Below is a photo of the Habitat for Humanity house we helped renovate in 2012.
- On October 22, 2011, ten volunteers from LRUMC volunteered at one of the Habitat for Humanity ReStore locations. "The ReStore accomplishes its mission by accepting donated building materials, appliances, furniture, cabinets, and more and reselling them to the general public. 100% of the profits from the ReStore support Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake. In 2009 our combined ReStore locations diverted over 1,000,000 pounds of material from the waste stream."
For more information on the ReStore please visit their website
Here are pictures of our team from October 2011.
Our October volunteers
Scott and James taking a well-deserved break (or not!)
Erin and Megan on broom detail. Pastor Cliff and Maria on mop detail.
Serve one another in love. The entire law is summed up in a single command:
"Love your neighbor as yourself." --Galatians 5:13b-14
Going Green: Steps you can take to help!
* Rein in Energy Use - turn off lights, televisions, and other media when not in use
* Recycle - According to Oberlin College research, if each of us were to recycle just
1 out of 10 plastic bottles, we'd keep 200 million pounds of plactic out of our landfills!
* Think Green outside - keep pesticides and herbicides from local waterways to prevent
harm to local wildlife and to not pollute our groundwater - how?
- cut grass longer, leave clippings on lawn as natural fertilizer or use organic compost
* Buy Local Foods - buy locally grown foods such as fruits and vegetables
- supporting your local market help reduce both fuel consumption and greenhouse gas
- Challenge yourself to find local dairy products, meat, and more!
Locally supported organizations, associations, and other community groups:
family members of alcoholics meet weekly for support
provide space for boy scouts, girl scouts, cub scouts and brownies to meet weekly.
Celebrates the children's ministry in worship twice a year.
Glendale-Glenmont Community Association
provides space and support for the program
Parish Nurse Program
provides wellness programs throughout the year for members and the community.
meets weekday morning and evenings and Saturday morning in the building
Community Assistance Network, Inc.
provides childcare for low-income community residents.
Loch Raven UMC has formed a partnership with the acadmey to help meet the needs of the children enrolled.
Loch Raven UMC has participated in this activity for the past several years helping to rebuild many homes for Baltimore City residents.