The Outreach Mission is to nurture multi-generational relationships with our neighbors – locally and globally. Partnering with families and communities, our ministry is focused on helping children and youth to discern, develop, and use their God-given gifts. The Outreach Committee is pleased to offer a variety of opportunities to demonstrate Christ’s love to our community at large. Some offerings are ongoing ministries, some are seasonal, and various ways of becoming involved are available for the programs listed. We hope that you will find one (or more) areas to which you feel called.
Please feel free to contact any Outreach Committee member to ask questions, become involved, or offer suggestions.
ONCE YEARLY ONGOING ACTIVITIES
St. B’s largest Outreach fundraiser, the Flea Market takes place every year on the Saturday following Labor Day. We accept donations of gently used furniture, electronics, books, housewares, toys, collectibles, clothing, and other treasures over the summer (July through August). Drop off your donations on Sunday mornings between 8:00 and 11:00 am or Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Sorting and pricing of donations takes place every Wednesday in July and August, and this time provides an opportunity for getting to know one another, too. Then we get to sell the items we have collected on Market Day! Donation and Volunteer Details
MLK DAY OF SERVICE
Every year we celebrate the life, ministry, and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by taking a day on instead of a day off, when our members and friends assist on a project to help an organization in our community. In previous years, we have worked on the Great Kids Farm, cleaned and organized the classrooms for the MLK After-School Program, prepared and served meals at My Brother’s Keeper, and worked with The Samaritan Women house and farm.
Provide a new supply-filled backpack and/or school supplies for to Baltimore City schoolchildren in grades pre-K – 12 whose families are involved with the 40 West Assistance and Referral Center and Hope Harbor.
We are hoping to assist 50 children. We’ll also be donating new underwear and socks for the clothes closet at Green Street Academy. Please bring your donations to the Tower Room on Sunday mornings through August 8, 2021. Financial donations are also very welcome. Details and supply list (yearly: late July/August).
Donate items for an entire Thanksgiving Dinner for families in the community. You may donate the items needed on your own or collaborate with others to provide the meal. A shopping list for Thanksgiving Baskets may be found here.
Participate in providing and/or collecting and distributing Christmas gifts and clothing for children in the neighboring communities.
ORGANIZATIONS WE SUPPORT
40 West Assistance and Referral Center: A collaborative effort of the 40 West Community of Churches, 40 West A&R provides financial assistance, food and program referrals to residents of Baltimore City in zip codes 21207 and 21229—and those referred from participating churches. Located on our premises
Green Street Academy: a 6th-12th grade public school focusing on sustainability and the green economy. Students come primarily from nearby neighborhoods in West Baltimore.
Edmondson-West High School: a 9th-12th grade public high school.
Irvington Peace Park
A recovered vacant lot on the 500 block of Collins Avenue which is now a space for community activities, gardening, and informal play.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. St B’s supports AA through the use of our facilities..
Narcotics Anonymous is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. St. B’s supports NA through the use of our facilities.
Grants are given to a variety of local, national and international human services agencies that fall within the guidelines of our Mission from money raised throughout the year by various Outreach activities. Suggestions for grant recipients are always welcome.