Missions and Community Outreach
FREE Emotional / Mental Health Resources:
- Crisis Line: 1-866-342-6892
- Lonely? Call 211 or visit 211MD.org
- Upset? Call 1-800-985-5990 or text "TalkWithUs" to 66746
- Stressed? Text "TALK" to 741741
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- Optum Public Crisis Line: 1-866-342-6892
- Healthy Harford
- Resources for substance abuse or suicidal thoughts are also available by simply calling 988.
The Klein Family Harford Crisis Center is a place that anyone can call for help with a mental health or addiction crisis 24/7, free of charge. Dial 1-800-NEXT-STEP (1-800-639-8783). Or for those calling locally: 410-874-0711. Don’t be discouraged if not insured - they will work with you regardless of your insurance coverage status or ability to pay.
Grace Place would like the following items to stock their pantry (please no glass jars, and no outdated food). These items may be dropped off in the red cupboard by the Church Office door under the breezeway. Our guests at Grace Place appreciate your generosity.
- Canned tuna fish
- Baked beans
- Canned chicken
- Oodles of Noodles
- Canned soups
- Canned spaghetti sauce
- Fruit cups
- Canned Spaghetti Os
- Macaroni & Cheese
- Peanut butter
- Ramen Noodles
- Box of spaghetti
- Canned ravioli
- Canned chili
- Canned meat
- Instant oatmeal
- Diapers (sizes 5 and 6; pull-ups in sizes 4T-5T for both boys/girls)
- Scent-free baby wipes
Flu Shots: According to the CDC getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself, your family and your community from flu. If you are interested in getting a flu shot or learning more, check out the CDC's website and locator.
Utility Assistance: The Office of People's Counsel (OPC) strongly encourages anyone who may be eligible for the Office of Home Energy Programs (OHEP) to apply now and not wait for a turn-off notice. Many consumers apply to OHEP, but do not include all of the required documents needed for their application to be immediately processed. OHEP has created a very helpful list of all acceptable documentation on their website. OPC has adapted this list and added some tips on how to apply.
Grocery / Meal Assistance & Food Pantries: The organization Healthy Harford distributes food throughout Harford County. If you or someone you know is in need of food assistance, click here for more information on these services.
Angel Tree Christmas Ministry: Every year, we collect Christmas gifts for local families. We thank our congregation and community, including the American Legion, for their generosity.
Grief Share: GriefShare 4.0 is coming to Havre de Grace United Methodist Church! If you have lost a loved one to death at least six months ago, you are having a hard time returning to "normal" or feel that you're stuck, consider signing up for this program. It is a faith-based group that runs for 13 weeks, starting Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 11:00 A.M. The HdG United Methodist Church is located at 101 S. Union Ave., Havre de Grace, MD. Our facilitators are waiting to help you on your walk from mourning to joy.
Please register by visiting GriefShare.org, then in the "Find a Group" box, search the 21078 (Havre de Grace) zip code, and a listing of churches including ours appears; select the HdG United Methodist Church. You will then be able to send an email or call the listed contact person. Remember, God IS with you and He WILL walk with you on your journey from grief to joy!
Heirloom Victory Garden: During World Wars I and II, home victory gardens were promoted to support the war efforts to provide the civilian population with fresh produce.
A contemporary version of these last-century gardens was established at the Moore Family Homestead in 2018 through the collective efforts of the Havre de Grace Green Team, the City of Havre de Grace, and the Historic Preservation Commission: the Heirloom Victory Garden. It is located at the rear of 319 Lafayette Street, beyond the boathouse and backs to Strawberry Lane.
Under the Havre de Grace Green Team’s leadership, the Heirloom Victory Garden’s purpose is to provide fresh produce to local food pantries. In 2019, it donated 1,009 pounds of freshly harvested crops to Saint John’s Cupboard, Grace Place, and Saint Patrick’s Kitchen Door through the efforts of volunteers who plan, plant, weed, and water its various crops in fourteen raised beds. Volunteers are needed to facilitate the upkeep of the garden. Each organization involved with these food pantries, directly or indirectly, is requested to provide volunteers to adopt one or more of the fourteen available beds.
We also encourage community members of all ages, and members of community organizations to participate in this initiative. Many hands certainly make light work, when it comes to helping the Heirloom Victory Garden give back to our community. Can we count on your support? For any further information, please contact Ennise Bloom via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by cell phone: 410-340-0234.
We are involved in or support the following organizations in our community:
Grace Place at St. John's Episcopal Church
Children of Zion Village in Namibia
Baltic Theological Seminary in Tallin, Estonia
Grace United Methodist Church (and Pastor's Salary) in Sillamae, Estonia