Every Thursday during the school year volunteers pack donated food and drinks into ordinary looking backpacks at the Board of Education building. Additionally, a Mountaineer food truck comes to the Moose Lodge every 3rd Thursday at 11:30 a.m. and help is always needed to unload and put food away at either the board of education office or community kitchen. St. Mark’s volunteers are especially needed every third Thursday of the month to pack backpacks. Set-up begins at 9:30 a.m. and bagging begins at 10:00. Backpacks are distributed to children who are at risk of being without food when school is not in session on weekends and holidays. The program is designed to help students without being obvious about it. Contact Susan Caperton for more information at (304) 258-1888.
Please join us when we resume our Bible Study in the church office, located in the building just North of the church. When we meet, enter through the front door. There is very limited parking at the office. The St. Mark’s parking lot is between Warren and Market Streets, just North of the church office.
Volunteers from St. Mark’s prepare and serve a hot meal on the 3rd Friday of each month at Starting Points Resource Center’s community kitchen in Berkeley Springs. Volunteers are welcome and needed between 1:00 and 5:30 p.m. Contact Arlene Verge to volunteer or for more information at (304) 259-5660.
MCIEC (Morgan County Interfaith Emergency Care)
Donations of food and money from the St. Mark’s congregation are used to support families in need by providing food and assistance with utility bills. Current needs include bath soap, canned vegetables, canned soup, cereal, flour (2# bag), jelly, canned kidney beans, macaroni & cheese, beef stew (large can), peanut butter, pork & beans, rice (1# bag), saltine crackers, tuna, spaghetti and sauce, toilet paper, and toothpaste. Bring items to church on Sunday and leave them in the front pew. This is an important and greatly valued year-round ministry. Contact Sally Berman at (304) 947-7616 for more information.
After many years of offering bargains on clothing and household goods, and providing aid to those in the community who were victims of fire, flood, or other emergencies the shop is taking a much needed rest.
Twelve Step Programs meet in the undercroft (church basement)
Alcoholics Anonymous: 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Contact Dave at (304) 671-7213 for more information.
Narcotics Anonymous: 6:00 p.m. on Sundays