SATURATE IOWA: This Changes Everything
We are so excited to be partnering with dozens of other churches in the Cedar Rapids area to deliver a gift to every home in Linn County. St. Mark's will be delivering gift bags to 12,000 of our neighbors in the coming weeks. Each gift bag that will be hung on front doors will include a DVD with three movies about Jesus, info that can help someone come to know, love and follow Jesus, an encouragement to connect with us and a package of microwave popcorn for a movie night!
Our assembly and packaging volunteer day is Tuesday, April 23. The time slots for that day are already full - Thank You everyone!
Our distribution dates are Wednesday, April 24, Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th and Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5. Various time slots are available. You can sign up in The Crossings on Sundays or online HERE
Prayer is a critical aspect to Saturate! We are going to have at least one person praying for this endeavor as we package and distribute gift bags. Please sign up HERE to pray during a 30-minute time slot (you may pray from home or in the prayer room in the church building).
Annual Easter Breakfast - High School Mission Trip Fundraiser!
The Annual Easter Breakfast will be served from 6:30-11:30 am. Our high school students and leaders are excited about serving you a delicious Easter Breakfast in the Crossings. Your generous free-will donation will help them travel to Bear Creek, Kentucky this summer to work with Big Creek Missions in the local community there. The breakfast is the group's only fundraiser. The menu includes pancakes, sausages, and eggs. Gluten-free waffles will also be available.
2nd Special Congregational Meeting - May 5 at 10:45 AM
Church Council President, Jason Freeman, has called a 2nd special congregational meeting on May 5, 2019 immediately following the 9:45 worship service in Life Worship Center. The meeting's only agenda item will be to take the second vote on proposed changes to the St. Mark's constitution. The first vote was on March 31st and it passed.
Mission of Hope
The next serving opportunity at Mission of Hope is Friday, April 19, 2019. If you are able to donate food, or help prepare or serve the meal, please click here to sign up. Thank you!
50+ Fellowship Potluck
Please join 50+ on Thursday, April 25 at 11:30 am for another fabulous lunch in The Crossings. Please bring a dish to share and your own table service. See you there!
Days for Girls
Every girl and woman has inherent worth and dignity. Days for Girls celebrates this by providing washable menstrual hygiene solutions, health education, and social enterprises to help them reach the last mile in their own communities.
If you would like to help put together Days for Girls kits, you are invited to join in on any of the following workshops at St. Mark's:
- Monday, April 29 - 3:30-6:30 pm
- Saturday, May 11 - 9 am-12 pm
- Monday, May 20 - 3:30-6:30 pm
- Saturday, June 8 - 9 am-12 pm
- Monday, June 17 - 3:30-6:30 pm
You are welcome to come and go at your convenience. No sewing skills required! Bring a sewing machine or serger if you want to sew.
Mat Making for Haiti Children!
Break out those crochet hooks and join us in this project from the heart - that also helps save the planet! Join us as we make mats for the children of Haiti. Questions? For details and dates contact Sarah Bartlett at 447-0100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.