Taste of Meeting Ground Wine & Food Tasting Event

3rd Annual Wine and Food Tasting Fundraiser

Friday, May 6, 2016wine bottle glass
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Elk Forge Bed & Breakfast Inn
807 Elk Mills Road, Elkton, MD

Sponsored by State Line Liquors and Local Restaurants

Tickets: $50 each

Great Food!

Terrific Wine!

Wonderful Friends!

Live and Silent Auctions!

Emergency Rotating Shelter Opens on Monday

Meeting Ground is blessed to partner with local churches and other organizations to offer the community an emergency rotating winter homeless shelter. We are excited that ERS opens this Monday, November 30th. The Cecil Whig ran a great article featuring this service. We always need volunteers for intake and drivers for the van and there are two full weeks still open.


Giving Tuesday – Help with our “Van Fund”

Thanksgiving, Thursday 11/26 a day to give thanks; Black Friday 11/27 a day to shop for bargains; Giving Tuesday, 12/1 a day to help Meeting Ground by donating to our “Van Fund”.  We are in need to purchase two vans, one for Wayfarer’s House (women’s shelter) and one for Settlement House (Cecil County’s Men Shelter) to help transport our residents to medical appointments,  court and social services dates and job interviews. Many veterans have early morning doctor appointments and the van is used to transport them to Baltimore. Please consider donating on December 1, 2015 — GIVING TUESDAY — to help us purchase a new van. Even a small donation can make a big difference. Just go to our website www.meetingground.org, click on “Donate”, check “Van fund” and then enter the amount you would like to donate. You can also send a check to Meeting Ground, P.O. Box 808, Elkton, MD 21921.

See the Cecil Whig article:




Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day 2015

The National Consumer Advisory Board, the National Coalition for the Homeless, and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council call on our constituents to organize or take part in Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day events on or around December 21st, the first day of winter and the longest night of the year.

At these events each year, we remember those who have died and we strengthen our resolve to work for a world where no life is lived or lost in homelessness. We state clearly, together with others in scores of communities across our nation, that no person should die for lack of housing.

Each Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day event is unique to its community, but the events often include readings of names, candles, prayers, personal remembrances, marches, and moments of silence. They are often held outdoors, sometimes – fittingly – in the bitter cold. These events honor those who have paid the ultimate price for our collective failure to adequately address homelessness, and often include calls to address the systemic causes of tragically avoidable deaths.

Meeting Ground, along with other agencies will hold Cecil County’s Homeless Person’s Memorial Service in Elkton on December 21st. Stay tuned for more details.

Marsha’s Christmas Barn Coming Soon

Marsha’s Christmas Barn is right around the corner. The yearly event will be held on December 17 from 6:00-8:00pm at the Elkton United Methodist Church. DSC_4502If you are interested in donating for this Toys For Tots event or to volunteer at the event or prior to it, please call our coordinator Althea Simmons
at 443-619-2169. This event is held yearly to assist families with Christmas and is in memory of Marsha Mazza,

"Shopping" table at Marsha's Christmas Barn

“Shopping” table at Marsha’s Christmas Barn

co-founder of Meeting Ground. We especially need gifts for children 0-2 and 12-18 in age. We are also looking for donations for cookies and other treats. Gifts can be dropped off at Wayfarer’s House, 107 Delaware Avenue in Elkton. 

North Elk Coffee House Events

Each month from September through May, our friends at St. Mary’s Anne’s Episcopal Church in North East hold a coffee house featuring different music each month. It’s always a great evening of music and fellowship. On Saturday, November 21, Heather Pierson will return to the stage after a well-received show last year. She was the most popular performer of the season! Roadside Shack will open for Heather at 6:45. The Coffee House is located at St. Mary Anne’s Parish Hall at 315 S. Main Street in North East. 410-287-5522. Proceeds go to support Meeting Ground’s missions. Come on out for great music. For more info about this year’s performers go to: http://www.stmaryanne.org/coffee-house

Winter Emergency Rotating Shelter – Help Needed!!

Meeting Ground is once again assisting those who need emergency shelter during the cold winter months by coordinating a rotating shelter with local churches in Cecil County. The rotating shelter will begin on November 30 and run through March 21, but we need churches’ assistance during several weeks. The responsibility would include making and serving hot dinners for 25-35 people for a week and providing hosts and hostess to supervise the shelter during the evening and overnight, either at their own church or Five Rivers Church in Elkton. For more information, contact Pat or Shenise at 410-620-3128.

Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Friday October 2, 2015, at Art Space on Main, will be the Empty Bowls Event to raise funds for Wayfarer’s House.  Hand-crafted bowls and delicious food for a great cause.  Check out the link here for all the details!


Bakers Needed!

Meeting Ground will be offering baked goods for sale at the Chesapeake City Car Show on Saturday August 22nd, 2015.  If you would be willing to bake and donate even just one baked good to the inventory we would greatly appreciate it!  You can contact Joann for more information on what to bake and how to get it to us, by emailing her at jpalaisa1 @ comcast. net (without the spaces!).   If baking is not your thing, but eating baked goods is your thing, then come by the car show and visit us there to make your purchase!  More information about the Car Show can be found here:  http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/chesapeakecity/page-6.php

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