listed below.

9/26       Session 1. What Is Confirmation?

10/10     Session 2. How Do We Know and Trust God?

10/24    Session 3. What is Sin and How Do We Turn From It?

11/7      Session 4. Who Is Your Lord?

11/21    Session 5. Who Is Your Savior?

  1/9      Session 6. What Does It Mean to Be a Disciple of Jesus?

  1/23    Session 7. What Does It Mean to Show Christ’s Love?

  2/6      Session 8. Will You Devote Yourself to the Church’s Teachings?

  2/20    Session 9. Will You Devote Yourself to the Church’s Fellowship?

2/27– Session 10. Will You Devote Yourself to the Breaking of Bread?

TBD – Session 11. Will You Devote Yourself to the Prayers?

TBD – Session 12. Are You Ready to Cross Over?

  • Ann's Book and Film Club

    If you love reading, join Ann's Book and Film Club. To honor former Christ Our King member Ann Dotson's love of reading, a community book club began over twenty years ago. Ann's Book and Film Club meets the third Wednesday of each month, September through May, at 9:30 in the Genesis Room. We are  fortunate to have Colleen Webster, an English professor at Harford Community College, facilitate these discussions. A fee of $35.00 is collected in the Fall. 

We're hiring

After many years of dedicated service, the Office Administrator of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church is retiring. We are seeking a part-time office administrator to provide administrative support to the Pastor, organize and run the church office, and facilitate church communications. The preferred schedule is 20 hours, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  

Email your resume to adminperson@christourking.net

Part-Time Office Administrator Job Description

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Christ Our King Presbyterian Church

10 Lexington Rd,  Bel Air, md   21014

Courageously Striving to Connect the World to Christ


Dear Volunteers and friends,


We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our community, friends, and family very seriously. Like you, we are closely monitoring the quickly developing effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have decided to revise our original plan of packing boxes using volunteers from the community. This year The Giving Boxes committee will be filling the boxes over several days, so that this important ministry will remain uninterrupted.


We are all in this together. We will follow guidance from public health officials and government agencies, so we can continue to support the families and communities in need that are served by the 1100 boxes of food that so many of you have donated to.


We will miss seeing you at Christ Our King Presbyterian Church this year. We pray that you and your family remain healthy and hope to see you next year.

Thank you for your continued support.


The Giving Boxes Committee

Welcome Back to In-person  worship

This Sunday, October 11th, 2020 we will have in-person worship along with live-streaming support. 

This video explains the procedures and cautions that we will be following to do our best to create a safe worship environment. Remember that if you cannot, or are uncomfortable, worshiping in person, we will be live-streaming on Zoom and Facebook.

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