Missions and Community Outreach
Commitment to serving others beyond the four walls is an important part of our calling in Christ Jesus. We provide both financial support as well as face-to-face and hands on opportunities, which embody the love of Jesus for others. We seek to be in mission work locally, nationally, and globally, or as we put it: Here, Across the Street, and Around the World.
Summer 2020 - Friday Spanish Class at Fallston UMC! Do you know enough Spanish to order a taco, but not enough to discuss current events or what you did over the weekend? Joy Bufano, Christian educator on the staff of Fallston United Methodist Church, will be offering an intensive and fun 6-week class at Fallston UMC this summer! Class times are currently from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM on Fridays (evenings a possibility), with some homework and virtual conversation partners during the week. Teachers, this is your chance to build up your foreign language skills and in the process, build your relationships with Spanish-speaking students and their families! Also great for people planning to travel, go on mission trips, or just wanting to learn enough in order to understand things from a new perspective! The $150 fee includes the book and all other course materials. Both virtual and outdoor meetings will be included. Email or message Joy for more info at JoyBufano@gmail.com.
October is our Prison Ministry Opportunity: The Maryland Kairos Prison Ministry is a multi-church group of laypersons and clergy that will be sharing God's love with Prisoners and the spouses and family of prisoners. Through prayer, visitation, art, and other means, we sponsor two efforts: the first is Kairos Outside, which is a ministry to the adult women who have been touched by a loved one's incarceration. A second effort called Kairos Inside sponsors a retreat and monthly prayer visits to the Jessup Men's Prison (MCI-J). Both ministries have big events this October. Stay tuned for more opportunities to share. More information about Kairos can be found at: www.marylandkairos.org. Please contact the Church Office, who can get you in touch with the coordinators if you are interested.
Free Lunch for Children 18 & Under: The Edgewood, Aberdeen, Havre de Grace, and Joppa branches of the Harford County Public Libary are providing FREE lunches to all children 18 and under from 12:00 - 1:00 PM through August 31. More info here: https://www.healthyharford.org/health-initiatives/healthy-schoolschildcare/hcps-summer-meals-program.
Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna: Habitat for Humanity is building a new home at 814A Giles Lane in Aberdeen, MD. We are in the beginning stages of construction, which means we need help with framing and roofing. If you have experience in this skill, or even if you just want to learn how to do this, we are asking for your help! We have plenty of open weekdays for volunteer groups of up to 20 people, as well as a few Saturdays left. Volunteers must be at least 16. Please follow this link to register: https://www.habitatsusq.org/volunteer/construction-volunteers.
Groups should contact Brianne Young at email@example.com or 410-638-4434 x4 to set up their build day, and individuals can register online using the construction calendar at: www.habitatsusq.org.
We are involved in or support the following organizations in our community:
Havre de Grace Elementary School
Alpha's Glory Crisis Pregnancy Center
Harford County Homeless Shelter
The Red Bird Missionary Conference
Maryland Kairos Prison Ministry
Children of Zion Village in Namibia
Baltic Theological Seminary in Tallin, Estonia
Gideon Camp in Estonia
Grace United Methodist Church (and Pastor's Salary) in Sillamae, Estonia
The Havre de Grace United Methodist Church was recognized by the Harford County Council for partnering with the Harford Hope for the Homeless Alliance for the 2016-2017 winter emergency rotating shelter:
Harford County Community Services Guide 2017: