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Repairing Homes, Revitalizing Communities and Rebuilding Lives

Exciting Projects Underway

We have some exciting projects in the pipeline, and there’s one, in particular, that we want to share with you. Rebuilding Together Montgomery County will be part of an exciting new collaboration to establish The Emanuel House. Located in Gaithersburg, the primary goal of The Emanuel House is to provide permanent housing in a supportive, shared housing setting and to connect marginalized young adult mothers and their children to the larger community, as they move toward self-sufficiency.

Other partners in the collaboration include the National Center for Children and Families (NCCF), Montgomery County Government through its Young Adult Rapid Rehousing Program, Mr. Steven D. Hudson, Emory Grove United Methodist Church (EG), Mill Creek Parish United Methodist Church (MCP), and other volunteers, including from Shady Grove Presbyterian Church (SGPC).

Truly a group effort and a labor of love! Please stay tuned for more information as this project continues to develop.

  • Donate to Gaithersburg HELP | See some of our Gaithersburg Helpers, May 16, 2020
  • Donate to the Interfaith Works Women’s Center and Avery House. Sisters UNITED, in ministry with…
    • INTERFAITH WORKS EMPOWERMENT CENTER Needed | Towels (new or slightly used); Re-useable water bottles; Trial-sized sun screen; Deadline:  September 12th; Questions/Contact:  Sis. D’Mitra Lofton, (301) 979-2926
    • AVERY HOUSENeeded  | Water and snacks each month, unless they have a special need request; Deadline:Monthly at the end of each month; Questions/Contact:  Sis. D’Mitra Lofton, (301) 979-2926
    • EMANUEL HOUSE Volunteer Job Opportunities 

    The project is under the auspices of Rebuilding Together Montgomery County (RTMC).  RTMC does require all youth to be 14+ and requires everyone (youth and adults) to register online prior to working on the project.  The online registration includes a coronavirus waiver (copy attached).  Here is the link:   https://sforceco/3hL7GCz  This is the link to register for a project with RTMC at The Emanuel House. The volunteer coordinator for this project is David Montgomery  Parents, please contact him to schedule times to volunteer.

    The house is located at 7801 Misty Court, Gaithersburg (just down the road from Emory Grove UMC and close to the Flower Hill Giant).  The anticipation is the youth working outside of the house only and wearing masks/gloves.  No more than 8 youth so we can have 6 working on digging the trenches (2 on each of the 3 trenches) and 2 on a rest break at any given time.  The task will probably take about 4 hours.

    If anyone would like to make donations you may contact Sis. D’Mitra Lofton (301) 979-2926. We can arrange for pick-up or drop off.

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SEPTEMBER 2020 Announcements | At A Glance! (click) 

Zooming Ministries…

  • Sundays, 9:30AM | Youth Sunday School  (click for details)
  • Sundays, 9-10:00AM | Adult Sunday School via Zoom Link:
    • Meeting ID: 983 649 809 Password: 017865 
    • Dial in #: 301 715 8592 Meeting ID: 983 649 809 
  • Sundays, 11AM | Worshipping Together!  The Zoom link: ; Dial-in # 301-715-8592
    Meeting ID: 979 8491 8547
  • Sundays, 4:30-6PM (starting, September 13, 2020)  | Joint Book Study with MCP, reading Ibram X. Kendi’s How To Be An Antiracist(click for more details).
  • Mondays, 7PM | Bible Study. Studying group has decided to continue via Zoom.  We have decided to study the Book of the Acts of the Apostles to take a deep biblical look at what it means to be God’s church.  You are welcome to join us via Zoom for a 90-minute interactive session  by computer at:, or by phone, (301)715-8592.

  •  1st & 4th Saturdays, 10AM  | Women’s Bible Study.  Studying/reading together via Zoom! (click for details)
  • 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 8AM | Men’s Bible Study.  Contact Rev. Warner for Zoom information.
  • Creative for Christ” Knit/Crochet Ministry | Thursdays, 7:00pm (on hiatus)

Soaring Hope is about a troubled but talented eighth grade student named Junior who is assigned by his teacher to talk about his spring break.  Junior is a kid of no guidance and his mom is sick and tired of him being such a handful to her; therefore, she sends him to his granddad’s house over the spring break.  With the dislike Junior has of his granddad, he thinks his spring break is going to be the worst spring break he’ll ever experience.  But, the one week he spends with his granddad over the spring break will change the entire course of his life.  

Author, Brandon Smith’s book, Soaring Hope can be purchased on  Find out more and support our youth (cover design by Shakeela Nyakoojo)!


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