COMMUNITY OUTREACH

A Christ-Centered, Compassionate, Community Focused Church

A West Baltimore woman has spent her life in service. Coronavirus wasn’t going to stop her from feeding her community.

The outreach ministry has expanded its soup kitchen during the coronavirus pandemic from one day a week, Wednesday, to Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Prettyman and the volunteers prepared a choice of turkey and tuna salad today, served with cake and bottled water, which they gave out under a tent outside the church to locals who were required to wear masks.
 
 

I am the Community Outreach Director at First Mount Calvary Baptist Church.  I am also the President of the Missionary Ministry and I am over the Culinary Ministry.  In the community, I serve as the Vice-President of the Western District Police Community Relations Council and Vice-President of the Fulton Community Association.  I am also on the Democratic State Central Committee for District 44A.

Once a month I oversee the distribution of anywhere from 7000 to sometimes over 10,000 pounds of fresh produce and meats to the community.  Every week at First Mount Calvary I, prepare and we serve a meal to the needy on Wednesday’s from 11:30 am to 1:00 p.m. We have served up to and sometimes over 150 people per week. A different meal is prepared each week, served with dessert and a drink.  On occasion we have the Western District Police officers come in to assist in serving the public. In the event of an emergency, we try to keep a small supply of canned goods, non-perishable goods and meats to help those in need. From time to time we receive calls from some city agencies requesting food for their clients.  We also supply some nearly new clothing to those in need. We offer community service hours to our young people in need of these hours for school. Every year we distribute approximately 200 back to school backpacks to the community. This is done in collaboration with the Western District Police Officers and members of the First Mount Calvary Baptist Church and the Fulton Community Association.

I serve as the contact and bridge between the police, the community, the church and our local politicians.  Always trying to find better ways for community, church, police to engage. This may involve anything from church, housing, crime, voter registration, trash, political issues, etc.  Attending numerous meetings to keep up to date with community news, crimes, politics, laws, guidelines, etc. that I can relay to all.

I enjoy my work as a missionary for such a wonderful church that for years have been willing to serve the people of God especially in this community in which I live and serve.

Roxanne Prettyman

A Christ-Centered, Compassionate, Community Focused Church

A West Baltimore woman has spent her life in service. Coronavirus wasn’t going to stop her from feeding her community.

The outreach ministry has expanded its soup kitchen during the coronavirus pandemic from one day a week, Wednesday, to Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Prettyman and the volunteers prepared a choice of turkey and tuna salad today, served with cake and bottled water, which they gave out under a tent outside the church to locals who were required to wear masks.