THANKSGIVING AT ST. MARK:
If you would like to be part of the St. Mark Thanksgiving Day meal, please send a note to
by this Friday at noon
. We will be organizing the event this weekend and will send out notices the first of next week.
A pledge commitment is one way we can actively participate in being “
in the world where it happens
.” To those who have submitted pledge commitments for 2020 – thank you! If you still plan to make a commitment for next your but have not yet returned your pledge card, there is still time to do so. The Finance Commission has started its work on next year’s budget. Your pledge will help them determine how best to use our resources to support the staffing, facilities, and mission of St. Mark. Commitment cards are available in the church office or you may contact Judith Hug at
Sunday, November 17,
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Come and celebrate this wonderful St. Mark tradition ~ and get some great, non-commercial, feel-good shopping done for causes that matter to you. We will be hosting 26 charities. And, our Peasant Lunch and fancy homemade desserts will be offered. The Market is 100% underwritten by the Peace & Justice Commission.
*We are still in need of lentil soup (recipe provided) makers and servers. Contact the Lois Beeman at 949-338-1127
PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN IN THE PRESBYTERY OF LOS RANCHOS:
2019 Fall Gathering being held on Sat., Nov. 16, 9:30 - 12:00 noon at First Grace Presbyterian Church in Long Beach. Titled
. As with last year,
men as well as women are welcome and invited to join us!
for more information and registration.
END HOMELESSNESS WORKSHOPS:
The Orange County Alliance for Just Change and United to End Homelessness are offering three workshops called Advocacy 101, to train housing champions. The first is November 20 in Mission Viejo; the second is December 4 in Fullerton, and the last is December 5 in Garden Grove. Each event begins promptly at 7:00pm, so a 6:30 registration arrival is strongly advised. To find out more and to register for the event, click
BREW THEOLOGY PRESENTS
“BrewsGiving 2019” Thursday, Nov. 21st, from 7-9pm. Join your Brew Theology friends for a challenging discussion on race and privilege. This event will be a Thanksgiving potluck and "beerluck.” Please bring a dish and a favorite beer to share! To limit waste, please bring your own cutlery, glasses, and plates (preferably reusable). The event will be held at the Boss’ Community Clubhouse @ 200 Promontory Dr. W Newport Beach, CA 92660. Contact Shane McCullough for more information at
HELP US HOST A CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING SURVIVORS:
Saturday December 7
, St. Mark will be host to 80-100 people. A joyous party for human trafficking survivors, their families, staff, and volunteers to celebrate the holidays from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm.
You can help:
bring a dish for the luncheon, help set/serve the meal, serve a shift as a playground monitor, help at the kids’ craft table, serve as a greeter, decorate, or add your muscle to set-up and/or tear-down immediately before or after the event.
There is opportunity for the whole congregation to get involved in the festivities
. Visit the sign-up table on the patio Sundays after worship through November. Saturdays@5 attendees can speak to Deborah Savage for information or contact Joann Schaum
This is #TheWorldWhereItHappens. (But we won’t be allowed to take pictures.)
BREAST CANCER ANGELS FUNDRAISER:
The Deacons are looking for
additional people to be our guest (free) at the St. Mark table on Saturday, December 7
beginning at 10:00 a.m. The event is being held at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach. Contact
additional details or to claim a seat or
We're looking for a few more members to join the usher team. It's an easy job with good benefits, and we'll work around your schedule. You will serve with wonderful people, great head ushers, and everyone subs for each other when necessary. See Julie Sager or email
. You'll wonder why you waited so long.
THE MEDITATION GROUP
will be meeting for the last time in 2019 on Thursday, November 21 from 3:00 to 4:00. Please join us, any questions contact
to everyone who attended the Farm Worker benefit dinner Sunday night, also the folks who donated silent auction items, people who bought auction items, the students from Glenn Martin School, the people who served dinner, everyone who contributed in some way. We had our best attendance ever and will be sending over $5000 to the National Farm Worker Ministry!
Still to Come
7:30 AM Women's Book Group
9:30 AM Care Team
10:15 AM SMCP Chapel
7:00 PM Choir Rehearsal
5:00 PM Saturdays @ 5 Worship
5:00 PM Youth Group
6:30 PM "Meet Me at Muldoon's"
11/16 Presbyterian Women Gathering
11/16 "Meet Me at Muldoon's"
11/17 Alternative Christmas Market
11/21 Brew Theology
11/28 Thanksgiving Meal at St. Mark
12/1 Blue Christmas Workshop
12/7 Christmas party for Survivors of Human Trafficking
12/14 Synerjazz Christmas Party