Charity & Outreach

Fr. Gregory accepting award for St. Mark's outreach to Stepping Stones Shelter

Fr. Gregory accepting award for St. Mark’s outreach to Stepping Stones Shelter

Throughout each given year, St. Mark participates in various charity/outreach activities.

  • Angel Tree Program
  • Gifts for Seminarian Families/Children
  • Montgomery County Food Aid to Families
  • St. Mark Food Pantry
  • Stepping Stones Shelter
  • Driving Parishioners to Church & Doctor Appointments
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • OCMC Support
  • Samaritan’s Feet
  • Shady Grove Pregnancy Center

To get involved in a specific activity, for more information on an activity, or suggestions for future activities, please contact St. Mark’s Charity/Outreach chairperson, Michael Lungociu at: mlungociu@gmail.com.  Scheduled outreach activities are listed in the Weekly Bulletin.

2015 Scheduled Outreach Activities

Sign-up sheets are on the Outreach bulletin board outside the St. Mark fellowship hall.  Dates are listed below, with deliveries taking place after Liturgy.

  • Sunday, Jan. 4th – Roasted Chicken Dinner
  • Sunday, Feb. 1st – Chili & Cornbread Dinner
  • Sunday, Mar. 1st – Beef Pot Roast  Dinner
  • Sunday, Apr. 5th – Meat Loaf Dinner
  • Sunday, May 3rd – Roasted Chicken Dinner
  • Sunday, May. 31st – Pork BBQ Dinner

2015 Outreach Activities

2015 Stepping Stones Meal Preparation & Delivery- 1st of Every Month

2015 Stepping Stones Back-to-School Drive

Parents: Once again, St. Mark’s has committed to send Stepping Stones 30 backpacks (not supplies) for elementary school children (Pre-K to 4th Grade) of current and former Stepping Stones residents. Time is short! We are seeking to raise $900 to place one order for all 30 backpacks on Monday, July 27th! Please make gifts to St. Mark for “Stepping Stones Backpacks” ASAP! Thank you for your support!

Kids: You can pick out a backpack for a child at Stepping Stones by searching for backpacks on Amazon.com, select a backpack for $30 or less, scroll down to Product Information, and e-mail the ASIN# to Skip Mersereau at: jwmster@gmail.com (or put the ASIN# in the Outreach mailbox at church) before July 27th. Pick something you like… fun colors, cartoon characters, animal sports… you name it… they’ll like it, too. Thanks for your help!

2014 Christmas Angel Tree (Delivered on Dec 14)

Thank you to all who sponsored the Christmas gift wish of a child in need.  The donated Christmas toys have been delivered to your child at the Stepping Stones shelter.  Thank you for your participation and Merry Christmas!

2014 Thanksgiving Drive (Delivered on Nov 23)

St. Mark set a goal in late October to provide Thanksgiving dinners to 40 needy families in the community.  In the end, we helped feed 233 people from two elementary schools, a family shelter, families from the community, as well as families from within our own parish. $1880 was donated in gift cards alone.  Remaining gift cards (totaling $315) will go towards feeding needy families throughout the winter and $300 collected via cash and check will be placed in the outreach fund.  Thanks be to God and to each and every one of you for your support!

 


 

Ongoing Outreach Activities

The continuous supply of Material Assistance to Shady Grove Pregnancy Center, to include:

  1. Small size diapers
  2. Formula
  3. Grocery gift cards

The 1st Sunday of each month, Planned Dinners for Stepping Stones.  Please sign up on the signup sheets in St. Mark’s social hall and select to bring-in a food item or to assist with delivery.

The continuous supply of Material Assistance to Stepping Stones, to include:

  1. Large size diapers
  2. Grocery gift cards
  3. Metro Smart Cards