Outreach

St. Martin’s Outreach mission seeks to serve all those in need.

Recently St. Martin’s has felt the call to assist Afghan refugees. Read all about our efforts and how you can help support this important calling in the article published by the Severna Park Voice in September 2022 . We need support from people who are willing and able to provide transportation and delivery of large items and pro-bono care. To help, please contact Dawn at dawnsmajor@gmail.com and/or Kathy at helpingotherstowin@gmail.com.

We actively support the local community:  Arundel House of Hope, Habitat for Humanity, Holiday Sharing, Paul’s Place, SPAN, Winter Shelter, and the Severna Park Community Center.  We also provide our facilities to Boy Scouts of America, Narcotics Anonymous, and Alcoholics Anonymous.

All are invited to join our Outreach Commission giving both time and talent to fulfill our greater mission “to serve.”  We welcome your help in the work of the commission to assist those who need our support. Contact our commissioners for more information about any of our outreach ministries:

Our Outreach & Mission offerings include:

Appalachia Service Project (ASP):  Click here to learn all about St. Martin’s involvement in ASP. Sign up below for our next summer mission trip.

Backpack Buddies: Gathers, packs and delivers weekend food to AA County students in need each Friday. St. Martin’s members make, donate, buy, sort, and pack food each week.  The fellowship is priceless. All ages can participate, sign up below.

Give Back Fellowship: Join the Give Back Fellowship on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. in the kitchen during the Sunday School year.  Each Sunday we will work together to provide food for a different group in need, including, Lighthouse Shelter, Backpack Buddies, and Paul’s Place.

Holiday Sharing: This program provides food baskets and gifts at Thanksgiving and Christmas for some of the neediest families in our county.

Many Rivers: This group aims to address the effects of injustice and poverty in the world around us, and in so doing be the “face of Christ” in our community. We welcome you to join us as we educate ourselves to the issues, take action, and continue to develop our relationship with St. Philip’s in Annapolis.

Our Minds Matter (OMM): Work to end society’s stigmatism surrounding mental illness. St. Martin’s is a proud supporter of the important service work and ministry they are providing to our community and world. For details on OMM and how you can support this student lead ministry click here.

Paul’s Place:  Parishioners give time and material support to programs at Paul’s Place, providing food, clothing, job and educational opportunities to residents of a southwest Baltimore neighborhood. This ministry is important as it provides for those in need and creates a bridge between communities, building understanding and brotherly love. Every member of the congregation is invited to participate regardless of age. Learn more about Paul’s Place.

Scouts:  St. Martin’s has sponsored Boy Scout Troop 855 for 50 years. Parishioners are always welcome. Scout meetings held on campus. Check out our list of this year’s Cub Scout activities. To join and for more information please email Boy Scouts or Cub Scouts.

SPAN (Severna Park Assistance Network): Provides help to people in a critical or emergency situation such as utility turn-offs, court-ordered evictions, prescription/medical needs, and food. Anyone can participate through monetary donations, food donations, holding and supporting fundraisers, and volunteering at SPAN directly. Visit SPAN’s website for more information.

Winter Shelter: We shelter 25-30 homeless men as part of Winter Relief.  We provide hospitality, meals, laundry, and safety for one winter week. We are offering shelter to men who are often marginalized. We join together with over 70 congregations to each take a week as we work together to alleviate some of the suffering these men face. This is a multi-faceted ministry that involves people of all ages including children and youth.

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If you are interested in volunteering or for more information please contact us.