Saint Vincent de Paul Ministries
My Brother's Pantry
My Brother's Pantry relies solely on donations and is powered by an extensive network of dedicated volunteers from 10 area churches and a synagogue. This committee’s mission is to provide well-balanced, non-perishable food every month to the less fortunate on the Broadneck Peninsula. Volunteers are needed to take the donated food from the crib in the Narthex to the pantry shed located at College Parkway Baptist Church - 301 College Parkway, check the expiration dates and shelve it in the designated place inside the pantry. Each church is responsible one month a year to be in charge of running the pantry by taking phone calls from clients, picking up food from the Anne Arundel County Food Bank and Grauls to stock the pantry. We need volunteers the 3rd Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of that month to assist the clients in the pantry. If you would like to serve and personally witness a sense of community responsibility and civic pride, please call the parish office 410-974-4366 to contact Linda and Tim Rzepkowski or email email@example.com.
Light House Shelter
Volunteers prepare, deliver, and / or serve dinner to the residents of the Light House Shelter in Annapolis on the 1st Thursday of every month. Donations may be dropped off in the parish center anytime on Wednesday or by 2:30 pm on the 1st Thursday. To learn more about participating in this ministry, contact the parish office at 410-974-4366.
Volunteers assist the Chaplain at the Jennifer Road Detention Center. They help prepare student inmates to pass the GED test and receive their high school equivalency diploma. They also grade a series of Bible Study tests completed by inmates at the facility. We donate stamped Christmas cards each year for approximately 400 inmates of Anne Arundel County’s detention centers to send to their families. If you would be interested in participating in this ministry, contact the parish office at 410-974-4366.
Our Conference was established at St. Andrew by the Bay in February of 1998. Over time, the Conference has grown not only in size, but spirit and function. Our continued growth allows us to more fully develop as a “joyful sign of God’s reign”. Currently, our members assist individuals in crisis by providing food, utility assistance, rent, referrals and other items of necessity to help them through a difficult time. As a group, we are involved in prison ministry, providing meals at the Lighthouse Shelter, and providing food through My Brother’s Pantry. Support is also provided to help send local students to summer camp.
Volunteers are at the heart of the Society’s work and as a group meet on the second Wednesday every other month at 7:00 p.m. in the Adult Learning Center.( We don’t meet June- August) Attendance at meetings is not required. Opportunities to bear witness to your faith are many and varied within our Conference and there is no age requirement. We urge you to come join us as we work together in Christ!
The St. Vincent de Paul Society is always looking for new volunteers to assist us with our program of providing emergency assistance to those in need on the Broadneck Peninsula. When you join us, you will be paired with experienced SVDP members to learn the process. In addition, a Ministry Operations Manual is available that provides guidance on how we operate and how we interface with our clients. The work entails a single one hour session per month. Our work with clients is kept completely CONFIDENTIAL. We assist clients in the Parish Conference Room on Mondays, 2:30 - 3:30 pm; and on Thursdays, 2:30 - 3:30. A schedule is sent out each Sunday for volunteers to sign up. For more information contact Linda Rzepkowski at firstname.lastname@example.org.