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- OUTREACH
Vestry Liaison: Susan Doyal

Teresa of Avila, from 16th century Spain, is famously remembered for a quote which begins, “Christ has no body now on earth but yours, no feet but yours, no hands but yours …”

The people of St. Mark’s live those words out, both through the formal projects and activities of our congregation and the countless other ministries of our individual members.

In recent years, we have begun a wonderful partnership with the Family Nurturing Center, changing the lives of some of the most at-risk families in our community. In 2009, we opened up a community garden, changing the tenor of our neighborhood. The Outreach Committee also supports the Maslow Project and the Gleaners.

Our individual and corporate efforts extend across the globe – e.g., caring for children in both body and soul, supporting relief and rebuilding efforts (including the United Thank Offering and support for Episcopal Relief and Development).

Contact the Outreach Chair,  or the church office for more information.


CURRENT OUTREACH PROJECTS

Outreach Commission - (2nd Tuesdays at 5 pm, Hafer House, except July and August). This group serves the community beyond St. Mark's. Contact: Pat Ayers

The St. Mark's Food Pantry (Thursdays 1-2:30 pm, Parish Hall) - Fresh produce and food staples are available to members of the community every Thursday from 1 - 2:30 pm (excluding Thanksgiving). Blue bags for non-perishable food and other items are available in the narthex. They are gathered and blessed on the fourth Sunday of every month.  Contact:  Jerry Nilles


11/18/2011 - Thanksgiving Food Boxes
The Outreach committee invited the congregation to help assemble Thanksgiving food boxes to help families in need. Approx. 300 boxes were handed out.

 

   COMMUNITY GARDEN WORK PARTY

            Saturday, April 30, 9 a.m.

   Join us to help clean up the garden beds and common areas,  spread new bark, and repair a broken pipe. Contact Kit Nilles,  541-864-9973 if you have any questions.

 

 

    THANK YOU to all of the Pear Blossom Festival and Parade Volunteers!!  Everyone helped to promote St. Mark's, and our Outreach to the community through the Food Pantry.

 

 

 

  CONGRATULATIONS to the Food Pantry!!

   The Food Pantry was given a donation of $8500 from the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation.