Brief Mission Partner Description from the St. Mark Mission Committee

Most of our “in-person” opportunities to support and serve our mission partners have been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The “Virtual ABC Sale” and ongoing eBay sales continue to serve as St. Mark’s largest fundraiser for local mission partners.
Cash donations are the most immediate and impactful way to support those serving the most vulnerable who are being hit the hardest by the effects of this crisis. You may make donations by sending a check to the St. Mark church office and designate the mission partner on the memo line or donate directly on their websites.
Please drop off your in-kind donations (canned goods, paper products, and toiletries) when the church office is open or during drive-through donation events in the St. Mark parking lot.

If you are interested and able to serve as a volunteer on-site at our local mission partners, please contact Joyce Blackwell.
A brief description of our core mission partners including websites, mailing addresses and St. Mark liaisons follows.
With gratitude for your generous support,
Joyce Blackwell, Chris Polak, Mission Committee Co-Chairs

St. Mark Church does not endorse or control the content of pages on external websites.

LOCAL MISSION PARTNERS

Circle of Concern
Feeds the hungry and assists low-income families living in west St. Louis County.
Click Here for a link to Circle of Concern.

Isaiah 58
Feeds the hungry and assists low-income families living in south St. Louis City.
Click Here for a link to Isaiah 58.

Lafayette Industries
Provides safe, dignified, rewarding jobs and careers to adults with developmental disabilities.
Click Here for a link to Lafayette Industries.

Mound Ridge Retreat Center
A retreat and mission center located at the foothills of the Missouri Ozarks.
Click Here for a link to Mound Ridge.

Peace Meal Project
Free, fellowship meal for all every Saturday at St. John’s Episcopal Church in the Tower Grove Neighborhood
Click Here for a link to Peace Meal Project.

Presbyterian Children’s Home & Services (PCHAS)
Gives kids a safe, loving place to heal and to grow.
Click Here for a link to Presbyterian Children’s Home & Services.

UKirk
College students that worship, play, and perform service work together.
Click Here for a link to UKirk.

INTERNATIONAL MISSION PARTNERS

Marion Medical Mission (MMM)
Builds wells in Africa to provide a sustainable source of safe drinking water.
Click Here for a link to Marion Medical Mission.

Medical Benevolence Foundation
Supports healing ministries and programs in over 100 hospitals and clinics in developing countries.
Click Here for a link to Medical Benevolence Foundation.

PCUSA Nicaragua Plan Grande 2
Provides funding for a Secondary School Scholarship Program.
Click Here for a link to PCUSA Nicaragua Plan Grande 2.

PCUSA International Agricultural Missions
Focused on food security, sustainable agriculture, and small income generating activities for women.
Click Here for a link to PCUSA International Agricultural Mission.

PCUSA Mission Co-workers
Mark Bent and Jenny Hare work with Haitian farmers to develop systems that produce more food with minimal labor. In the Dominican Republic they lead a critical community health program.
Jed Koball connects PCUSA and the Joining Hands Networks as they identify and interpret root causes of poverty in Peru. Jenny Koball coordinates the Young Adult Volunteers (YAV) program in Peru.
Click Here for a link to PCUSA Mission Co-workers.

PCUSA SPECIAL OFFERINGS

One Great Hour of Sharing – Hunger, Disaster, Self Development of People
Pentecost Offering – Children at Risk, Youth, Young Adults
Peace & Global Witness – Peacemaking and Reconciliation
Thanksgiving Offering – Pastors Discretionary Fund for Immediate Needs
Christmas Joy Offering – Church Leader – Past, Present, and Future