St. Mark pastors are available for spiritual guidance. Appointments can be made with our Pastor Rev. David Burgess by calling the Church office at (636) 394-2233. The Rev. Dr. William Russell, pastoral counselor, is also available to help; contact the church for his office hours and further information.
St. Mark Presbyterian Church is a Stephen Ministry congregation.
Stephen Ministry provides one-to-one confidential care to anyone who wishes to receive it and offers training and on-going support to those who desire to serve as Christian caregiver. While the majority of this Christian caregiving is from church member to church member, they are available to provide support to anyone in the community.
Click here to read more about St. Mark’s Stephen Ministry program
Businesspersons Between Jobs
Businesspersons Between Jobs (BBJ) is a non-profit, non-sectarian, voluntary support organization that meets at St. Mark Presbyterian Church and is dedicated to assisting the unemployed and underemployed in the Greater St. Louis who find themselves involved in a career transition. Meetings are held every Monday morning at the church in Rooms 17 – 19 at 9:00am and are open to all visitors. First time visitors should arrive a few minutes early. There is no charge for the meeting and no obligation to join. Visit the BBJ website for more information: www.bbj.org
Members and friends of St. Mark have suffered many losses this year: loss of loved ones, loss of jobs, changes in life events, etc. Books to help us work through the losses in the library include:
– Good Grief by Granger E. Westberg describes the pathway through grief in a simple yet profound fashion.
– Journeying through Grief by Kenneth C. Hauck is a series of small books that take us through the stages of grief. Each one is helpful at various time in the grief experience.
– Helping Children Grieve When Someone They Love Dies by Theresa Huntley shows how children at various ages understand death and gives some positive ways for parents and other caring adults to help them grieve.
– 35 Ways to Help a Grieving Child published by The Dougy Center gives simple, practical information on helping children experience grief.
– Tear Soup: a recipe for healing after loss by Pat Schwiebert and Chuck DeKlyen is a picture book that affirms the bereaved, educates the unbereaved, and is a building block for children suffering from loss. This book is recommended to be read with children!
These books can be found in Section 152.4 on the library shelves.