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St.Mark's February Outreach Project
We will be collecting Gifts From the Heart during the month of February. These will be items donated to our local high schools to stock their pantries for students in need. The pantries have all kinds of items from school supplies to clothing items to hygienic items. Items particularly in need include deodorant (suitable for teens), "strong" shampoo and conditioner (especially suited for textured hair, Suave is a good choice) and bus passes for kids to get to/from school and work. You may choose to donate items or money to be used towards bus passes.
The items are all donated to Kennedy and Jefferson High Schools. 100% of the donations go to the students in need to help them get the items that they need. There are on average 80 students per month that are discreetly given help with items or bus passes from the schools pantry according to Melissa Reibel from Kennedy High School who helps run the program there.
Other forms of our Communtiy Outreach
The Sheridan Story (Backpack Program at local elementary school)
Back to School Supplies
General operating support
Summer Food Program
Communtiy Garden Plots
UCC Special Offerings (both local and global)
Loaves and Fishes (prepare and serve meals 11 times a year at Creekside Community Center)
Jefferson High School (hygiene items for youth in need)
Kennedy High School (hygiene items for youth in need)
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Bundles of Love (baby items for those in need)
Church World Service (blankets for people fleeing their homes, recovering from disasters and more).
Advent Giving (different each year but most recently the Heifer International Program)
Community use of St.Mark's building
Preschool music program (Music for Good)
Election Polling Location
Love Conquers All (mission church)
Interested in learning more about any of these? Want to join in? Email or call St. Mark’s UCC 952-831-3949 or firstname.lastname@example.org or see Pastor Jennifer or any member of St. Mark’s!
St. Mark's Mission Statement
St. Mark's is a welcoming Christian community whose mission is to worship God, to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to serve all humankind in the spirit of love.