For a listing of our Winter 2018 events and programs, download our Winter Flyer.
17-18 CARITAS FURNITURE COLLECTION
The CARITAS Furniture Bank serves nearly 1,000 families, many of which are moving into a permanent residence, with essential household items. We will have a box truck at St. Mark’s on Saturday, March 17 & Sunday, March 18. Please no items that have been in the attic or basement for a while. A list of accepted items can be found here.
18 STUDENT SUNDAY/CONFIRMATION SUNDAY
Students will be leading worship at all three services in the Sanctuary. Confirmation will take place at 9:45 am.
18 MEN’S BUSINESS CLOTHES COLLECTION FOR CARITAS
CARITAS needs Men’s business/interview clothes to include the following specific items:
- Any size dress Shoes
- New Men’s dress Socks in black or brown
- Neckties (conservative look for interviews and business appropriate)
- Belts (Men’s black or brown dress belts)
- Dress Pants (Specifically, 30, 32, 34 waists and size 50 waist & above)
- Suits (Specifically sizes 30, 32, and 34, and any suit size 48 & larger)
- Dress Shirts (Sizes 18 or larger)
Clothes can be placed in the foyers before and after worship services in Sanctuary and CLC.18 UNITED METHODIST MEN’S BREAKFAST MEETING, 7:00 am in the Dining Room
Come enjoy an “Ole Fashioned Southern Breakfast” … bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, biscuits, sausage gravy, hash browns, coffee and OJ.
22 SILVER STREAKS: LENTEN WORSHIP & LUNCH
On Thursday, March 22, the Silver Streaks will be going downtown to attend the Lenten worship service at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. We will hear Rev. Dr. Lance Watson, Senior Pastor of Saint Paul’s Baptist Church. The 30-minute preaching service begins at 12:30 pm so we will leave our church at 11:45. After the preaching, we have reservations to eat lunch at BAKER’S CRUST restaurant in Carytown at 1:30 pm. Please sign up on the bulletin board in the hallway if you plan to attend or contact Dale at firstname.lastname@example.org.
24 BUNNY BREAKFAST & EASTER EGG HUNT
The Bunny Breakfast begins at 9:00 am in the CLC. Join us for pancakes and sausage, then take your picture with the Bunny! The Egg Hunt starts at 10:15 am in the Courtyard. Hunts are divided by ages; kids from toddler–5th grade are welcome to hunt! Enjoy the petting zoo, bounce house and other activities. The event is FREE, but love offerings will be accepted.
24 PALM CROSS FOLDING CLASS
Will be at 1 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Come join in the annual fun as we fold palm fronds into crosses to be given to everyone who attends worship on Palm Sunday! No experience necessary! All Ages Welcome!
24 UMM SERVING CARITAS
UMM is providing assistance setting up Saturday, 3/24, tearing down Saturday, 3/31 and serving breakfast Saturday, 3/31.
25 BREAD OF HEAVEN FOOD COLLECTION
On Palm Sunday, we will collect food for Bread of Heaven food pantries. Add some or all of these things to your grocery shopping list! Items can be placed in the hallway by the nursery.
- Peanut Butter
- Canned Tuna
- Mac and Cheese
- Canned fruit
- Pasta Sauce
- Boxed Juice
25 ACTIVE SHOOTER PRESENTATION 12:15 pm in the Sanctuary
Offered by Chesterfield Police Department. The session will last about an hour depending on the volume of questions. This is a generic presentation that reviews common strategies for dealing with an active shooter situation. It will cover the need for awareness, reaction to an active shooter and what to expect from the CPD when they respond as well as other related topics.
27 SILVER STREAKS: SERVING CARITAS
Silver Streaks will also be feeding the ladies from Caritas on Tuesday evening, March 27. We collected $115 at the Valentine Luncheon to help pay for our ingredients for a chicken casserole supper. We are still looking for Silver Streaks volunteers to help buy, prepare, serve and clean-up that night. If you are interested in helping, please contact Dale Riggs at 839-2669 or email@example.com.
27 FACES MARCH COMMUNITY EDUCATION
Tuesday, March 27, 7-8:30 pm. Our March Community Education is REVIVE! the Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education (OONE) program for the Commonwealth of Virginia. This Lay Rescuer training covers understanding opioids and opioid overdoses & how to respond to an opioid overdose emergency. Presented by Melissa Ackley, LCSW the Prevention Services Manager at Chesterfield Mental Health Support Services. Please join us for this informative presentation at FACES House.
1 EASTER SUNRISE WORSHIP & BUTTERFLY RELEASE
7:00, 8:30, 9:45, 11:00 am worship times
Butterfly Release in Courtyard, 10:45 am
1 EASTER SUNDAY BREAKFAST
UMM will be serving breakfast after the Sunrise Service
9 STUDENT GOLF FUNDRAISER
The St. Mark’s community is hosting a golf fundraiser at Stonehenge Country Club. It’s a 1 pm Shotgun start time. You find your team of four or join another group. Your team will play their golf game of choice. The cost is $40 for members and $66 for non members and includes golf, cart, practice balls, and the putting green. Contact Steve Astoria, firstname.lastname@example.org, 804-229-0777 (Primary) or Tim Manwaring, email@example.com, (804) 347-7822 to register your team.
11 APRIL MISSION DINNER
Aloha!!! Come to the Mission Dinner on April 11 to support the Praise Prom! The Faith and Fellowship Sunday School class is once again sponsoring the Praise Prom at St. Mark’s. We will host handicapped adults and caregivers, this year with a Hawaiian Luau theme. In order to fund this mission, we invite you to attend the mission dinner. The menu will be fried chicken, roasted potatoes, green beans, rolls and dessert (homemade lemon and chocolate cake!) Gluten-free options will be available. See you there!
13 LIFE ORGANIZATION PLANNING PRESENTATION
St. Mark’s will offer a “life organization planning” presentation by Mr. Michael “Buzz” Craft on Friday, April 13, at 6 pm in the Sanctuary. Mr. Craft will help you identify the critical information and data you need to keep accessible and catalogued for yourself and your family in the event of an emergency. All are invited to attend, all are welcome. Childcare will be available.
22 ST MARK’S HAS LEFT THE BUILDING
Mission projects taking place following one worship time in the CLC at 10 am
We will have numerous projects for all participants. Our Yellow Brochure will be in the next Connection…watch for it and sign up early to get the project you want. If you know of a project/need that we could help with, please email Jimma (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sandy (email@example.com) or drop your idea in the baskets labeled SMHLTB on the table outside the CLC and in the Narthex. There are forms to help you describe your idea! We welcome YOUR input!
29 FACES SPRING FUNDRAISER & SILENT AUCTION
FACES 13th Annual Swift Creek Mill Theatre Spring Fundraiser and Silent Auction (Matinee Show begins Sunday, April 29! Doors open at 12 pm, tickets are $70 per person and include lunch, the Classic Broadway musical Dames At Sea, and lots of fun! Our Silent Auction features beautiful artwork, hand crafted jewelry, delicious gourmet food baskets, a week’s stay at a Virginia Beach townhouse and much more! Please contact Jill at FACES 804-378-0035 or firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase your tickets. Tickets must be purchased by April 18. This fundraiser allows us to help our FACES Families and our community by keeping our support groups, Community Education & special events free and open to the public. www.facesva.org for more details.
8–13 STUDENT MISSION TRIP
We will be going to PHILADELPHIA, PA! The cost per participant is $450 and covers travel, lodging, project supplies and most meals. The cost can be reduced by student and/or parent participation in fundraising. Email Stacy to register. A deposit of $150 is required to register.