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Community Living Cooking Group

The “Holy Chefs” is an adult group. These folks are with developmental disabilities and visit St Mark’s every Monday morning. During their visit, their program gives this group an alternative location and outing. Equally, they are given the opportunity to socialize in a comfortable setting, and at the same time participate in a cooking class that teaches life - long skills and safety in the kitchen. This all works as a catalyst by helping enhance their independence.

Joy and excitement is evident on all their faces during their program and so far attendance is excellent!.

St Mark’s through its Outreach Team sponsored this initiative and encourage this Group. This program reminds us just how important it is to connect and respect these individuals. St Mark’s,  makes a difference in their life.

Circle of Friends

The Circle of Friends is an adult group. These folks are with developmental disabilities and once again , visit St Mark’s every Tuesday afternoon. This Parks & Recreation program gives this group an alternative location and outing. Equally, they are given the opportunity to socialize in a comfortable setting, play games and participate in crafts. This all works as a catalyst by helping enhance their independence.

St Marks through its Outreach Ministry Team is proud and look forward to their weekly visit.

 

Can-a-Day           aka    Canada Day

We often eat in celebration for a special occasion and are grateful for what we have.

Many in our community who are less fortunate, will not be celebrating in this fashion...but rather trying to make ends meet.

Let’s try to remember to bring in a non perishable food item.

Our suggested list of food items for the food bank is posted  in an effort to ensure there is additional food to be distributed those who are in need over the National Holiday .

 

St. Marks Eggs-travaganza

There was some egg-citing news that came to St. Marks in March. The Outreach Team spoke to their friends from the Egg Farmers Association of Ontario.

Sunny and Shelly, both agreed, that St. Marks could launch an eggs-traordinary fundraiser.

So, the Outreach Team, eggs-plored  the idea of providing fresh eggs to the participants at the SCHC Food Bank. This would be done by collecting donations after the service each week, until the congregation fulfilled this eggs-traoordinary goal to purchase enough fresh eggs for 240 weekly food bank recipients. A half dozen for each household!!

This was no yoke! The Outreach Team and the congregation got crackin. Boy!, was St Marks egg-cited!!!

Sunny and Shelly also provided some “give a ways “to the Outreach Team as a thank you gesture. These would be shared to those who contributed to this fundraiser egg-sperience. As well, they provided some activities for the Sunday School children; fun and egg-ucated literature.

This project was eggs-cellent  fun and egg-ucational for all.

Eggs 2013

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