Under the auspices of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America (formerly SCOBA) the Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM) works to bring the love of Christ to those who are in prison by providing encouragement, material support, transition and reintegration services, Christian education, spiritual guidance, and the sacramental life of the Church. Each parish is encouraged to participate in prison ministry. In the past, St. Matthews has collected Christmas gifts and clothing for the children of women incarcerated in Baltimore. Help is always needed. Contact Eugenia Ordynsky at 443-858-6000 for more information.