Ministry opportunities and Calls to Action



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

Curmudgeon's Lunch at Arianna's on N. Sheppard Street, third Wednesdays at noon.

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

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 Fall 2024.

Alter Guild - this is not a typo!  Join the team that hosts our Zoom worship participants each Sunday morning!  Training and support provided!  If you are using Zoom at work - and who isn't - it is an easy learning curve.

Young Adults Ministry Group: - contact Ryn Kennedy kennedy.appstate@gmailcom for more information.  Meets Sundays, 6:00pm at The Beet Cafe, Ellwood Thompson. YA skips holiday weekends! (picture to your right)

Women Rowing North book group for women of a certain age.  We will be reading selections from various authors such was Mary Pipher, Louise Aronson, Westina Matthews, Katherine May on again well.  First Thursdays at 3pm at the church.  

St. Mark's Reads - a Justice & Advocacy book group encouraging the thoughtful consideration of issues of race, social justice, and equality.  Our current book is The Color of Law.


Servant Ministries: Ongoing ministry shared with our community:

CARITAS Meals and Support - check Outreach page, calendar and emails for opportunities - we do a dinner or lunch each month.  Our next opportunity is a Works program dinner on January 31, 2024.

Food Pantry Ministry is 2nd and 4th Saturdays, 9 - 10:00am.  Help serve our neighbors providing food (list on-line), set up and serve, and clean-up. You can also help out by packing bags the week before.  

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

VA PRIDE, September 2024 

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

Porch events!  Blessing of the Animals in October,  Boo for Halloween, Marathon Cheers in November