Welcome to Tilghman United Methodist Church

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.


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. 

We provide a welcoming, comfortable service for all people. So whether you are a waterman or just visiting the Eastern shore, or make your home here year-round, we would love to welcome you into our church!

News & Photos of Recent Events


Bible Study

Sunday, 6:30 pm


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]

Regular Worship Services

Sunday Early Service at 8:30 AM is a traditional Methodist service and offers communion every week.  
Sunday Late Service at 11:00 AM is a traditional Methodist service with communion once a month and in special services.

Sunday School Classes 9:45 – 10:45 AM 
Pre-School – 5th Grade 
Middle School 
High School 
Church Annex 

A Sherwood UMC monthly Sunday Service is held on the THIRD Sunday of the month, 9:45 – 10:45 AM.

Directions and more about our worship locations HERE.

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Collection

July Items: Crayons, Magic-Markers, coloring books

Other items: Wet wipes, glow sticks, playing cards 
Cannot accept: toothpaste, liquids, food items (no candy) or war toys 
Questions? Contact Franny Cain at 410-708-5246

Regularly Occurring Events and Meetings at TUMC

Ladies Sewing, Monday Eves, 7:00 pm, Annex

Ladies Breakfast, Monday, April 8, 8:00 AM. Two If By Sea, All welcome but please call Debra (410-886-2881) so the restaurant can be given a head count. Photo HERE.

Administrative Board, Wednesday, September 11, 7:00 pm, Annex, 

Healthy Tilghman Family Support Group, 4th Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm unless otherwise noted. See more details HERE

Men’s Prayer Breakfast, Last Sunday of the month, except for Jun, Jul, Aug and Dec. 7:00 am, Annex.  Next Breakfast September. All men are invited.Invite a friend or neighbor.

Healthy Tilghman Activities (Annex) 
Exercise Group meets several times per week.  
For schedule and program details, click HERE

Healthy Tilghman Committee
First Monday, , 6:00 PM
Adult Sunday School Room

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.

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.

Healthy Tilghman Ministry

Building Healthy Mind, Body and Spirit in the Bay Hundred Community

Visit the Healthy Tilghman page HERE for upcoming events, meetings, programs, and organizations of interest.