Open Meet & Greets With Pastor Justin

You’re invited to meet and hang out with Pastor Justin every other Wednesday in July and August. Feel free to drop by the Fellowship Hall from 6-8 pm on July 28, August 11 and August 25.

Building Requests

Our facility is once again available for meetings and activities. To reserve a designated space and time slot, the Group Leader needs to fill out this form at least one week prior to the date needed. For further information, visit stmarksmidlo.com/facilityuse.


Nursery Reopening

We’re so excited to have our nursery open again on Sundays from 9 am-12 pm for our children (birth through age 4/5). Our nursery caregivers will all wear masks and take every precaution to safely care for your kids!

We’re Hiring!

We are looking for enthusiastic applicants for two part-time positions:

Child Care Coordinator
This dedicated Christian will supervise our nursery and schedule nursery workers on Sunday mornings, as well as some week nights. They will work closely with our Director of Children’s Sunday School to ensure our little ones are loved and cared for. 

Director of Adult Ministries
This is a new position at St. Mark’s, focused on the spiritual formation of our adult members. Successful applicants will have a passion for Christian discipleship as they create and organize spiritual growth pathways for all stages of adult life, working closely with the Lead Pastor. 

For more information or to submit applications, please contact Rev. Dr. Justin White at justinwhite@vaumc.org.


Name Tags

With the arrival of Pastor Justin and his family, as well as more in-person worship, church meetings and activities, please wear your St. Mark’s magnetic name tags to help each other remember names! If you need a new or updated one, please complete a Name Tag form (on the bulletin board by the Fellowship Hall or contact the office). New name tags are $5.00 each, and an updated name insert is available at no charge.

Alleluia Choir Kick-Off

Love to Sing? Want to serve the Lord through music? Join the Alleluia Choir!
We are having our kick-off party on Sunday, August 29 at 1:00 pm and then we start our regular rehearsals on September 1 at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary. Email or call Selina (sheslep@stmarksmidlo.com or (804) 397-0203) for more details! Join in the choir loft fun! We need you!

Handbell Ringers Kick-Off

St. Mark’s Ringers are getting ready to start their season on September 9. If you are interested in being a handbell ringer and want to know what it is all about, please talk to Selina or one of the St. Mark’s Ringers! We’d love to tell you why we love to ring! The Ringers also have a kick-off party on August 3 at 6:00 pm. It’s time to ring for the Lord!

Worship Schedule

9 AM Relevant Worship in Sanctuary
    *with Children’s Small Groups in upstairs classrooms
10 AM
 Adult Sunday School & Time To Fellowship
11 AM
 Traditional Worship in Sanctuary + Livestream


Blood Drive

Wednesday, August 4, 10 am to 3 pm
This Blood Drive will be held in the St. Mark’s CLC, and all safety protocols will be followed (masks needed if unvaccinated). Donors of all blood types are needed. Appointments only, no walk-ins. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or go online here to schedule an appointment.

School Supply Drive for Evergreen Elementary

It is time to collect school supplies for the students at Evergreen Elementary. Click here for to view the supply list. Please bring your donations and drop them at one of the following locations: in the hall by the nursery, on the tables outside the CLC, or in the bins outside the CLC on Sundays between 12 & 4 pm. All donations need to be returned no later than 8/15. Feel free to contact Sandy Wingen with any questions at sandy.wingen1961@gmail.com or 804-840-6026.

Respite/Support Group For Those Dealing With Issues of Dementia

We are excited to share with you a new ministry that we are planning to launch in the fall. St. Mark’s will be forming a respite/support group for those dealing with the issues of dementia. Please let us know of your interest/need of participating in this group by filling out the form below. Also, let us know if you would like to be a volunteer (training will be provided) for a respite/support group. Please contact Kristie Faison at kristiefaison@gmail.com with questions. For an idea of what type of respite program will be offered, watch this video. Fill out the form here.

Recruiting New Security Team Members

The security team is looking for new volunteers. No experience required as all necessary training will be provided.  

This ministry provides a basic level of security for our members, guests and children’s groups during regularly scheduled Sunday services. In addition, we provide security for special events such as Trunk or Treat, the Santa Breakfast and children’s Easter activities.

If you are interested or have questions, please contact Herb Coen at 804-347-5883 or hocoen14@gmail.com for a complete list of team member requirements and responsibilities. 

Food Needed

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, but they have asked especially for breakfast items (Cereal, oatmeal, grits), soups, pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter, jelly, crackers & side dishes.


OTHER

Connections Committee Survey

Please complete this survey to share your connection preferences, so we can keep you connected in the way that is best for your family!

St. Mark’s Resource Directory + Survey

If you are willing to be on our list of people that the church can turn to for help (sharing knowledge, providing services, etc.), let us know here. We also provide a Resource Directory for our members that can be accessed here.