What is the Outreach Ministry?
What could be more exciting than serving others and glorifying God at the same time? St. Mark’s Outreach ministries mobilize and inspire us to meet the needs of a wider community. The Outreach Ministry team leads St. Mark’s ministry of service. We help others grow in God by serving all in need toward healing, restoration and justice.
Member and Community Outreach
Food Pantry/Soup Wagon – Teams provide meals to Chicago residents and groceries to needy families
St. Mark Credit Union of Chicago, IL has been a member-owned institution for more than 60 years. Deposits in St. Mark Credit Union are federally insured by the NCUA.
The St Mark Youth and Family Center is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide needed programs and services to African American residents in the Chicago metropolitan area. The organization is focused 100% on the black community. All members of the board and leaders in key positions within the organization are African American.
Employment and Housing Assistance
Notary Public (available upon request)
Missions Group selects Rainbow Covenant projects; sponsors Angel Tree Ministry; health kits, and missionary teams.
Religion and Race Challenges the institutions and connectional structures. Its goal is also to encourage full and equal participation of the racial and ethnic constituency in the total life and mission of the church through advocacy.
St. Mark Manor provides Senior Housing.
Veterans Support Group Support and awareness for veterans at St. Mark. Celebrations are held for Memorial and Veterans’ Days.
Weight Watchers Support and strategies for persons seeking to lose weight. Meets on Monday evenings.
Health and Wellness Support
Health and Welfare – This ministry raises awareness of health issues for church and community.
AIDS – Provides awareness information and support on HIV/AIDS.
Cancer Support – Provides support for members and community who are survivors or currently in need of assistance with various forms of cancer.
Narcotics and Alcoholics Anonymous – Group meetings for those recovering from alcoholism and drug abuse. Meetings are held on Monday evenings.
Higher Education/Campus Ministries – Facilitates and promotes activities to celebrate and support students from 8th grade, high school postsecondary, college, and graduate programs.
Vacation Bible School Held two weeks during the summer. Activities include bible lessons, singing, academic enrichment and sports.
Boy Scouts – Troop 534 “Hey” Provides a character building program for young men, trains them in the responsibilities of citizenship and personal fitness. Meetings are held on Monday evenings. Boy Scout Troop 534 was founded in 1919. The Troop has operated continuously since 1938. Visit us at Troop534.org.
Cub Scouts – Provides a positive place where boys can enjoy safe, wholesome activities, Cub Scouting focuses on building character, improving physical fitness, teaching practical skills, and developing a spirit of community service. Cub Scouting is for boys in the first through fifth grades, or 7 to 10 years of age. The group meets on Friday evenings.
Girl Scouts Programming to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who work to make the world a better place. Girl Scouting helps girls develop their full potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; develop values to guide their actions; provide a foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others.
Youth and Adult Fitness
St. Mark Martial Arts Ministry – Administered by the East Sea Martial Arts, the St. Mark Martial Arts Ministry specializes in instilling respect, self-control, discipline, concentration, focus, confidence determination, camaraderie and building character through Tae Kwon Do, Self-Defense, Weapons Skills and Scripture. Learn more on our Facebook page.
Golf Club – Provides a vehicle for enthusiasts to meet and play.
Line Dancing through Partners in Retirement
St. Mark Manor – The St Mark Manor, a senior citizen housing project, located at 840 E 76th St. in Chicago
Transportation Ministry provides bus transportation for church ministries. Transportation is also provided for the 10:00 am service on the 1st and 3rd Sundays.
Partners in Retirement Fellowship for retired seniors. Activities held all day on Wednesdays.
Board and card games