November 26 thoughts

26 11 2020

Rebecca and I are thankful for each of you today. We are sending our heartfelt prayers. Particularly for those who, like us, have lost a loved one this year. May you find grace today. We are taking time to remember lessons learned and happy memories from those who are no longer with us. Making a list of what we are thankful for has become a helpful practice for us. 

volunteer this Friday

18 11 2020

Hello beautiful people! We are praying for you. We love you!

Your courageous generosity in financial donations has made it possible for us to do something amazing this Friday!  

9 am this coming Friday we have an amazing opportunity to distribute 630 chickens, 7 pounds each, for families in need. 

We are so thankful for our partners in YWAM Baltimore, the Weinberg Y, and Somebody Cares Baltimore.

Thankfully, we have been able to coordinate specific deliveries to hundreds of families in need, since April, through more than a dozen organizations and churches. 

We need your help in unloading the truck. Organizing the chickens for delivery. Making deliveries. 

Please meet us in the parking lot of the “Weinberg Y” YMCA on 33rd Street, 9 am this Friday morning. Please be ready for the weather. This is an outdoor effort. Please wear a mask.  —

Ben & Rebecca Malmin, Pastors

City Harbor Church

410.929.1619 office

today’s conference

18 11 2020

Free online conference from our network of churches today:


18 11 2020

Baltimore City Groceries available by delivery:

With many families in need here is a list of available resources:

For BGE Bill Assistance

For Rent Assistance and Eviction Prevention

Another organization is Project Plase 410-625-9409

  • Community Assistance Network (CAN) Food Pantry, Shelter, Case Management:
  • Salvation Army, Family Services:
    814 Light Street, Baltimore, MD, 21230 (410-783-2920) Countless assistance programs and referrals are offered. Among them food vouchers for families in need. Free toys at Christmas, the Angel Tree program, Adopt a Family, and more.
  • CCBC Benefit Eligibility Specialists: Provide free screening and application assistance for a variety of benefits, including: Food Supplement Assistance (SNAP), Energy/Utility Assistance and information about many other community resources. Call or email to connect with a Benefit Eligibility Specialist. Email: Phone: 443-840-4122

Baltimore Free Holiday Assistance (Includes toys, clothing, Christmas baskets, holiday meals, utility and housing assistance:

  • Maryland Food Bank Locater: ance=25&gmw_units=imperial&gmw_form=1&gmw_per_page=10&gmw_lat=39.272477 1&gmw_lng=-76.74519499999997&gmw_px=pt&action=gmw_post
  • First Baptist Church Soup Kitchen: 525 N. Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD, 21205 Soup kitchen and other holiday assistance is offered. (410-732-8457)
  • Moveable Feast: 901 N. Milton Ave, Baltimore, MD 21205
    Christmas meal to those who live with HIV, cancer, renal disease, cardiovascular disease or other life-threatening conditions.
  • Project Harvest:
    Provides gift cards to those who need help purchasing groceries for their holiday meal. Sign up begins around November 1st and is on a first-come, first-served basis. You must call between 10am – 3pm, Tuesday through Friday, to be placed on the list.
    Call for services: (410-752-6123)
  • I Can’t, We Can: 432 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21215
    Meals, toys, clothing, winter hats, and other items are passed out at Christmas (410-728-5174)

Toy Assistance/Christmas Baskets:

  • Toys for Tots: Individuals must submit an application to request toys by clicking a link on the website. Applications are being accepted beginning 10/15/20
  • Community Action Center: Several locations around the city and county. Free Christmas, Thanksgiving, and holiday food baskets for the entire family. 3411 Bank Street, Baltimore MD, 21224 (410-545-6518); 5225 York Road, Baltimore, MD, 21212 (410-396-6084); 606 Cherry Hill Road, Baltimore, MD, 21225 (410-545-0900)
  • Providence Baptist Church Emergency Food: 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21217. Holiday gift baskets, toys, hot meals, and other assistance is offered. Programs available at Thanksgiving and Christmas. (410-523-7000)
  • Ray of Hope Baptist Church: 3000 Parkside Drive, Baltimore, MD, 21214 Christmas baskets and meals are offered. (410-563-2278)
  • Homestead UMC Service Center: 1500 Gorsuch Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21218 Harvey of Plenty will provide free food baskets to individuals/families who are eligible for entitlement benefits. (410-243-4419)
  • Bea Gaddy Family Center: 425 N. Chester St. Baltimore, MD 21231
    To register, you must walk into the office between 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Monday through Friday. You’ll need Maryland ID and your children’s birth certificates. Registration begins September 1st and continues until the list is filled!
  • New Psalmist Baptist Church: Food baskets and toys for children ages 18 and under. Eligible families must reside in Baltimore City or County. You must have at least one child or one senior (age 60+) or one dependent/disabled adult in the home to qualify. Call 211 to be screened for eligibility and registration for this program