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First AME Church of Gaithersburg Inreach Programs

240-637-9760 |

The only way to be the hands and feet of Jesus is to love Him and serve others out of our love for Him. But to do that we must first be deeply rooted in our life with God.


How We Help

SHARE and Food Pantry: provide families food packages to help supplement their monthly groceries;  Montgomery County Emergency Men’s Shelter: provide hot dinners first Saturday of the month; Montgomery Avenue Women’s Center: provide hot lunch to 30 women; Thanksgiving (February and November): provide families with about a week’s worth of groceries; Prepare lunches for Habitat for Humanity volunteers; Provide outer wear to those experiencing homelessness; Provide clothing for neighborhood children

Is it not a time to share your food with the hungry, and bring the poor man into your house who has no home of his own? Is it not a time to give clothes to the person you see who has no clothes, and a time not to hide yourself from your own family?  Isaiah 58:7

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How We Help

Through the Adopt-a-Family program, assist with prescription copay, medical appointment transportation, clothing, food, meals, utilities, listening ears, helping hands, and love; Through Souper Bowl of Caring provide funds to a local food bank to help purchase groceries and provide prescriptions to members of the Gaithersburg community.

For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. Romans 12:4-5


How We Help

Fellowship with Arcola Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center residents each third Sunday (along with Society members, the Sons of Allen and Men’s Ensemble, Senior Usher Board, Sunbeam Choir, and Special Guest Artists)—sing hymns and songs, read Scripture and poems, pray; Send notes/cards of birthday and birth celebrations, encouragement, and bereavement to First AME family and friends; Visit with our health challenged and home-bound members

Any encouragement by being united in Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? Then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being united in spirit and purpose. Philippians 2:1-2

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How We Help

Provide financial support to purchase medication for HIV-infected individuals in other countries; Provide pens, pencils, and monetary donations for paper to a local organization that delivers the goods to African countries; Collect books for small villages; Christian Fun and Fellowship; Holy Ghost fun night – an alternative to Halloween: providing Christian fellowship; Senior Society with YPD enjoy annual “love” fellowship

The way in which you have proved yourselves by this service will bring honor and praise to God. You believed the message about Christ, and you obeyed it by sharing generously with God's people and with everyone else. 2 Corinthians 9:13


How We Help

Provide care packages to First AME college students; Knit baby caps to support the Save-a-Baby campaign; Participate in the Montgomery County Volunteer Day; Provide Christmas gifts to several families within the neighborhood; Provide baby blankets to First A.M.E. families with newborns; Assist families with back-to-school preparations; Donate school supplies, monies, diapers, and love gifts to the National Center for Children and Families; Send Treats for the Troops; Provide Christmas cheer centers and shelters

He will take care of the helpless and poor when they cry to him; for they have no one else to defend them. He feels pity for the weak and needy and will rescue them. He will save them from oppression and from violence, for their lives are precious to him. Psalm 72:12-14



How We Help

Maryland Emancipation Day; Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Day; African Methodist Episcopal Church Founder’s Day; Black History; Health Issues [Diabetes, Heart Disease, HIV/AIDS]; Homelessness and Abuse

Be careful that no one changes your mind and faith by much learning and big sounding ideas. Those things are what men dream up. They are always trying to make new religions. These leave out Christ. Colossians 2:8

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