Payne Memorial Outreach



PMO MISSION STATEMENT: Releasing and developing human possibilities is the mission of Payne Memorial Outreach, Inc. (PMO), the nonprofit community service agency of Payne Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church of Baltimore, Maryland. 

PMO’s programs and partnerships have been a part of Baltimore City since 1990; quality educational learning and enrichment programs, offering creative and culturally relevant programs youth and senior  adults, and addressing tangible existence needs (food, clothing, and healthy lifestyle habits) of young people and adults in the Midtown, Druid Heights, Upton and surrounding communities. 

Among the programs that PMO oversees is PMO Help, a community outreach program providing food, and clothing to between 30 and 50 persons per month. Helps partners with the Golden Doves Senior Ministry who has affiliated with St. Vincent de Paul Church in Baltimore, MD and the Maryland Food Bank to distribute food to the community through the Food Pantry. 

Helps partners with the Dorothy Camper Missionary Society (DCMS) to provide clothing to members in the community. The Clothes Closet  provides clothing for men, women, children and some infant clothes are provided depending upon donations from the church and the community. Distribution occurs monthly. 

PMO provides an HIV/AIDS  education awareness/free testing program Hope and Healing. Hope and Healing targets people living in the 21217 and 21218 zip codes to be tested because this area of Baltimore has one of the highest incidents of new cases of HIV in the country. Hope and Healing, in conjunction with the Jacques Initiative, tests an average of 20 people per three hour session once a month or once every other month. 

PMO partners with Payne Memorial AME Church to provide food during the Thanksgiving season and food and toys to families in need during the Christmas season. Approximately 100 families are helped by this initiative annually. Gift cards of between $20 and $50 from local vendors (Giant Foods, Safeway Foods, Wal-Mart) are disseminated.


"We in the faith community cannot complacently stay within our church walls," "We must aggressively pursue proactive initiatives which sometimes require that we venture into areas not usually considered to be the regular place of the church." (Rev. Vashti McKenzey, (1997).

Payne Memorial Outreach, Inc
1701 Madison Avenue
Suite 315
Baltimore, MD 21217

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 Adult Sunday School 8:45 a.m. 
 Children Sunday School 10:00 a.m. 
 Worship Service 10:00 a.m.

 Prayer Service 7:00 p.m. 
 Women's Bible Study 7:30 p.m. 
 Men's Bible Study 7:30 p.m.

 Bible Study 12 noon & 7 p.m. 

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