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, 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 September 2021.


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.  We do not meet in August.

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

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, September 25, 2021, noon - 6pm Brown's Island

Join Parish Life and help with church fellowship - picnic in September, Advent dinners, Mardi-Gras, etc.