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In the Community

There are many ways in which Pathways members and friends serve in our local community. If you are interested in finding out more about any of these opportunitues, please contact Pastor Clark at crobinson@PathwaysBC.org

 

ABW
We support American Baptist Women’s Ministries - a community of mission-minded women who initiate and support local and international mission projects. Ongoing project include organizing Health Kits through the Church World Service, White Cross projects through DCBC Women, providing school supplies for local elementary schools, and "Baby Bottles for Change" which benefits the Shady Grove Pregnancy Center.

Gaithersburg HELP
We partner with this organization of local religious and community groups to promote the collection of nonperishable food to meet the needs of our local community. Some financial help is provided and volunteers are coordinated to drive clients to various appointments as well as work in the food pantry. The Souper Bowl of Caring held on the 1st Sunday of February each year brings in needed canned goods and non-perishable food items that will help fight hunger in our local community.

Mid-County United Ministries
We partner with this organization which helps people in crisis in the Wheaton, Kensington, and Aspen Hill, Maryland communities with food, medicine, eviction prevention and utilities.

Carpenter’s Crew
We seek out opportunities to assist local homeowners or communities to repair or build their homes through Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Montgomery, Restore DC, or from local requests.

Emergency Response
We partner with various national organizations by sending funds and teams to assist after natural disasters. Past projects have included partnering with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship to rebuild a community center in Homestead, Florida after Hurricane Andrew; sending teams with Habitat for Humanity to rebuild in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and with the DCBC to rebuild in New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy.

Homeless Support
We seek to promote activities that benefit the homeless in our local community through the Gaithersburg Wells Robertson House and other local services.

Good News Jail and Prison Ministry
We provide support to the local Detention Center Chaplain and encourage volunteer participation for Bible classes and services for inmates.

Micah 6:8
We provide practical assistance for those in our local community who are in need of household cleaning and repairs, moving household items, or other physical labor.

Builders for Christ
We help churches build their buildings by providing and coordinating volunteer labor. Building teams consist of volunteers from all walks of life, including contractors, public servants, computer professionals, students, retired people, nurses, truck drivers, and more.

National Center for Children Families
We partner with this local organization through fund-raisers and other venues to assist them in creating total, healthy living environments for vulnerable children, youth and families.

City Gate Ministry
We partner with this local organization which serves many underprivileged children in Washington, DC and surrounding communities throughout the year. They provide 20,000 meals annually for roughly 300 children who participate in daily after-school and summer programs at 10-12 different program sites. During the summer, City Gate offers day camps to children to give them a chance to improve math and reading skills as well as explore their world through hands-on learning and field trips, all the while serving them three nutritious meals each day.