Rev. Hal Garman, rear right, and GBCI member John Travis, rear left, enjoy one of the group's pool parties held at Asbury.
The Gaithersburg Beloved Community Initiative (GBCI) is a partnership with Wesley Theological Seminary, Gaithersburg City, Identity, an agency serving Latino youth and families, Montgomery County Public Schools and the Montgomery County Executive Office. Conceived by Rev. Hal Garman shortly after he moved to Asbury Methodist Village in 2011, Beloved Community engages Asbury and area residents in supporting youth. GBCI was inspired by a Martin Luther King Day sermon on the challenges facing minority youth and is named after King’s vision of social justice and equality.
By bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds, Beloved Community reminds us that we all share common interests and desires. View a 2014 Beloved Community Highlights video here.
Asbury Methodist Village is the 13th largest CCRC in the country and proudly calls Montgomery County, Maryland home. As part of the not-for-profit Asbury system, Asbury Methodist Village provides a complete continuum of care including independent living options such as courtyard homes, villas, and spacious apartments, as well as assisted living suites, skilled nursing residences, memory support and rehabilitation therapy services. These choices, combined with an outstanding tradition of quality and service, help Asbury lead the way in exceptional retirement living.