Stillmeadow EFC was begun in 1978 in the suburbs of Baltimore. It had various aﬃliations in the past but became an Evangelical Free Church in 1995. A few years prior to that, they found a building for sale inside the city limits and with 40 members, they moved to their present location in the Westgate community of Baltimore.
The Westgate community is now 73% African American and is in a transition zone between the Western suburbs of Baltimore and the Irvington and more inner city neighborhoods of the city.
In the past, Stillmeadow EFC has had ministries to youth, homeless and the poor but most of these ministries were carried on by those who did not live in the community. In 2007 the church made a decision to be a community church.
You will be helping Stillmeadow EFC in its commitment to become a community church by helping the congregation to be known in their neighborhood. A Monday night block party and the VBS will show Stillmeadow’s neighbors that the church cares about the children and families in the community.
Teams will also become acquainted with the neighborhood through serving with partner organizations. Local leaders and church members will share their experiences to help foster learning on issues of race and poverty.