Full hearts and soggy sneaks! Read a recap of City Church’s involvement in the Back on My Feet Sneaks Come Out at Night race.
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Read the final update from our El Salvador Team.
Catch up on what our El Salvador team has been up to the past few days.
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About the Christian Community Center
The Christian Community Center is a non-profit ministry in West Baltimore focused on reaching inner-city children with the gospel. Open from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays for all school-aged children, this relational ministry provides after-school bible studies among other activities. Believing that the most important thing the children need in their lives is God, they teach the bible every single day, guiding them to center their lives on Jesus as their Savior. Their reach also spreads to a ladies' ministry three times a week and a weekly men's bible study.
Love spending time with children? Then drop by the Christian Community Center during their open hours! Whether it's playing games, shooting hoops, participating in crafts, helping with homework, teaching music, or helping share the gospel, the kids will love spending time with you during this after-school ministry.
Interested? Email Kelsey at email@example.com.
- Ladies' Bible Study – Volunteer Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for a women's bible study, then help serve either a snack or lunch to follow.
- Men's Bible Study – Volunteer for this weekly Monday bible study geared towards men in this community.
- Used Clothing and Toy Store – Donate your used items to their store open every Monday!
We all have heard the names Harvey and Irma at this point. These two storms have certainly made names for themselves: both incredibly destructive, taking lives and disrupting many. Want to help? Assemble Flood Buckets & Hygiene Kits with us to send to Mission to North America's (MNA) Disaster Response Warehouse. MNA's Disaster Response Warehouse provides disaster relief by partnering with the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) to gather crucial resources for communities affected by these catastrophic events.
CITY CHURCH has run for Back on My Feet (BOMF), but are you interested in lacing up weekly and running with Back on My Feet? City Church is helping BOMF get their new team started in the Penn North/Sandtown-Winchester neighborhoods, a Baltimore community that has experienced unbelievable unemployment rates (21% vs. 4.3% national average), poverty (30.9% vs. 14.5% national average), homelessness (1/3 of homes are vacant), and incarceration (3,074 per 100,000 persons vs. 455 national average). Team up with other CITY CHURCH members as we run (or walk) with BOMF members of this running-based model that aims to restore member's confidence, strength, and self-esteem to better equip them to tackle the road ahead and move toward jobs, homes, and new lives.
"When You Don't Feel It" by guest writer, Michelle Junot.
We are all aware of Baltimore City's many areas of needs. Fortunately, there are a lot of organizations seeking to meet these needs, but hands are required to help their missions come to fruition. So why not help out the existing organizations instead of starting one more?
Araminta Freedom Initiative seeks to awaken, equip and mobilize the Church and our community to end Human Trafficking in the Baltimore area. They engage in the prevention of the sexual exploitation of minors, the systemic economic deterrence of the business of human trafficking, intervention and rescue of those held against their will and provision of aftercare initiatives that provide healing and wholeness to victims.
YoungLives Baltimore is a community outreach that comes alongside teen parents and their children in order to help meet their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. They are in need of drivers for their monthly outreach events. They are also in need of people who are interested in becoming leaders and mentors.
Teens in Baltimore face unique challenges, complicated by the fact that an overwhelming majority of them are growing up without fathers in their homes. Young Life in Baltimore City approaches ministry with a unique strategy to effectively minister to these young people. During the fall, Baltimore City Young Life hosts a couple of events per week with students. They want to provide snacks at both events so that kids can always leave with a full stomach.
PLAN is looking for tutors to be assigned to a student and to meet with him/her once a week. Meetings occur at a local church and involve games, devotionals and then one on one homework assistance. Tutors also work through an online tutoring program with their assigned student. No teaching or subject area expertise needed as curriculum is self explanatory and provided.
The 29th Street Community Center has hired a group of youth workers to volunteer over the summer, many of them working their first job. They are in need of guidance. Particularly, a group of students are working to put together a Youth Edition of the Harwood Voice newsletter. There are a couple of volunteers that help out occasionally, but more coverage is needed. They need someone to sit with them, make sure they’re on task and assist them with the process of writing an article (i.e. research, editing, design, layout).
The 29th Street Community Center is looking for interested volunteers to be trained to assist with and lead an early childhood program called Mother Goose on the Loose. The 29th Street Community Center staff would provide the scheduling and organizational side of things, but they are looking for volunteers who are interested in stepping into a higher responsibility volunteer position on a weekly basis.
FOCUS has been in Baltimore for over 35 years, providing independent school students a way to address important questions about life with mentors and peers. FOCUS sponsors activities and events for independent school students in the area with the intention of sharing the Gospel in a way that is relevant and exciting. Staff and volunteers also meet regularly with students on their campuses.
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a sports ministry with the vision of "seeing the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.” The FCA Lacrosse ministry focuses specifically on those in the lacrosse community through teams, camps, clinics and discipleship. Through these mediums, FCA Lacrosse seeks to build relationships with coaches, athletes and families while leading them in to a relationship with Jesus Christ.