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Missions

Christ calls us to love our neighbor and we seek to do this in a variety of ways. Read about them below:

Homework & Reading Help

offers after-school assistance to elementary and kindergarten children.  It also serves pre-kindergarten kids who are enrolled in a formal program.  Volunteers from the church and the community help students with their homework; provide the opportunity to strengthen their reading, writing, comprehension, math and analytical skills (more than 400 books have been donated for this purpose); and engage in other educational activities such as a board game, a puzzle, or drawings.  Participants meet twice a week:  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m. at the church, 926 Bay Ridge Avenue in Annapolis.  Volunteers are not expected to attend all sessions.  They can come as often as their schedules allow.  No special training or credentials are needed.

Food Pantry

We are called to simultaneously gather around the table and ensure that other children of God have enough food on their own table. On the third Wednesday of each month we host a food pantry for all who are in need. This is a tremendous opportunity to connect and make friends. There are plenty of longstanding relationships developed here and we love to see families and friends grow because of it. 

Winter Relief

Winter Relief is a community-based compassionate response to serving the homeless in our community. It provides overnight shelter to individuals and families through the winter months of each year.
 
The program rotates to a different host site each week, providing dinner and breakfast from evening to morning each day. Volunteers are available on-site to provide supervision and coordination of services. Guests are provided with everything that they need for their stay, including cots, linens, and toiletry items.  
Each year we welcome them to stay at our church during the week of Thanksgiving. Be on the lookout for an invitation to serve.