--------There are over 50 ministries and organizations in the church, ranging from Bible Study, Choirs, Sunday school, to basketball and bowling leagues. Community interest ministries i nclude Narcotics Anonymous and an emergency food pantry, and the list is constantly growing. Literally hundreds of laity in the Parish are involved, and 8 Parish members serve as "Lay Minister" in the areas of Education, Youth, Worship, Stewardship, Community Relations, Evangelization, and Hospitality. These 8 ministries coordinate all the Programs, which come under their "umbrella". Meeting monthly with the clergy staff and other at-large Parish members, they develop, discuss and evaluate various programs and activities, which will move the Parish forward. We also sponsor a Head Start Program, with approximately two hundred, 3 and 4 year olds. This makes us one of the largest programs in Maryland. We have also united with other churches in the community to establish the "40 West Outreach and Referral Center", assisting individuals in the community as needed, making the community a viable place to live.
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