PRIDE PARADE—CHANGE A wonderful problem arose when Deacon Jen went to register our St. Mark group for the St. Pete Pride Parade. There had been SO MANY registrants, that they aren’t able to accommodate anymore walkers. What a wonderful testament to the love and support for the LGBTQIA community in Pinellas County! So, we now know to register early next year, and for this year invite you to walk with us in the TransPride March at the same location, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 22nd. We will meet at St. Mark at 4:30pm and depart for St. Pete at 5pm. Join us and share God's love for ALL God's children! If you're interested in participating, please sign up in the narthex or email Pastor Katy firstname.lastname@example.org or Deacon Jen at email@example.com, please include your tshirt size!
DONATION IN LIEU OF FLOWERS—This year for Father’s Day, St. Mark will be making a donation to a charity in lieu of the boutonnieres of the past. The organization chosen for this year is the Homeless Empowerment Project in Clearwater. Since 1986, HEP’s mission has been to provide homeless and low income individuals and families, including veterans, with housing, food, clothing and support services necessary to obtain self-sufficiency and improved quality of life. St. Mark has several members who volunteer regularly at HEP and also has referred individuals seeking assistance to their shelter and outreach programs. To learn more about their services and volunteer opportunities, visit their website at www.hepempowers.org.
DOCUMENTARY & DISCUSSION Mother Emanuel AME Church, founded in 1816 as a symbol of black pride and independence, became a target for one of America’s most violent hate crimes on June 17, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina. The NEW documentary Emanuel highlights this tragic shooting and the amazing story of how the survivors and their families responded to it. Join a group from St. Mark at AMC Woodlands Square 20 (3128 Tampa Road, Oldsmar) on Wednesday, June 17th at 7:00 p.m. to view the film on the big screen. We will gather at 6:40 p.m. in the lobby to purchase tickets and find seats together. Following the movie, join us for an engaging discussion around food and drinks at a local restaurant. Tickets are $14 per adult and the film is approximately an hour and a half. In theaters June 15 & 17 only. Take advantage of this opportunity to hear this powerful story of witness and forgiveness. Watch the trailer & learn more at https://www.emanuelmovie.com/
BOWLING AT DUNEDIN LANES “Spare” a little time on Sunday, July 7th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Dunedin Lanes for St. Mark bowling. Cost is free for those simply there for the fellowship. $8 per bowler. That cost pays for two hours of bowling and shoes.
This is an event for all ages and our little ones will have bumpers and ramps available. R.S.V.P. in the narthex or church office by June 30th so that we make sure we reserve enough lanes. Dunedin Lanes is located at 405 Patricia Ave, Dunedin, FL 34698.
WORSHIP IN THE ROUND has begun for the summer. This circular configuration centers us around God’s table and allows for a more relational worship experience during the summer months. Take this opportunity to switch your regular seat and get to know someone new!
SUMMER FAITH FORMATION SCHEDULE has begun. Prayer Team and Adult Bible Study have merged for the summer and meet for an Adult Bible Study discussion led by Pastor Katy each Sunday at 11:00 a.m. in the large conference room. Join us to dive deeper into the preaching text for the week!
NEW MEMBERS CLASS Are you interested in becoming part of our faith community? Pastor Katy is looking to schedule a class in late June or early July. Let her know if you might be interested!
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – THEME: POWER UP! Children and Youth! Get ready to know God, know God’s Word, know Jesus...and change the world! Sign up to attend an awesome week of Vacation Bible School the week of June 24-28 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church of Dunedin from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each evening. The deadline for registration is TODAY, Sunday, June 16th.
ST MATTHIAS LUTHERAN has begun renting our large conference room on Saturday evenings for worship and fellowship. Where that space was once dark and empty on Saturday evenings, now the space is filled with sounds of praise and prayer. For this we give thanks. If you run into Pastor Nancy or the St. Matthias crew, please give them a hearty St. Mark welcome.