The Presbyterian Church of Chestertown is an incredibly “mission minded” congregation. From the beginning the church has strived to be sensitive to the gospel mandate to care for those who are less fortunate. The congregation supports financially, and individual Presbyterians are active in virtually every organization and activity in Kent County which works for the alleviation of poverty and human suffering. In addition, the church generously supports the work of the Presbyterian Church (USA) overseas. Of particular significance is the “partnership” which has existed since 2005 with the Presbyterian Church in Matiki, Malawi. Dozens of members of PCC have visited Matiki, and we have hosted several visits to Chestertown by pastors and members of that congregation.

In Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Cecil Counties, Maryland we connect with our neighbors through:

  • Backpack Program (supporting youth at the Kent Middle School with nutritious meals for the weekends and school holidays)
  • Community Food Pantry
  • Good Neighbor Fund (helping neighbors with emergency needs)
  • Samaritan Shelter (we are a “host” site for the shelter for one month each winter)
  • Deep Roots at Clairvaux Farm (supporting families experiencing homelessness)
  • “Knitting Group” supports local nursing homes, Hospice, and Food Pantry
  • Rebuilding Together, Kent Co. MD (improving housing for our neighbors – their office is in our building.)

In the USA and globally we connect with neighbors and partners around the world through:

  • Malawi Partnership with the congregation of Matiki CCAP (Church of Central Africa Presbyterian) in Dwangwa, Malawi
  • Volunteer work teams help with hurricane recovery (teams have gone to New Orleans, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Crisfield MD)
  • “Rise Against Hunger” food packaging events
  • “Gifts of the Heart” School and Health Kits (Church World Service)
  • We give direct support to several PC(USA) missionaries
  • We support the work of New Castle Presbytery, the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic, and the Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly