St. Jane de Chantal wrote, “We are companions on a journey, given to one another as helpers in doing God’s work.” Saint Mark’s is privileged to join with other faith communities, non-profit organizations, and community agencies in joining God’s mission in our neighborhood and city.
ESILC is located in the Loring Park neighborhood. Saint Mark’s seeks to serve the needs of the students and families through our relationship through the Parent Teacher Association. The school has a very vibrant, diverse, and active community. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Martha Hoover.
The Dignity Center, a non-profit offshoot of our neighbor, Hennepin Avenue Methodist Church, works with people to achieve and maintain stability in housing and employment. Participants engage with one advocate, working together on skills such as problem solving, decision making, organization and budgeting. The Dignity Center relies on volunteers in several areas, not just advocates, to support this ministry. If you are interested in learning more, please contact the Rev. Rena Turnham, Deacon.
The work of City House inspires hope, trust, and healing through spiritual listening with people on the margins—including those experiencing poverty, addiction, and imprisonment. City house provides spiritual listeners at our Sunday Night Supper, as well as other outreach posts and social service agencies around the Twin Cities. If you are interested in learning more about his ministry of presence, please contact the Rev. Rena Turnham, Deacon.
The Align MPLS is an interfaith collaboration of 13 downtown Minneapolis churches, synagogues, and mosques working together to end homelessness in Hennepin County. Saint Mark’s is a member congregation in the work to coordinate faith community led direct services and to connect this hands on work to advocacy in solidarity with those in our community experiencing housing insecurity. If you are interested in learning more about the work of Align MPLS or to volunteer with other congregations in their on-site direct service ministries, please contact the Rev. Rena Turnham, Deacon.
Minneapolis College located in the Loring Park neighborhood, is a public two-year college enrolling over 11,000 credit students annually and is an active partner in initiatives designed to strengthen the social, economic and cultural vitality of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. We seek to support the students through our annual Christmas offering for the Lionheart Scholarship, as well as through special requests that come through the Student Resource Center, If you are interested in learning more, please contact the Rev. Lowell Johnson, Deacon.
NAZ exists to permanently close the achievement gap and end generational poverty in North Minneapolis. Together with their partner organizations, NAZ family coaches walking side by side with low-income families as they put their children on a path to college. We at Saint Mark’s work to connect our resources with NAZ and NAZ partners for the further of NAZ’s mission. If you are interested in learning more about NAZ and volunteer opportunities, please contact Rev. Rena Turnham, Deacon.
Groveland Food Shelf is a non-profit providing emergency groceries for hungry individuals in the Minneapolis area and is is located at Plymouth Congregational Church. About 2,000 clients are served per month and over 40,000 pounds of food are distributed. Saint Marks is a founding congregation member of the Groveland Food Shelf. Support is given through monetary donations and food donations (directly to the food shelf) and by having a Saint Markan sit on the organization’s board. Minneapolis College, one of the Saint Mark’s partners, also distributes food through Groveland Food Shelf at the Student Resource Center on campus. If you are interested in volunteering with Groveland Food Shelf, please contact Heidi Haner.