Community

Community Garden

VolunteersWelcome Contact: Gail F | Email | 360-456-3281 | Community Garden Page

St. Mark Community Garden was established Spring of 2010. We have 46 drip-irrigated raised beds to share with our community, and a large plot of land to grow crops for the Thurston County Food Bank.  Join a dedicated group of gardeners to supply food to our county’s hungry.


 

Headstart Giving Tree

Contact: Pam B | Email | 360-491-2052

christmas joyEvery Christmas St. Mark members purchase Christmas gifts of new warm clothing, coats, and shoes for pre-school children in the Head Start programs at Hawks Prairieand Friendly Grove (formerly Rogers) centers.  In 2011 we provided gifts for 145 children. The names of children are usually available on the  Sunday before Thanksgiving.


Thanksgiving Baskets

Thanksgiving Baskets

Contact: Gail F | Email | 360-491-2052

We supply  25-50 gift cards and/or Thanksgiving baskets to needy families with children that go to Mountain View Elementary school.  We announce the drive in early November. This has been an ongoing project at St Mark Lutheran Church for the last three years. This program is in addition to some of the more recent activity of direct monetary donations to Mountain View Elementary School for improvement of school learning activities.


Thurston County Food Bank

Thurston County Food Bank

Contact: Jenny B | Email | 360-491-2052

The first Sunday of each month is Food Bank Sunday .Members are encouraged to bring food on Sunday mornings and/or make cash donations to the Thurston County Food Bank. If you bring the food in to the church, we will see to it that it gets to the food bank. Many members also volunteer down at the Food Bank in a variety of ways. Many who have volunteered report this direct action volunteer work to be very fulfilling.


Thurston County Ministries in Higher Education

Thurston County Ministry in Higher EducationContact: Kate D | Email | 360-491-2052

St. Mark supports Common Bread, the interfaith campus ministry at Evergreen State College. Support is provided through the Thurston County Ministries in Higher Education.