St. Mark’s is proud to be part of a group of 5 congregations on New Hope Road which have united together with the common goal of serving our changing neighborhood. The Oct 14 yard/craft sale, hosted at St. Mark’s, is our first joint fundraising event. All proceeds will go to the Wilder’s Grove Youth Center.
Donations and volunteers are needed to make this ambitious effort a success!
Donation Drop-Off Times:
All Drop-offs go to the Ed Building at St. Mark’s.
Items which are new or like new are welcome. EXCEPT: sorry, no electronics.
Sunday Oct 8 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. Monday Oct 9 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday Oct 10 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, 10:00 – 5:00 p.m. Thursday Oct 12 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday Oct 13 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Drop off bake sale items on Friday!
Volunteers needed: Wed, Oct 11, Thurs Oct 12 & Fri, Oct 13 for pricing and set-up
Volunteers needed: all day Sat Oct 14 selling, table attendants, clean-up, etc.
Sign up for your shift on sheets in the Centrum, or contact St. Mark’s captains Ellie Demeglio at firstname.lastname@example.org , or call Van Trigili
The faith communities of the New Hope Road Alliance will rehabilitate the restrooms at Wilders Grove Youth Center in June and July, and you can help.
We will need financial contributions; your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the alliance. Please contribute before June 20, as we need to pay for supplies. Make out a check to New Hope Road Alliance and give it to Jessie Maeck, or you can send it to the Alliance in care of its treasurer, Don Betts, CPA; 2624 Leighton Ridge Drive, Suite 100; Wake Forest, NC 27587.
Skilled assistance is needed with plumbing, carpentry and tile for the first phase of the rehabilitation. Less-skilled labor is also needed; if you can swing a paint brush, we need you for the second phase.
Contact Jessie if you can help; email@example.com or 617-549-7285
Saturday, May 20: help clean up Wilder’s Grove Youth Center, both indoors and outdoors. Two “shifts” – 9:30 to 12:00 noon and 11:30 to 2:00, with pizza at lunchtime. We’ll be cleaning out buildings, power-washing them, and pruning shrubs and bushes. Contact Jessie Maeck if you can help.
June: repairs to Wilder’s Grove Youth Center bathrooms; need help with putting in new stalls and tile floors, and with painting. Exact dates to be determined. Carpentry and tile expertise needed! Contact Jessie Maeck if you can help.
2017-18 School Year: Tutors needed for “Read and Feed” program at Wilburn Elementary. Beginning in late August or early September, the program is held once a week, either Tuesday or Thursday, from 4:30 to 5:30; volunteer tutors need not attend every session, although they will be expected to participate at least three-quarters of the time. Volunteers must undergo a simple background check and will receive a free, 1½ hour advance training from Read and Feed staff.
October Yard and Craft Sale: need help planning the event, contributions for yard sale, and crafts for sale: craftspeople will be able to rent a table or share the proceeds of their sales to support New Hope Road Alliance projects.
The NHRA (New Hope Road Alliance) is an alliance of 6 congregations along New Hope Road which have united together with the common goal of serving our changing neighborhood. Next meeting: Mon May 22, 1:30-2:30 p.m., New Hope Baptist Church. All members of the 6 congregations are welcome!
Wilburn Elementary School is the K-5 school on Marsh Road which serves our neighborhood. Wilder’s Grove is the all-volunteer Youth Center right next door to St. Mark’s.
In support of the new sponsorship of Wilder’s Grove Youth Center as an NHRA initiative, the board of the New Hope Road Alliance has voted to match all donations made by individuals or groups to benefit the center. This means that the $290 raised so far this year has turned into $580. Funds which come in this spring/summer will be used to pay for much-needed renovations in the center’s restrooms.
The New Hope Road Alliance is sponsoring three Wilder’s Grove events this spring:
Fellowship Cookout April 1, 11 am to 2 pm. St. Mar k’s will provide side dishes – sign up in the Concourse.
Campus Clean-up Day is Saturday, May 20.
Bathroom renovations A project manager is needed. For more information or to volunteer, see Jessie Maeck firstname.lastname@example.org, or 617-549-7285.
The NHRA is an alliance of six congregations along New Hope Road which have united together with the common goal of serving our changing neighborhood. Meetings are monthly and are open to all members of the six congregations. Join us!