Garden ChurchShortly after the riots in downtown Baltimore this past April, Metanoia collected a special offering to support The Garden Community, a church in our network that we financially helped start a few years ago. The Garden is located in Bolton Hill, a neighborhood directly impacted by the riots.

The Garden is using the resources that Metanoia and other churches raised to fund a Peace and Reconciliation Block Party in Bolton Hill on Saturday, August 22 (4PM-8PM).

About the Block Party

Baltimore City police will be grilling food for the event and also connecting with people living in the neighborhood as a way of rebuilding trust between police and citizens. Metanoia will provide volunteers to help facilitate the police, the citizens, and the Garden church members to rebuild relationships.

When: Saturday, August 22, 4PM-8PM

Where: Bolton Hill, Baltimore city


  • Shift 1: 3PM – 5PM (includes set-up)
  • Shift 2: 5PM – 7PM
  • Shift 3: 7PM – 9PM (includes clean-up)

How You Can Volunteer

Our West Baltimore Community Group is coordinating volunteer efforts for this event. Contact the group’s leaders, Daniel Bunn and Jess Robinson, using the form below to sign up for 1 or more shifts. Daniel and Jess will contact you to give you directions and parking information.