April 6, 2020

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WARM Churches in the Cold Season

Posted by Three Oaks Center
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Nace Bowman (l) and Francine Dove-Hawkins of St. Peter Claver Church flank the WARM volunteer driver Jack Russell

Nace Bowman (l) and Francine Dove-Hawkins of St. Peter Claver Church flank the WARM volunteer driver Jack Russell

 

For the fifth year, churches across St. Mary’s County are boarding and feeding the homeless during the coldest winter months in Southern Maryland.

For 21 weeks, from November through March, 21 churches take turns setting up cots and running a kitchen to shelter about 20 people.

The program is called WARM, Wrapping Arms ‘Round Many, and that is what it does. Parishioners commit a week and participants then move on to their next shelter after checking in at the Three Oaks Center which operates the primarily volunteer program.

The churches participating in the 2013-2014 WARM program are:

St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, St. George’s Island United Methodist Church, Trinity Lutheran Church, Leonardtown Baptist Church, First Missionary Baptist Church, St. Mary’s County Church of Christ, Immaculate Conception Church, Real Life Wesleyan Church, Lexington Park United Methodist Church, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, First Saints Community Church, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Holy Angels Church, Trinity Church of St. Mary’s Chapel, Church of the Ascension, Good Samaritan, St. George’s Episcopal Church, Patuxent Presbyterian Church, St. Andrews Episcopal Church, SAYSF and Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

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