To Serve

Outreach Ministries

Here at St. Mark’s we take ‘Branching out into the world‘ seriously and are always looking for ways to serve our community and beyond.

Outreach has long been a primary focus for St. Mark’s and there are many programs embedded in the fabric of our church community. We engage in local, regional, national, and international efforts to contribute and make a difference. Whether the programs are shared with us through the diocese, programs sponsored by the national church, opportunities to contribute in international efforts in response to natural disasters, or simply a response to local need; St. Mark’s attempts to be present and is always looking for ways to be engaged. 

Glen Ellyn Food Pantry

St. Mark’s supports the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry with volunteers, food drives, and monetary donations. For more information, contact Joyce Frawley

Shelter For All

St.Mark’s is affiliated with Shelter For All, a wrap-around social service organization based in West Chicago and provides housing, mentoring, and job training for the homeless. Contact David Dornblaser for more information. 

Appalachia Service Project (ASP)

ASP is a one-week mission trip in the summer to Appalachia, where youth and their adult chaperones work on projects to make residents’ homes warmer, safer, and dryer. Contact Cindy Glavin for more information. 

ReVive Center Christmas Baskets

Since 1921 ReVive Center for Housing and Healing, through the generosity of thousands of sponsoring donors, has provided Christmas baskets to 1,500 low-income families and seniors in Chicago each year.   Contact Ginnie Judd for more information. 

Pumpkin Patch

Each year before Halloween, the front lawn of St. Mark’s is turned into a pumpkin patch.  Proceeds from the sale of pumpkins support DuPagePads.

Mum Sale

St. Mark’s sells mums each fall to support the Walk-In Ministry.