Outreach/ Missions Update July, 2020
Hello Everyone! We hope all are doing well & staying healthy!!
We wanted to update you on Calvary UMC’s Outreach/ Missions programs. Despite our not being able to worship & meet together in person, we have been busy assisting our neighbors in need. As you know, we have been responding to food insecurity needs in our community by hosting Drive Through Food Pantries. We have successfully held seven since April. We have served approximately 40-50 households at each event. Our clients express sincere appreciation for the generosity & kindness that they receive from our church & community.
We will be hosting our eighth & final Food Pantry on Sunday, July 19th from 11AM to 12:30PM. Charities are reopening & our recipients are in need of longer term solutions to their challenges. We will be providing each household with a Carroll County community resource list including organizations that can assist with food & many other needs. In addition to the resource list & food, we will be providing each family with a Weis Market grocery gift card, all due to the generous monetary donations we have received.
We would like to thank everyone for their involvement! The outpouring of assistance from Calvary UMC congregants & the Gamber community has been incredible!! It definitely has been a team effort!! We thank everyone who contributed food, monetary donations ($1,340.00 with final total pending), time & prayers.
A special thank you goes out to:
Amy, August, Ethan & Thea Selby
Lisa, Brian, Dalton & Tiffani Mount
Bette & Lee Ward
Mary & Lee Taylor
Cindy & Russ Klunk
Colleen, Chris, Kayla, Kara, Kerry, Kiley & Connor Kelly
Pastor Beth Hutton, Brody, Mariah & Parker Williams
Andrew & Ava Flynn
Dorothy, Kyle, Colby & Jake Cotoia, Chris Rusk
Troy & Lissa Matthews
We have made some incredible community connections through all of this, creating partnerships that have allowed us to serve our Gamber neighbors in need. We would like to express our gratitude to:
FDCA-Freedom District Citizen’s Association
Carroll COAD-Community Organizations Active in Disaster
IONHoCo-Indian Origin Network of Howard County
Carroll County government
Carroll County Public Schools
Babylon Vault Company, New Windsor
Together We Own It, Westminster
Coldsprings Farm, New Windsor
First Fruits Farm, Freeland, MD
Westminster Rescue Mission
Weis Market, Westminster
Texas Roadhouse, Westminster
St Joseph’s Catholic Community, Eldersburg
Wesley Freedom United Methodist Church, Eldersburg
Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Finksburg
Roaring Run Lions Club, Finksburg
Westminster Lions Club
Together we have been the hands & feet of Jesus Christ! Thank you & Bless you!!
We intend on staying current with the needs of our neighbors. You can assist us by keeping us informed. We invite questions, suggestions & assistance! Contact Renee Yingling, Outreach Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org , 410-596-7562 or Calvary UMC at email@example.com, 410-795-9343.
We have a potential household repair project for a regular Calvary UMC attendee. Details will be forthcoming. Please let us know if you would like to assist.
In addition, we have been continuing with our monthly Love Offerings. Our projects & item collections that have accompanied the monetary donations in the past have been limited due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Again, many thanks & may God bless you!!
Calvary UMC’s Outreach Committee