The people of St. Mark’s are inspired and motivated to love and serve our neighbor. Following the example of Jesus, we practice generous acts of service in a variety of ways in our community and our world. We are…
Housing the Homeless by working in partnership with Homeward Bound, Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry, Habitat for Humanity, and Thrivent Financial to provide permanent housing and end chronic homelessness.
Feeding the Hungry by collecting food donations, giving money, and actively participating in programs that provide clean water and healthy food. We provide sustainable resources by donating animals and building wells in partnership with ELCA World Hunger. We also serve meals at the ABCCM Crisis Center and Steadfast House. We lead the annual Asheville-Buncombe CROP Walk and our youth annually participate in the Souper Bowl of Caring.
Working for Justice by addressing racism in our community and working with Christians for a United Community – a multi-racial and multi-denominational group of churches that strives to dismantle the root causes of racism. We work with churches in our neighborhood to support single parents living in poverty, and we sponsor a Young Adult in Global Mission (YAGM) who is working at a pre-school in Swaziland, South Africa.
Bringing Hope by donating 100’s of quilts, hygiene products, and financial support to Lutheran World Relief. Handmade prayer shawls are given away to cancer and hospital patients. Books and school kits are donated to help students read and excel. Financial donations are given to ELCA Disaster Response whenever tragedy strikes around the world.
Caring for Creation by conserving natural resources, recycling, teaching stewardship and sustainability, and talking about global climate change and eco-justice issues.
Opening our Doors to welcome and host meetings for Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, Kiwanis, Asheville Symphony Chorus, and a variety of other groups that need space to meet, practice, and inspire people to live a life of purpose and hope.