SERVE WEEK

In one of the most iconic moments of Jesus’ life, he told his friends about the key to living a fulfilling life.  Contrary to what we think would produce a fulfilling life, Jesus tells his followers that whoever wants to be great must become a servant. This is exactly what Jesus came to do.  From start to finish, Jesus’ entire life was about serving others.  What we learn from Jesus is that something powerful happens when people stop living for themselves and start living for others.  
 
SERVE WEEK is all about providing you with an opportunity to serve like Jesus.  We’ve got opportunities for people of all ages and stages of life.  As you explore the options, we have 2 hopes for you.  First, we hope you find a serve opportunity that fits your passions, gifts, and abilities.  Secondly, we hope that as you take a step of faith during Serve Week, you discover that serving like Jesus is more fulfilling than you ever imagined.
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TUESDAY, AUGUST 7

BEMORECARING

BeMoreCaring is a local non-profit organization committed to raising awareness and empowering the community to join in our efforts to provide relief and immediate assistance to temporarily misplaced adults and underprivileged children. This population includes women and children who are victims of domestic violence, our nation’s veterans, and those suffering from mental illness.

ITINERARY

6:30 p.m. | Meet at 8 Platzer Lane, Glen Burnie, MD 21061, for a brief training and to load supplies and equipment
7:00 p.m. | Depart for St. Vincent DePaul,120 North Front Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
7:30 p.m. | Serve the community by distributing food, clothing, toiletries and other items.
8:30 p.m. | Depart for home
 

LOCATION

St. Vincent DePaul Church, 120 North Front Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
 

THE DEETS

This is a great opportunity for people 10 and older. Anyone 15 years old or younger must be supervised by a parent or guardian. This team will assist with outreach to people experiencing homelessness in Baltimore.
 
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY FOOD BANK

Anne Arundel County Food Bank works alongside local, county, community, and civic organizations to provide food for the hungry and essential basic necessities to those in need and to help families and individuals get out of crisis and become self-sufficient.
 
ITINERARY
9:00 a.m. | Meet at Anne Arundel County Food Bank for a brief training
9:15 a.m. | Sort, label and pack canned goods
12:00 p.m. | Depart

 

LOCATION

120 Marbury Drive, Crownsville, MD 21032

THE DEETS

This is a great opportunity for people 9 years of age and older. Anyone 15 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  This team will stack, sort, and label canned and nonperishable food inventory at the Anne Arundel County Food Bank.
 
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PAUL’S PLACE

Paul’s Place is a catalyst and leader for change, improving the quality of life in the Southwest Baltimore communities. Paul’s Place provides programs, services, and support that strengthen individuals and families, fostering hope, personal dignity and growth.

ITINERARY

9:30 a.m. | Meet at Paul’s Place for a brief training tour.
10:30 a.m. | Serve hot lunch to guests
12:30 p.m. | Debrief
1:00 p.m. | Depart
 

LOCATION

1118 Ward Street, Baltimore , MD 21230

 

THE DEETS

This is a great opportunity for people 10 years of age and older. Anyone 15 years old or younger must be supervised by a parent or guardian. Volunteers will assist in the Market Place and with serving lunch to people experiencing poverty and homelessness.    

 
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HELPING UP MISSION

At Helping Up Mission, they believe God’s love can set men free from drugs and alcohol, from poverty and homelessness, and from any other self-destructive behavior.

ITINERARY

4:45 p.m. | Meet at Helping Up Mission for a brief training
5:00 p.m. | Serve dinner to guests
6:00 p.m. | Depart
 

LOCATION

1029 E. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
 

THE DEETS

This is a great opportunity for people 10 and older. Anyone 15 years old or younger must be supervised by a parent or guardian. This team will assist with outreach to people experiencing homelessness in Baltimore.
 
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ARUNDEL HOUSE OF HOPE

Arundel House of Hope is making a difference in Anne Arundel County by providing emergency, transitional, and permanent affordable housing for the poor and those experiencing homelessness in Anne Arundel County.

ITINERARY

4:30 p.m. | Meet at Arundel House of Hope to prepare for dinner. 
5:00 p.m. | Serve dinner to guests
7:00 p.m. | Depart
 

LOCATION

514 Crain Highway North, Glen Burnie, MD 21061
 

THE DEETS

This is a great opportunity for people 13 years of age and older.  Anyone 15 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  This team will serve dinner to residents of Helping Up Mission.

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 10

BETHANY CHRISTIAN SERVICES

Since 1944, Bethany Christian Services has worked to bring and keep families together. These services include sponsorship, foster care, family support, and adoption. They believe that the family is the best place for children to grow and these services have been designed to allow children to stay in their home country, with a local family whenever possible.

ITINERARY

8:00 to 11:30 a.m. | Meet at Severn Covenant Church to prepare Activity Packs. 
11:30 p.m. | Project leader departs for Bethany Christian Services to drop off Activity Packs
 

LOCATION

20 Gambrills Road, Severn, MD 21144
 

THE DEETS

This is a great opportunity for people of all ages and stages of life.  This project involves purchasing items for an activity pack designed to help foster children feel at home as they continue the journey to find their forever home.  We recommend shopping prior to the drop-off date of Friday, August 10.  People participating in this project will gather on Friday, August 10 between 8:00 and 11:30 a.m. to pack Activity Packs for delivery to Bethany Christian Services.  The project leader will deliver activity packs to Bethany Christian Services.
 
RECOMMENDED ACTIVITY PACK LIST

Pencils, Crayons, Notebooks, Coloring Books, Activity Books, Stuffed Animal, Backpack, Sketchbook, Colored Pencils

 
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HELPING UP MISSION

At Helping Up Mission, they believe God’s love can set men free from drugs and alcohol, from poverty and homelessness, and from any other self-destructive behavior.

ITINERARY

4:45 p.m. | Meet at Helping Up Mission for a brief training
5:00 p.m. | Serve dinner to guests
6:00 p.m. | Depart
 

LOCATION

1029 E. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
 

THE DEETS

This is a great opportunity for people 13 years of age and older.  Anyone 15 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  This team will serve dinner to residents of Helping Up Mission.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 11

THE WAY HOMES (LANDSCAPING)

The Way Homes mission is to provide a healthy drug-free and alcohol-free environment for men and women who have committed to a 12-step program with Jesus as their higher power. The Way Homes emphasize that each participant seek and understand God’s will for his or her life; especially as that relates to faith in Jesus Christ, and how they can make a positive contribution in the world.

ITINERARY

8:00 a.m. | Meet at The Way Homes for a walkthrough
8:30 a.m. | Work to complete tasks 
1:00 p.m. | Depart
 

LOCATION

3606 Mountain Road, Pasadena, MD 21112
 

THE DEETS

This is a great opportunity for people 18 years of age and older. Younger people are welcome to serve as long as they are supervised by a parent or guardian.  This team will perform various landscaping tasks, such as cutting grass, weed-whacking, log splitting and stacking, stump removal, and collecting and transporting debris to the county landfill.

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THE WAY HOMES (HOME REPAIRS)

The Way Homes mission is to provide a healthy drug-free and alcohol-free environment for men and women who have committed to a 12-step program with Jesus as their higher power. The Way Homes emphasize that each participant seek and understand God’s will for his or her life; especially as that relates to faith in Jesus Christ, and how they can make a positive contribution in the world.

ITINERARY

8:00 a.m. | Meet at The Way Homes for a walkthrough
8:30 a.m. | Work to complete tasks 
1:00 p.m. | Depart
 

LOCATION

3606 Mountain Road, Pasadena, MD 21112
 

THE DEETS

This is a great opportunity for people 18 years of age and older. Younger people are welcome to serve as long as they are supervised by a parent or guardian.  This team will perform moderate exterior repairs and exterior painting to improve housing and meeting facilities at The Way Homes.  Tasks include miscellaneous exterior painting, cleaning and repairing gutters, repairs to chicken coup and power-washing.

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HOPE FOR ALL

HOPE For All is a unique resource in our area for those transitioning from homelessness in need of a helping hand.  Through community donations, HOPE For All transforms an empty living space to a home by providing furniture and household goods.  They also provide shoes, clothing, and personal care items to help meet the needs of daily life. HOPE for All is on mission to stabilize the home environment and offer HOPE for the future.

ITINERARY

8:30 a.m. | Meet at HOPE for All for instructions and assignments
1:30 p.m. | Depart
 

LOCATION

100 Roessler Road, Glen Burnie, MD 21060
 

THE DEETS

This is a great opportunity for people 18 and older who are able to lift and carry relatively heavy objects.  Signing up for this project is a commitment to assist with transporting furniture and other household items aboard HOPE for ALL’s truck.   

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PRAYER WALK FOR THE COMMUNITY

Make a difference in our community by spending time praying for our community.  We’ll meet at the State House in Annapolis and spend time walking State Circle praying, reflecting on scripture and asking God to change lives in our community. 

ITINERARY

8:30 a.m. | Meet the Maryland State House  to pray for specific needs of our community
10:30 a.m. | Depart
 

LOCATION

Maryland State House, 100 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401
 

THE DEETS

People of all ages and stages of life can participate in this project.  Anyone under the age of 15 must be supervised by a parent or guardian. 

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KRIS-LEIGH ASSISTED LIVING

Kris-Leigh Assisted Living is designed to provide community features and services that are important to the lifestyle of today’s active seniors. 

ITINERARY

5:00 p.m. | Meet at Kris-Leigh Assisted Living to prepare for Sing-A-Long with residents 
5:30 p.m. | Sing-A-Long with residents
6:30 p.m. | Depart
 

LOCATION

1032 Annapolis Road, Gambrills, MD 21054
 

THE DEETS

This is a great opportunity for parents with small children.  Anyone 15 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  This team will facilitate a sing-a-long with residents of the Kris-Leigh Assisted Living facility in Gambrills.

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