Serving the Church

Buildings and Grounds

A group of volunteers who ensure the proper function and appearance of church property, including safety and security, by performing repairs or contracting with qualified professionals.

Memorials Committee

Facilitates the honoring of members of the Parish or friends byu working with the family of those honored to decide on how designated memorial funds should be used.

Newcomers

A committee focused on intentional hospitality: how can we reach an invite new people into St. Mark’s and how can we most meaningfully serve those who walk through our doors? Meeting to accomplish projects, this group also plans occasional events centered around incorporating new members and partners with the staff in developing printed and electronic media designed to welcome all.

Pastoral Care

Assists the rector with seeing to the pastoral needs of the parish. This includes people with short term needs for frequent contact and keeping home-bound parishioners connected to their church family in a variety of ways. Many members of this group also serve as Lay Eucharistic Visitors, taking communion to members who cannot attend church.

Stewardship

A group focused on developing generosity in giving of time, talent, and treasure in the parish family

Finance and Budget

Chaired by the treasurer, this committee assists the vestry and treasurer in overseeing the finances of the church, including cash flow, endowments, and designated funds. Assists the treasurer and book keeper in the annual audit process. Responsible for developing a goal budget in partnership with the vestry, prior to the annual pledge campaign and then taking actual pledges to recommend a budget proposal for the vestry.

Tellers

With help from the Vestry Person of the Day, a teller counts, records, and deposits money collected at services. Duty rotates in 2 week commitments about every 6 weeks.

Helping Hands

On a rotating monthly schedule, these leaders are on standby to provide meals to parishioners in times of need and help coordinate receptions after funeral services.

Office Volunteers

Volunteers assist parish administrator on a regular or as-needed basis.

Green Team

A group of concerned parishioners working with all aspects of the church to help lower our impact on the environment as a congregation and as individuals. Meets on the 3rd Wednesday after the Celtic Eucharist.

Vestry

The elected lay leadership of the church, consisting of nine members, serving three year terms. In partnership with the rector, this body is responsible for overseeing the administration of finance, care of church property, and tending to the spiritual growth of the parish. Service includes bi-monthly meetings, liaison commitments with committees, Vestry Person of the Day duties on a rotating basis, and leadership projects as they arise.

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