Loch Raven United Methodist
Saturday, November 27, 2021
An open, dynamic and multicultural community of faith


The Outreach Committee will be collecting donations for our annual backpack give-away. The filled bags will be handed out on a 1st come, first served basis on Saturday, July 17th from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM on the church parking lot. Light refreshments will be served.

If you are able to volunteer by putting out flyers, making or serving refreshments or filling backpacks, please contact Rebecca M. She is in the church directory.
This is an important annual event for our community. Please support it as you are able. Donations may be put in the offering plate or through Vanco (link on home page).


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

Outreach Programs

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:

Assistance Center of Towson Churches
Provides food, financial aid, and education for the needy in the community

Al Anon
family members of alcoholics meet weekly for support

Scouting programs
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.

Halstead Academy
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.