For a listing of our Summer 2018 events and programs, download our Summer Flyer.
24 BACK TO SCHOOL BASH
4–7 pm in the CLC. Join us for an evening of fun, games and lots of resources for the family! Come see some of the resources available to help families be successful for the upcoming school year! St. Mark’s will be joined by partners from the community. Contact Kristen Blome at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804.379.1655 x 108 for more information. See you there!!!
25 STUDENT MISSION DAY
For all 6th-12th Grade Students. We will be serving some St. Mark’s folks by doing yard work and maybe cleaning. We will meet at the church at 10 am. Pack a lunch to bring with you. When we finish at the houses around 1 pm, we will go pass out flyers for our youth group kick-off. We will be back at the church by 2:30 pm. Contact Stacy for more information!
25 SCHOOL SUPPLIES DUE
26 SILVER STREAKS LUAU/PICNIC
Silver Streaks will enjoy a covered dish Tropical Luau/Picnic at 5:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Pork & Chicken Barbeque will be provided. Sign up in the hallway to bring your favorite dish that goes well with BBQ/Luau and dress up in your Island attire. Call Dale at 839-2669 or e-mail at email@example.com.
26 FANTASY FOOTBALL DRAFT
Sunday at 6:00 pm in Room 206. All are welcome!
29 ALLELUIA CHOIR KICK-OFF
Come join the Alleluia Choir on Wednesday nights from 7-8:30 pm in the Sanctuary! Our Kick-off Back to Choir potluck and anthem sing is on August 29 at 6 pm — Location TBA! Contact Selina Heslep at firstname.lastname@example.org for more fun details!
9 YOUTH GROUP FALL KICK-OFF
FALL PROGRAMS KICK-OFF
BACK TO SCHOOL BLESSING
12 MISSION DINNER
Wednesday at 5:30 pm in the CLC in support of Heart Havens. Menu: Chicken, mushrooms and rice bake. Cost is $7/adults and $3/children. Sign up on the Attendance Tablet or online at stmarksmidlo.com/missiondinners.
12 WORSHIP ARTS KIDZ KICK-OFF
We will be back in fun mode on Wednesday nights! All children ages 4 year olds to 5th grade have a place in this fun night of fun, music and fellowship! You don’t want to miss this! Contact Selina Heslep to sign up!
13 HANDBELLS CHOIRS KICK-OFF
Our Handbells Choirs will be ringing in style this year! Glory Ringers are at 6 pm and St. Mark’s Ringers are at 7 pm. We are currently looking for a few more ringers for our 6 pm group! Beginners are welcome to come try it out and see why bells are so much fun! Contact Selina Heslep if interested!
16 UMM BREAKFAST 7:00 am/Dining Room
25 FACES COMMUNITY EDUCATION MEETING 7-8:30 pm/FACES House
Our topic is Social Security Benefits. Elizabeth Horn has 40 years of experience advocating for people with disabilities. For 20 years she has been assisting people in obtaining Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income, cash benefit programs under the Social Security Administration. As a Disability Rights Advocate for the Disability Law Center of Virginia, she continues to educate and assist people with disabilities who are navigating these benefit programs.
6 BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
Offsite at Mid-Lothian Mines Park from 3-5 pm, joining with Mt. Pisgah UMC. This special service is held close to St. Francis of Assisi’s Feast Day (Oct 4) as he is the patron saint of animals. All animals welcomed – on leash or contained. Only admission is an offering of animal food or blankets to be donated to a local animal shelter.
20-26 CARITAS (OFFSITE THIS FALL!)
St. Mark’s will be working with CARITAS this fall, but there has been a BIG change this year with the way they house men. (There will be no changes for families until 2020.) CARITAS has renovated a site downtown for housing homeless men. This means we will no longer house them at St. Mark’s, but we still need your help. We have committed to serving dinner to 200 homeless men on Saturday, October 20 at the CARITAS site (The Healing Place, 700 Dinwiddie Ave., Richmond) and to providing lunches to the site four days that week. Our dinner menu will be shepherd’s pie, salad, rolls and dessert. We are asking for volunteers to:
- make shepherd’s pie and desserts (recipes provided)
- donate rolls and salad
- donate lunch ingredients (mustard, mayo, water, cookies, chips)
- assemble lunches
- deliver lunches
- prepare and serve dinner (Note: Volunteers at the site itself must be at least 18 years old.)
There will be sign-up sheets on the bulletin board in the fellowship hall hallway in September, or contact Jane Davis (263-8898) or Jennifer Erdelyi (304-5498) with questions. Thank you for all of your help!