Missions and Community Outreach

Commitment to serving others beyond the four walls is an important part of our calling in Christ Jesus. We provide both financial support as well as face-to-face and hands on opportunities, which embody the love of Jesus for others. We seek to be in mission work locally, nationally, and globally, or as we put it: Here, Across the Street, and Around the World.


Havre de Grace Colored School Museum and Cultural Center 2023 Scholarship

Sponsored by the Fender Family Fund

Click here for more information about eligibility and to apply. Deadline to apply is March 11, 2023.

(By clicking image below you will be taken to a larger flyer with information on the scholarship.)


FREE Emotional / Mental Health Resources:


  • Crisis Line: 1-866-342-6892
  • Lonely? Call 211 or visit 211MD.org
  • Upset? Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
  • Stressed? Text TALK to 741741
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Optum Public Crisis Line: 1-866-342-6892
  • Healthy Harford
  • Resources for substance abuse or suicidal thoughts are available by calling 988.

The Klein Family Harford Crisis Center is a place that anyone can call for help with a mental health or addiction crisis 24/7, free of charge. Dial 1-800-NEXT-STEP (1-800-639-8783). Or for those calling locally: 410-874-0711. Don’t be discouraged if not insured - they will work with you regardless of your insurance coverage status or ability to pay.


COVID-19 Resources:


Nurse Hotline for COVID-19: 1-888-713-0711

COVID-19 Vaccine Registration: According to the Health Department, those in Harford County aged 65+ may register to be informed of when the COVID-19 vaccine will become available for this age group. Visit: https://harfordcountyhealth.com/harfordcovidvax/, or call 410-838-1500. Cecil County residents can visit: https://cecilcountyhealth.org/coronavirus/vaccination/.

COVID-19 Testing is available at the UM UCH (University of MD Upper Chesapeake) Medical Center's Aberdeen Campus, located at 635 McHenry Rd., Aberdeen, MD. No doctor's note is required. Register online here: https://crispcovid19.powerappsportals.com/new-patient/ or call: 866-984-4405 to schedule a test.

Find a site near you (by distance, test type, pediatric availability, etc.): https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/pages/symptoms-testing.

This form will allow you to register online with the Maryland Department of Health to be tested for COVID-19 at select sites throughout Maryland.

MedStar Health Urgent Care centers require that all patients seeking a COVID-19 test see a provider for evaluation in order to determine which COVID test is right for them. The only patients who can be tested at MedStar Urgent Care without a full evaluation are those who are sent in with a referral for pre-op COVID testing. There are two locations in Harford County:

Upper Chesapeake partners with ChoiceOne in operating the following urgent care facilities in Harford County:

    Please stay safe, wear a mask, physically distance and wash hands. Pray for peace and unity in our country. Pray for an end to the pandemic. Pray for the world.


    Community Resources:


    Grace Place would like the following items to stock their pantry (please no glass jars, and no outdated food). These items may be dropped off in the red cupboard by the Church Office door under the breezeway. Our guests at Grace Place appreciate your generosity.

    • Canned tuna fish
    • Baked beans
    • Canned chicken
    • Oodles of Noodles
    • Canned soups
    • Canned spaghetti sauce
    • Fruit cups
    • Canned Spaghetti Os
    • Macaroni & Cheese
    • Peanut butter
    • Ramen Noodles
    • Jelly
    • Box of spaghetti
    • Canned ravioli
    • Canned chili
    • Canned meat
    • Instant oatmeal
    • Diapers (sizes 5 and 6; pull-ups in sizes 4T-5T for both boys/girls)
    • Scent-free baby wipes


    Flu Shots: According to the CDC getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself, your family and your community from flu. If you are interested in getting a flu shot or learning more, check out the CDC's website and locator.


    Utility Assistance: The Office of People's Counsel (OPC) strongly encourages anyone who may be eligible for the Office of Home Energy Programs (OHEP) to apply now and not wait for a turn-off notice. Many consumers apply to OHEP, but do not include all of the required documents needed for their application to be immediately processed. OHEP has created a very helpful list of all acceptable documentation on their website. OPC has adapted this list and added some tips on how to apply.


    Housing: All eviction moratoriums are set to expire at the end of December 2020. The moratorium on evictions has not been extended at this time. The Fair Action Center of Maryland has put together a list of COVID rental assistance programs by county


    Grocery / Meal Assistance & Food Pantries: The organization Healthy Harford distributes food throughout Harford County. If you or someone you know is in need of food assistance, click here for more information on these services.


    HCPS Free Breakfast & Lunch Program: Harford County Public Schools provide FREE meal kit pick-ups from 12:00 to 1:00 PM every week, which any student enrolled in Harford County public schools can receive, regardless of age. Nutritious breakfast and lunch meal kits are available as a single pick-up at several locations throughout the county - click here for the full list of pick-up locations and their addresses. Children DO NOT have to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals at their school, or be formally enrolled in their school's distribution location. Any questions, please call the Harford County Public Schools Food and Nutrition Office at: 410-638-4078.


    Angel Tree Christmas Ministry: Every year, we collect Christmas gifts for local families. We thank our congregation and community, including the American Legion, for their generosity.



    Grief Share: THERE IS HELP AND HOPE! Grief Share is offered online! Simply go to GriefShare.org, insert your zip code in the "Find a Group" box, and a listing of churches appears. From there, just choose a church and click on its dates. You will then send an email or call the listed contact person. He/she will then contact you with the information on how to sign up for the online program. There are a few in-person groups available. These are also listed on the website. Remember, God IS with you and He WILL walk with you on your journey from grief to joy.


    Heirloom Victory GardenHeirloom Victory Garden: During World Wars I and II, home victory gardens were promoted to support the war efforts to provide the civilian population with fresh produce.

    A contemporary version of these last-century gardens was established at the Moore Family Homestead in 2018 through the collective efforts of the Havre de Grace Green Team, the City of Havre de Grace, and the Historic Preservation Commission: the Heirloom Victory Garden. It is located at the rear of 319 Lafayette Street, beyond the boathouse and backs to Strawberry Lane.

    Under the Havre de Grace Green Team’s leadership, the Heirloom Victory Garden’s purpose is to provide fresh produce to local food pantries. In 2019, it donated 1,009 pounds of freshly harvested crops to Saint John’s Cupboard, Grace Place, and Saint Patrick’s Kitchen Door through the efforts of volunteers who plan, plant, weed, and water its various crops in fourteen raised beds. Volunteers are needed to facilitate the upkeep of the garden. Each organization involved with these food pantries, directly or indirectly, is requested to provide volunteers to adopt one or more of the fourteen available beds.

    We also encourage community members of all ages, and members of community organizations to participate in this initiative. Many hands certainly make light work, when it comes to helping the Heirloom Victory Garden give back to our community. Can we count on your support? For any further information, please contact Ennise Bloom via email: ebbwellness@gmail.com or by cell phone: 410-340-0234.


    October is our Prison Ministry Opportunity: The Maryland Kairos Prison Ministry is a multi-church group of laypersons and clergy that will be sharing God's love with Prisoners and the spouses and family of prisoners. Through prayer, visitation, art, and other means, we sponsor two efforts: the first is Kairos Outside, which is a ministry to the adult women who have been touched by a loved one's incarceration.

    A second effort called Kairos Inside sponsors a retreat and monthly prayer visits to the Jessup Men's Prison (MCI-J). Both ministries have big events this October. Stay tuned for more opportunities to share. More information about Kairos can be found at: www.marylandkairos.org. Please contact the Church Office at hdgumc@verizon.net to get in touch with the coordinators if you are interested.


    We are involved in or support the following organizations in our community:


    Havre de Grace Elementary School

    Alpha's Glory Crisis Pregnancy Center

    Grace Place at St. John's Episcopal Church

    FCCAU Harford County Homeless Shelter

    The Red Bird Missionary Conference

    Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna

    Maryland Kairos Prison Ministry

    Children of Zion Village in Namibia

    Baltic Theological Seminary in Tallin, Estonia

    Camp Gideon in Estonia

    Grace United Methodist Church (and Pastor's Salary) in Sillamae, Estonia


    The Havre de Grace United Methodist Church was recognized by the Harford County Council for partnering with the Harford Hope for the Homeless Alliance for the 2016-2017 winter emergency rotating shelter:



    Harford County Community Services Guide 2017: