We currently have eight raised beds that are seasonally planted and tended by parishioners. All of the produce harvested is given to the Bread of Life Food Bank in Gloucester. In 2021, we will be tripling our garden space to include a field of potatoes and a fenced section for in-ground vegitables.
The ArtWalk is in collaboration with the Gloucester County School System to provide opportunities for child and youth to be celebrated for their artistic expression. Twice a semester, artwork from local schools is selected by their art teachers and submitted to this public, outdoor exhibit. In addition to the art, there are activities for children and performances by local groups.
Ware proudly provides hand-made robes to those receiving cancer treatment at Walter Reed Hospital in Gloucester. You can pick up a pattern and material at the Church Offices anytime. As these are completed, they are prayed over and given to patients.
Once governmental restrictions related to COVID-19 are lifted, we will resume our monthly visits to Cary Street Adult Home, where we sing and share fellowship with the residents.
The Ware Cottage is a temporary housing ministry that serves the Gloucester community. Clients are able to apply for housing, and pending their approval and vacancy, seek shelter in a safe, stable home. In addition to providing the shelter, Ware also seeks to help coach clients with financial matters and provide a supportive community.
For over fifty years, the water well at Ware has provided the surrounding community from an artisanal well with fresh drinking water. Community members will bring jugs, large and small, and take clean water home with them.
G.U.E.S.T. (Gloucester United Emergency Shelter Team) is a coalition of local churches that work together to provide emergency shelter for the homeless in our area during the winter months. Participating churches provide overnight lodging and meals to those who have no home of their own. Volunteers must attend a free training session.
Ware Church hosts weekly AA-related meetings. Sunday evening is time for an open meeting. There is also a support group for people working with family members who suffer from drug or alcohol addiction.
This past August, members of Ware Church collected over $1300.00 to help provide clothing for local elementary school students. This was in conjunction with our Week of Prayer for Gloucester County Schools.
After Thanksgiving, a Angel Tree is set up in the Church Office, benefitting children of incarcerated persons -- thanks to a special relationship we have with the Department of Corrections.
Ware is proud to support three Scouting groups: Troop 111, Troop 1651, and Crew 111. They can often be found camping on campus or meeting under the pavilion.
Ware Gardens -- Jane Smith
Comfort Ware -- Mary Galloway
Share with Ware -- Ann Brown
GUEST -- Sara Delo
Scouts -- Elizabeth Roane
School Clothing Drive -- Anne Dyal
Christmas Angel Tree -- Anne Dyal