Update for the week of October 31 - November 6, 2019
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All Saints' Sunday  
November 3 

9:00 am 
  Sunday School
for all ages
9:55 am
Fellowship Time  
and Refreshments  
in the Atrium 
10:15 am
Celebration Worship
with Holy Communion 
Saint Mark Center
10:15 am
Traditional Worship
with Holy Communion 
11:30 am
Disciples Path Study
3:45 pm
In His Eyes (youth)
4:30 pm
Wings 'N Things (youth)

Quick, easy and available HERE 
Listen to Last Week's Sermon Today 
If you were not able to attend worship on any given Sunday, you can still listen to the sermon.   Click here to select and listen to sermons that you may have missed.
Got Good News To Share With Your Saint Mark Family?   
Good news lifts our spirits. Share your good news with us. We will publish your good news in our "People 'Neath Our Steeple" feature. Your news will be sent out as an email. Click here to share your good news (achievements, births, awards, etc.). Include pictures if you have them. 
Prayer Focus
for This Week  
A Prayer Meditation of Remembrance for the Saints Who Have Gone Before Us.
We give You thanks, O God, for all the saints who ever worshiped You:
Whether in brush arbors or cathedrals,
Weathered wooden churches or crumbling cement meeting houses
Where Your name was lifted and adored.

We give You thanks, O God, for hands lifted in praise:
Manicured hands and hands stained with grease or soil,
Strong hands and those gnarled with age,
Holy hands
Used as instruments of Your love and grace. 
We thank you, God, for hardworking saints;
Whether hard-hatted or steel-booted,
Head ragged or aproned,
Blue-collared or three-piece-suited
They left their mark on the earth for You, for us, for our children to come.
Thank you, God, for the tremendous sacrifices made by those who have gone before us.
Bless the memories of Your saints, God.
May we learn how to walk wisely from their examples of faith, dedication, worship, and love.

Submit Your Prayer Requests
Saint Mark is pleased to receive your prayer requests . . . for yourself or for friends or loved ones.   Click here to submit your request to Pastor Todd Davis.

Join Us In Worship This Sunday, November 3
for a Very Special Commemoration

Celebration Worship
with Holy Communion
10:15 am
Saint Mark Center
"Loving One Another"
bringing the message
Rev. Todd Davis

Traditional Worship
with Holy Communion
10:15 am
"Good Grief"
bringing the message
Rev. Shawna Darnall

Our alms offering this Sunday, November 3, will primarily support Fostering Faithfully, an organization with this mission: "We are a faith-based non-profit organization that encourages and equips foster families and the children they love." The upstate area is short 500 foster homes, and many foster families quit within a year of their first placement. Fostering Faithfully provides support for foster families - economically and emotionally. Your contribution today can help provide clothing, meals and care bags to foster families, and if you would like to become personally involved in their efforts, check out their website at fosteringfaithfully.org. As always, thank you for your generosity.

Please join us in prayer for the persons and situations listed below:  
Personal Prayer Notes:

Jim Atkinson - Jim is at Lila Doyle for Rehab.
Randy Cantrell (member of Margaret Axson family) - Prayers for healing as he deals with significant pain in his back.
Charlie Garcia - Recovering at home following colon surgery on September 26 to repair issues related to Crohn's disease.  
Adam Dauberman - 28 year old friend of Florence Hanzel's sister-in-law in Norton, Ohio.  Diagnosed with cancer of the spine.
Donna Goldsmith - She and David are back from Vermont but Donna is still healing from fall over summer.  Prayers appreciated.
Joe James - Had a cardiac ablation on Wednesday, October 30, in Greenville.
Michael May (Son of SM disciple, Bernice May) - In hospital undergoing tests for heart issues.
Matthew Miller - Son in law of Janice Price - Undergoing chemotherapy and in a lot of pain.
Bill Nelson -  Moving to long term care at Seneca Rehabilitation. 
Elliot Smith - Friend of Fran Port - Had surgery recently, but isn't doing well.  He's in the VA Hospital in Anderson, and both he and his wife, Elaine, could use prayers. 
Diane Taylor - Spine surgery has been postponed to later date.
Jan Weicksel - Fall on 10/5 resulting in two fractures in pelvis and one fracture in clavicle near shoulder. She is home following rehabilitation at AnMed.
Sallie Wigington - Diagnosed with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. She cannot receive visitors, but greatly appreciates prayers for healing.
Do you have a prayer request?  Click here to share your request with your church family. 

Stewardship Update
If you missed this past Sunday, you missed a great day! Great worship service with children singing, gospel choir singing, praise team leading congregational singing, reception of new disciple Robert Price, commissioning of a team to research and suggest improvements to our Celebration Service, a great celebration lunch, and an inspiring message from Todd based upon Genesis 4:3-5 - ever wonder why Cain's gift was not well received by God? The Bible doesn't tell us specifically, but perhaps it had to do with Cain's attitude - was he a cheerful giver as II Corinthians 9:7 suggests, or were there ulterior motives in line with Proverbs 21:27?

Were you inspired by Pastor Todd's personal witness about his journey to tithing? It appears many of you may have been, for the initial results of our faith promises are encouraging - more than $43,000 more in pledges than our first week last year, 11 new pledges and almost half of the faith promises represented an increase over last year's pledge!

If you were not there or otherwise have not yet turned in your faith promise, you may click here find a commitment card that you can print.  Please fill it out and get it to Karen Holcombe by mail or visit or simply call Karen at 882-2603 to register your support for our 2020 budget. THANK YOU for your support!!

For more information, click here to contact Dean Garland, or get your tickets from any of our many Lions Club members.

It's Time To Think "Marvin's Kids 2019!" 
As temperatures drop and leaves start to fall, Marvin's Kids is gearing up for Christmas! This year we are assisting 39 families and 137 children with warm winter clothing and stocking the "Santa's Secret Shop" for parents to select toys to put under the tree on Christmas Eve.  
Although we got a great head start with our "Christmas in July" toy drive, we still need toys for over 70 children.  
You can now sign up to help complete the toy inventory. Just look for the Christmas Tree and Marvin's Kids volunteers in the atrium, Narthex, or Saint Mark Center now through November.  
If you are interested in the many other ways you can volunteer to help with Marvin's Kids, please click here to contact Becky Hazelwood or click here to contact Sandy James.

We Need Blue and White Wrapping Paper

We still need the wrapping paper for our Advent Workshop and Luncheon, following our Hanging of the Greens Service on Sunday, December 1.  The deadline to drop off your wrapping paper is this coming Sunday, November 3.  

LifeTouch Complimentary 8X10 Photos
Are Here for You to Pick Up

There are still 33 8X10 portraits located on the Welcome Center counter in the atrium. The photos are in large white envelopes that are in alphabetical order in a
brown accordion folder.  Your name is highlighted in  yellow to make it easier for you to find.   
If you don't find your photo, it was likely shipped to your home.   
If you have questions, or if there are problems with your order, click here to contact Marla Fuller.
Memory Cafe - November Activity
Monday, November 4
1 pm
Commons Room

The group will have fun doing aerobics with Nancy. She is one of our most creative teachers and makes the sessions fun and exciting. Next, the group will sing along with the Saint Mark Gospel Choir, accompanied by Marla Fuller on guitar. Last year, when the Gospel Choir came to lead in singing, most of the silent participants enjoyed singing. Come and join us! We'd love to have you participate.

Memory Café is a place where family caregivers and their loved ones with beginning to intermediate stages of dementia can come together to learn, laugh, cry and meet others in a similar circumstance. For more information on this trip and other coming activities for Memory Café be sure to call Bonnie Holmes, or click here to send her an email.
PLEASE NOTE: We are still hoping that someone - an individual, a couple of friends, a small group - will step forward to take over the organization and management of this wonderful monthly ministry for persons with dementia and their caregivers. If no one steps forward, the December gathering will be the last meeting, so if you are feeling a nudge and want to hear more about what is involved, click here to contact Bonnie. 
Annual Ministers' Cook-Off
Thursday, November 7
5:30 - 7 pm
Clemson United Methodist Church
Cost: $10 for 10 coupons

It's time to support Pastor Todd and Cara Davis at the annual Ministers' Cook-Off, Thursday, November 7.  Tickets are on sale in the church office for $10 each.  For your $10 you will receive 10 coupons to sample delicious servings from the kitchens of local pastors. 

Pastor Todd and Cara will be serving up an appetizer - Thai Chili Meatballs.

There will be appetizers, salads, vegetables, breads, main-courses and desserts.  Please buy your tickets today and come support Pastor Todd and Saint Mark.  All proceeds go to Safe Harbor Upstate Shelters for victims of domestic violence.  
If you are paying by check, please make out to C.A.C.I.T.  (Clemson Area Congregations in Touch).  If you have questions, contact Debbie DuBose, Saint Mark's representative on the Ministers' Cook-Off committee at (864) 247-0189.
November Gathering
Wednesday, November 13
5:30 - 6:45
Saint Mark Center

Join us for a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner with all of the trimmings! 

Adults (18 and older)
$7.00 each
Families (2 adults and 2 children)
Children/youth 5 - 18
$3.00 each
Children 4 and under FREE

If you are not on the Gathering master list, click here to make your reservation.
Saint Mark Child Development Center
Parents' Night Out
Friday, November 15 
5:30 - 9:30 pm
Children from infants up to 12 years old are welcome.  The cost is $10 per hour for one child, $15 per hour for two children and so on.  You pay by the hour. 

To make your reservation, or for more information, click here to contact Becca Williams, CDC director.

Green Dot  
Bystander Intervention Training
Sponsored by the Church and Society Team
Sunday, November 17
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Commons Room

Visualize for a moment the unforgettable image of small red dots spreading across a computer-generated map, symbolizing the incidents of violence. Now imagine the spread of green dots representing the thwarting of acts of violence.  Someone intervened to prevent a tragedy. 

Green Dot is a bystander intervention strategy that
raises awareness of domestic and dating abuse and trains the community in how to be an active bystander when faced with at-risk situations. This training includes both proactive and reactive intervention.

The Green Dot program was founded by Dr. Dorothy
Edwards, Director of Violence Intervention and Prevention at the University of Kentucky after she discovered that individuals were not sure how to respond when witnessing a potential sexual assault. Green Dot is used as a training strategy on multiple university campuses across the United States, in cities like Anchorage, Alaska and by the United States Air Force and can be used within our communities - even in the church.
  • Learn the role and responsibility of the bystander
  • Learn how to recognize abusive behaviors
  • Learn how to be equipped with skills to engage friends and family
  • Learn how to change the culture of abuse in Oconee County
Celeste Norris and Suzanne Merrell will be leading the training on November 17.  They were trained in Green Dot Bystander Intervention in 2015 and started offering training in Oconee, Pickens and Anderson Counties. Their desire is to reduce domestic and dating abuse and bullying in the Upstate ONE GREEN DOT AT A TIME.

There will be light refreshments.  Or you are welcome to bring a bag lunch with you.

There is no cost for this training.  Click here to make your reservation.  The deadline to make your reservation is Sunday, November 10.
Are You 50+?
An Elderberries Event
Final Lunch Bunch of 2019
Sunny Side Cafe
(Patrick Square in Clemson)
Tuesday, November 19
12 noon

We are going to celebrate the last Lunch Bunch of 2019 at the Sunny Side Café located in Patrick Square.  If you haven't had the pleasure of eating there, "Farmhouse Chic" is the best way to describe the cuisine. They combine great taste with a commitment to locally sourced ingredients. Sunny Side Café offers breakfast and lunch all day in a casual, enjoyable dining atmosphere.

Join us for great food and fellowship!!

To see the website and the menus, click here.

Transportation is available upon request.

Click here to make your reservation(s) by Sunday, November 17.
Life Line Screening
Wednesday, November 20
Saint Mark Center

Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, is pleased to offer a preventive health event at Saint Mark. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis.

Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount).   All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.  

There are three ways to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call toll-free  1-888-653-6441 ,visit their website at http://lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle or text the word "circle" to 797979.
Wings for the Lord Lunch Theater
"Uncle Phil's Diner/Homecoming Banquet"
Sunday, November 24
11:30 am
Saint Mark Center
Tickets: $10 each
$5 for children 10 years old and under

It's just about time to reserve your tickets for the next great production by our Wings for the Lord youth choir, a 1950's musical comedy Uncle Phil's Diner/Homecoming Banquet. This show with a message is scheduled for Sunday, November 24, at 11:30 am, following one combined service in the sanctuary.

Tickets are $10.00 ($5 for children 10 and under) and will be sold in the atrium and Narthex the next three Sundays - November 3, 10 and 17.  Or click here to make your reservations online today.

Proceeds for this event will go toward the Wings for the Lord 2020 summer mission tour. Please come and enjoy the fun.

Got questions?  Click here to contact Donna Poston.
During worship on Sunday, December 1, we will celebrate the beginning of the holy season of Advent and prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ by adorning our worship spaces with the traditional symbols of the holiday season. Greens such as cedar for royalty, fir and pine boughs for everlasting life, holly symbolizing Jesus' death and ivy representing the resurrection will be used.

Join us for this special celebration!
Following worship on Sunday, December 1, join us in the Saint Mark Center for a covered dish lunch, followed by our annual Advent Workshop.  Once again this year, we will decorate Advent Giving Boxes that each family will use to count down the days of Advent. Our food boxes will go directly to our Seneca neighbors in need.

Chicken and beverages will be provided.  Bring a covered dish to share and get into the spirit of the Advent Season!
Children's Christmas Musical 
"Starry Night, Noisy Night" 
Sunday, December 8 
11:30 am
On Sunday December 8 at 11:30 am, following both 10:15 am worship services, our children's choirs will perform, "Starry Night, Noisy Night," a charming Christmas musical filled with humorous references to modern distractions that prevent us from experiencing the true meaning of Christmas. The story is told from the animals' points of view. Come share the joy of our Savior's birth with a lively bunch of God's creatures.
Let's have a great turnout to support our Saint Mark children!! 
Are you 50+?
Elderberries - Christmas Event 2019
Living Christmas Tree
Berea First Baptist Church
Thursday, December 19
7 pm
Cost: FREE

This special musical celebration of Christmas will round out our 2019 schedule of Elderberries activities and events.  It is a ticketed event, but there is no cost to attend. We just need to know how many tickets to reserve.

Transportation will be available upon request.  There will be a minimal charge to ride the bus. 

Click here to reserve your free ticket by no later than Sunday, December 8.
Saint Mark UMC Women's Retreat
February 21-23, 2020
Bonclarken Conference Center
Join us for a weekend of deepening friendship and faith in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina!
We are thrilled to have Reverend Robin Dease join us as our guest speaker for the weekend.  
We, as the women of Saint Mark, will carpool up on Friday evening and arrive back home on Sunday afternoon. At Bonclarken we will be staying in hotel-style lodging, with double and single rooms available; and gathering in a large common space, ours for the weekend, for our worship and activities. There will be some free time Saturday afternoon to explore the mountains and enjoy all the area has to offer.   
This is a great opportunity to invite your friends, sister, mother, and/or daughter, so mark your calendar now! Click here to contact Pastor Shawna with any questions, and be on the lookout for registration.

The Church office will be closed  
November 27, 28 and 29  
for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
UMW Annual Christmas Luncheon
Saturday, December 7
11:30 am
Commons Room
Contact: Becky Hazelwood   
Special Friends Christmas Party
(sponsored by our Saint Mark Youth)
Sunday, December 8
5 pm
Saint Mark Center
Contact: Lee Ann Parker  

Marvin's Kids Santa Shop
Saturday, December 14
9 am - 2 pm
Contact: Sandy James  
Festival of Readings, Lessons and Anthems
presented by the Festival Choir and Orchestra
Sunday, December 15
4 pm
Contact: David Wilcox 
Christmas Eve Services
Tuesday, December 24
3:00 pm - Community Service with Communion
5:30 pm - Family Service
Saint Mark Center
9:00 pm - Candlelight/Communion
Contact: Todd Davis

ARE YOU 50+?
Here are some
Elderberries Events
that might interest you.  Save the date(s) on your calendar. 
Lunch Bunch
SunnySide Cafe
(Patrick Square in Clemson)
Tuesday, November 19
12 noon
Singing Christmas Tree
Berea First Baptist Church
Greenville, SC
Thursday, December 19
7:00 pm
Free Ticketed Event  
Bunco and Covered Dish Supper
Friday, January 17
6:00 pm
Commons Room
Lunch Bunch
Tuesday, January 28
12 noon
Watch for details 
Clemson Women's Basketball Game
Thursday, February 13
7:00 pm
Littlejohn Coliseum
Anderson Senior Follies
Thursday, March 12
7:30 pm
Anderson University  
For more information about our Elderberries ministry or any of these events, click here to contact Marla Fuller.  
25 Traits of the Beloved Community
"Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love." 
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. King's beloved community exhibits agape love, which, as the love of God operating in the human heart, seeks to "preserve and create community." Christ's mature followers love each other as well as those who persecute or do evil against them. Christians confront hate with love because agape love derives its essence from the cross of Christ, which brings redemptive power. This love does not accept injustice or evil as acceptable. Rather, it loves by way of justice, which ensures equity in access, participation, and flourishing for everyone.
Some Christians might view the beloved community as a euphemism for the Kin-dom of God. In this way, people interpret the beloved community as something that is achieved in the future, but Dr. King's words were for the present age, both national and global. For him, the human community meeting the basic needs of every person becomes beloved. Comprehensive healthcare, safe streets, affordable housing, nutritious food, strong schools, access to jobs, and meaningful employment are necessary for the beloved community. God prompts us to remake our hostility-filled communities into those where justice and love reign true. This also applies to the Church. What would The United Methodist Church look like, feel like, and be like if the beloved community became real for us? What would your local church be like?
The beloved community manifests and protects agape love as its guiding principle and is expressed in the following ways:
  1. Offers radial hospitality to everyone; an inclusive family rather than exclusive club;
  2. Recognizes and honors the image of God in every human being;
  3. Exhibits personal authenticity, true respect, and validation of others;
  4. Recognition and affirmation, not eradication, of differences;
  5. Listens emotionally (i.e., with the heart) - fosters empathy and compassion for others;
  6. Tolerates ambiguity - realizes that sometimes a clear-cut answer is not readily available;
  7. Builds increasing levels of trust and works to avoid fear of difference and others;
  8. Acknowledges limitations, lack of knowledge, or understanding - and seeks to learn;
  9. Acknowledges conflict or pain in order to work on difficult issues;
  10. Speaks truth in love, always considering ways to be compassionate with one another;
  11. Avoids physical aggression and verbal abuse;
  12. Resolves conflicts peacefully, without violence, recognizing that peacefully doesn't always mean comfortably for everybody;
  13. Releases resentment and bitterness through self-purification (i.e., avoidance of internal violence through spiritual, physical, and psychological care);
  14. Focuses energy on removing evil forces (unjust systems), not destroying persons;
  15. Unyielding persistence and unwavering commitment to justice;
  16. Achieves friendship and understanding through negotiation, compromise, or consensus - considering each circumstance to discern which will be most helpful;
  17. Righteously opposes and takes direct action against poverty, hunger, and homelessness;
  18. Advocates thoroughgoing, extensive neighborhood revitalization without displacement (this also applies to the Church - working toward responsible and equitable growth, discipleship, and worship);
  19. Blends faith and action to generate a commitment to defeating injustice (not forgetting that injustice can also be found within the Church);
  20. Encourages and embraces artistic expressions of faith from diverse perspectives;
  21. Fosters dynamic and active spirituality - recognizes that we serve a dynamic God who is not left behind by a changing world or people, and that a passive approach will not work;
  22. Gathers together regularly for table fellowship, and meets the needs of everyone in the community;
  23. Relies on scripture reading, prayer, and corporate worship for inner strength;
  24. Promotes human rights and works to create a non-racist society;
  25. Shares power and acknowledges the inescapable network of mutuality among the human family.

Let's Get Those Bells Ringing!

The Salvation Army needs our help to ring the bells by those little red buckets this holiday season. To make it easier for the folks at the Salvation Army to plan, they have asked us to ring the bells on 4 specific dates. Of course, if none of these times work for you, you can contact the Salvation Army about ringing at another time, but please consider these dates first!
  • Monday, November 25 at Belk
  • Monday, December 2 at Belk
  • Saturday, December 14 at the Seneca Ingles main entrance
  • Saturday, December 21 at the Seneca Ingles main entrance
It's fun, and not too difficult. We will work in two-hour shifts, 5 shifts per day. You basically just stand by the bucket (if you are physically able), keep a smile on your face and keep the bell ringing. Greet people as they pass by, and watch the bucket fill with contributions that will help keep the heat on for a struggling family, or help pay the rent for someone who has lost their job. You can ring as an individual, bring a friend, or bring the whole family If two hours is too long for you, you can make your own arrangements to split the shift with another person or family.
That's it! To sign up, please click here to contact Jane Harlin, and let's ring in a great season for our friends at the Salvation Army!

Ride to Work Ministry Needs a
Volunteer Ride Scheduler:
Opportunity to volunteer from home for a few hours one week per month!   
Ride To Work provides low cost rides to/from work for those without transportation in Oconee County (see website rtwministry.org).  
Volunteer responsibility is to coordinate and communicate transportation schedules for 4-10 clients with local drivers (Uber, Lyft, Taxi) as well as providing answering service.  Schedules can be adjusted as needed throughout the week.   
Requires a smart phone, some Excel knowledge and internet.  Will train and provide access to transportation platforms. Ability and willingness to respond to short notice requests and ensure clients get rides as needed. Time requirements: 3-4 hours for one week per month. 
Contact Sharon at 619-302-5999 or respond at the website rtwministry.org.
2019 Hospice Christmas Tree Festival
Tuesday, December 3 - Thursday, December 5
Tree Viewing and Holiday Market
Best Western Plus University Inn and
Conference Center of Clemson

Holiday magic abounds, thanks to a generous community and the help of many hands! Enter a winter wonderland of original Christmas trees, wreaths and centerpieces, and browse through a holiday market overflowing with handmade crafts and gifts, freshly baked homemade cookies and an assortment of the popular Butter Braid pastry.

Proceeds from the Christmas Tree Festival are "A Gift of Love" to patients served by Prisma Health Hospice of the Foothills. The spirit of this holiday tradition continues all year long for patients of our local nonprofit hospice
organization that has cared for residents of Oconee, Pickens and Anderson counties since 1989. Prisma Health Hospice of the Foothills provides in-home hospice care as well as in-patient hospice care at Cottingham Hospice House.

Support Prisma Health Hospice of the Foothills and experience holiday magic.

Click here for more information, including the schedule of events, both free and ticketed.
Tickets are now on sale at Oconee Memorial Hospital Foundation (864) 885-7912 or get your tickets online - ChristmasTreeFestival.net
Welcome to the Family, Robert Price!

Robert has made it official!  He has been attending Saint Mark for quite some time, and decided that he wanted to confirm his intention to be an official member of Saint Mark by re-affirmation of faith.  Robert was received this past Sunday, October 27 at 10:15 am, during a combined service of worship in the sanctuary.  Robert typically attends the Celebration Service and is active in the Faith in Action Sunday School Class.

His son, Nick Durnil, attends Saint Mark with his dad.  He is active in our youth group and will be received into the membership of the church once he completes his Confirmation course of study in 2020.  

Robert and Nick are rays of sunshine within our family of faith.  If you haven't had a chance to meet them, please introduce yourself and extend to them a warm Saint Mark welcome.
Harvest Bean Soup Sold Out!! 
Thank you for your support of the UMW soup mix sale this past Sunday!  We know some of you who hoped to purchase missed the opportunity. We plan to make more, but we will do this as an after-Christmas fundraiser. If you had planned to purchase the soup for a gift, we hope you will consider the Traditional Shortbread and/or the Spiced Christmas Jam that we will sell beginning December 1.   
All proceeds from these products benefit three local missions: Golden Corner Food Pantry, Rivers Of Justice, and Utica Inc.  if you have questions, click here to contact Becky Hazelwood, or call her at (770) 633-2434.
November Calendar and Birthdays

Click here
to see our Saint Mark calendar of events for November, and the list of those who are celebrating November birthdays.  If you were born in November and are not on our list, click here to add your name so that we can celebrate your birthday next year.

Click here to discover the many ways to serve at Saint Mark. Fill out the form and submit it. We will get you plugged in!    

Saint Mark United Methodist Church

616 Quincy Road
Seneca, South Carolina 29678-3820

Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors