The Service to Others Council coordinates St. Mark’s projects that provide assistance to others, both within our community and across the world.
Contact Jane Davis or John Ayers for more information on any programs and groups!
St. Mark’s Has Left The Building 2.0
We are kicking off a new St. Mark’s Has Left the Building concept (SMHLTB 2.0) during March. Rather than having numerous mission events all on single Sunday, we will be participating in off-site projects throughout the year…kicked off with mission events each weekend in March. More details will be coming, but general plans are as follows:
Sunday, March 15
Collect crackers and cookies for area food banks. Leave them in the bins across from the nursery.
Saturday, March 21
Work with Moments of Hope to provide meals to area homeless. Meet at church to leave at 12:15 and return around 4:30. We also need help with some of the meal (cole slaw, potato salad and desserts); sign up on the fellowship hall bulletin board.
Saturday, March 28
Meet at St. Mark’s at 8:45 and go to area elementary schools to do exterior clean-up. Will also take up and deliver collections of some items the schools have requested; see information on the fellowship hall bulletin board.
We need volunteers of all ages; make plans now to sign up and join in. Let’s Go!
BREAD OF HEAVEN
Ongoing collections for Sherbourne UMC and Holy Comforter food banks, highlighting a single need each month.
– Invite your family, friends, and neighbors to join in this mission to feed our community by dropping off the cereal at your home and you bring the food items to church.
Get more information by watching the video below and download this Bread of Heaven Flyer. Flyers can also be picked up outside of the Gym or Sanctuary.
See our Upcoming Events page for more service opportunities!
CareCab is a ministry to assist our members in transportation needs for local doctors’ appointments/treatments. Call or email Jimma Attaway at (804) 338-8053 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Be prepared to give us dates, addresses & any special needs of the person being driven.
RECYCLE OLD EYEGLASSES AND MORE
Give someone sight and hearing by bringing your old eyeglasses, hearing aids and cell phones to St. Mark’s for recycling to the Chesterfield Prevent Blindness Lions Club. Please place your items in the box located in the Fellowship hallway below the bulletin board. Please contact Don West at (804) 897-8723 for any questions.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
We make prayer shawls for those who have a need to feel wrapped in God’s love, and while we also make baby blankets for baptisms on the 1st Monday of each month in the Library at 6:45 pm.
Volunteers needed to assist with Relevant Hospitality one Sunday a month or according to your availability. Please contact Teresa Chambers.
Security Team Info
THE TUESDAY GROUP OF MEN meets at the church to perform general maintenance each Tuesday morning at 8:15 am. All men are welcome to come lend a hand!
OPPORTUNITIES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
MONTHLY MISSION DINNERS
Generally the first Wednesday of every month from September to May. They are sponsored by various groups like the United Methodist Men, Youth, Small Groups, Sunday School Classes, and Children’t Council. The proceeds go to various mission projects to support the community. To sign up to attend a mission dinner, click here.
MENTORING AT EVERGREEN ELEMENTARY
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church has been involved in a mentoring partnership with Evergreen Elementary School since 1995!
We typically match each mentor with two students and schedule back-to-back 30-minute mentoring sessions, so that the time commitment is about an hour per week. Usually, we start seeing children late October/early November and stop after SOL testing in early May. Orientation and training will be provided. High school juniors through adults may apply!
For information and application, go here.
ST. MARK’S HAS LEFT THE BUILDING 2.0
Different collections & serving opportunities for the month of March (e.g. CARITAS furniture bank, CCHASM career clothes for women, health kits for conference, towels and washcloths for St Francis Home)
For mission project chosen by STO, usually Rise Against Hunger
Opportunities throughout the year on a Sunday from 9 am to 12 pm
Supporting this ministry to serve homeless families, men, and women, usually twice a year
RISE AGAINST HUNGER
A food packaging event for Rise Against Hunger, which distributes food globally to areas with the greatest concentration of hunger and starvation. Held each spring or summer.
School Supply Drive for Evergreen Elementary & CrossOver Ministries in late summer
CCHASM Turkey Bags in November
Christmas Mother in November-December