Missions at St. Mark’s

December Mission Focus – Local Food Pantries

Can you support HUNGER RELIEF?! This month St. Mark’s is supporting food pantry ministries that are helping feed hungry people, right here in Hamilton County.

The need and demand for food pantries has increased while the rising costs of food has diminished the supply! Your donations provide for families and individuals who qualify as needing assistance; low-income, homeless clients, and those who struggle with food insecurities. Please help stock their shelves to join us in fighting hunger and food insecurity

Monthly In-Kind Donation – Local Food Pantries

Donate non-perishable food items at the donation bins inside Door #2, on Monday-Friday, between 9-4.

Current Mission Opportunities

Fletcher Place Breakfast
now at 901 S. Shelby Street

We are excited for the return of serving hot meals in person, to the Fletcher Place community, at their new location, which includes new meal schedules.

Mission Trip Interest Survey

St. Mark’s is gathering info to guide our planning for the next mission trip. Please take a few minutes to complete the 6-question survey so we can learn more about how our members would like to serve.

Holiday Assistance

During November and December, there are many mission opportunities. Find out about all of them and the other ways to celebrate the Advent Season.

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

Family Promise of Greater Indy is a partnership of congregations and community organizations responding to the crisis of children and 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 in southeast 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 comes alongside those who suffer from natural or human-caused disasters to alleviate suffering and to be a source of help and hope for those left most vulnerable. They provide relief, response, and long-term recovery grants when these events overwhelm a community’s ability to recover on their own.

Click here to find out more.

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. 

Brightwood Community Center

Help needed! Brightwood Community Center is providing food for families at their new location, at 2140 N. Arsenal Ave, Indianapolis. Every second Tuesday & Wednesday of each month, families come through the drive thru giveaway to receive boxed food from the food pantry. More hands are needed to make it happen:

  • Tuesdays:  11:00 – 2:00 packing food boxes
  • Wednesdays:  1:30 – 2:00 set up
                                 3:00 – 4:30 food distribution

Please contact Diane Newton for more information or to sign up at 317-288-4523 or joediane244@att.net.

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.

Current Opportunity – shoes for Ukraine:

Check out sorting dates and times needed and sign up directly with Changing Footprints. 

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. *TEMPORARILY SHUT DOWN, FURTHER INFO TBD

Outreach Indiana

Outreach Indiana in Indianapolis is an organization that assists homeless youth and young adults with basic personal needs and life skills coaching.

Click here to learn more and see how you can help.

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