The outreach programs described below are organized, managed, and funded by the generous contributions of our parishioners and members of the local community. Your support of these activities would help us carry out our mission to those in need. You may make a contribution either by contacting the parish office at 410-745-9076, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Back to School
Established in 2000, the annual Back to School program ensures that the 40% of children living at or below the poverty level in the Bay Hundred area have the school supplies they need to succeed academically. Over the years, the needs have increased along with the generous response of our parish, and the program has grown to include St. Michaels Elementary, Middle and High School as well as the Tilghman Island Elementary School. Backpacks filled with supplies are delivered to the schools each year in time for the start of classes. The program is supported entirely through the generous contributions of our parishioners.
Honduran Dental Mission at El Hogar
In 2007 Christ Church opened a dental clinic on the campus of El Hogar in Honduras. Parishioners of Christ Church raised $60,000 to build and outfit this facility with new, high-quality dental equipment. Each year, we sponsor and send two dental teams to treat the boys and girls of El Hogar.
St. Michaels Food Pantry
Housed at Christ Church and staffed by church volunteers, the Pantry is supported through individual private food and financial contributions, the annual food drive organized by our local Boy Scout troop, and donations from area businesses and organizations. It serves any Talbot County resident requiring food assistance and is open from 9 to 11 AM each Monday and from 1 to 3 PM each Thursday, with no restriction on frequency of Pantry visits. A satellite program on Tilghman Island operates out of the Tilghman United Methodist Church. The Pantry also provides complete Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, with help from our youth group and additional volunteers to assemble and distribute the boxes. To assure the broadest possible service to our client families, we work with area churches, community groups and other food pantries.