BALTIMORE RESPONSE UPDATE – MAY 12, 2015
Thank you for the ways in which you have responded to the needs of the people of Baltimore City and the ways in which you are continuing to be our Brothers and Sisters keepers in Baltimore. The needs will be on going. We will share updates with you every Tuesday with opportunities to help for the week.
“Lord, turn our praises into hands that clothe the naked and feed the hungry, arms that comfort the afflicted, tables that host the stranger and shoulders that support the weary, so that your name may be praised. Come, Lord Jesus, and lead us into action.” (A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals)
As we continue to speak Love, Hope, Life and Justice into the City of Baltimore, here are the opportunities to serve with the people and churches in Baltimore City this week:
615 Baker Street
Pastor Rodney Hudson
Below is a wish list of supplies that are needed at Ames UMC. Their supplies are very low, so anything that you can secure on the wish list would be greatly appreciated. They will be serving on the following days this week:
WEDNESDAY, 12 p.m. – volunteers needed at 10:30 a.m.
SATURDAY, 4 p.m. – volunteers to come at 2:30 p.m.
In addition, some volunteers are committed to a feeding program and partnership that feeds at 7 p.m. across the street at the homeless shelter with Bethel Church, and at the 83 overpass off of Center street, so volunteers are welcomed if they choose to help with those ministries.
Ames UMC is also in need of non-perishable food items. Here is their supply needs/wish list:
|Protein Foods: Meat, Poultry, Fish, Dry Beans, and Nuts
||Grains: Bread, Cereal, Rice, and Pasta
canned beef stews
canned or dried beans
|rice and rice mixes
dry noodles and pastas
macaroni and cheese mix
hot cereal mixes
bread, muffin, and pancake mixes
|Dairy: Milk, Yogurt and Cheese
||Oils and Condiments
nonfat dry milk
instant breakfast drinks
shelf-stable (UHT) milk (small boxes)
canned and boxed pudding
canned tomato products
fruit leather (100% fruit)
canned and boxed 100% juice
jelly and jam
||Personal Care Products
laundry and dish detergent
feminine hygiene products
John Wesley UMC
3202 W. North Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21216
Rev. Twanda Prioleau
WEDNESDAY – weekly community feeding from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. During this time, we will be packing and distributing items. There is a need of about four to six volunteers.
FRIDAY – the church is in need of six volunteers for packing and distributing items from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Rev. Eric King
There are no opportunities to physically serve at Metropolitan this week. Please continue to keep them in prayer.
For more information, please contact the Rev. Cynthia Moore-Koikoi, Baltimore-Metropolitan Superintendent, at cmoore@BWCUMC.org, or the Rev. Joan Carter-Rimbach, Conference UMVIM Coordinator at 410-206-8737.