The mission of the Outreach Commission is to study, consider and recommend to the Vestry of St. Mark’s Church, the ways in which parish outreach resources can best be deployed with the objective that St. Mark’s makes a positive impact – in Christ’s name – on the world around us. Our mission is grounded in the mission of the church: Go and make disciples who live a deeper life in Christ, a more holy communion with one another, and a greater love for the world.
The money we use to fund outreach projects is earned at the St. Mark’s May Fair. The May Fair brings together hundreds of volunteers, all working towards the common goal of raising funds to support our Christian outreach. It has been a tradition at St. Mark’s for more than fifty years.
The Outreach Commission considers projects submitted by:
Internal sources- clergy and staff, Outreach Commission members and interested parishioners.
External sources- organizations unaffiliated with St. Mark’s Church, seeking funding for their programs.
Guidelines for Giving
As we consider grant opportunities we use the following general guidelines to steer the group’s recommendations to the vestry:
- Projects must have a Christ-like mission.
- St. Mark’s parishioners should be active partners in the project.
- Grant applicants will be required to provide measurable outcomes that will be meaningful to the Outreach Commission in the stewardship of parish resources.
Where Does the Money Go?
Please refer to the menu to the left for details on grant recipients.
If you know of a worthy organization that could benefit from a St. Mark’s Outreach Grant, we are always looking to expand the scope of our giving.
Janet Prill, Outreach Commission Chair
Or contact any of the Outreach Commission members:
Mary Anne Case