UPCOMING EVENTS

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

APRIL
23 FACES Community Education Meeting, 7-8:30 pm at FACES House
Lynda J. Hyatt, PHD. Executive and Clinical Director at Gateway Homes, Inc., will inform us about the residential treatment program at Gateway Homes that is designed to meet the needs of adults struggling with a mental illness. Gateway Homes, Inc. has a proven record of helping people cope with their illness and live their best life. Please see http://www.facesva.org or call 804- 378-0035 for more details.

28 St. Mark’s Has Left The Building, 10 am
There will be one service at 10 am and then we will break off to serve several ministries in various ways! The full listing of projects is available HERE. Sign up early to get the project you want on the bulletin board or by contacting the project coordinator. Each mission has a project coordinator to contact with any questions.

MAY
1 Mission Dinner, 5:30 pm in the CLC
Menu: Mushroom Chicken Breasts with rice, green beans, mashed potatoes, and dessert. UMM is hosting this dinner to support the Good Samaritan Fund! Cost is $7/adults & $3/children. Sign up HERE.

12 Mother’s Day Celebration
Children lead worship at the 11:00 worship time! What a great way to honor the women of St. Mark’s. This will be a wonderful family time with lots of music and leadership by our children.

12 Learning to Use My Bible presentations

13 Stop the Bleed Training, 6:30-8:30 pm in the CLC
Sign-up Deadline is May 3. Email Herb Coen (hocoen14@gmail.com) to reserve your seat.

There are many times when accidents, stabbings, shootings will produce wounds resulting in life threatening bleeding. These types of injuries require immediate treatment to preserve life ahead of the arrival of EMS. This training is taught by the Trauma Program Manager at Johnson Willis Hospital & several EMS personnel from Chesterfield Fire Department. You will learn:

  • how to identify life threatening bleeding
  • when to use tourniquets & how to apply them to adults and children
  • how to “pack” wounds with appropriate materials to slow or stop profuse bleeding
  • how to deal with wounds where tourniquets cannot be used

This class is free of charge and could help you save a life.

15 Worship Arts KIDZ Celebration, 5:30 pm
17 Praise Prom, 7 pm

18–19 Middle School Mini-Retreat
All middle schoolers are invited to the Wingen’s lake house May 18–19. We’ll spend some time in the water and on the boat during the days and in the evening have some team building/self-care activities. The cost is $20. Email Stacy to sign-up.

19 UMM Breakfast, 7 am in Dining Room
Join us for a good old fashion hearty southern breakfast, an inspiring Don West devotion and Speaker Scott Steinbrook introducing a wonderful local organization: Tech for Troops, the Fastest Growing Veterans Organization Bridging the Digital Divide for Veterans and their Families in the USA.

19 Town Hall Meeting,  12-2 pm in the CLC
The Guiding & Vision Councils and Lay Leadership of St. Mark’s UMC will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting on May 19. Updates from the Guiding and Vision Councils will be provided, who are focused on Growing, Living, & Loving as followers of Jesus Christ through their service. Also, the Town Hall Meeting will include an open discussion period where the church leadership can hear from you.

Do you have questions for our administrative body (Guiding Council) or regarding our ministries (Vision Council) at St. Mark’s? Perhaps you want to know:
· Who and how they are leading St. Mark’s on these councils
· More about our worship services, ministries, the use of our facilities,  and/or our 2019 budget
· Who to talk to for more information

We want to hear from you! Please submit your specific questions to office@stmarksmidlo.com or email your lay leadership by May 6. Your questions will remain anonymous. You may also ask your questions on the day of the meeting and we will answer or get the answer to you after the meeting!

Lay Leaders:
Jim Sheile, jschiele1@verizon.net
Rebecca Harmon, rebeccawharmon@gmail.com
Tim Stuller, timstuller@gmail.com

28 FACES Community Education Meeting
Maryalyce Evans has been a pioneer in the mental health peer recovery movement. She has been employed by Chesterfield county for 13 years full time and 5 years after retirement. She worked in the intensive community treatment team for 13 years and presently works at Chester House as a certified Peer Recovery Specialist. Her published book Walking in Hope, Living in Grace is her autobiography.

JUNE
9 Graduate Sunday
We would like to honor all graduates: high school, college, graduate school! Please email Selina Heslep (sheslep@stmarksmidlo.com) the following information:

  • Name of graduate, high school or college graduating from, and what their future plans are…college, work, etc.
  • Also please email these pictures —
    High School Graduates: baby, elementary age, middle school, senior portrait, family picture.
    College Graduates: 2-3 of years in college, graduation picture, family picture.
    DEADLINE to submit information and pictures is MAY 30!

9 Rising 6th Graders Youth Event, 2-3:30 pm
On June 9, our Student Ministry will celebrate the end of the school year with a scavenger hunt! We’ll welcome the newest 6th graders and compete for $50 for each team member. A parent meeting for all rising 6th grade parents will be hosted by our Student Ministry Team.

12-13 Youth Mental Health First Aid Training, 5:45-9 pm
This 6-hour training, led by John and Kim Speer (retired mental health professionals), teaches adults how to identify and respond to signs of mental illness and substance abuse among youth. Similar to medical first aid classes, this training is a class for adults who work with children/youth to help identify how to recognize the difference between typical development and signs of mental illness, how to respond and refer. This class will be held in St. Mark’s Fellowship Hall.

Register by June 1 with a $10 Donation for FACES Family Advocacy HERE. If you are unable to pay online, please RSVP to office@stmarksmidlo.com and bring your check/cash payment to the church office. There is a max of 30 participants.

24-28 Vacation Bible School
ROAR! Vacation Bible School will come to St. Mark’s June 24–28. Volunteers can sign up on the bulletin board near the nursery. Children can submit a design for the T-shirt! Stay tuned for child registration opening in May. Contact Kristen Blome for more information at kblome@stmarksmidlo.com.

JULY
11 Drumming Up 2!   9 am-4 pm

14-19 Youth Mission Trip

AUGUST
5-8 Kaleidoscope Worship Arts and Missions Camp
All rising 3rd–6th graders are invited to take part in a fantastic Worship Arts day camp at St. Mark’s! Each camp day (9 am–6 pm) includes singing, playing handbells, movement, drama, Orff instruments, crafts, mission projects and outdoor recreation! The fee is $150 which includes everything…especially a cool camp t-shirt! The camp also need lots of adult volunteers and chaperones. Contact Selina at sheslep@stmarksmidlo.com if interested in participating or helping!

OCTOBER 
18-20 NLI Weekend