Would you or a family member like to attend church but you don't have transportation? Do you know someone who would like a ride to church? We can help. St. Mark's Men's Ministry is now offering rides to the 9:00 a.m. worship service on Sundays. Please don't let transportation difficulties keep you from joining us. We would love to have your company and fellowship! Contact Bob Matoush at 402-486-3425 or Frank Tomes at 402-540-8302 to make transportation arrangements.
St. Mark’s is getting ready to create a new photo directory, and we need everyone to help make it complete! We have chosen to partner with Lifetouch for professional photography that will connect our members and put names with the many faces here at St. Mark's. Lifetouch will take photographs of our families starting Oct. 14. Both daytime and evening appointments are available. Each family photographed will receive a free 8x10 portrait and a printed directory. Schedule your portrait session today!
St. Mark's United Methodist Women (UMW) invites all women to attend any of the monthly group meetings listed below for fellowship, mission, and spiritual growth. For more information about St. Mark's UMW, please contact Phyllis Staats at 402-483-5673 or Nancy Vallis at 402-423-5276. To support the UMW mission through your purchase of RADA Cutlery, please call Barb Meyer at 402-489-1248.
Faith & Friendship Groups – Monday, September 8, 2014 | 1:00 p.m. | Lower Fellowship Hall
These UMW groups will be discussing their future plans for both groups.
Hope Group – Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | 9:15 p.m. | Lower Fellowship Hall
Peggy Collins will talk on St. Mark's mission work in Moore, Oklahoma.
Joanna Group – Thursday, September 11, 2014 | 7:00 p.m. | Vermeer Education Center, Room 805
For program information, contact Michelle Eastman at 402-484-5658.
Wednesdays | 5:30-8:00 p.m. | Upper Fellowship Hall
This is your mid-week opportunity to meet for fellowship with your St. Mark's friends during the school year. It starts with a delicious meal from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by programs, classes and rehearsals for children, youth and adults. RSVPs for the meal are appreciated and strongly encouraged. | Cost for meal: $7 for adults, $3 for children (under age 12), $20 maximum per family (from same household)
All In: You Are One Decision Away from a Totally Different Life
Wednesdays through October 1, 2014 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Bliss Chapel
The Gospel costs nothing. You can't earn it or buy it. It can only be received as a free gift, compliments of God's grace. It doesn't cost anything, but it demands everything. It demands that we go "all in," a term that simply means placing all that you have into God's hands. The message of All In is simple: If Jesus is not Lord of all then Jesus is not Lord at all. It's all or nothing. It's now or never. Kneeling at the foot of the cross of Christ and surrendering to His Lordship is a radical act of dethroning yourself and enthroning Christ as King. It's also an act of disowning yourself. Nothing belongs to you. Not even you. Join Pastor John for this life changing study as we go "all in!"
Saturday, September 20, 2014 | 12:00-4:00 p.m. | Mahoney State Park
CEDARS Home for Children will be hosting a Foster Care Conference for current CEDARS foster parents on Saturday, Sept. 20. They will take part in informative sessions to assist with parenting foster children, while the children partake in fun activities. Volunteers are needed to assist trained foster care staff with child care from 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. (lunch will be provided). CEDARS would greatly appreciate any assistance on this wonderful day for foster parents and kids. If anyone is interested in helping, please contact Megan at 402-904-3261 or email@example.com.
Sundays, September 21 & September 28, 2014 | 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Connection Way
Please support St. Mark's Cub Scout Pack 25 during popcorn sales. Find the boys here Sunday, Sept. 21 and Sept. 28 from 8:30 to noon. Over 70% of sales is put directly into the scouting program. Consider buying some popcorn for our troops too!
Sunday, September 21, 2014 | 6:00 p.m. | Family Life Center
All of our middle school and senior high students will be celebrating their past summer mission trips with a potluck. Please bring a main dish and a side or dessert to share. This coming year's mission trip destinations will also be discussed.
Tuesdays, September 23-November 25, 2014 | 5:30-8:00 p.m. | Upper Fellowship Hall
Whether you grew up a Christian or never set foot in Church, whether you are eighteen or eighty, whether you raise kids or raise cattle... Alpha is for everyone. Alpha is an opportunity to explore life's big questions in a friendly, honest and informal environment. It is ten sessions and includes food, a video, and a discussion at the end where you can share your thoughts. No pressure. No charge. Is Alpha for you? Try it, Tuesday, Sept. 23, in Upper Fellowship Hall.
Pathways to Compassion Hospice is seeking caring individuals who desire to make a difference in the lives of hospice patients and their families. Contribute your time, lend a helping hand and a listening heart by becoming a supportive addition to the Hospice Team. Initial and ongoing training provided. If you are interested, please contact Callie Slater LCSW at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402-474-0020.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | 11:30 a.m. | Dino's Eastside Grill
Enjoy a great meal and friendly fellowship with your St. Mark's friends. Everyone is invited; no reservation required. Just ask to be seated at the St. Mark's table. Dino's is located just south of 84th and Van Dorn.
Tuesdays starting September 23, 2014 | 6:00-10:00 p.m. | Family Life Center
Come join the excitement at our indoor coed volleyball! Share your skills: serving, blocking, setting, digging, passing and spiking. But, skills are not required—having fun is! Invite your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors to play volleyball at St. Mark's. You may sign up your whole team or just yourself and we'll find you a team. Contact Pastor Don Stewart if you want to play.
Sunday, September 28, 2014 | 9:00 or 10:30 a.m. | Sanctuary
All of this year's 3rd graders are invited to receive, as a gift from St. Mark's, a personalized Bible presented to them by their parents. Once the children have received their Bibles, they and their parents will attend a special retreat! Please register your 3rd grader by Sept. 24.
In order to acquaint the congregation with books and materials we have in the library, we are announcing our "Library Staff Favorites" program. Beginning in September, and then monthly each second and third Sunday, reviews of the library committee member favorites will be posted around the church. These items will be available for check out. Watch for the reviews and come and take advantage of the materials we have in our library!
St. Mark's library is located across from Lower Fellowship Hall.
Thursday, October 2, 2014 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Saint Paul UMC, 1144 M St
Bishop Scott Jones is bringing the Great Plains Conference's campaign for better public education to Nebraska this fall. It's called the Big, Hairy, Audacious Education Caravan, and Lincoln will be one of its three stops throughout the state. This event will feature local public education experts and advocates, all in support of the conference's plan to increase collaboration among United Methodist congregations, schools and community partners to help local schools. The conference will also be streaming this event live from its website.
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