There Are So Many Ways To Get Involved at Saint Mark
The best way to experience the full breadth and depth of a community of faith is to get involved! Saint Mark is no exception.
Worship is at the center of our faith. We gather as a family of faith to focus our full attention on God through the reading of Scripture, preaching from the Word, music, liturgy, prayers and Holy Communion.
It takes many people to make worship happen. We need ushers, greeters, communion servers, musicians, tech teams, decorators, readers, and people to donate altar flowers, just to name a few. Do you have gifts and talents that you would be willing to use to enhance our worship experience?
Click here to contact Pastor Todd Davis.
We have two services of worship - Celebrate!, a contemporary service at 9 am in our gym (Saint Mark Center), and a traditional service at 11:15 am in our sanctuary.
Learn and Grow
The purpose of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Therefore, the task of becoming a disciple requires learning and growing in faith. The process begins in our church nursery and continues through adulthood. We offer Sunday School classes and midweek programs for all ages. UWF (United Women in Faith) circles at Saint Mark are busy learning and taking action. There are a variety of small group experiences to choose from, including Spark! Children's Ministry, Vacation Bible School or Worship Arts Camp, Ignite! Youth Ministry, an ongoing Sunday morning men's group, a Thursday morning Bible Study, short term studies, as well as retreats.
You may have gifts and talents in teaching, leading or mentoring. How about using your gifts to help others become disciples of Jesus?
The authentic fruit of discipleship is servanthood, which is the way of Christ. Saint Mark is well known in the community for its missions outreach. When there is a need - local, state, national or beyond - we encourage our disciples to roll up their sleeves and get involved in being the hands and feet of Jesus.
Our signature mission project is Marvin's Kids, a ministry that provides Christmas gifts for poor children in Oconee County. Parents are able to "shop" for their children, selecting toys that have been purchased by our Saint Mark disciples. However, this ministry reaches beyond the Christmas holiday season, providing other kinds of services as needed.
Each year, Saint Mark participates in the Rise Against Hunger program where an interfaith collection of people gathers together to package nutritious food that is shipped to feed starving children around the world.
There are other seasonal projects such as providing school supplies for local children before school begins. There are fundraisers for Epworth Children's Home on Mother's Day and in the fall. Our United Women in Faith sponsor fundraisers throughout the year to support missions.
Saint Mark sponsors mission trips, most notably to the Bahamian Island of Eleuthera, and wherever there may be natural disasters.
Our Quilting Ministry has been an important prayer ministry of Saint Mark, meeting every month on a Saturday to make the quilts that are given to babies baptized at Saint Mark and to persons who are seriously ill or homebound.
Our Wednesday Morning Prayer Group meets to pray for everyone on the church's printed prayer list, as well as for other concerns that arise.
Both groups would love for you to join them.
These are just a few of the ways that Saint Mark disciples get involved - to make a difference in the lives of the "neighbors" Jesus told us to love and serve.
Watch for ways to get involved in mission/service in our weekly digital newsletter, the Heart Beat.
Some disciples are endowed with the gift for leadership in the church. Lay Leaders are called, elected and equipped to assume leadership of the many necessary operations of the church. Below is a list of the many ways that lay leaders can be involved in the daily operations of the church:
Council of Stewards: Main Ministry Approval and Coordination Group for Saint Mark (Including Program Plans and Budgets)
Ministry Teams: Responsible for implementing the day-to-day missions of the church.
- Worship Team
- Tech Team
- Evangelism Team
- Hospitality Team
- Children's Ministries
- Youth Ministries
- Adult Ministries
- Senior Adult Ministries
- Church History Team
- Library Team
- Prayer Ministries
- Caring Ministry
- Mission/Service Team
- Church and Society Team
Administrative Committees: Responsible for the "business" of the church (staff, finances, buildings and grounds)
- Lay Leadership Committee
- Staff/Parish Relations Committee
- Trustees Committee
- Finance Committee
- Stewardship Committee
If you are interested in serving in a leadership capacity in any of these areas, click here to contact Pastor Todd Davis.