Spiritual Gifts & Service
Please register every child he/she will be in attendance for respite care and remember to register them every month. We look forward to seeing you.
The dates for 2019 are:
June - no Respite Care
July - no Repite Care
The Respite Care "Kid's Night Out" Ministry is a community outreach for families of children with disabilities. This Saint Mark ministry provides trained care for children with disabilities as well as their siblings to allow their parents an often much needed evening out.
Studies have shown that 85-90% of marriages end with divorce when the family includes a child with a disability. The task of caring for a child with a disability or terminal illness can cause extreme strain on a marriage.
Each month the Respite Care Ministry of Saint Mark provides parents with four hours to go to dinner, go shopping, spend time with friends, or attend a parent support group. This ministry serves approximately 40 families a month with an average of 50-60 children. Children enjoy participating in crafts, organized activities, snack, free-play, and movies during the evening.
Reservations are required and registration starts on the 15th of the month prior to respite night. All reservations should be made no later than the day before respite care.
For more information about this ministry, to volunteer for training, or to make reservations, please contact the church office at 205-822-5980.