As the parish mission statement says, “St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill is an open community, welcoming people wherever they are on their faith journey. We celebrate the gifts of God that empower us to engage boldly in the struggles of life and care for others with love, justice, and compassion.”

Outreach at St. Mark’s is how “we care for others with love, justice, and compassion.” We seek to identify those in need who live in our broader community through partnerships with service organizations that empower individuals to develop their strengths and move toward self-sufficiency and self-determination. (International outreach efforts are described on this page.)

Outreach is a dynamic process that has and will continue to grow and develop. To sustain outreach at St. Mark’s we use the analogy of a tree: the roots take our members’ assets and channel them like a tree trunk to service providers that support those in need to strengthen organizations and individuals, further nourishing and strengthening the greater community.

The Outreach Board hopes to fulfill our mission by serving as contributor, catalyst, convener, collaborator, and connector between St. Mark’s members and partner organizations working in the community.

Read about local outreach opportunities here. Contact Outreach Board members by e-mailing stmarksoutreachboard@gmail.com if you would like to participate or have ideas for serving others through St Mark’s Outreach program.