In Our City
For the most up to date information on current and upcoming service opportunities, please watch our Announcements & Upcoming Events page.
The ACTION Team (Applying Christ's Teachings In Our Neighborhoods) began developing in April 2013 when a small group of partners met and shared a desire to go do something outside of St. Mark’s walls; a desire to share the love of Jesus with our community; a desire to make service more than just an event but a way of life; a desire to make an eternal difference! The ACTION Team aims to combine service as described in Matthew 25 with evangelism, that is, sharing the good news and love of Jesus with others.
The ACTION Team encourages you to get into ACTION individually or with a small group by seeking a volunteer opportunity with our local partners. Click here for more information on Relevant Life Ministries and Mission of Hope.
Arc Family Fun Night
Each June, St. Mark’s has a social event to show love and support for people with developmental and learning disabilities and their families, who are a part of the Arc of East Central Iowa. We have a great evening of dancing, singing, games, crafts, ice cream and sharing the love of Jesus.
Beautiful Day is a day where our St. Mark's family has an opportunity to make an impact on the community of Cedar Rapids/Marion. We do projects such as painting, yard work, cleaning, and having a picnic to help make it a beautiful day for the neighborhoods near our ministry partners: Mission of Hope and Relevant Life
On the Saturday before the Super Bowl, our ACTION Team sponsors a food drive at local Fareway Stores. We hand out fliers and ask shoppers for canned goods that are then donated to local food pantries such as Mission of Hope and Linn Community Food Bank.