Support Groups

A church’s place in the community is almost as important as the role it plays in the lives of those who come and worship. Creating a strong bond with our community is a critical part of the mission at St. Mark’s.

St. Mark’s hosts several support groups and community resources and all of our programs are open to everyone.

Men’s Coffee

Formerly Men Growing Old Gracefully
The Men’s Coffee meets on the third Thursday of each month in Room E-24, from 9:30am to 11:00am to share stories and concerns about our lives and faith, and how they are both transforming and changing as we age. All men are welcome to join.

Bereavement

Grief has many causes: a death, divorce, separation, job loss or loss of a body part by accident or surgery.

This is a sharing and supportive group in which each person can participate as he/she may desire.

When the death of a loved one occurs our body, mind, spirit and daily living are affected. This is a time to reach out to others and consider a bereavement support group. St. Mark’s offers such a support group, Healing After Loss, which meets monthly for those wishing to participate. The Group meets on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10:00am to 12:00pm, in the Prayer Room located next to the church offices. Anyone of any age is invited and encouraged to attend; those not associated with our church family are welcome.

Some of you have experienced your losses very recently (spouses, children, parents, family members…), and for others, it has been awhile. But there is no timeline on the grief experience. Ruth Reynolds, a trained Spiritual Director, is the coordinator of this group, and she offers a great deal of experience and compassion. If you have questions regarding the group, contact the Church Office.