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THROUGH YOUR weekly gifts
gpc provides financial support to:

9

global

missionaries

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12

LOCAL

community

service projects

In addition, GPC provides volunteer and in-kind support to local community groups throughout the year.

GPC always welcomes new participants for all of our projects, which are designed to take the vitality of our faith out into the community.

Come Serve With Us! 

SETUP APARTMENTS FOR REFUGEES

Cook SOUPS for hungry neighbors

make casseroles for seniors

AND MORE

A recent joint effort was a cleaning supplies drive to help with apartment setups for newly arriving refugee families.

One ongoing project is KindSoups, where we come together in our own kitchens via Zoom to have fun and create an online community of folks providing healthful meals. We cook delicious, hearty soups and stews. Check here for the recipe to be made each week. We cook enough to feed our own families PLUS to pack up in containers to freeze and deliver to one of the local food assistance providers, so that those whom they serve can have some delicious and nutritious meals in their freezers. Easy-to-follow directions are provided. 

Partnering with local nonprofit KindWorks to meet pressing community needs

KINDWORKS

GPC volunteers are always welcome to sign up for any KindWorks projects.

Hot dinners are provided Monday through Friday at Epworth United Methodist Church (the church just south of GPC on Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg). The GPC team serves on the third Tuesday of the month. 

If you enjoy cooking for a crowd, contact Francie Whitlock (through the church office).

Preparing and serving hot dinners 

The Lord’s Table

We are happy to welcome new cooks. There is one teeny catch, however . . . the team leaves GPC for D.C. at 5:00 a.m. to serve a hot breakfast to hundreds of hungry souls.

For more information about how to join the GPC SOME Crew, contact Steve Olin (through the church office).

Serving up French toast and more
on the first Tuesday of every month 

SOME
(So Others Might Eat)

Gaithersburg HELP always needs volunteers

Lending support to the local food pantry in a variety of ways

Gaithersburg HELP is a food pantry that has served the Gaithersburg community since 1968, providing short-term, emergency assistance to more than 3,500 families in need.

The organization offers 3-day emergency food supplies, based on family size; supplies for infants; help with prescriptions; transportation to medical appointments or to obtain services; and other support and referrals. GPC provides financial support to Gaithersburg HELP, as well as donations of food and supplies.



to assist with telephone screening, providing transportation for clients, performing administrative tasks, or serving in the food pantry. A list of current volunteer opportunities, along with a link to the volunteer application, can be found by clicking on the button below. 

Gaithersburg HELP

Winter coat drive

school supplies drive

SUMMER READING BOOK DONATION

AND MORE

GPC has supported the teachers, students, and families of Summit Hall Elementary School in a myriad of ways for more than 10 years. We look forward to this year’s annual Christmastime Winter Coat Drive. Last year, the drive provided more than 140 winter coats, as well as other warm accessories, for students in need.

In September, we organized a successful Back-to-School Supplies Drive for the 2022–2023 school year.

Our Lenten monetary donations collected in the spring of 2022 provided a new book for each of the students at the school, distributed just in time for summer reading. We continue to work closely with the school’s Linkages to Learning director to assess how we can best help the families. 

Supporting students and teachers in many ways

COMMUNITY
        SCHOOLS

Watch this space and GPC emails for details about our next partnership opportunity!

For more information, contact Marilyn Morrison (through the church office).

GPC’s Prison Ministry is a group of volunteers affiliated with the St. James’ Prison Ministry—a consortium of local churches serving Montgomery County’s inmate population and their families at three correctional facilities: the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Boyds, the Montgomery County Detention Center in Rockville, and the Pre-Release and Re-Entry Services Center (also in Rockville). Volunteers are involved in a wide variety of activities, including meeting and praying with inmates, collecting and distributing religious literature and greeting cards, mentoring and participating in job partnership programs, and providing other services as needed. 

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, volunteers are not permitted to provide in-person services at the correctional facilities. We are hoping to resume our work in 2023. 

To volunteer with the Prison Ministry, contact the church office.

Connecting with inmates

PRISON MINISTRY

RTMC offers low-income homeowners home repairs at no cost to the recipient. A GPC team works with RTMC every year for one day in April. This program depends entirely on volunteers to repair and/or renovate the homes. Volunteers do not need to be GPC members; anyone older than 14 years of age with any skill level (but experts are also needed!) can participate. These projects have reduced the financial burden and improved the quality of life for more than 500 people across the county.

Working to make homes safer for low-income homeowners

Rebuilding Together Montgomery County
(RTMC)

For additional information, contact Yaw Obeng (through the church office).

Participate in this annual GPC Christmas tradition

Join us to supply breakfast, lunch and dinner! Volunteers purchase breakfast food and supplies, and prepare, deliver, and serve dinner for approximately 38 residents. This year, our annual service project will support the newly established IWWC shelter at Crabbs Branch Way in Derwood.



by filling out the form at the sign up button below.

Providing a week of meals at Christmastime (December 25–31, 2022)

Interfaith Works Women’s Center
(IWWC)

church-supported missionaries

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Jeff & Christy Boyd

PCUSA Regional Liaisons
Democratic Republic of Congo 
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Alan & Flay Gordon

Palm Mission Ministries, Inc.
Eucador

Rev. Norman Gordon

Bi-Vocational Bridges Leader
+ Germantown Global Connection
 
Montgomery County, Maryland
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Fraser & Liz Bennett

Wycliffe Bible Translators
Texas + Worldwide
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Juliana Ziorklui

Independent Missionary
Ghana

Private Christian Ministry

Christian Educational programs and outreach to all the children and families of Pakistan.