Christmas Food and Gifts for Needy Families -- you can help by signing up using the sheets in the Narthex to provide food items or wrapped gifts or to make a donation to help ion purchasing needed food items and gifts. All gifts and food must be returned to the church by 12/13/13. Questions, contact Stacie at email@example.com.
POINSETTIAS- COA will have Poinsettias available for those who would like to make donations “in honor,” “memory” or “celebration” of someone. The plants will be $14. The plants are being used to decorate the Sanctuary and Narthex. All orders must be received by December 15th.
MACY'S LETTERS TO SANTA - The Deal family's cousin, Jaime Kinnamon, who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in September, has been chosen to receive a Make a Wish. Macy's is collecting Letters to Santa and applying $1 per wish to the foundation. Jaime's wish is to spend the day with the band, One Direction. Please have your children fill out a Letter to Santa (on the table in the Narthex) and leave with the donations on Sunday. Thank you!
LIGHT HOUSE SHELTER - This holiday season, we will be collecting clothing that residents of the Light House Shelter may use for job interviews: dress pants, shirts/blouses, shoes, and unopened packages of underwear. A donation box will be placed in the lobby. Please direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks for your support!
Presbyterian Relief Opportunity for the Philipines -- You can donate and make a difference by clicking here!
Chores and More nees volunteers to answer phones in the office and to provide transportation for clients. If you would like more information or to volunteer, please contact Lynette DelPrete at COAchurch@verizon.net.
My Brother’s Pantry is a Broadneck peninsula based food pantry. COA serves My Brother’s Pantry by donating monetarily and also by helping to stock the pantry, deliver food to clients, and support several families during the Christmas season. A box for donations is always available in the church office. The basket is moved to the Narthex the 1st Sunday of the month to help everyone remember to donate food. Especially needed are canned vegetables, pasta, rice, macaroni and cheese, canned fruits, soups, cereal, peanut butter and jelly.
Sarah’s House is located in Fort Meade and houses several single mothers and their children. COA serves Sarah’s House by monetary donations as well as other needed food and clothing donations. Website With no cook budgeted, Sarah's House can really use meal casseroles. In addition, desserts, fruit, pillows, towels, linens, hats, mittens, socks, coats, sweaters, Chap Stick, deodorant, etc. are very valuable. Finally, COA volunteers are needed to help deliver food to Sarah's House -- a perfect opportunity for a driving teen as well as adults. Cereal, canned fruit and gift cards for children's clothes, bottled/canned fruit juices, paper products, baby wipes, diapers and pull-ups are especially needed this Fall 2010.
Anne Arundel Habitat for Humanity provides affordable housing for many low income families in Anne Arundel County. COA participates by supporting Habitat for Humanity through monetary donations and also by volunteering at the various building sites in the county. Website There are even "Women's Only" building opportunities.. Website is http://www.arundelhabitat.org. .
The Lighthouse Shelter is a homeless shelter located in Annapolis and relies on COA and other local groups to provide daytime and evening meals. The youth of COA have also contributed to serving meals to the residents. Website
Wycliffe Translators-COA supports Wycliffe Translators which is a group that supports missionaries throughout the world who are committed to bringing the written Word to many countries that have no written language. Website
Katrina Mission Trip with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Group - This annual trip is usually scheduled in March of each year . Volunteers serve in Louisiana and Mississippi each year. If you cannot go, you can donate gift cards from Home Depot. A sign-up sheet is posted in the Narthex. Volunteers must be 18 years and older. 2013 details above.
Baltimore Presbytery Guatemala Partnership-The COA mission committee actively supports the Baltimore Presbytery Guatemala Partnership program by monetary donations as well as supporting yearly mission trips to Kaqchikel, Guatemala. Website
For more information about becoming a part of the COA mission committee or to share your ideas for local and world mission, contact the office at 410-974-1713 or e-mail them at email@example.com