Hunt’s is a church in mission.
- The next dates for casserole collection are Wednesday, July 5 and August 2.
- The 34th annual Baltimore County Christian Workcamp is July 16-21! This is a very worthwhile hands-on mission that helps people in our own community. Do you have a day or more you could give? If so, contact Steve Lippy.
- We will collect school supplies for kids in Baltimore through the second week in September. When you go to buy supplies for your kids or when you see sales in stores in late August, please pick up a few extra items. There will be a labeled bin in the coat room.
- The next Missions Committee meeting will be on Thursday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome!
Some recent accomplishments of the Hunt’s congregation in mission:
Support of ACTC (Assistance Center of Towson Churches) which provides food and services for those in need in our community. Ten bankers boxes of donations were received in May and June including:
- 6 boxes of pasta
- 5 jars of sauce
- 15 cans of tomatoes
- 17 cans of baked beans
- 5 boxes of cereal
- 17 cans of tuna
- 8 jars of peanut butter
- 6 jars of jelly
- 17 pasta meals
- 13 boxes of mac & cheese
- 3 boxes of potatoes
- 30 cans of vegetables
- 15 cans of meat and chili
- 20 cans of fruit
- 20 cans of soup
A record 24 casseroles in June. The casseroles go to Martha’s Place, the JACQUES Initiative at the University of Maryland Hospital, and Earl’s Place.
Food For Thought provided 177 weekend food backpacks, as well as $800 in Giant gift cards, to six homeless or food insecure middle school students during the 2016-2017 school year. FFT was also able to deliver 25 food backpacks to Halstead Academy (a county public school in Hillendale) and three bags of groceries to a family in need at Halstead Academy on the last Friday of the school year.
Below is a list of the missions projects supported by Hunt’s Church. We support projects with financial support, service hours, and materials. If anyone wants additional information about any of these missions or has thoughts on new ones, please contact Melissa Regan at melissa.regan2 *at* gmail.com.
Assistance Center of Towson Churches (ACTC) – Hunt’s supports this mission with monetary donations and donations of food, including Thanksgiving bags every November. Click here to see this mission in progress
Baltimore County Christian Workcamp – BCCW was patterned after Appalachia Service Projects with the local community in mind. BCCW is a “commuter’s work camp” where you can work as little as one half day, and you can sleep in your own bed at night! Hunt’s UMC has provided storage and meeting space and serves as home base for BCCW since 2003. Click here to see this mission in progress
Board of Child Care of the United Methodist Church, Inc. – Serves children and families in Maryland (main campus is in Baltimore County), West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Programs include residential care, foster care, early childhood education, therapeutic counseling, adoption services, and special education. Hunt’s offers financial support, provides cookies for the children (in February), and collects Box tops year round.
For more information on the Board of Child Care, please visit their website: http://www.boardofchildcare.org/
Camp Hope – Camp Hope is an Appalachia Service Project organized in 1977 by the pastor of Frostburg United Methodist Church and services the Frostburg area and neighboring communities from West Virginia to Pennsylvania. Hunt’s UMC has been sending a contingent of youth and adults to Camp Hope since the summer of 1991. Click here to see this mission in progress
Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) – Jeff Highfield is the Mission Team Leader at Virginia Tech, and he and his wife, Lisa, have been with Cru for 16 years. Jeff grew up as a member of Hunt’s Memorial United Methodist Church. Hunt’s Church, as well as individual congregation members, support Cru financially. Click here to see this mission in progress
Casserole Ministry – This mission delivers frozen, home-cooked casseroles to an HIV-AIDS outpatient treatment center, a charter elementary/middle school in an impoverished area of Baltimore, a women’s recovery transitional housing program, and a residence for men recovering from substance abuse. Click here to see this mission in progress
Children We Sponsor Abroad – Hunt’s Church sponsors two children through the Child Fund International organization – one each from The Philippines and India – and three children through the Unbound organization – one each from Peru, Honduras, and Guatemala. Click here for more information including addresses.
Christmas Present Project – The Hunt’s Middle High youth group coordinates the collection and delivery of shoeboxes filled with gifts to every child at several elementary schools in impoverished areas of Baltimore City.
Earl’s Place – Earl’s Place is a transitional housing program providing support to 17 men at a time who are recovering from substance abuse and homelessness. Hunt’s members support this program in several ways. Some of the casseroles from the Casserole Ministry are taken here each month, Hunt’s members contribute subs during the Senior High February sub sale each year and donate homemade cookies to be enjoyed by runners after participation in the January 1 5K Resolution Run, an Earl’s Place fundraiser. Hunt’s members have also collected twin sheet sets and other needed items for Earl’s Place.
For more information, please visit their website: http://www.earlsplace.org
Food For Thought – We provide weekend food to five food-insecure students at Dumbarton Middle School during the school year. Helpers are needed to purchase specific food items and to help pack the bags of food. Interested? Please contact Merle Bayne, Marcia Conlin, or Ann Gallant.
Global Missionary – Hunt’s Church sponsors Alina Saucedo, a UM missionary working with women in Nicaragua. She works with a mission called Women and Community which has helped launch many programs including a Women’s Clinic, a program to prevent violence and provide psychological/legal counsel for survivors of violence, a Youth Scholarship Program, a Youth Leadership Development program, Women’s Economic Development, and a loan fund, and also work with pregnant teens to avoid more pregnancies.
For more information, please visit the website: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/Saucedo-Alina
Manna House – Hunt’s members help serve a meal to the homeless at Manna House in Baltimore City several times a year. Click here to see this mission in progress. For more information, please visit their website: http://www.mannahouseinc.org
Mondawmin Community – Hunt’s Church has provided and coordinated the donation of sports equipment for youth in the Mondawmin community and have volunteered at events held for the children at the William S. Baer School, a Baltimore City public school which serves children with multiple disabilities. Click here to see this mission in progress
United Methodist Committee on Relief – As there is need, Hunt’s provides financial assistance to UMCOR’s special relief efforts to alleviate human suffering arising out of such disasters as hurricanes and earthquakes. For more information on UMCOR, please visit their website: http://www.umcor.org/
The Wesley Home – Hunt’s financially assists with the costs for twosenior citizens who live at this facility, now named Springwell, on West Rogers Avenue in Baltimore City.
Hunt’s Church Missions Committee
The Missions Committee is open to everyone and generally meets quarterly with notices on the church calendar and in the weekly bulletin. Please contact Melissa Regan at melissa.regan2 *at* gmail.com for additional information.