My church, First United Methodist on Main Street in Laurel’ MD, participates in Winterhaven. Winterhaven is an event put on by local churches in the area that provides a place to sleep for the homeless. The event occurs from December to the end of March. The idea is to make sure the homeless have a place to stay on the coldest nights of the year.
First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of Laurel MD has been participating in Winterhaven for over 15 years. For this past week, FUMC has hosted between 20 to 30 men a night. In a couple of months we will do the same thing for the homeless women of Laurel and surrounding areas.