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 for more information on any programs and groups!
- Food Banks
We continue to support two food banks, one at Sherbourne UMC and one at Holy Comforter. Collection bins are placed outside the CLC doors every Sunday afternoon from 12 – 4, and food is delivered each week. All canned/packaged, unopened, non-perishable food is welcome.
Rise Against Hunger
Please join us on Sunday, November 14, as we package meals for Rise Against Hunger, an organization working against global hunger. We will package about 10,000 meals, and there will be jobs for all ages. The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. until around 1:00 pm or whenever we finish the packaging. Folks are welcome to join us after the 9:00 service, with a second shift coming after the 11:00 service. If you plan to help, please fill out this form. (Everyone is welcome and you do not need to sign up ahead of time, but knowing an approximate volunteer count will help us in our planning.) If you have questions, contact Marc Chambers (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jane Davis (email@example.com, 263-8898). Thank you!
Opportunities throughout the year when partnering with Red Cross + other organizations
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.
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.
School Supply Drive for Evergreen Elementary in late summer
CCHASM Turkey Bags in November
Christmas Mother in November-December
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 more information, click here.
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.
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.
Security Team Info
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)
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!