Ministries

An abbreviated list of the many ministries at St. Mark’s appears below. For information on these and the many other ministries served by St. Mark’s, please contact the church office at 941.488.7714.

All Faith’s Food Bank & South County Pantry
Food collection and distribution.

BackPack Program
Providing weekend meals for hungry school children.

Bridge: Round Robin 
Participation helps support the scholarship fund (ECW).

Comfort Quilts
Providing a bit of homey comfort for children, shut-ins and others as requested.

Caregiver and Respite Care Information
Programs by Jewish Family Services for individuals who are primary caregivers for a loved one.

Community Dinners
Providing a weekly meal to those in need our community.

Companion Diocese Relationship
Supporting mission work in the Dominican Republic.

Cooking Ministry
Meals served in conjunction with church functions, breakfasts, special events, cooking demonstrations, meals for the less fortunate.

CROPWalk
Annual fundraiser to alleviate hunger.

Cursillo
A renewal weekend with follow-up ministries.

Divine Consign Shop
A consignment shop to support the ministries of St. Mark’s Church in our community.

Divine Consign Showroom
An auxiliary location to the main shop for the purpose of displaying consigned furniture and other large items.

Elder Care Ministry
Assisting our aging community with errands, rides and more.

Endowment Committee
Helping to secure the future of the parish for generations to come.

Empty Nesters
Fellowship for the 50+ crowd.

Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
An umbrella group for a variety of church ministries and outreach programs led by the women of the church.

Episcopal Young Churchpersons (EYC)
A program for youth, grades 6-12.

Foyer Groups
Fellowship combined with dining.

Gift Shop
The perfect place to shop. A ministry of the ECW supporting St. Mark’s at large.

Habitat for Humanity
Helping build homes for those in need.

Kitchen Volunteers
Volunteers help serve monthly parish breakfasts and weekly parish dinners.

Lighthouse of Manasota
Promoting individual growth and dignity of the visually impaired and blind.

Loaves & Fishes
Bringing meals to parishioners during times of need.

Mark’s Men
Fellowship, programs, dinners, community work projects.

Men’s & Women’s Summer Fun Golf League
Golf matches at a local course for all levels of expertise.

Men’s Morning Fellowship/Coffee
Coffee, sharing and reflection for the men in our community.

Ministry Fair
A show & tell for the many ministries resident at St. Mark’s.

Mission & Outreach Committee
Meeting community and world needs.

Music

Newcomer Bread Delivery
Delivering bread to newcomers and visitors.

Parish Nurse
Works with congregation on health-related issues. Free blood pressure screenings at parish breakfasts.

Prayer Shawls
Knitters fashion shawls for the ill and shut-in.

Preschool/Afterschool Volunteers
Working with children of St. Mark’s Preschool and Afterschool programs.

Salvation Army Bell Ringers
Holiday kettle campaign.

Scholarship Committee
College tuition assistance for parishioners.

Soup, Sandwich & Memories
A joyous luncheon gathering for fellowship & fun during the holidays.

Sunday Coffee Hour
Preparing for fellowship after Sunday services. All are invited.

Sunday Greeters & Newcomers
A welcoming presence for visitors and the familiar.

Women of Faith & Fun
Women meet for fellowship, enrichment and light refreshments.

Youth and Family