Love Lives Here!

Outreach

Exemplifying the statement “Love Lives Here” means that is our duty to spread God’s word and the example of Jesus Christ beyond the walls of St. Mark United Methodist Church. It means that we venture out to our communities and sometimes much further beyond to bring His love and his message to those who may not easily hear it. If you feel led to get involved, please look over the missions below and see if any of them speak to you. Or simply click the link below to connect with us on what interests you most.

I want to serve!

Local Missions

Good Neighbor

Monthly fellowship group for mentally challenged adults.  A meal is served, followed by entertainment. 

Respite Care

Monthly ministry for physically challenged children.  Provides a 4-hour evening for the parents and caregivers to have a “night out.”  Skilled volunteers work with the children at the church while they parents are away.  Occurs monthly, with occasional exceptions due to holidays or other events. 

Feeding the Homeless at Reconciler and Highlands

A group of volunteers prepare food to be served and go on-site at these two churches to feed the homeless weekly.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Ladies knit or crochet shawls to take to those who are going through serious illnesses. 

Firehouse Men’s Shelter

This is a ministry of the Saint Mark Youth who prepare and serve a meal once a month. 

Financial Assistance to the Needy

This is a ministry that utilizes the funds given at communion to offer financial aid to help with utility bills and other expenses.  A person requesting assistance fills out an application, providing documentation of the need.  Assistance is granted only once every 12 months in order to help many individuals. 

Nurture Committee

This group assists with congregational care by providing meals for memorial and funeral services and taking gifts to the homebound five or six times a year.  They give these gifts in connection with special times, such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, etc. 

Kairos Prison Ministry

Saint Mark assists with prison ministry by providing homemade cookies for the Kairos events.  Neil Segars delivers the cookies and participates in the weekend on site at Donaldson Prison. 

Collections for Local Ministries:

  • Urban Ministries
  • First Light Women’s Shelter
  • United Methodist Children’s Home
  • Support for Camp Smile-a-Mile
  • Collections for McCoy Adult Day Care Center

Occasional outreach ministries

  • RISE Against Hunger meal packing event
  • Preparing UMCOR Flood Buckets
  • Occasional onsite help for disaster areas
  • Community Events

International Missions

For many years we have had an ongoing mission to Mexico.  We have individual members who participate in other missions (Russia, Peru – as examples).  If you want to get involved in these missions, please follow the link at the top of the page to get more information!