SERVE WEEKlineJULY 14-20, 2019

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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SUNDAY, JULY 14

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

11:15 a.m. | Meet at Helping Up Mission for orientation and brief training
11:30 a.m. | Begin serving dinner
1:00 p.m. | Depart
 

LOCATION

1029 E. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
 

THE DEETS

This is a great opportunity for people age 13 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.
 
Maximum group size is 6.
 
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MONDAY, JULY 15

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. | Begin serving dinner
7:00 p.m. | Depart
 

LOCATION

514 Crain Highway North, Glen Burnie, MD 21060
 

THE DEETS

This is a great opportunity for people 18 years of age and older. This team will prepare and serve dinner to people experiencing homelessness in Glen Burnie.
 
Maximum group size is 10.
 
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TUESDAY, JULY 16

THE SAMARITAN WOMEN

The Samaritan Women Institute for Shelter Care is a national initiative that seeks to build up a stronger, more stable, research-proven, and peer-supported landscape of service providers who can serve the needs of survivors.  This includes transitional and restorative programs for women recovering from domestic sex trafficking. 

ITINERARY

9:00 a.m. | Meet at Severn Covenant Church, 20 Gambrills Road, Severn, MD
9:15 a.m. | Depart for The Samaritan Women, 602 S. Chapel Gate Lane, Baltimore, MD
10:00 a.m. | Serve based on specific needs of the day.
1:00 p.m. | Depart for Severn Covenant Church
 

LOCATION

602 S. Chapel Gate Lane, Baltimore, MD 21229
 

THE DEETS

This is a great opportunity for Severn Youth (middle and high school students). 

Maximum group size is 20 (16 youth and 4 adults).

 
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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

5:45 p.m. | Meet at 114 Roesler Road, Glen Burnie, MD, for a brief training and to load supplies and equipment
6:00 p.m. | Depart for St. Vincent DePaul, 120 North Front Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
6:30 p.m. | Serve the community by distributing food, clothing, toiletries and other items.
8:00 p.m. | Depart for 114 Roesler Road, Glen Burnie, MD
8:30 p.m. | Arrive at 114 Roesler Road, Glen Burnie, MD/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.
 
Maximum group size is 15.
 
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 17

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.
 
 
Maximum group size is 25.
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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

9:30 a.m. | Arrive at HOPE for All to review scope work for the day.
9:45 a.m. | Serve by assisting with organizing inventory of furniture and household items at
warehouse.
3:30 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.
 
Maximum group size is 10.
 
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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 age 13 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.
 
Maximum group size is 6.
 
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THURSDAY, JULY 18

PAUL’S PLACE

Paul’s Place is a catalyst and leader for change, improving the quality of life in Southwest Baltimore. 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.

Maximum group size is 15.    

 
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FRIDAY, JULY 19

SARAH’S HOUSE

Sarah’s House is a supportive housing program offering emergency shelter and project-based supportive housing with an array of other services for families experiencing homelessness in Anne Arundel County.

ITINERARY

6:30 p.m. | Meet at Sarah’s House, 2015 20th Street, Fort George G Meade, MD and get setup for the evening.
6:45 p.m. | Facilitate activities for residents of Sarah’s House
8:00 p.m. | Depart for home
 

LOCATION

2015 20th St, Fort Meade, MD 20755
 

THE DEETS

This is a great opportunity for people 12 years of age and older. Anyone 15 years old or younger must be supervised by a parent or guardian. All volunteers must complete a volunteer application prior to serving at Sarah’s House. Volunteers will work facilitate social event for the residents of Sarah’s House.
 
Maximum group size is 15.
 
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SATURDAY, JULY 20

THE WAY HOMES

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 to review project scope and assign 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. Anyone under 15 years of age must be 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. Additionally they will perform moderate exterior repairs and exterior painting to improve housing and meeting facilities at The Way Homes.
 
Maximum group size is 30.
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RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE

Ronald McDonald House Charities Maryland provides a “home-away-from-home” for seriously ill children and their families. They do this by creating, finding and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children, Ronald McDonald House Charities Maryland is working to better the lives of children and their families whether they live in or travel through our communities.

ITINERARY

9:30 a.m. | Meet at Severn Covenant Church, 20 Gambrills Road, Severn, MD to assemble gift-bags
11:00 a.m. | Depart
 

LOCATION

20 Gambrills Road, Severn, MD 21144
 

THE DEETS

This is a great opportunity for people of all ages and families with small children.  Anyone 15 years old or younger must be supervised by a parent or guardian. This team will purchase supplies and assemble gift bags for child residents of Ronald McDonald House.
 
Maximum group size is unlimited.
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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Everything they do is driven by their desire to see a world in which everyone has a decent place to live.

ITINERARY

10:00 a.m. | Meet at the Glen Burnie ReStore review tasks for the day
10:15 a.m. | Serve by assisting ReStore staff with the day-to-day operations of the store
2:00 p.m. | Depart for home
 

LOCATION

711 E. Ordinance Road, Glen Burnie, MD 21226
 

THE DEETS

This is a great opportunity for people 14 years of age and older. People 15 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This team will assist ReStore staff with the day-to-day operations of the store (i.e. assist customers, going out on the ReStore truck to collect donations, assemble/fix furniture, cleaning, pricing inventory, etc.).
 
Maximum group size is 10 people.
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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Everything they do is driven by their desire to see a world in which everyone has a decent place to live.

ITINERARY

2:00 p.m. | Meet at the Glen Burnie ReStore review tasks for the day
2:15 p.m. | Serve by assisting ReStore staff with the day-to-day operations of the store
6:00 p.m. | Depart for home
 

LOCATION

711 E. Ordinance Road, Glen Burnie, MD 21226
 

THE DEETS

This is a great opportunity for people 14 years of age and older. People 15 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This team will assist ReStore staff with the day-to-day operations of the store (i.e. assist customers, going out on the ReStore truck to collect donations, assemble/fix furniture, cleaning, pricing inventory, etc.).
 
Maximum group size is 10 people.
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