Outreach Ministries

The Ministries to others undertaken by this parish are a vital part of our identity as Christians. The varieties of ways in which we share the love Christ with our neighbors are a carried out with joy and celebration. We continue to work on deepening both our faithful understandings of and witness to the Gospel through the work we do, and are called to do. We will continue to support the work of this ministry and those we serve through our time, money, and prayer.

These are a few of our ongoing Outreach Ministries:

 

Lunches for CARITAS The Healing Place Ministry:

We are packing 60 lunches for delivery on Third Fridays in October, November and December.  These simple brown bag lunches need to be delivered to The Healing Place before 4pm.  The Healing Place is located on Dinwiddie Ave,  Lunch packing teams may meet on Thursdays after 5pm to pack the basics and then again on Friday after 2pm to pack everything up and deliver it to The Healing Place.  If you are interested in helping by procuring the needed goods:  lunch meat, cheese, sandwich bread, individual packets of chips, cookies, nabs, fruit snacks, and water - let us know.  If you want to come help pack let us know when you are available.  Dates are October 19, November 16, and December 21.

Sign up for the CARITAS The Healing Place Lunch Ministry October 19

Sign up for the CARITAS The Healing Place Lunch Ministry November 16

Sign up for the CARITAS The Healing Place Lunch Ministry December 21

Dinner for CARITAS WORKS Dinner Ministry on October 24:

We are providing dinner for 20-25 folks participating in CARITAS WORKS - a job-readiness program that meets weekly to support those transitioning from The Healing Place to WORK!   Dinners are simple and easy:  suggested examples are meat loaf, pasta, tacos, fried chicken with sides and salads to complement, beverages and disposable serving ware.  Ministry time is from 4:30 - 6:30pm.  Dinner needs to be to CARITAS WORKS between 5-5:30pm.

Sign up for the CARITAS WORKS Dinner Ministry

Frosty's Yard Sale - DATE TBA

Donated goods are "re-purposed" and the funds raised are donated to a local service organization. All funds raised are used to support local non-profits and St. Mark's outreach ministry ! Learn more about the yard sale ›

Food Pantry and Soup Ministry

From 9 - 10:30am 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month, we are open to provide simple non-perishable food bags, a hot nutritious meal, and fellowship to those in need of welcome and a little peace. We need folks to pack bags twice each month, to help serve and clean up.  Signup on-line (include the date or dates you can help), or contact the church to help, 358-4771.  

Sign up to help with our Food Pantry!

Wednesday Night Host Ministry

Members of the congregation volunteer their time to open the church to the12-step recovery program from 7 - 9pm.

Sign up to host ›

ACTS Bags - Spring/Lenten Project

ACTS is a Richmond-based organization that helps working people in need hang on to their housing.  They do this through small monetary grants, budgeting help, and gifts of products not covered by SNAP.  Each spring we sponsor a gathering of household and personal care product to help support this ministry.  

 This is the ACTS Care Bag list.  

City of Richmond Cooling Center

Offering respite from the heat on Summer days when the temp/heat index is 95 or above.  Volunteer service for this ministry is needed - if you have time during the day, noon-4pm call the church to volunteer, 358-4771.  The ministry is one of presence and welcome.  We serve ice water, provide pet crates, and provide electrical outlets for recharging phones & mobile devices.

Christmas for the Elders - Annual Christmas Project                      

A program to provide personalized gifts for older adults living in Richmond City district 8 who otherwise would have no Christmas. Personalized lists are usually available in November, wrapped gifts are due back mid December for delivery to our recipients.

 

McGuire Veterans Hospital

A ministry of presence to the patients and families at McGuire.  Ice cream and fellowship every other month.