For a listing of our Fall 2019 events and programs, download our Fall Flyer.


17 DivorceCare Class At Journey Christian Church   Tuesdays/6:30 pm
If you need help after divorce or being separated DivorceCare can help. Come discover hope and experience healing during our weekly divorce support groups that are for both men and women. Join our own John Fonte at Journey Christian Church on Tuesdays at 6:30-8:00 pm starting September 17. For more information visit https://www.divorcecare.org/groups/112373 or call 804-432-5681.

24 FACES Community Education Meeting   7-8:30 pm at FACES House
Dr. Megan Sarashinsky, PharmD, BCPP, Psychiatry Clinical Specialist, Residency Program Director will discuss pharmaceuticals. Her primary practice area is Tucker Pavillion, where she serves acute pediatric, adult and geriatric patients suffering from disorders such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, chemical dependence, and agitation associated with dementia.

4-6 Student Retreat at Watermarks Camp   
Sign up by September 22
Our speaker is Rev. Justin Hicks and our student small group leaders will be joining us and facilitating our break-out sessions. We’ll stay in cabins, worship in the boathouse and spend our free time doing the various activities the camp hosts, like a ropes course and optional paintball. The cost is $150 per student and scholarship opportunities are available! Email Stacy at sroberts@stmarksmidlo.com for assistance. The cost will increase on September 9 to $160.

5 Shalom Farms Work Day  9 am-12 pm
Shalom Farms is a 12-acre sustainable vegetable farm that depends on volunteers to grow and produce healthy food we share with our community. We will need 35 people to help plant, harvest, lay mulch, clean, sort produce, etc. Bring work gloves, sturdy outside shoes, sun protection. Water will be provided. We will reschedule if weather is poor. RSVP HERE.
SCHEDULE:  8:45a Educational Tour, 9:30a Get to Work, 11:45a Clean Up.
Email Jane jane@iljcorp.com with questions.

Sat, Oct 19: Church-Wide Retreat
   9:00 am-3:30 pm
We’d love for all St. Mark’s participants to join us as we learn about our church and become better equipped to engage with our community. We’ll interact together in a large group and with small group discussion times. Snacks, lunch & free childcare are provided. Please RSVP at stmarksmidlo.com/nli/rsvp by October 1.

Sun, Oct 20: One Worship Time + Lunch  10 am-12:30 pm
We’ll have a combined worship service where the recommended innovations will be presented; lunch will follow.

22 Everybody, Always: A Six Week Book Study with Randy Godwin Begins
7:00 pm/Rm 204
How do you learn to love as Jesus did? How do you free your mind from the fear and inhibitions that keep you from doing so? Let Randy lead you through bestseller Bob Goff’s adventures and methods that will help you learn to love in Jesus’s way.
October 22 & 29, November 5 & 12 & 19, December 3
Sign up online here, by calling the main office or emailing Randy.

1 Deadline to Register For Advent Study 
Barbara Hunt will lead an Advent study based on Because of Bethlehem by Max Lucado, beginning on December 1. This is a 4 week study on Sundays at 9:45 am: December 1, 8, 15, 22 in Room 206 in the Community Life Center. Barbara will order books for the Faith and Fellowship Class and if others want a book, it will cost $13.00. A book is a plus but not mandatory. Please let her know (bthuntva@aol.com) by November 1.

10 Town Hall Meeting   12:15 pm
All are welcome to come discuss and share opinions on the recommended innovations.

11 Town Hall Meeting   7:30 pm 
All are welcome to come discuss and share opinions on the recommended innovations.

24  Called Church Conference   12:15 pm
All St. Mark’s members in attendance will vote to support or reject the recommended innovations.