Welcome To Tilghman United Methodist Church

Tilghman United Methodist Church is an historic church located on Tilghman Island, Maryland. 

We are entirely surrounded by water, but are less than 20 minutes from historic St. Michaels and only a half hour from Easton, totally accessible by car. 

We are a warm, loving community of faith, deeply rooted in the teachings of Christ. 

Methodists have been worshiping on Tilghman’s Island since the 18th century. The first church was built at our current location between 1879 and 1882, a one room structure with a steeple and belfry. The current church was erected in 1913. The church features ornate stained-glass windows with a simple gothic-based design. For a more complete history, click HERE.



Sanctuary Services – Sundays, 10:00 AM

See Pastor Herb’s Video Preview of Procedures for Making Worship Services Safe in the Church HERE

Services have been reinstated in the church sanctuary on Sundays at 10 AM.  The online sermons will continue to be posted weekly on the Pastor’s Page, as well.

We realize that you may be apprehensive about returning to indoor worship, so please do what you feel is right for you. If you do decide to join us, then we ask that you adhere to the guidelines developed by the TUMC Church Council, presented above.

We continue to keep everyone in our prayers.


Kronsberg Park Sunday Outdoor Worship Services

This popular worship service has been cancelled for the winter due to cold and inclement weather.


Sunday Online Worship Service

This is posted on the Pastor’s Page. You may also Click HERE. It is available each Sunday morning through the following Saturday. All previous videotaped sermons are also available on the Pastor’s Page.


Gifts and Offerings

Please consider mailing your gifts and offerings to the church: Tilghman UMC, P.O. Box 192, Tilghman MD 21671.

You may also donate online using the Donate page on the top line menu.

Thank You!


Important Updates!

Check this website often to stay informed of the last news and updates and ask others to do the same.


Healthy Tilghman News

TUMC Food Bank Click HERE

Rose Regan, Healthy Tilghman Peer Coordinator, informs that A.A. is offering two live phone  meetings each day at noon and 7 p.m. Call 425-436-6376  and enter code 447198# to join or just listen. Rose is at 410-886-9862.

Sabiatri Baker, BS/MS,LMT, of Tilghman and member of the the Depression/Bipolar Support Alliance of Talbot County has offered to be personally available to talk on phone over anxiety, stress, depression, fears etc., as an experienced and educated Peer neighbor  (this is not medical care) for anyone 24/7 at 410-886-1292. 

New service: Want someone to check in (call) on a senior? Call 1-866-502-0560 and the Maryland Department of Aging will set it up. Call to enroll.  


COVID-19 Resources

As we head into the darkened winter months of this pandemic, here is some information that could be helpful during this time of heightened COVID-19 risk and mental health challenges, fear, isolation, etc.

Resources to call for Coronavirus-related concerns.

  • For-All-Seasons Emergency Hotline 410-822-1018
  • Talbot County Health Department Emergency Hotline 1-410-770-8160
  • Eastern Shore Behavioral Crisis Line at 888-407-8018.
  • Maryland 24/7 Helpline that is found at dialing 211 – press 1.
  • Food Assistance 410-770-5515. 
  • Police (410-822-1020)
  • Emergency 911 

All are live responses.   

PLEASE NOTE: For more complete information about some of these and other resources, see
Healthy Tilghman


Talbot County Department of Social Services has established a call in service about COVID-19. Open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday -Friday. 410-770-5515 


Current TUMC Announcements

  • Meals Available To Those In Need 03/28/2020 - We are working with the St. Michaels Community Center to provide meals to people in need (financially or due to limited access to food) three times a week.  The meals are delivered to the church and we call everyone to come for pick up.  We are willing to deliver meals to people who are remaining... View Article

You Are Always Welcome

You are always welcome at Tilghman UMC, to worship or to participate in our various ministries or to simply volunteer and make new friends in the community.


Tilghman UMC Mission Statement

To be a covenant community of loving Christians who glorify God through worship, teaching, studying God’s Word, and by witnessing through word and deed. We seek to share God’s love in Jesus Christ as His body, individually and collectively, through the leading and power of the Holy Ghost with our community and the world by ministering to people where they are in their lives.


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Are you…

  • interested in learning more about TUMC? 
  • in need of pastoral care/prayer? 
  • wanting to discuss becoming a member of TUMC? 

Please contact the pastor:
Herbert Lewis “Herb” Cain 
Phone: 443-480-0275 
Email: [email protected]