Pathways to Hope Volunteer Opportunity
The 3rd Annual Pathways to Hope conference is just around the corner, both on the calendar, August 24 and 25, and in location, held at the Tobin Center. The conference aims to inspire, educate, and bring about collaboration between faith communities, local government, and care providers so that we can be in conversation about mental health and finding hope in the midst of our struggles. It is free and open to the public, and free CEU’s are available in Friday’s workshops. This year’s program includes speakers from across the country, including Becca Stevens of Thistle Farms; Pulitzer Prizing winning author Ron Powers; Grammy Award winner Ashley Cleveland; Former Vice Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Rear Adm. James Winnefeld (Ret) and his wife Mary; Denalyn Lucado from Oak Hills Church; and our own Dr. Dan Morehead. St. Mark’s has been a supporter since the beginning, and we hope that many among us will attend again. To register, go to www.pathwaystohope.net. Also, we do need volunteers during the conference, so if you would like to volunteer, please sign up here.
Lector/Eucharistic Minister Training
All Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors are asked to attend our annual training in September. As there will be several transitions this fall, it is especially important to attend. We will review/cover the Online Scheduling system, which is ready to go! Please plan to attend one of these: Thursday, September 6 from 6-8.30pm (with light dinner) OR Saturday, September 8 from 9am-12pm(with breakfast/snack). We will begin promptly at the starting time with our meal, then have a scheduling refresher from Dina Aboul-Saad, and finish with our annual training and update. Look for more details in a separate email, and register online for your preferred session.
Children's Sunday School Registration
Sunday School will resume on September 19. Please register your child here.
Dinners for 8
It is time to sign up for Dinners for 8! Dinners for 8 gives parishioners a great chance for feast and fellowship with other members in a social setting outside the church. Once you sign up, groups of eight will be formed and each household will host a dinner for the group at their home or a Dutch-Treat meal at a restaurant. When the dinner is held at a home, usually the host/hostess provides the entrée and others bring side dishes. The Kick-Off Potluck Dinner will be Sunday, September 30, the groups will meet each other and decide on the date for their first dinner. Be sure and bring your calendars along with your dish.
For more information, please contact Pam Chambers at or 210-275-1160. You can register online or paper forms will be available at the Ministry Fair. Registration is open until September 16.
Choir and Youth Medical Release Form
All choir and youth participants must complete this medical release form.