The Service to Others Team 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!
Christmas Mother Gift Collection
Gifts should be wrapped with the green/blue tag attached to the gift and placed on the table outside the Sanctuary. All gifts must be returned no later than Sunday, November 27. Feel free to contact Sandy Wingen (804-840-6026) or Terri Clifton (804-909-1941) with any questions.
On the first Wednesday of each month (Sep-May), we have a mission dinner in the gym from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. The cost is $10 per adult and $5 per child, and proceeds are collected for different mission causes + organizations (e.g. Evergreen food pantry, Gordon Athletics, Sanctuary Rescue, etc) The hosting groups plan a different menu each month as well. RSVP here for the next one!
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.
FeedMore (which operates food pantries, Meals on Wheels and other programs to provide local help with food) is always looking for volunteers. They need help in a number of areas…drivers, packing assistants, administrative help, etc. If you are interested and would like more information, go to https://feedmore.org/volunteer/opportunities.
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.
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!
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 1-2 times each year.
Security Team Info
MARCH MISSION MADNESS
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!