June Mission Focus: The McCabe Avenue Project Believe it or not, it has been four years since the Upper Metro Ministry Group first began partnering with Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake (HFHC) and Strong City Baltimore to rebuild the Woodbourne-McCabe neighborhood of Baltimore City. To date, twenty-one MPC members, family and friends ranging in age from 17 to 90 have participated in 14 workdays – what an awesome turnout! Ten homes are now complete; six more homes are scheduled for completion this summer, leaving ten homes to be completed over the next couple of years. And complementing the HFHC rehabbing effort is our partnership with Strong City Baltimore, a community organization that takes a holistic approach to building and strengthening Baltimore’s neighborhoods. For the last two years, community organizer Christian Hall has been working with the Woodbourne-McCabe Neighborhood Association to identify needs and, together, they have made several improvements including: installing speed humps on McCabe Avenue; supporting a new food pantry at Walter P. Carter Elementary School; working with the Glenwood Life Counseling Center to install a community vegetable garden; and for the children, sponsoring annual events such as summer camp and back-to-school and Halloween parties. In fact, last year’s summer camp was so successful that it will be expanded and held again this year allowing more churches to participate, including MPC. If you are interested in volunteering with this important local ministry, please contact Mary Jo Zimbro. Otherwise, please consider participating with your funds using the envelopes in the pew racks. Thank you!