Missions at St. Mark’s

June Mission Focus
Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian organization dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness and to making adequate affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action.

Please consider below, opportunities to serve, that help us continue supporting our partner organizations. In the wake of the pandemic, the need for food and daily essentials is even greater. Donation items may be dropped off inside door #2, Monday-Friday, 9-4. 
You may also continue to contribute via online ordering of donation items requested and/or E-Giving.

Current Mission Opportunities

Red Bird Mission Trip: October 31-November 5, 2021

St. Mark’s is planning a mission trip to Red Bird Mission Work Camp, in the Appalachian Mountains, October 31-November 5, 2021. Have you been thinking about serving on a mission trip but without leaving the country? Interested in working on a mission project in an atmosphere where participants grow spiritually and gain a personal understanding of mission? Red Bird Mission Work Camp may be just what you’ve been looking for! Click here to find out more.

Personal Hygiene-Dignity Kits

Donations due Monday, June 21

Supplies are needed to complete Personal Dignity Kits, which provide humanitarian relief near and far. Your donations will provide St. Mark’s Confirmation Class the mission work of assembling the kits, which will then be distributed by Midwest Mission Distribution Center. Click here for the list of specific items needed.

All items must be NEW and individually packaged, and received by Monday, June 21, 2021.

Mission Guatemala

A United Methodist-related organization that works in the highlands of Guatemala. Click here to learn more about how you can be involved.

Family Promise/IHN

Interfaith Hospitality Network, an affiliate of Family Promise, is a partnership of congregations and community organizations responding to the crisis of children & their families who are homeless. Click here to see how you can make a difference.

Midwest Mission

Midwest Mission, a ministry of the United Methodist Church, distributes kits around the world and around the corner for health, education, and disaster relief supplies. Click here to see how you can help.

Fletcher Place Community Center

Located at the corner of State & Prospect in Indianapolis, is dedicated to alleviating poverty & hunger for families, youth and homeless persons in their neighborhood. Click here to find out how you can help.

East 10th UM Children & Youth Center

Provides quality care and education to children and families on Indianapolis’ Near Eastside, regardless of a parent’s ability to pay. Click here to learn more.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian organization dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness and to making adequate affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action. Click here to find out more.

Good Samaritan Network

The mission of Good Samaritan Network is to serve the physical, financial and emotional needs of under-served people in Hamilton County. Click here to find out how you can help.

UMCOR (UNITED METHODIST COMMITTEE ON RELIEF)

The United Methodist Committee On Relief responds to natural disasters, such as floods, earthquakes, major storms, and tornadoes, as well as disasters of human origin, such as explosions, shootings, and bombings. You can assist those affected by disasters in the United States and around the world by visiting the UMCOR site.

Society of St. Andrews

The Society of St. Andrew salvages potatoes and other produce that are rejected by commercial markets or potato chip factories that usually end up at local landfills. Find out how you can help with the distribution.

Operation Classroom

Operation Classroom is in partnership with the Sierra Leone Conference of the United Methodist Church. Click here to learn more.

Local Food Pantries

St. Mark’s supports several food pantries that are helping feed hungry people in our community. Click here for more information on what is needed.

Red Bird Mission

Red Bird Mission and Clinic have been providing ministries in the Appalachian Mountains of southeastern Kentucky since 1921. Click here to find out how you can help.

Hamilton County Kid’s Coats

Hamilton County Kids Coats is a collaborative effort between many churches & community partners whose goal is to make sure all Hamilton Co. families stay warm in winter. St. Mark’s collects winter coats and winter-wear (hats, mittens, gloves, snow pants, boots) for HCKC. Find out more by visiting their website.

Soup’s On At Roberts Park

The Roberts Park United Methodist Church Soup’s On ministry provides a wonderful opportunity for us to carry out Jesus’ command to “feed the hungry.” Each Sunday, volunteers at Roberts Park serve lunch to about 225 homeless persons and others in need in downtown Indianapolis. During the current health crisis St. Mark’s is providing sack meals or funds for sack meals, as Roberts Park is serving meals in alternative ways to keep everyone safe. Dates for 2021: January 31, March 21, May 2, October 24

Brightwood Community Center

Brightwood Community Center provides an After School Enrichment Program for the children ages 5-14, in their neighborhood. They offer homework help, meals, and recreation Monday–Thursday, 4:00-6:00 PM during the school year, as well as a Summer Camp opportunity. If you are interested in helping with the after-school program, contact Diane Newton.

Changing Footprints

Changing Footprints is a local non-profit organization that accepts shoes of all kinds and distributes them to individuals and organizations wherever there is a need, whether in Indiana, the United States or overseas. They even accept unwearable shoes—these are recycled, keeping them out of landfills! Changing Footprints operates two warehouses in the Indianapolis area. For more information visit their website.

The Mustard Seed Of Central Indiana

“If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you can move mountains.” The Mustard Seed is helping veterans, the homeless, victims of natural disaster, low-income families and the elderly rebuild their lives by providing kitchen supplies, furniture, linens, and other household items. Click here to find out more!

Please contact Stephanie Cohen if you would like to know more.