UPCOMING EVENTS

For a listing of our Fall 2018 events and programs, download our Fall Flyer.

SEPTEMBER
20 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!

22 TRIVIA NIGHT
Join us for Trivia Night from 6–8 pm in the basement. The cost is $10 per person so grab your friends and build your team! You may bring your own food and some snacks will be available. There will be 10 rounds of trivia in a variety of categories. Prizes will be given for the top tables!​ Contact Stacy with any questions. RSVP at stmarksmidlo.com/trivia.

23 UMM BREAKFAST​  7:00 am/Dining Room

23 CONFIRMATION ORIENTATION ​
Right after the 12 pm service, all students interested in participating in Confirmation should join us with their parents in the Dining Room for a brief orientation. Contact Stacy with questions.

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.  ​​

30 YOUTH RALLY​
Games, food, worship, connect with other students. Meet at church at 2:30 pm and we will drive over to Bethia UMC. We’ll be back at church at 7:30 pm. Contact Stacy for questions.​

OCTOBER​
3 MISSION DINNER HOSTED BY STUDENTS

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.​

7 PARENTS CONNECT
Join us on October 7 following the Relevant Service in Room 204 for a time of fellowship with other St. Mark’s families! We will have refreshments and activities for the kids! See you there!

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!​​

21  PIZZA WITH THE PASTOR  12:15 pm/Dining Room

21 CHILDREN’S SABBATH AT 11 AM WORSHIP

28 TRUNK OR TREAT & CHILI COOK-OFF  5:30 pm/CLC Parking Lot

30 SILVER STREAKS: D-DAY MEMORIAL TRIP
Join us on Tuesday, October 30, for a day trip on a BIG bus to the D-Day Memorial, Liberty Station Restaurant and Poplar Forest. Details for September & October will come in your email. Call Dale at 839-2669 or e-mail at driggs78@comcast.net​.

NOVEMBER
4 ALL SAINTS WORSHIP   All Worship Times

9–11 MIDDLE SCHOOL RETREAT AT EAGLE EYRIE

20 JOINT THANKSGIVING WORSHIP WITH MT. PISGAH UMC

25 HANGING OF THE GREENS   8:30 and 11 am worship

30–DEC 2   HIGH SCHOOL RETREAT AT EAGLE EYRIE