Our new Rector, the Rev. Tyrone Fowlkes, will be interviewed by Lauren Kirkpatrick. This will be an important way of learning more about our new priest as well as what observations and thoughts he is formulating as he settles into life here at St. Mark’s. Faith, culture and issues of social justice will be among the topics discussed.
Please join us at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, October 1, in the Community Life Center
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 email@example.com , or call Van Trigili
North Carolina Child invites you to A Better World for Children: The Inaugural Tom V. Luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 11:30 to 1:30 at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library.
We will celebrate the tremendous legacy of Tom Vitaglione, a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, whose life of service has profoundly improved the lives of generations of children in North Carolina.
For more than 40 years, Tom has pursued an unwavering vision of a better world for children in our state. And he has done so with unmatched integrity, humility, humor, and kindness. As a Senior Fellow at N.C. Child, Tom’s steadfast belief that North Carolinians can bridge our differences to do what is right by children inspires us all, and is at the core of N.C. Child’s own values and approach to child advocacy.
At the inaugural luncheon, nonprofit leaders, policymakers, the philanthropic community and child advocates will come together to honor Tom’s legacy, celebrate his unwavering vision of a better world for children, and affirm what Tom and N.C. Child believe: that North Carolinians can work together to do what is right for our children.
Kaye B. Ward, with the Program Asst. for Transition, Interfaith Prison Ministry, will speak to us Sunday, September 24.
In this final presentation of a 3-part series on prison ministry, Kaye Ward will speak with us about her journey and how the support of her mentors and sponsors helped her embark on a new life after serving nearly 4 years in prison. Kaye’s story is compelling and a good example of how St. Mark’s ministry to formerly incarcerated women can make a difference another person’s life.
Last Sunday, September 10, Chris Mumma, executive director of the NC Center on Actual Innocence, gave an inspiring, factual, and provocative presentation on her work in exonerating prisoners who are innocent and have been imprisoned due to a miscarriage of justice.
As a follow-up to her presentation, Chris sent the following information on the legislation for which we can advocate:
In this 2nd of 3 Sunday morning offerings on prison ministries, Dennis Gaddy – Executive Director, Community Success Initiative, will speak to to the St. Mark’s adult class on Sunday, September 17, 2017.
The vision of Community Success Initiative (CSI) is to create communities where people discover their potential, set worthy goals for their lives, and take action in a positive way, with an emphasis on men and women who are transitioning from prison and jail, or who otherwise find themselves entangled in the criminal justice system. Dennis Gaddy, Executive Director, Community Success Initiative, will share the work of CSI, his own personal story, and how transformative a second chance can be in the life of an individual and their family.
St Mark’s invites all children, from preschool to fourth-graders, and youth from fifth-grade to high school seniors, and adults to join us for the Sunday School kick-off on Sept. 10 at 9 am in the Courtyard area. There will be light breakfast items as well as juice and coffee to be enjoyed by all. Sunday School will start at 9:30. Your Christian Education Committee is looking forward to seeing you!
In addition to a robust Adult Education program with thought-provoking speakers and presentations, St. Mark’s offers three engaging youth programs:
Godly Play: This is for children from preschoolers through fourth graders. Godly Play is a Montessori-based method of Christian Education that allows the children to wonder and respond to Bible stories told each Sunday. We offer “work sessions” periodically to allow the children more time to explore the stories and respond using the stories, the “desert box” and various art supplies or journals.
Rite 13 and Journey to Adulthood: Youth programs at St. Mark’s focus on building relationships, seeking the holy and searching for answers to tough questions. We take seriously the need to deal with what is real for young people, to honor their questions, and to assure them that they are real people with real, valid, and authentic experiences. We use the Journey to Adulthood curriculum, a program that balances Bible study, prayer, and both serious and playful activities to nurture the whole person. Rite 13 (Grades 5-8) and J2A (Grades 9-12) classes can be found in the CLC.
Chris Mumma, Executive Director, NC Center for Actual Innocence, will speak to the St. Mark’s adult class on Sunday, September 10, 2017.
Life in prison is a nightmare for those who commit crimes. Imagine what it’s like for those who are in prison for a crime they did not commit. In the 1st of 3 Sunday morning offerings on prison ministries, Chris Mumma will speak to us about the NC Center for Actual Innocence, their work to exonerate those falsely accused, and her passion for this work.
The following 90-minute video about the exoneration of Greg Taylor is one example of Chris’s work.