Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church & Vicinity

From the Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church Facebook page:

There’s a sweet, sweet Spirit in this place! We are a historic, multi-cultural congregation worshipping every Sunday morning at 10:00 am with a sprited traditional worship service! Holy Communion is offered every Sunday, as well as a children’s message and nursery time for younger elementary and pre-K children. All are welcome!

About the Arcadia Neighborhood:

Great homes at reasonable prices, plenty of trees, a palpable community spirit. Bordered by beautiful Herring Run Park and within walking distance to Safeway, great restaurants such as Maggie’s Farm, Koko’s, and nearby shops. Arcadia comprises three distinct development periods: the Heckel family and Eutaw Heights; post-WWI development of Arcadia; and post-WWII Eastwood Drive and infill development. Though these periods differ significantly in house type and design, they make up a cohesive neighborhood.

About the Harbel Community Organization:

On February 12, 1969, a joint meeting of the Harford Road and Belair Road Ministeriums was held at the Lauraville Methodist Church. The purpose of the meeting was to form an interfaith clergy and lay the Steering Committee charged with the responsibility to determine the need and responsibility of establishing an area wide federation of neighborhood organizations which could work together for the good of the community. The Steering Committee, chaired by Father E. Huesman, met weekly and consulted with various urban church leaders and university professors. In May, a set of goals were adopted, and by June, the group had pronounced the “HARBEL proposal “a document outlining community problems, and suggesting a concept and budget for a professionally directed community organization. Using this proposal, the Committee spent 14 months (June 1969 to August 1970) attending various meetings, explaining their proposal, and securing pledges of financial support. They also met regularly to shape and to refine the HARBEL concept by listening to suggestions from every corner of the HARBEL area. Read More