PDA plans Mission Trip to New Orleans
Mike and Joan Henderson are organizing another trip to New Orleans to help rebuild housing for those displaced by Hurricane Katrina. We will be departing Saturday, Feb. 16th, working the 18th-22nd, returning on Sunday, Feb. 24th. Those flying can plan on leaving Sunday, Feb. 17th and flying back on Saturday, Feb. 23rd. Anyone over 18 who would like to join in or who has questions, please contact them and 410-757-6525 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org