COMMUNITY SERVICE


UPB volunteers for several service initiatives that strengthen Bowie and the surrounding community.

Bowie Interfaith Food Pantry

The Bowie Interfaith Food Pantry provides emergency food and financial assistance to those expriencing need in Bowie and Prince George's County.  They also provide referrals to other assisting agencies in Prince George's County.


UPB regularly donates groceries, paper goods, and baby items to the food pantry, and maintains responsibility for supplying the rice shelf.  Additionally, UPB makes a special donation of soup and other canned goods on Super Bowl Sunday.

Family Crisis Center's Safe Passage House

The Family Crisis Center of Prince George's county​​​​​​​ seeks to facilitate the elimination of domestic violence by providing counseling, education and support services to men, women and children.  The Family Crisis Center's Safe Passage Program Emergency shelter  provides emergency shelter for women and children fleeing domestic violence.


In support of the Emergency Shelter, UPB provides monthly meals and annually develops Easter Baskets for the affected children.

Warm Nights Program

Warm Nights is an interfaith community ministry of Prince George's County that supplements local homeless shelters.  Houses of worship provide homeless people with shelter and food during one week in the winter.


UPB has prepared meals for shelter guests during their stays at All Saints Lutheran Church​​​​​​​ and Village Baptist Church.

Central Union Mission

The Central Union Mission glorifies God by proclaiming the Gospel and meeting the needs of hungry, hurting and homeless individuals and families in the Washington Metropolitan Area.  Every day the Mission strives to demonstrate Christ's love and compassion by offering essential physical, emotional, and spiritual services to people in need. 


UPB purchases backpacks filled with school supplies and Christmas gifts for children served by the mission.

Mars Hill Mission Trip

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In conjunction with Shadyside Presbyterian Church (Pittsburgh, PA), several UPB members travel to Madison County, NC for a week of working together, sweating together, and praying together in service to low-income area residents.  A large percentage of residents in this sparsely populated Appalachian Mountain region live well below the poverty line, and therefore lack the financial means to address their homes disrepair.  The mission volunteers perform home repair and refurbishment work in order to help improve the lives of Madison County residents.

Christmas in April

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Christmas in April is a non-denominational volunteer organization that repairs the homes of senior citizens who are either low-income and/or physically challenged, so they may live in warmth, safety, and independence.  The program's mission is: "neighbor helping neighbor...people helping people".  After months of planning and preparation, Christmas in April culminates in a one day repair effort on the last Saturday in April.


UPB partners with Trinity Episcopal Church (Upper Marlboro, MD) to help disadvantaged Prince George's County residents by performing home repairs and maintenance, painting, organizing, and yard work.