Outreach Ministries

outreach ministries

Reaching our community and beyond

the food pantry

The first Sunday of the month is Food Pantry Sunday.  Donated nonperishable items are donated to the local food pantry.  Items may be dropped off in the basket in the Narthex any Sunday or during weekday events.

christmas stockings

Beginning in 1945 the needle artists of St. Mark’s have created beautiful Christmas stockings as a fundraiser for the church. For the Episcopal Church Women, work begins early in the year, with only 5 Stocking Specialists cutting out the red corduroy and linings as well as the bells, snowmen, rocking horses, teddy bears, trees, horns and Christmas trees which are machine-appliquéd on each stocking. Then the beading and embellishing begins, using a wide variety of sequins, beads and costume jewelry.
Each stocking is unique; each artist adds their own personal touch.
When orders are received, the name and year is machine embroidered on, making each stocking an heirloom to be treasured. Our beautiful stockings go all over the country. Some families are now ordering for the third generation! If you’re interested, please contact the church office.

spring plant & Bake sale

The first fundraiser of our year is the plant and bake sale. The time varies depending on the spring growing season but is held at the end of May or beginning of June. We have a team that dig perennials from friends, families and parishioners flower beds. We then  separate them into smaller sizes and re-pot them.  We also offer some annual seeds which include zinnias, cosmos and marigolds. There are also dahlia and canna bulbs. Along with the plant sale is a bake sale offering baked items ranging from apple bars to zucchini cake (see what we did there ;) ) homemade by our own parishioners.

the scrip program

Another opportunity for members, and a fund-raiser for the church, is our participation in the Scrip Program, an opportunity to purchase gift cards for everything from groceries to gas to fast food & restaurants to motels to a wide variety of stores.  Participating businesses then give a small percentage of the money spent for the gift card back to the church.  The funds raised support the general fund at $1500 per year to sustain the community of St. Mark's.

christmas cookie sale

The second Saturday morning of December finds a large group of people waiting in line for the doors to open on our Christmas Cookie Sale. The hours and hours of planning, purchasing ingredients, mixing, baking and decorating culminates in a frenzy of shopping as hundreds of cookies are purchased by eager community members! Be sure to come early, as we often sell out in our first 20 minutes!
It’s an incredible amount of work and an incredible amount of fun to setup and sell all the fabulous goodies. It’s another great fundraiser for the church and an opportunity to introduce people to St. Mark’s.

St. Mark's partners with meals on wheels

St. Mark's substantially supports Meals on Wheels program in Dodge County. We're thankful to be a part of such a critical community ministry. Please use the links in this text to learn more.

twice annual brat stands

Twice a year you can find our members serving brats at Rechecks fundraising for the many ministries of St. Marks. We all enjoy the opportunity to serve our community and share our vision of Faith, Family and Sacraments. 

community life

Community Life is central to life at St. Mark's. We strive to reach our community and beyond.

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