Outreach in Our Community
The parish family at St. Mark’s believes that serving God includes stewardship within our community. Our efforts are focused on participating in programs which provide food and monetary assistance for those in need and dedicating a portion of our annual budget to various outreach needs that come up during the year. We offer our church building at little cost to various self help groups in the area as well.
The Evening Sandwich Program is a joint effort of Waterville area churches to provide an evening meal to persons in need. ESP operates at the Universalist-Unitarian Church on Silver Street in Waterville. Parishioners from St. Mark’s prepare meals on Thursday and Friday afternoons. In August, our members take on an additional day of the week.
During July, St. Marks participates in the interfaith effort to provide lunch for families in need while the Soup Kitchen is closed. Our members provide food and help in preparing and serving one meal a week.
Rummage Sales by the Martha Guild. Twice a year we host our rummage sale. Very modest prices allow our neighbors to find clothing and household items they might need. The proceeds go to outreach programs.
Family Violence Project and Shelter
Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter
Rector’s Discretionary Fund (emergency relief)
In the narthex of the church, a basket for food donations to the Waterville Area Food Bank welcomes contributions which are gathered on the first Sunday of the month. Children from the parish bring the food basket to the altar for a blessing. A number of our parishioners volunteer at the Food Bank as well.
Meetings of community groups are welcomed to our church building, which is made available on a regular schedule and at little or no cost to the following:
For a schedule of meeting times, please contact the specific community group or call the church office at 207-872-7869.