Sunday 10:30 am
Nursery: Infant to 2 years old
Immediately following worship service
September to June
Adult Sunday School
Sunday 9:00 am
Children's Sunday School
Sunday 10:45 am
(except Communion Sundays & Special Events)
Scriptures for Missions
…and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and in Samaria and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Acts 1:8
In all this I have given you an example that by such work we must support the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus for he himself said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35
Supporting our Missionaries from Malawi, Jim and Jodi McGill
For many years, Harundale Church has sent a portion of the Missions budget through the Presbytery to support the Jim and Jodi McGill Family, PCUSA missionaries serving in Malawi.
Alongside is a photo of the whole family that Jodi recently sent to us. From left to right and top to bottom are: Jason & Jim; Joseph, Salome & Jodi; Selina, John & Michael.
Jodi writes, “…please pass on our gratitude for the support of the church. I am not just using church rhetoric when I tell you we are honestly humbled that the congregation allows us to be their hands of service in Malawi. We know that there are many ways the church could use its resources and we are grateful that you support us.”
Jim showed us how he is helping to build sustainable, clean water wells which many times replace open, unclean watering holes. He is also involved in improving sanitation which helps reduce illnesses due to water-borne diseases. Jodi works as an instructor in clinical nursing and physics. Jim works with The Synod of Livingstonia, Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP), which has a goal of making safe water available to everyone – even those in the most remote areas of Malawi. They have long term goals to continue to improve the water and sanitation situation and they believe those goals are attainable. We saw pictures of Jim and Jodi’s family as well. We were encouraged to see the good work that is being done through this dedicated family and yet there is still much to be done. Jim invited us to think about a trip to see them in Malawi.
Keep up with the McGill family and sign up for their updates at the PC(USA) Mission Connections page.
Guatemala Partnership Mission Trip
Members of Harundale Presbyterian Church often participate in the Baltimore Presbytery's annual partnership mission trip to Guatemala.
Since the Peace Accords of 1996, Guatemala claims to offer free public education to all children. But the reality for many Mayan children is that rural schools are inadequate or inaccessible due to “fees” (not “tuition”) demanded for inscription, school uniforms, and school books and supplies. The Kaqchikel Presbytery asked our Baltimore churches to sponsor equal numbers of girls and boys (chosen by village counsels & a Presbyterian Scholarship Board) to attend school.
If participating in this mission trip is of interest, contact a member of the Mission Committee.
Hands-On Opportunities for YOU!
HPC mission efforts include “hands-on” participation. Where do you fit in? Some of our programs are listed below. For more information or help discerning how you can serve, contact the church or our Mission Committee.
The Arundel House of Hope (AHOH) is a non-profit ecumenical organization that provides emergency, transitional, and permanent affordable housing for the poor and those experiencing homelessness in Anne Arundel County. Additionally, their Homeless Day Center on Crain highway hosts a medical clinic, addiction support groups, job training and counseling programs. They are committed to provide all other support services in a professional, dignified, supportive, and respectful manner.
HPC Partners with the AHOH Winter Shelter every year to keep those experiencing homelessness in the Baltimore/Annapolis corridor from freezing to death during the Winter months and to show them the Divine’s love in simple practical ways during our time together.
Habitat seeks to put God’s love into action bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope with a vision for a world in which everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work.
Teams from HPC have assisted with building two homes on Clay St. in Annapolis, and look forward to continuing opportunities for service this year.
Happy Helpers have served the needy of Glen Burnie and Baltimore City for over 20 years. They are an all-volunteer organization. Each weekend, they engage young people, their parents, and organizations in preparing food and goods for the needy. They bring love and necessities directly to homeless and poverty-stricken men, women, and children every Saturday and Sunday no matter the weather and including holidays. They also hold many themed parties for those whom we serve annually.
Every Saturday and Sunday at noon you will see this group serving the homeless a bag lunch either in the parking lot or in front of our church. In December, the Happy Helpers uses HPC’s Fellowship Hall for their Christmas party. Previously, several HPC groups have helped with packing lunches for this ministry.
The Center’s goal is to inspire churches to engage in their neighborhoods and to find those places in their local communities where compassion meets justice, and get involved. The Center hosts church groups of all ages for mission experiences that allow participants to engage in hands-on service, while also taking time to reflect theologically and learn about the intersection between compassion, justice, and faith. HPC regularly hosts local and out of state groups for The Center; they serve with our lunch program and learn about the homeless community in Glen Burnie.
Founded in 1986, the Anne Arundel County Food Bank (AACFB) was established to collect, purchase, and distribute food to not-for-profit, human service organizations in Anne Arundel County. AACFB is the only free multipurpose agency in Maryland that provides food, nutritional supplements, medical equipment, furniture, vehicles, appliances and more free of charge. To ensure all areas of Anne Arundel County are covered, especially those in low income communities, the food bank offers services free of charge.
At HPC, we utilize the resources of the Food Bank for our Feeding the Hungry ministries, from Free Lunch to stocking our pantry shelves. Through the Food Bank, we are also connected to FoodLink, who sponsors our quarterly Produce Drops. Many of the clients in our feeding programs are experiencing homelessness, or are living on the brink of losing their homes.
Harundale Presbyterian Church
1020 East Way
Glen Burnie, MD 21060