Ministry opportunities and Calls to Action



While many of these events are "on hold" due to the virus, we do have outreach ministry opportunities, some small groups, and Zoom gatherings available.

Small Groups - Fun, Fellowship, and Learning:  Books, Movies, Live Events, and lots more!

Curmudgeon's Lunch is BACK in June at Arianna's on N. Sheppard Street, third Wednesday at noon.

Curmudgeon's Coffee Klatch, Tuesdays 10am VMFA Best Cafe.

VMFA brown bag lunch is every Thursday (Weather permitting) in the VMFA Garden, 12:15pm.  Bring your lunch and a chair.

Lunch bunch (pic is above) - gathers 2nd Sundays at 12:30pm - local restaurants, moderately priced with diverse brunch menus.  Contact Phoebe Davis,, or Karen Franklin, to join the fun! Monthly email notices sent out with restaurant details.  Resumes in November 2021.

Alter Guild - this is not a typo!  Join the team that hosts our Zoom worship participants each Sunday morning!  Training and support provided!  

Young Adults Ministry Group:  Second Half of the 2021 Summer Season - Sundays July 11 - August 29, 6pm.  We will meet at Ellwood Thompson’s on Sunday afternoons to re-read and discuss the scripture from the St. Mark’s virtual service.  Ryn Kennedy kennedy.appstate@gmailcom  for more information.


On-Being discussion group -  meets the third Friday of the month at 12:15pm via zoom Contact Malinda, to learn more, or just come and chat.  Resumes in October.

Women Rowing North book group  We are currently reading Mary Pipher's book of the same name.  Resumes in October.

Servant Ministries: Ongoing ministry shared with our community:

CARITAS Meals and Support - check Outreach page, calendar and emails for opportunities

Food Pantry Ministry is 2nd and 4th Saturdays, 9 - 10:30am

One-off Have fun and Give Back Opportunities:  Got a day, got an hour - we can use it!

VA PRIDE, June, 2022, noon - 6pm Brown's Island (postponed from September 25, 2021)

Join Parish Life and help with church fellowship - after church fellowship, picnics, Advent dinners, Mardi-Gras, etc.