The Social Ministry Committee coordinates and supports participation in a variety of community activities throughout the year at St. Mark’s. We are very interested in being an active member of our community and in providing assistance to those of need in our city. St. Mark’s recently became a member of BAOC, the Bay Area Organizing Committee. Through BAOC we will work with other churches and organizations to determine and act on issues of concern in our community.
St. Mark's is also a member of the San Francisco Interfaith Council, and through this organization, we participate with other churches and organizations in the annual Winter Shelter for Homeless Men. St. Mark’s provides overnight facilities a few weeks each winter for 65 men. Volunteers serve breakfast each day and help coordinate and serve dinners provided by other organizations each evening. We share our social ministry concerns with our neighbor, St. Paulus Lutheran Church.
Other activities include providing worship services at a nearby nursing home, participation in fund raising walks for various organizations, volunteering for Habitat for Humanity projects, and supporting Sister Parish activities in a congregation in El Salvador. Please contact St. Mark's Lutheran Church if you would like to join us in reaching out to our community through our Social Ministry program. We welcome your interest and participation.