We are St. Mark’s Service and Social Justice
Our mission at St. Mark’s includes a celebration of “the gifts of God that empower us to engage boldly in the struggles of life and care for others with love, justice, and compassion.”
That mission comes alive in the many hands-on activities and partnered relationships that engage dozens of St. Mark’s parishioners. We invite you to join us in caring for others in need here at home and around the world.
Caring for Others with Love, Justice and Compassion – For ten years, St. Mark’s has hosted the annual Gun Violence Prevention Vigil, we have an active group of parishioners working on a myriad of issues surrounding Incarceration Justice, and St. Mark’s is an avid partner of the Washington Interfaith Network (WIN) in championing economic and environmental justice issues in the city.
We are also a partner of Samaritan Ministry which provides employment assistance to thousands of DC residents and support the Bishop Walker School in southeast DC.
Feeding the Hungry, Sheltering the Unhoused, Assisting those in Need – We are actively engaged locally with the Salvation Army Grate Patrol, with Food Rescue and with local food pantries, through weekly donations in baskets under the altar for the Lutheran Church of the Reformation’s Food Pantry. We are also a major supporter of Everyone Home DC right here on Capitol Hill and work with the Greater DC Diaper Bank to host an annual diaper drive.
Preserving the Beauty of the Earth – Our Green Lions initiative provides ongoing education and advocacy addressing climate change and our work in central America through Sustainable Villages Honduras which directly assists farmers with sustainable agricultural practices.
Welcoming the Stranger – We are sponsoring recent Afghan refugee families through the Refugee Resettlement Program and welcoming asylum seekers from the southern US border through our Migrant Support.
We have also initiated a multifaceted relationship with St. Christopher’s Mission in Navojoland including education programs and in-person engagement with our indigenous brothers and sisters in Utah.
You are St. Mark’s. Join us. Contact our Service and Social Justice Chair at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org