Beyond Our Walls

Harford Community Church is dedicated to being difference makers in the Church and world.  We seek to reach beyond our walls to impact our Local, Regional, and Global communities with the message of hope in Jesus Christ. 

Jump to:  LOCAL    REGIONAL    GLOBAL

 

Local

 
Welcome One Emergency Shelter:

The Welcome One Emergency Shelter is the only full-service emergency homeless shelter in Harford County.  It is a night-shelter with 33 beds located in Belcamp, MD.  Welcome One is operated by FCCAU (Faith Communities and Civic Agencies United), a charitable organization that is supported by a successful collaboration of churches, faith-based groups, local businesses, foundations, and government agencies.  For more info, visit www.welcomeoneshelter.com

HCC serves at the shelter every month on the 22nd.  If you would like to serve, please contact Sandy Dennis at sdennis24@gmail.com.
 

Journey of Hope Bags:

Journey of Hope is a ministry that was formed to share a tangible gift of hope and love for every new Harford County foster child during that first scary week of transition to a new placement.  Each child is given a bag filled with age and gender appropriate items (such as toys, comfort blanket, personal care items, diapers, gift cards, stuffed animals, etc.).  The idea is to provide each child with some items that they can call their very own.  Our hope is to let each child know that they are wonderfully and beautifully made, that they are surrounded by a community that loves them, and to try to restore a sense of hope as they begin this new chapter in their life's journey.  

For more information, email Linda McCully at linbartmac1@aol.com or Kim Bell at kwbell1485@msn.com.

 
Marriage Works of Maryland

Marriage Works of Maryland is a faith-based coalition made of leaders from business, government, faith-based and civic organizations.  Their purpose is to strengthen marriages and keep families together, while also striving to prepare youth and singles for healthy relationships and marriage.  Learn more at marriageworksmd.org

HCC regularly participates in Marriage Works conferences and workshops.  Keep an eye on our calendar for upcoming events!
 

Day to Remember - Foster Family Christmas Party

The Day to Remember is our annual Foster Family Christmas Party.  If you would more information, please contact Teri Abel at teri@lbmechanical.com
 

Well of Hope

The Well of Hope is a non-profit connecting people and organizations by channeling support and resources to existing and developing opportunities, bringing hope in tangible ways in Harford County, the Mid-Atlantic region, America, and around the world.  Well of Hope is working to strengthen ministry partnerships by serving as the missions arm of Harford Community Church.  

If you are interested in more information about this ministry or how you can support, contact Edward VanLandeghem at edwardvl@zoominternet.net.  Connect with them on facebook at facebook.com/Well-of-Hope-MD.

 

Regional

 
Somebody Cares - Baltimore
Somebody Cares Baltimore exists to let people know that because Jesus cares, we the Church care.  Through grass roots serving and development, communities are being transformed and the Church is uniting.  If you would like more information, please contact Simon Hewat at altnabrock@comcast.net.

Somebody Cares Baltimore periodically hosts a Day of Hope outreach through various communities in Baltimore city.  A Day of Hope is a one-day special community event designed to meet both human and spiritual needs of residents.  Learn more at facebook.com/DayofHope



Global

 
Sandy Bay Lighthouse Ministries
Sandy Bay Lighthouse Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational, Christian organization that exists to address the needs of the underprivileged people of Roatan, Honduras by providing a loving, safe shelter for at-risk children; a quality bi-lingual Christian education to prepare them for a secure future; and to facilitate short-term, life-changing ministry opportunities for small groups.  Their vision is to expand their current ministries through accommodating additional children, expanding enrollment in our Beacon Academy, and hosting additional teams.  Sandy Bay staff and directors are committed to the highest ethical standards and strive to conduct a ministry which exemplifies clear Christian values. 

HCC regularly travels to Roatan to serve in the children's home.  For more information about upcoming trips, please contact Paul & Janice Chan at pacochan1@yahoo.com.

 
Visual Story Network
HCC supports Clyde Taber as a missionary through media.  Clyde leads the Visual Story Network, a coalition of 230 organizations and 1900 media leaders in 70 nations working to expand a worldwide movement of visual story so everyone has the opportunity to encounter Jesus and His kingdom.  Since the VSN launch in 2007, more than 100 projects, products and partnerships have been established reaching an estimated 2.3 million people.  Prior to this, Clyde developed new media for The Jesus Film Project (Madealena, Damah Film Festival, JESUS: Fact or Fiction?) and coordinated the campus work of Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) throughout North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia.  Clyde's wife, Shirin, is a mother, writer (Muslims Next Door, Wanting All the Right Things) and advocate for the Church in the Persian world. 
View the Visual Story Network Newsletter here.