Christ calls on us to love our neighbors as ourselves. Through our Mission and Community Outreach Council, Second Presbyterian offers members of our congregation many opportunities to personally connect Christ and community through hands-on mission projects locally and occasionally internationally to address needs in the area of hunger, homelessness, healthcare, unemployment, education, disaster relief and more.
During the COVID-19 pandemic we are supporting organizations that provide vital assistance to the most vulnerable people in Baltimore. Please help if you are able.
MLK Day of Service
Monday, January 18, 2021
For 8 years the Churches of Charles engage in a day of service in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and this year is no different. We may not be able to gather for volunteer activities around the city as we have done in previous years, but there is still much we can do to bless our neighbors, our communities, and our city!
Download the MLK Day Flyer to see how you can get involved.
Casseroles, SANDWICHES & Non-Perishable for Hungry Baltimoreans
Manna House is feeding over 800 individuals each week. Second’s Mission Council thanks the many members of the congregation who have contributed thousands of sandwiches and hundreds of casseroles for Manna House, as well as non-perishable foods for CARES Food Pantry. We are continuing this much-needed feeding mission twice monthly on Fridays throughout the pandemic.
Drop-off Fridays (2nd & 3rd Friday of the month), 12 PM – 2 PM , outside by Charlcote Road entrance
Deliver bagged PB&J sandwiches or frozen casseroles to the church (colonnade on Charlcote Road side) Visit the sign-up page for specific dates for either casseroles or sandwiches.
For casseroles, you are welcome to use the recipe available on through the sign up link, make your favorite dinner casserole, or donate a store-bought family-sized casserole (lasagna, macaroni and cheese etc.).
We ask that whatever casserole you make: YOU and EVERYONE in your HOUSEHOLD be/feel HEALTHY
- You bring it in a disposable 13×9 pan
- It is covered with aluminum foil
- It arrives fully frozen
- The type of casserole is labeled on it.
- You bring it to Second Presbyterian Church. (4201 Charlcote Rd. Baltimore, MD 21218) on Friday, May 8th between 12 pm-2 pm
Non-Perishable Food for CARES Food Pantry and Guilford Elementary/Middle School
Non-perishable food can be delivered to the church office on Mission Fridays or left outside the office door any time (under the colonnade). We will deliver food donates to the GEDCO CARES food pantry in Govans and the Guilford Elementary/Middle School.
Church office address: The former manse (pastors’ home) at 4201 Charlcote Road, Baltimore, MD 21218. Entrance on the left side of the building through the white colonnade.
Volunteer at Manna House
Manna House has been providing meals for 53 years. Through donations from grocers, churches, and community-based organizations, Manna House is able to continue its breakfast program to community members and have added home-bound residents of The Brentwood. Each weekday, Manna House serves 200 grab and go meals.
This is where we need your help. Manna House cannot serve the community alone. We need your help. Volunteers are needed Monday-Friday, 8 AM-10 AM, to help with their breakfast distribution. Manna House is located at 435 E 25th St, Baltimore, MD 21218. There is plenty of available parking, including a parking lot, available. (Only volunteer if you and everyone in your family is healthy, and you do not have underlying health conditions.)
Donate Food or Volunteer for GEDCO CARES Food Pantry
Donate food to GEDCO CARES
• Baked Beans
• Canned Vegetables
• Hearty Soup (not tomato)
• Pasta & Pasta Sauce
• Macaroni & Cheese
• Baby Supplies (diapers, wipes, etc.)
You may drop off food donations at the church office door (4201 Charlcote Road) on Fridays from 12 pm – 2 pm. CARES accepts donations on Mondays & Thursdays from 9 AM – 11 AM & Saturday mornings from 10 AM – 12 PM behind St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church at 5502 York Road.
Volunteers Needed at CARES
CARES still needs volunteers–generally on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 AM – 12 PM (one hour slots available)— to help pack and distribute bags of food for clients and families. Volunteers should be in good health and have no underlying health issues. GEDCO has put safety precautions in place.
Dates currently available through May 8th, and are being added in two week chunks. No prior experience of volunteering with GEDCO is required.
Make Reusable T-Shirt Bags
Making t-shirt bags for reusable grocery bags is a simple project for kids and adults alike to keep busy and help with our CARES mission food collection. Here are YouTube instructions to complete the bags.
Drop off t-shirt bags in the plastic bin by the church office door at 4201 Charlcote Road.
Donate reusable bags
With the great demand for food, CARES needs more reusable bags. Bags can be ordered from Amazon.
Ship the bags to your home and deliver them to the church any Friday between 12 PM or 2 PM, or ship them directly to the church. The church office manse address is better for deliveries:
Second Presbyterian Church
4201 Charlcote Road
Baltimore, MD 21218
Organizations We Support
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Baltimore Youth Alliance (BYA)
Board of Lady Managers
Episcopal Community Services of Maryland (The Ark Preschool)
Glenwood Life Counseling Center
Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation (GEDCO)
Guilford Elementary/Middle School
Habitat for Humanity
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Helping Up Mission
The Peace Study Center (Peace Camp)
Strong City Baltimore
Walter P. Carter Elementary/Middle School
Woodbourne-McCabe Neighborhood Association
Women for Afghan Women