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Homeless Week

Arundel House of Hope

Homeless Week (Winter Relief)



LHUMC was one of the founding churches which joined with the Salvation Army in 1992 to provide winter shelter for homeless men in the Glen Burnie area.  That effort has now grown to more than 75 churches and synagogues participating in this Winter Relief ministry of the Arundel House of Hope (AHOH) serving men, women and families.


AHOH’s ecumenical Christian ministry provides a full range of emergency transitional and affordable permanent supportive housing as well as support services like counseling, medical treatment and literacy tutoring for the poor and homeless. It’s mission is to end homelessness in our county but, until then, to continue serving the poor and homeless in a professional, dignified, supportive and respectful manner.


The LHUMC family has faithfully opened its doors every winter since 1992 for a week to house AHOH clients.  No ministry at LHUMC involves as many volunteers each year as Homeless Week. A kind helping hand or a caring word can make a difference to someone who has little. 


“A friend loves at all times…” Proverbs 17:17


One of the greatest benefits for our Church Family has been learning who the homeless are, breaking down stereotypes and even discovering that we already know some of them or their families.  How inspiring it is to learn that someone we served in a prior year has returned to employment, a better job or now living on their own.


-Volunteer for Homeless Week (November 2 - 9, 2015)—host, drive, prepare/serve meals.

-Volunteer directly at Arundel House of Hope

-Contribute financially to our support of AHOH and/or the LHUMC Homeless Week. 


For more information:


AHOH--Contact Dale Townsend through the church office at (410) 859-0990, or go to or (410) 863-4888


Homeless Week at LHUMC, contact coordinators Bruce and Sherry Brown through the church office at (410) 859-0990 or


            Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers.  Romans 12:13