Chesapeake City United Methodist Charge

Trinity United Methodist Church

Kanal Kitchen - Paris Foundation


Generation Station:  Lead:  Jodi Shitama.  This after school program provides a safe and nurturing environment for students in grades 6 - 9 from the local schools here in Chesapeake City.  Students go on field trips and receive homework support. meals, mentoring and so much more from our staff and volunteers.

Rotating Homeless Shelter:  Leads:  Joyce Stansfield/Tom Duffy.  Trinity joins with other local churches to offer our fellowship hall as a place to sleep and receive meals during the months November through March.  Visitors receive food, shelter and friendship while with us.  Click on the  Mary Randall Center link  to find out more about how our church, and others, serves in this much-needed mission.

Trinity Preschool: Lead: Deidra Johnson.  Trinity provides a wonderful Christian preschool opportunity for children ages 3 and 4.  The program runs Tuesday - Thursday in the mornings.  Age appropriate academics in a nurturing and Christian atmosphere are all part of this excellent program.  Click on the preschool link to learn more.

Camp Pecometh: Leads:  Todd Harvey/Monte Carlsile.  Located near Centerville, Maryland, this beautiful ministry facility offers Christian camping experiences for young people as well as a state of the art adult ministry setting.  Our church encourages families to consider this opportunity for children to enjoy camp and grow in their knowledge of Jesus Christ.  We have an active camper scholarship fund available to families who are active in our church.  Check Here to find out more about Camp Pecometh and this wonderful ministry.  If you wish to inquire about supporting our scholarship fund or camp in general, please contact the church office.

Vacation Bible School (VBS):  Lead:  Karol Armstrong.  Trinity UMC works in conjunction with the other local churches in Chesapeake City to provide a wonderful Vacation Bible School experience for children ages 3 - 14.  You do not need not be a member of any church to participate.  To learn more about this year’s dates and program, click Here to access the CCEA webpage or contact our church office

Fall School Supplies:   Each year during July and August our church seeks donations of school supplies for students.  Everything from backpacks to crayons are accepted as we seek to make sure any child in need gets off to a great start at school by having the simple tools they need in the classroom.  If you wish to donate, please  contact the church office or look for the calendar/newsletter/bulletin announcements on this mission during the summer months.

Deep Roots at Clairvaux Farm:  Leads: Audrey Kulick/Louise Stevens.  Clairvaux Farm is a complex of buildings that have been built or converted to provide a safe, clean and warm environment for families who may be homeless or in a situation where they need a place to live temporarily.  Through your donations and volunteering, our church helps with the needs at the farm.  For more information on how to help or donate, please click Here

Cecil County Crisis Pregnancy Center:  Lead: Sandy McCaa.  The Cecil County Pregnancy Center offers an alternative to abortion for girls/women who find themselves with an unplanned pregnancy and do not know where to turn. Our Church Family has set aside the month of May to collect baby items (list provided in the May bulletins and April/May Newsletter) and/or monetary donations to purchase any items for the Center that are needed but not donated.

Chesapeake City Ecumenical Association (CCEA): Lead: Karol Armstrong.  Trinity UMC is an active member of the CCEA, which consists of local churches here in town.  The CCEA provides food pantry items, monetary assistance, household goods, clothing and assistance to families.  Our church supports each of those components through donations of goods or by volunteering. For more information on how to help or donate, please click Here

Kanal Kitchen and Paris Foundation: Lead: Mikki Senn

Trinity UMC supports this meal program, which serves many homeless people in the Elkton area.  Preparing and serving weekly meals and collections of toiletries are all part of how our church family helps this much-needed local ministry.   The last Tuesday of every month is the meal event.

Christmas Angel Tree:  Lead: Tina Presnell.  Each year prior to Christmas, our church family seeks donations of gift cards, which we place on a small tree in our sanctuary.  The gift cards are then given to families in need through the CCEA as we seek to help them make and spread Christmas cheer to those in need.  Look for more information in our church bulletins/newsletter/calendar during the months of November and December to learn how you can help.

Prayer Ministries: Our church family believes strongly in the power of prayer.  Contact our church office or submit a prayer request on our Prayer Request page if you wish to inquire about our wonderful Prayer Ministries.

       Prayer Shawls Ministry (Lead: Vicki Foraker)   Prayer Shawls are created, prayed over and delivered to persons in need of prayers.   

Annual Christmas Bazaar: Leads: Todd Harvey, Cindy Wallace, Kathy Moran.  Our one main fundraiser each year is our annual Christmas Bazaar which is held each year on the second Saturday in November.  Food,  craft vendors, and the world’s best silent auction are all part of this wonderful family experience held at the church.  Be on the lookout in October and November for updates on our website and newsletters as the big event approaches.  Donations of goods and volunteering are two simple ways you can help.


The life of our church is found in our service to others.  Trinity UMC is very active in our community seeking to help and serve others.  Found on this page are the missions we actively support with our time, talents and resources.  We are proud of our commitment to young people and families, as you will see by the many missions we serve and support  below.  If you wish to volunteer, donate or would like more information about any of our missions, please contact the church office at:

CCUMC Serving at the Homeless Shelter

Camp Pecometh

Rotating Homeless Shelter

450 Third Street

Chesapeake City, MD 21915
Pastor Neil Gutmaker

Clairvaux Farm