Formation and Outreach

We pride ourselves on our children’s and youth ministry programs at St. Martin’s. We have eighty-five children and teenagers who participate regularly.

Sunday School occurs during our Christian Education hour at 9:00 a.m. We welcome anyone who feels a calling to teach our youngest members about embracing and celebrating the joy of God’s presence in their lives. Parish volunteers teach assigned classes for the school year.

Our Youth Ministry programs also meet at 9:00 a.m. on Sundays. St. Martin’s uses the Journey to Adulthood curriculum, and we have active Rite-13, J2A, and YAC groups. We have a strong commitment to the J2A pilgrimage. Past groups have gone to Iceland, Italy, and England. Confirmation traditionally occurs following completion of the pilgrimage. In addition to the Journey to Adulthood programs, all of our youth in grades 6-12 meet biweekly for our Episcopal Youth Community for fellowship and fun on Sunday Evenings.

St. Martin’s has active adult education programs as well. On Sunday mornings, our Parents’ Group meets at 9:00 a.m. The Parents’ Group is lay-led and allows parents a time to connect for fellowship and to discuss faith and the joys and challenges of parenting. We also have seasonal education offerings for adults on Sunday mornings. Throughout the year, St. Martin’s has two mid-week Bible studies and an Education for Ministry alumni group, which regularly meets to discuss theological books. Our Shepherd’s Group meets weekly over Zoom to discuss the lectionary readings and to pray for one another. Our clergy lead programs for adults in both Advent and Lent as well.

We are known throughout northern Anne Arundel County for our outreach ministries. Our Outreach Committee supports our local and regional communities in many ways, including an active refugee resettlement ministry, weekend meals for school children in need and monthly meals at a local homeless shelter. Each year, we open up our campus to men experiencing homelessness who need temporary housing through our Winter Shelter ministry, which involves both our church and school communities. Throughout the year, St. Martin’s brightens the holidays for more than 50 families and seniors by providing meals and gifts.