In Our Community
For 20 years, this program has provided emergency shelter in the winter months for those experiencing homelessness in Anne Arundel County, housing them in churches where they can receive hot meals and a place to sleep out of the cold. As the program has expanded into the Annapolis area, Broadneck has co-hosted a week of Winter Relief each of the past seven years with Cape St. Claire United Methodist, making space in our facilities to provide hospitality and care to about 25 men and women. Our next week to host is January 16-23, 2023.
My Brother's Pantry
Located in Arnold on College Parkway, My Brother's Pantry provides well-balanced, non-perishable food every month to those on the Broadneck Peninsula who need a little extra help making ends meet. Volunteers from area congregations collect donations, shelve food, pack and distribute food boxes. Broadneck collects food for My Brother’s Pantry all through the year and takes its turn with the other Broadneck Peninsula churches one or two months each year managing all bagging and delivering food for approximately 150 local families.
Anne Arundel Connecting Together is a non-partisan multi-faith-based "organization of organizations" working together to build community power so that people's voices are represented, and solutions presented, at the places where decisions are made. This group diverse in faith (Muslim, Jewish, and all sorts of Christian groups are currently involved), race, socioeconomic status, sexual identity, political persuasion is taking concrete action to make our county a better place for ALL. Areas the group currently focuses on include mental health and addictions, safe and affordable housing, fair and just immigration, effective and engaged education, connected and useful transportation, and gun violence.
Broadneck is connected in work for justice as well as care for the environment throughout our community. We were proud to be part of the first-ever Annapolis Pride Parade in June 2019, and are excited to participate again in 2022, breaking stereotypes of what Baptist Churches are all about!
During the Pandemic we began to nurture a partnership with Goshen Farm, our neighbors who are committed to creation care and connecting with the land right in the midst of our community.
Broadneck is committed to practicing hospitality and building relationships in the Cape St. Claire community through events like a regular Halloween Open House held in conjunction with the Cape Shopping Center Trick-or-Treat night, as well as offering children’s activities every year at the Cape St. Claire Strawberry Festival. We have also offered community fellowship time through ice cream parties or build-a-taco nights, or even a block party complete with jazz music!