Serve Christ in the world

Serving Christ in the world may involve attempting things you’ve never done before. If God calls you to serve, God will equip you to respond. “Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.” (I Peter 4:10 NRSV)

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Disaster response

Help people begin to recover and rebuild following natural disasters. Teams are dispatched to areas across the Southeast, where personal property is lost to floods, tornadoes or hurricanes, and assist with debris removal and construction efforts. A willingness to serve is the only requirement, and skills can be learned on the job. Trips last a few days up to two weeks.

Red Bird Mission

Serve in a variety of ministries aiding residents of an isolated, distressed rural area in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky. Help coordinate and deliver food boxes and truckloads of vegetables to Red Bird Mission. Provide Christmas cheer and presents to students in Red Bird School. Lend a hand to build safe, warm, new homes for families living in the area.

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Mission trips

Be a part of spreading the Gospel globally by going on a mission trip in the U.S. or abroad. Teams are formed to support specific needs, such as building a women’s safe house in South Africa, or to serve in specific locations, such as youth missions work in Atlanta or Chicago. Opportunities are announced as they are planned.

Connectional ministry

You make a difference in the lives of God’s people around the world when you give through St. Mark’s. A portion of your gifts – and the gifts of other United Methodists – are directed to global ministry.

Through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) we bring God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by war, conflict or natural disaster in more than 80 countries. You can participate locally in UMCOR through special offerings and supply drives at St. Mark’s.

Through the connected congregations of the United Methodist Church, we accomplish more than we could ever hope to do alone.