Ministry opportunities and Calls to Action

 

  

Many of these events are gearing back up due to dropping virus transmission rates! 

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

Curmudgeon's Lunch 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 a casual warm weather gathering - every Thursday after Easter through mid-September (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, padavis59@gmail.com, or Karen Franklin, forpop247@gmail.com to join the fun! Monthly email notices sent out with restaurant details.  Resumes in 2023.

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:  Fall 2022! - contact Ryn Kennedy kennedy.appstate@gmailcom for more information.  Meets Sunday evenings, 7pm at the Gelati Celesti on Grove Avenue.  Skips holiday weekends!

Interbeing discussion group -  meets the third Friday of the month at 12:15pm.  Contact Malinda, dre@stmarksrva.org to learn more, or just come and chat.  Meets at the church.  We resume September 16.

Women Rowing North book group for women of a certain age.  We will be reading A Delightful Little Book on Aging by Stephanie Raffelock.  First Thursdays at 3pm at the church.  We resume on October 6.

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

Food Pantry Ministry is 2nd and 4th Saturdays, 9 - 10:00am.  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, Saturday September 24, 2022, noon - 6pm Brown's Island.  Sign-up online! 

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