Find a Place to Serve

We believe God calls each one of us to help people encounter him right where they are. Whether on your own street or a street across the world, our aim is to show our love for God and people through service and mission. There are a ton of ways to get involved, so let’s roll up our sleeves and get to it!

Find a Place to Serve

Lighthouse Shelter Dinners

EP has committed to providing dinner to 50 guests at the Lighthouse Homeless Shelter on the 4th Saturday of each month. Our next available dates are 4/25, 5/23, 6/27, and 7/25. If your Renew Group, Sunday School class, or family are interested in preparing and serving dinner on one of these Saturdays’ from 6-7 pm please contact Gayle by email. Easy recipes for 50 are available.

Food Backpack Buddies

EP has committed monthly to provide bags of food for 40 students at Hillsmere Elementary on the 2nd friday of each month to take home for the weekend. The items include easy mac n’ cheese, cans of soup, peanut butter or cheese crackers, cereal, oatmeal, fruit cup/raisins, horizon milk, juice box, and pudding cup  in single snack size serving, and granola bar. Groups can either put them in individual bags or provide bulk items by the Sunday before the 2nd friday ( ie 4/5, 5/4, 6/7). Please email Laurie Nelson for more information or to answer any questions.

It has been rewarding to be able to come alongside the students to encourage and challenge them to persevere in their learning and social skills and celebrate improvements. They are a sweet group of children who appreciate and respond to the attention of anyone willing to invest some time in their lives. It is heartwarming to hear them call out from across the parking lot, “Hi, Miss Nancy!” when I arrive each day.

Nancy DeibertHomework Haven Volunteer

There are so many advantages in Annapolis, but at the same time there is a lot of poverty and homelessness. I have been blessed and the Lord has touched my heart to minister to those in need. Light House Shelter, Winter Relief, and other organizations have programs and activities with opportunities to serve, and in serving others my blessings have multiplied!

Gayle BlizzardLight House Shelter Volunteer

I have volunteered at every Giveaway, and we now have more than 50 volunteers from at least 10 churches. I like watching the volunteers find jobs they enjoy and working together with them to make each Giveaway successful. We all enjoy getting to know the visitors and hearing their stories.

Linda HanniganGreat Giveaway Coordinator

Operation Christmas Child is a gospel-centered ministry that has a profound influence on every participant. The excitement is contagious as we work together, adults and children, to create good quality items to fill the boxes, pack them together, and serve as overseas missionaries right here in Annapolis. The greatest blessing to my life has been to partner with others who have this same passion for bringing the gospel to children all over the world.

Rhonda HarriesOperation Christmas Child Volunteer

As God continues to reveal his faithful love and kindness towards me, I see being a greeter as a privilege and delight as I serve him. My prayer is that, through this ministry, others would experience the joy that comes from knowing and serving Christ, as we live our lives on mission for sharing his gospel.

Joy WrightSunday Greeter

Serving at EP Church

Let’s roll up our sleeves together and serve. Complete the form to share your interests and what you’re thinking.

Laurie Nelson

Outreach Coordinator

Laurie Nelson loves helping people feel loved and welcome, whether on a Sunday morning or in the community. On staff at EP since 2008, she directs EP’s outreach efforts and can’t wait to help connect people to areas of service that they are passionate about. The best part about her job is that it doesn’t feel like a job; each day is different and she loves serving alongside others. She has three children and one grandson, and she loves being a Grammy!

Phone: 410-266-8091, ext. 103