Light House Shelter Outreach

St. Anne’s initially began what is now known as the Light House Shelter and served as host church to many community individuals in need of shelter.

Annapolis Area Ministries, Inc.

St. Anne’s started the Light House Shelter in the early 1980s serving as the host church to many individuals in need of shelter. Today, the Annapolis Area Ministries, Inc. (AAMI) Board provides the oversight essential to operate a thriving shelter. AAMI is a non-profit inter-faith organization comprised of 13 member congregations, and additional community members. We serve people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Anne Arundel County, working with other agencies and area ministries of our member congregations. Elizabeth Kinney is Executive Director of the Light House Shelter and Milford Marchant is our AAMI Board representative. Joyce Nay conducts a psychotherapy group for the Shelter guests and also organizes fund-raising functions for the Light House Shelter.

Friends of the Light House Shelter

The Friends of the Light House Shelter fundraise to help meet the Shelter’s financial needs. Our St. Anne’s representative is Carolyn Hauck. Nancy Greeley supports by facilitating stocking the shelter pantry in September and food preparation for shelter guests once a month.

Many parishioners support these:

  • Golfing tournament in June.
  • Stocking the Pantry for the local community in September.
  • Run for Shelter in mid-September.
  • Pumpkin Patch and sale of pumpkins, baked goods and crafts in mid-October.
  • Bountiful Harvest in early November, a dinner and dance with local merchants providing their restaurant’s specialties.
  • Christmas ornament sale.

Additional shelter support from St. Anne’s is provided:

Stocking the Shelter Pantry
Each of the churches that make up the Annapolis Area Ministries takes a month to supply the pantry at the Light House Shelter. St. Anne’s month is September when we collect food every Sunday to take to the shelter. But there is always a need for food, and donations can be made at the Light House at 10 Hudson Street.  Current needs are: cold cereal, oatmeal, pancake mix and syrup, peanut butter (16 to 28 oz jars), jelly, canned vegetables (around 15 oz size) especially beans, peas, corn and tomatoes, canned fruit (15 oz. size), apple sauce, spaghetti sauce, spaghetti noodles and other pasta, canned tuna, chicken and other meat and stew, macaroni and cheese mix, potatoes(canned or instant mashed), crackers (ie. saltines or other crackers packaged in sleeves), soup.

 For information, contact Nancy Greeley at 410 224-2975 or at

Cooking Dinner for the Shelter
St. Anne’s parishioners prepare and serve an evening meal for the Light House Shelter guests the first Wednesday of every month. Nancy Greeley and John Merrick coordinate the volunteers who prepare the menu items in their homes. Volunteers meet at the Lighthouse kitchen at 5:30 p.m. to set up, serve dinner at 6:00 p.m. Volunteers eat with the guests. For additional information, contact Nancy Greeley at (410) 224-2975 or at

Family Cooking for the Shelter
Jill Lake facilitates family meal preparations for Shelter guests the third Monday of each month. All helpers are welcome – adults, parents, children and teens. Cooking begins at 4:00 p.m. in the Light House kitchen. We join in prayer at 6:00 p.m, then serve the Shelter guests and sit with them for a delicious dinner. Check out the fun by stopping by the kitchen at the Light House during the next preparation time. For more information, contact Jill Lake at