FINANCIAL HELP FOR VICTIMS OF DISASTERS
Many have asked how we can help people in regions devastated by disasters such as storms, floods, wind or fire. There are many ways such as contributions through The Red Cross, The Salvation Army and The Episcopal Relief and Development Fund (ERD), all providing hands-on, on-site assistance. Though your first thought may be to provide food and clothing, the collection and distribution of these items is often more difficult that you might be aware. The most effective help is through financial donations to support organizations that are in place to provide what is needed the most. If you wish to donate financially through Episcopal Relief and Development, simply click here to go directly to the ERD website; or, at your leisure, go back to our website homepage and find the link at the bottom of the home page. Donate any amount desired. You may specify which disaster or area you wish your funds designated. If you have any trouble with either link simply call the church office for assistance.
We are pleased to provide the December 2017 edition of our newsletter, The Messenger, online in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.
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We are pleased to provide the September edition of our newsletter, The Messenger.
A nationwide study of local church excellence identified 25 Episcopal churches among the 300 outstanding Protestant congregations in the United States. The two-year Lilly Endowment-funded study was led by Paul Wilkes, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. “We looked for churches that nurtured the spirit, welcomed and yet challenged, both preached and — more importantly — live the good news,” Wilkes said. “These churches are simply wonderful places to be,” he added “They not only take care of their members and the newcomer, but reach out generously into the world.”
For more information about this national study and to learn more about St. Mark’s, please contact us.