jingle bell express

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Christmas Gifts Drive

Since 1980, Christian Community Service Center (CCSC) has spread holiday cheer through Jingle Bell Express! With your help, 2,500 under-served children will receive new toys, books and a holiday food package for his/her family.
 

For your shopping ease, CCSC has set up a WISH LIST through AmazonSmile called "Jingle Bell Express 2019" This includes a selection of favorite items desired by clients. All items can be shipped directly to CCSC. Beginning November 3, you can also drop off new, non-violent, unwrapped primary toys (no Nerf guns please) in the narthex or church offices.

Give Thanks November

Celebrating 80 Years of Ministry

 Give Thanks November is another opportunity to submit a donation to our charity partners. The funds collected during November will be combined with our proceeds from the 80th Anniversary Gala and divided evenly among Christian Community Service Center, Hospitality Apartments, Kids' Meals, and Lord of the Streets. 

help us Spread Christmas Cheer

Donate nonbreakable Christmas ornaments

The Women of St. Mark's is partnering with St. Luke's Hospital to bring a little cheer to patients spending Christmas in the hospital. On Christmas Day, St. Luke's puts an ornament on each tray for at least one meal for each patient (they typically have a census of 500 on Christmas). 


The Women of St. Mark's will be collecting ornaments December 1 and December 8 in the Narthex, and December 12 at the 2nd annual ornament exchange and holiday social at the home of Melissa Ashlin.  Please drop off nonbreakable ornaments in the dedicated box.

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service

Our Mission

St. Mark's is a community carrying out Jesus' work through feeding, healing, and serving those in need.

Our Vision

Providing important service opportunities for the St. Mark's community to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our neighbors.

our community partners

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A community-based non-profit organization serving the inner city Houston community. Its mission is to serve the poor, hungry, disabled, and otherwise needy while respecting their religious, ethnic or cultural differences. St. Mark's joined CCSC as a member church in 1986.


www.ccschouston.org

HOSPITALITY APARTMENTS

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Provides free temporary housing (from two weeks up to three months) and a safe, supportive environment for families in need who are receiving medical treatment at any of the medical care facilities in the Texas Medical Center area here in Houston, Texas.


www.hospitalityapartments.org

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A community-based organization, serving healthy lunches to 1,400 hungry pre school aged children living in poverty. Kids' Meals provides and delivers nutritious meals, free of cost to the families, Monday through Friday, year-round.


www.kidsmealshouston.org

LORD OF THE STREETS

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Ministers to the spiritual, emotional, physical and social needs of individuals living in Houston who are homeless, in crisis or transition.


www.lordofthestreets.org

COMFORT FOOD

This ministry provides meals to St. Mark's families in any kind of life transition. This could include being displaced because of natural disasters like Harvey, a new baby, a recent hospitalization or injury, or a death in the family. If you find yourself in need of comfort food or would like to volunteer to provide a meal, please reach out to Stephanie Morrison, Comfort Food Coordinator.

women of st. mark's

Established to unite

the women of the parish in a program of worship, study, service and fellowship.

We are focused on fellowship and community.

With many opportunities to volunteer, we strive to better our community while having fun. There are no dues or financial obligation required--only a willingness to meet people and participate!

We are blessed to provide monetary contributions to various organizations.

For nearly 30 years beginning in the late 1950's, the Women of St. Mark's operated the Bargain Counter as an ongoing fundraiser. It is this successful endeavor, and our varied events, investments, and fundraising activities that allows our organization to continue to support several local organizations with yearly outreach grants.

We Support

Integrity USA

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Integrity is a nonprofit organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender [LGBT] Episcopalians and our straight friends.

Interfaith Ministries

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Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (IM) brings people of diverse faith traditions together for dialogue, collaboration, and service, as a demonstration of our shared beliefs.