June 30, 2018

Flood Relief [VIDEO PLACEHOLDER] In the midst of so much loss, there is joy. Joy is not the same as happiness. Happiness is dependent upon external conditions and is situational. Happiness comes and goes. Joy is a spiritual gift. It is the gift of knowing Christ's...

June 16, 2018

A whole week away and I am humbled by the outpouring of support and love shown to the OEC community. The past two weeks have been filled with hard, smelly, emotionally intense work. We've seen love and tears, hopes and fears, and in all the presence of Christ through...

June 2, 2018

It's the weekend and you know what that means ... more volunteers and supplies. We had a brief break in the rain in the morning and Councilman Jon Weinstein and Mother Anjel took Deema Zein from PBS Frontline 360 down into the West End for a tour of the impact of this...

June 3, 2018

[PHOTO SLIDESHOW PLACEHOLDER] This is the day that the Lord has made! In spite of all the mud and mess, we take our time to worship God and give thanks. Meister Eckhardt once said, "If the only prayer you ever utter is 'thank you', it would be enough." Our worship at...

Key Links for Flood Relief

Monetary donations At this point in recovery, we are only in need of monetary assistance as we have plenty of supplies and equipment for our OEC community. Cash donations can be made through our Tithe.ly page at http://bit.ly/DonateSPEC. Select the OEC Flood Relief...

Sunday, May 27, 2018

The day began without any signs of the flooding to come. By 4 pm, a severe thunderstorm cell had developed over Ellicott City and Catonsville and for three hours the rain poured down. Creeks and rivers broke their banks and just less than 2 years after the...

Monday, May 28, 2018 Memorial Day

St. Peter's began mobilizing for action just as we did in 2016 gathering food, cleaning supplies, tools, water and getting it down to as many people as we could. Thanks to our neighbor Tony McGuffin and with help from Bishop Eugene Sutton, we were able to bring a...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

St. Peter's members mobilized hot coffee, water and snacks at the George Howard Building where credentialing and escorts were able to take residents and business owners to their properties to gather belongings and assess damage. Operations continued at St. Peter's to...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Operations begin to kick into gear. Staying ahead of the avalanche of phone calls, tweets, and text messages of offers for help was overwhelming! In times of crisis, many people want to do something (anything) and they don't realize folks on the ground have not even...

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Now things are really jumping at St. Peter's. While credentialing was in full swing from 4 - 8 pm, the flash flood watch issued by the National Weather Service caused Howard County to cancel gator transport into town. That didn't stop St. Peter's and it sure didn't...