SERVEThe unique purpose and work of a congregation is to gather those called by God into Christ’s body, the Church, a community of transformation of mind, heart and action, and to SEND these same into the world to be and to act as God’s loving and transforming presence. At Saint Mark’s, we offer many opportunities to engage in charity, service, advocacy and justice. This encompasses what we refer to as “Community Engagement” at Saint Mark’s. With increasing awareness of the major social issues of our time, growing numbers of Saint Markans seek purposeful, meaningful and transformative ways to engage as people of faith and active citizens, where they live and work, and in our cathedral neighborhood and Twin Cities. We continue to move away from an outreach ministry model, towards an active model of community engagement, based in partnerships and in relationship with those we seek to serve. We continue to equip Saint Markans for the work God has called us to, as individuals, as a congregation, and as a cathedral. Resourcing and ‘right-sizing’ the work to pace with growing ‘demand’ has been a gift and a challenge, especially during the pandemic. Discernment continues around balancing healthy and sustainable commitments for the good of the community with the need to expand and equip lay leadership and grow our volunteer capacity. Support for the Wells Foundation and its work continues with congregational support through Saint Mark’s community engagement.
The Wells Foundation’s mission is to drive entrepreneurial social innovation resulting in lasting change in our community.
The Wells Foundation has been committed to making a difference in the community since its founding in the late 1880’s as a settlement house. In the last ten years, our main focus has been homelessness, particularly among youth and veterans. Our grants to nonprofits are targeted to help clients remove barriers to self-sufficiency in many ways.
UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT
Dec 07 at 7:00 PM
Stop by our Monthly Virtual Community Engagement Connection Space ‘Called to Serve’ on the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm. Register here. You will receive a Zoom link which you will need to save. That Zoom link will stay the...
Jan 04 at 7:00 PM
Stop by our Monthly Virtual Community Engagement Connection Space ‘Called to Serve’ on the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm. Register here. Grounded in prayer and through casual conversation, cathedral staff, clergy and members will help you to identify and...