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.
Town Hall with City Council Member Kristerfer Burnett
Gospel Justice Group (GJG) is pleased to announce that City Council Member Burnett has agreed to attend and participate in a Zoom Town Hall with St. B’s. Date Rescheduled.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 817 7576 5070
Dial-in Number: 301 715 8592
Please submit questions about this topic which you’d like to ask Mr. Burnett to [email protected].
MLK DAY 2021
St. Bartholomew’s MLK Day Food Drive – Re-Imagined! Due to the pandemic, St. B’s will not be able to do a neighborhood food drive, as is our usual tradition on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. However, the pantry shelves at 40 West Assistance and Referral still need stocking. Support our hungry neighbors and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by giving a financial contribution to 40 West. Funds will be used to purchase food at bulk rate from the Maryland Food Bank. In return, you’ll be entered to win one of six raffle prizes! Please see the additional details on the insert and check out the raffle prizes! AND please share the flyers with others who might be interested in helping end food insecurity in West Baltimore.
Hope Harbor Fundraiser
Hope Harbor is having a virtual Bingo Fundraiser. Join Us!
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!
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 backpack and/or school supplies for children at Rainbow Camp and 40 West A&R (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
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.