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Christmas to the Street 

December 13-14

Christmas to the Street began in 2004 as an outreach ministry led by the St. Mark's Youth and Kitchen Ministries. The goal was simple: provide a generous home-cooked meal to our neighbors in downtown San Antonio.

The response and support from the community has continued to grow each year. Our volunteer base of over 150 youth and adults spend over 24 hours preparing, cooking, serving, and working to make these meals special. We serve at St. Mark's and Haven for Hope. Altogether, Christmas to the Street 2019 will serve roughly 1,700 meals to hungry men, women, and children.

To volunteer for any of the positions below, register online.    

Kitchen Crew
Volunteer Shifts on December 14
8.00am-10.00am, 10.00am-12.00pm, 12.00-2.00pm
Preparing everything for 1,700 meals takes a lot of hands. Cleaning up from it does too. Three shifts of volunteers will work 'behind the scenes' on Saturday helping to keep the serving line moving.    

Pit Crew
Volunteer Shifts on December 13-14
7.00pm-10.00pm, 10.00pm-1.00am, 1.00-4.00am, 6.00am-12.00pm
An annual tradition to assist with the BBQ overnight and smoke roughly 1,000 pounds of pork and a few other items. They meet in the St. Mark's parking lot.

Youth Retreat Adult Volunteer
Volunteer Shifts on December 13-14
6.00pm-11.30pm, 8.00am-12.00pm, 12.00-3.00pm
Running a youth retreat takes a lot of work and we need help to assist youth in accomplishing their tasks so that Christmas to the Street can run smoothly. It is required that you are Safeguarded.  

Pit Crew Delivery
Volunteer Shift on December 14
2.00pm-3.30pm
Volunteers with at least ¾ ton truck with a trailer hitch to tow our pits back home after all the hard work is over.      

Haven for Hope
Volunteer Shifts on December 14
3.00pm-7.00pm
Volunteers will provide and help serve roughly 1,200 meals at Haven for Hope in partnership with the San Antonio Food Bank and St. Vincent de Paul Society. 

Youth Registration
Cost: Overnight $20, Day of $10
Each year the youth serve at Christmas to the Street the night before and the day of, putting together vitally important details that many folks may not see. This year this is even more important as the work we do will help to create this wonderful event and make it possible without the use of the spaces we are used to. The overnight portion of this retreat is for all youth 9th-12th grade. The day of December 14 is open to all youth 6th-12th grade. High School youth arrive Friday at 6.00pm & Middle School youth arrive Saturday at 8.00am. Sign up online today!

Children and Youth Choir Registration

The Chorister Program is open to all children and youth in K-12. Rehearsals will begin September 4-5, with kick-off Sunday on September 8 at the 9.00am service. New and returning choir members need to register online. 

Novices (K-2) rehearse on Wednesdays 4:45 – 5:45 with Kathy Kelly

Boy & Girl Choristers (3-5 grades) rehearse on Wednesdays 4:45 – 5:45 with Jon Johnson and Samuel Gaskin

Treble Choir (4 – 12 grades; auditioned) rehearse on Thursdays 5:30 – 7:00 with Jon Johnson and Samuel Gaskin

RSCM (Royal School of Church Music) curriculum is offered on Wednesdays 4:15 – 4:45 with mentors; and Thursdays 5:00 – 5:30 with Mr. Johnson and Mr. Gaskin

Questions about the music program should be emailed to Jon Johnson, Organist/Choirmaster at   

Children's Sunday School and Children's Chapel Registration 

Please register your child(ren) for Sunday School and/or Children's Chapel online. We have meet the Sunday School Teachers on August 25 at 10.10am, and then Sunday School begins on Sunday, September 8. See you then!

Children's Chapel Volunteers

Are you looking for a way to get involved and help out, but feel like your schedule is just too busy for a long term commitment?  Then Children's Chapel Assistant is for you!  We are in need of one person each Sunday to assist Ann from 9.00-9.40am on the second floor.  You can sign up for as many or as few weeks as you'd like. Sign up is available online.