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 Melody Herbst.
The work of The 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 DCEHis 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 DCEH or to volunteer or volunteer with other congregations in their 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, where we also hand out bagged lunches and snack packs on select weekdays. If you are interested in volunteering, 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 Ms. Linda Brandt.
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 foodshelf) 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 the Rev. Rena Turnham, Deacon.
Circle of the Beloved is a community of young adults who live together in intentional community while spending a year serving in non-profit organizations. Young adults come from all walks of life and various faith and family backgrounds to spend a year living at Liberty House and serving together in North Minneapolis.. The Episcopal Service Corps is a national young adult service year program affiliated with the Episcopal Church. Saint Mark’s supports Circle of the Beloved through the annual Easter offering as well as through volunteering. For more information, please contact the Denise Graber, Program Director.
UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE
Jun 12 at 12:00 AM
Saint Mark’s Youth Need Your Support to Raise Funds and Collect Gardening Gloves! Cathedral youth are fundraising for much needed items for their White Earth chore list AND collecting 40 pair of gardening gloves by July 21.Every summer since...
Jul 02 at 10:30 AM
Join a longstanding group and create prayer shawls and other knitted items to share
Jul 14 at 12:00 AM
Join St. Markans and our larger community for a warm meal and conversation.