Eastside Senior Services Flower Basket Sale
Spring is coming…. and so is Eastside Senior Services annual flower basket sale!
Please support Eastside Senior Services by ordering baskets for yourselves and those special people in your lives. Orders will be taken April 14 through May 3 with deliveries May 10, 11 and 12, in time for Mother’s Day. Order forms will be available at church beginning April 14.
Please contact the office with any questions.
Serve Lunch at The Gathering on May 4
Let’s serve lunch together! Saturday, May 4, St Mark’s volunteers will join to serve a hot lunch at The Gathering meal site just south of the Mitchell Park Domes (724 S. Layton Blvd.). Hours are from 9:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dress comfortably and wear close-toed shoes, Bring an apron and cap, if you don’t want the disposable ones. Please sign up in the Parish Hall. Please contact the office with any questions.
Can’t make it? Support The Gathering’s mission, by dropping off ground coffee, milk or cookies clearly labeled for The Gathering in the St. Mark’s kitchen by Friday, May 3. Homemade cookies are a treat!
The Christian life is a call to put hands and feet to our faith. We strive to be a community that lives out our faith by sharing our time, talents, and resources with individuals and communities in need.
Throughout the year, St. Mark’s hosts several fundraisers to generate support for organizations in the Milwaukee area and throughout the world. In recent years, the St. Mark’s Outreach ministry has contributed to the following organizations:
- Eastside Senior Services
- The Gathering
- Hunger Task Force
- Guest House
- Meta House
- Our Next Generation
- Sojourner Family Peace Center
- Common Ground of Southeast Wisconsin
- Episcopal Relief and Development
- The Nambale Magnet School in Busia, Kenya
- The Haiti Project
- Central Asia Institute
St. Mark’s Outreach Ministry fundraisers include a Corn Roast at the Downer Classic Bike Race (last Saturday in June) and a Pumpkin Sale (month of October).
In addition to generating funds for organizations that serve our neighbors in need, the people of St. Mark’s engage in numerous efforts to share Christ’s love with our neighbors and seek justice in the world. Our members volunteer as a group at The Gathering, an ecumenical ministry feeding hungry people in Milwaukee. Each week, we collect an offering of nonperishable food items for the Riverwest Food Pantry. Our parish participates as a member of Common Ground, a community organizing group dedicated to identifying pressing social problems facing our community and bringing about creative solutions.
For more information, please contact Ms. Sara Bitner, Parish Administrator.