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Vacation Bible Camp

mt everest bible camp

SAVE THE DATE!
Vacation Bible Camp is coming to St. Mark’s!!
JUNE 27—JULY 1
The fun starts each day at 8:45am and will end at 11:45am.

We are looking for kids who will complete grades K-5 this year to join us on an Expedition to Everest!
(Younger kids of volunteers may also register)
Not a kid? You can still participate.
We will be asking for prayers, donations and volunteers.
Keep a look out for details in the bulletin.

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Thank you St. Mark’s Parishioners

thank youWe wish to send thanks to you all for the generous assortment of school supplies that you so thoughtfully collected and donated for our annual Back to School Campaign. Our membership was in need during a very difficult time of year, and you so graciously helped out. Thank you again.

Sincerely, Thacher Kent, Operations Manager
Western Mass. Labor Action

CHANGE the “Family Sponsorship Ministry” NAME CONTEST

familyWHAT IS FAMILY SPONSORSHIP MINISTRY?

Our “Family Sponsorship Ministry” was initiated in November 2002 in response to various needs found within our parish community.  Since then, our goal has been to confidentially assist and support parishioners that have specific needs.  For instance, we have provided financial assistance for heat and utility bills, shared gifts and food for families around Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons and throughout the year, with the help of our Food Pantry.
We have assisted our Religious Education Ministry in various ways including sponsoring a retreat trip for one of our high school youth, provided meals for our Confirmation Retreat.  We have also assisted the Pastoral Ministry by providing gifts to those in our nursing homes and our shut-ins.  It is an opportunity to help one another in a personal way.  Donations from all of this were funded by you.  Your time and energy have kept us alive. We are blessed with the support, generosity and kindness you have shown.
If you or someone you know has a particular need, please look in our weekly Church bulletin for names to contact.
Thank you on behalf of everyone in our parish.

Help us think up a new name!
A gift card for dinner for two at Portsmitt’s will be given to the winner!

LEAVE IT AT THE BUCKETS AT THE FRONT OF THE CHURCH.
A WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN THE FIRST WEEK OF DECEMBER.

Family Sponsorship program of St. Mark’s Parish Charities is looking for a makeover

familyFamily Sponsorship is looking for a new name. The parish Family Sponsorship program of St. Mark’s Parish Charities is looking for a makeover. Family Sponsorship is members of our parish being helped by other members of the parish in times of need.  With money given by you the parishioners, other members  the parish are assisted during times of difficulties. The Food Pantry, the Meals on Wheels programs assist the wider community, Family Sponsorship is just for members of the parish. Next weeks bulletin will have information about a contest to come up with a new name that will better reflect this mission.