Here at Home
We don’t have to travel out of our community to find those in need of life’s most basic necessities. Saint Mark’s provides weekly hands-on help working with Saint John’s Town Street to feed the homeless of central Columbus as well as their “Street Church” ministry each Sunday afternoon.
Numerous other meals are regularly prepared to support both Open Shelter and Catch Court.
We also provide workers and funding each year to Habitat for Humanity, hold a Cookie Walk, and sponsor the “Help Heal Hunger” Bake Sale during Northam Park’s “Labor Neighbor Day” Festival.
Saint Mark’s Outreach Committee also sponsors numerous annual fundraisers which collect everything from warm clothing to school supplies, supporting programs such as “Respite Care”, the Homeless Families Foundation, My Brother’s Closet (of the Columbus Urban League) and Kairos Prison Ministry.
To make an online donation to the work of Saint Mark’s Outreach Committee please click HERE.
Located in the Front Vestibule there is an ongoing collection station for the NNEMAP Food Pantry (formerly “Near North-side Emergency Material Assistance Program”), which collects everything from non-perishable food items to basic grooming kits. NNEMAP has recently moved from High Street to 12th Avenue near the fairgrounds since the video on this page was produced, but its essential mission and services remains the same.
To learn more about NNEMAP click here.
The Outreach Committee gives numerous grants in support of ministries such as Episcopal Community Services Foundation (ECSF), and for parishioners to work in areas of special need.
An online contribution to ECSF through Saint Mark’s may be made HERE.
To learn more about Episcopal Community Services Fundation (ECSF) click here.
Saint Mark’s has also supplied dozens of reconditioned computers over the last decade to help support the operations of such ministries as The Open Shelter and Women in Need.
Members of the parish, as well as their families and friends, are encouraged to reach out from their hearts—letting their hands help bring the peace and justice of God’s kingdom into our world.