What Do We Do?
an excellent chance to serve on a mission right here
at home. We are
responsible for providing the men & women a daily hot
breakfast, a bag lunch, hot dinners, snacks, showers,
and a safe, warm place in a loving, Christ-centered
environment to spend the cold winter nights.
The men and
women are picked up at the Intake Center in Glen
Burnie which screens the men and women for any
behavior issues. The Intake Center also may administer
alcohol and/or drug tests in addition to police
background checks before allowing them into the Winter
Relief Shelter Program.
transport our guests from the Glen Burnie Intake
Center to The Gathering Place each day, arriving at
the church between 5:15pm and 6:00pm. Dinner is served
between 6:00pm and 6:15pm. After dinner, it's free
time until 10:00pm. Free time includes the
above-mentioned ministries, plus activities such as
watching DVDs/videos; and playing checkers, chess,
cards, and other games.
out at 10:00pm. Breakfast is served at 6:30am, and we
then transport our guests back to the Intake Center in
Glen Burnie between 7:00am and 7:30am.
are always needed and will have opportunities in the
following ministry areas:
fellowship by talking and visiting with our guests
leading a Bible Study
preparing, cooking &
serving as night
providing entertainment &
education as might be required
daily clean-up of the
kitchen and hall
and setting up and
breaking down the shelter at the beginning and end
of the week.
In all of these ministry areas we
are personally demonstrating Christ's' love to the
homeless and our love of Christ. Please pray and
consider how God could use you and your talents in
this special opportunity to love your Lord by loving