Harlem Avenue/Rosemont Community Interfaith Coalition has grown out of the relationships we have built in the Harlem Avenue (Poplar Grove and Edmondson) area. An outdoor summer camp brings children of multiple ethnic backgrounds together for song, prayer, faith stories and fun. Ongoing events through the year include community movie nights, field trips, and a new reading group for younger elementary students.
40 West Assistance and Referral Center is our local food pantry and emergency assistance agency which assists with utilities and rent for people living in 21229 and 21207. We collect food to stock the shelves and support 40 West financially each year.
The Centsability offering is collected by our children the first Sunday of each month during worship. We set aside 5 cents for every meal we eat and share it with those who are hungry in our community (supports local food pantries, soup kitchens, feeding programs).
My Brother’s Keeper is our local soup kitchen plus a social service agency which helps neighbors find jobs, provides a delicious meal at mid day and more. We send cooked food items or extra fruit, vegetables, milk and meats to be used for lunch.
Thomas Jefferson Elementary/Middle School sits directly behind our church! We collect school supplies for students, have supported the uniform fund for students in need, and have opportunities to volunteer as tutors, readers, or classroom helpers.
RELUFA.ORG has a mission to combat systemic problems in Cameroon, that generate and perpetuate poverty, hunger, and economic, social and environmental injustices. The activities include advocating for the rights of vulnerable groups, including internally displaced people affected by conflicts and indigenous peoples (Baka and Bagyeli “pygmies”). The network also advocates for the recognition and protection of customary land ownership by the state and food security for communities.
Our service opportunities are organized and supported by the HRPC Justice and Peace team. For more information about how to get involved with this or any of the other ministries at Hunting Ridge, email the church office.