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,┬áDaniel 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.