Chester Valley Ministers Association
The Chester Valley Ministers' Association (CVMA) is an active, growing group of men and women, both religious and lay, whose mission is to promote, sponsor and support a range of initiatives that help the needy in Kent and Northern Queen Anne's Counties. Monthly CVMA meetings are held in neighboring churches where humanitarian groups throughout the county come to be heard and supported in their work. Each January, CVMA sponsors the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Breakfast, which is now in its ninth year and has become an anticipated community tradition. At this event, significant funds are raised toward scholarships and grants that have benefited the following organizations: Rebuilding Together, The Good Neighbor Fund, The Community Food Pantry, The Samaritan Group and The Townsend Memorial Clinic. Dr. Ann Hennessey, a member of UUCR until her recent death, is honored at this event for being a founding member of CVMA and a leader in humanitarian work. As CVMA continues to increase its outreach, additional programs are being planned for celebration as well as support and healing within the community. The recently held 'Vigil for the Planet,' following the Gulf tragedy, is an example of this. New members are most welcome and needed for the important work being done by this organization.