SERVE thru Woods

Back to School Drive - School supplies and backpacks are collected in August for over 150 needy students at Annapolis Elementary so they are prepared and ready to learn the first day of school. Volunteer opportunities also exist to help tutor and mentor students throughout the year. Contact Lindsey Hemelstrand.

Christmas Outreach Project - Christmas gifts and dinner baskets are provided by Woods for children and their families that are referred to us through SPAN. Contact Lindsey Hemelstrand for more information. In addition, gift baskets are provided for individuals who are elderly or disabled and living in Pinewood Village, a subsidized housing neighborhood. Contact Elizabeth Baril for more information. 

Peace and Justice – This is a group that is passionate about supporting the Presbyterian commitment to activelyPeace and Justice Logo promote compassion, peace and justice in their communities and beyond through educating their congregation on issues that call for a Christian response and are supported by the PC(USA). They are currently focusing on environmental issues as an Earth Care Congregation and on Middle East peace (emphasis on Palestine & Israel), as well as human trafficking issues. Please contact Joan Tiernan, Chair, if you are interested. Meetings are held the first Monday of each month and all are welcome to attend.

SOUPER Bowl Weekend – Youth participate in this national hunger relief effort, which uses the energy surrounding Super Bowl Sunday to engage youth in tackling hunger. Youth volunteers participate in a build project on Saturday and on Sunday, they organize a food drive collection and a special offering to donate to a local hunger relief organization, SPAN. Contact Scott Wiley or Lindsey Hemelstrand at 410-647-2550 to get involved. 

Serving People Across Neighborhoods (SPAN) - We are a member church of SPAN which offers help for those needing food or emergency financial assistance. Drop off food anytime in the Food Barrels in Fellowship Hall. Each Monday food is picked up and delivered to SPAN. Contact Lindsey Hemelstrand, Director of Missions and Communications for more information.

Winter Relief Emergency Shelter is an emergency shelter coordinated through Arundel House of Hope and more than 50 partner churches that take turns providing safe, warm, emergency shelter and hot meals for homeless men and women in Anne Arundel County during the winter months. Woods Church will provide meals, transportation, a warm place to sleep as well as fellowship for 65 individuals who are experiencing homelessness. Contact Scott Wiley or Lindsey Hemelstrand for more information about volunteering.