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Missions Update on Pop Up Food Pantry

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:

Judy Marsiglia

Amy, August, Ethan & Thea Selby

Lisa, Brian, Dalton & Tiffani Mount

Michelle Myers

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

Robin Hoke

Brittney King

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 , 410-596-7562 or Calvary UMC at, 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

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