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

Hands on Outreach OpportunitiesWe 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.

Get involved today! Learn more below or click here for Hands on Outreach Opportunities with our outreach partners. 

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): ASP (Appalachian Service Project) is a week-long, life-changing, work mission trip open to everyone ages 14 and up.  We take a week in June to work with homeowners in Central Appalachia helping to make homes warmer, safer and drier. Our registration fee includes all transportation, training, supplies, materials and lodging.  For details or to register contact Charlie Fitzgerald, [email protected]. 

Afghan Refugee Support: 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 [email protected] and/or Kathy at [email protected].

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.

Holiday Sharing: Every year St. Martin’s brightens the holidays for our neighbors who are having a financially difficult time.  As a parish we are able to provide a Thanksgiving feast, Christmas dinner and Christmas gifts for families and seniors in need. We partner with SPAN to obtain a list of people who need our support and often help more than 50 each year. 

Light House Shelter: St. Martin’s sponsors a pizza and Bingo night at Lighthouse Homeless Prevention Center on the first Friday of every month. This is a great opportunity to be with our neighbors by sharing a good meal, and playing a few rounds of Bingo with them.  Children must be at least 11 to volunteer. Contact: Rachel Erdman, [email protected].

Mental Health: St. Martin’s is a supporter of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health) Family Support Group. It is a peer-led support group for any adult with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. The group meets the 4th Wednesday of each month in Heck Hall. For details contact Donna Maguire, [email protected].

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 15-30 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.