The Service to Others Council coordinates St. Mark’s projects that provide assistance to others, both within our community and across the world.
Contact Jimma Attaway or Sandy Wingen for more information on any programs and groups!
See our Upcoming Events page for more service opportunities!
The Lenten offering this year will go towards our Rise Against Hunger (Stop Hunger Now) meal packaging event. The event will take place on August 11. Thanks to your generosity last year, we packaged over 14,000 meals to help those less fortunate around the world.
To help make us all aware and more thankful for the abundant blessings God has given us, we will again offer a Giving From Abundance Calendar. This calendar will offer daily challenges to “count a blessing” and set aside money for the Lenten Offering. These are available at the church or online on March 6.
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
Meets 1st & 3rd Mondays from 6:45 pm–7:45 pm in the church library. Please come sit, knit and chat with us while 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.
Volunteers needed to assist with Relevant Hospitality one Sunday a month or according to your availability. Please contact Dee Russell (email@example.com).
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.
BREAD OF HEAVEN
Ongoing collections for Sherbourne UMC and Holy Comforter food banks, highlighting a single need each month.
MARCH MISSION MADNESS
A different collection/event each week during 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)
ST. MARK’S HAS LEFT THE BUILDING
We have one community worship time at 10 am on a Sunday in the spring then break off into groups to work on 20+ various mission projects/sites. Click here for a past flyer.
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