"For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them. (Matthew 18:20, NRSV)

Birdsboro Senior Group at St. Mark’s

The next Senior Group will be on Thursday, January 20th. The group will gather on the first and third Thursday of each month. Doors will open at 9 AM. Anyone 55 and over in the Birdsboro area is welcome. Bingo will be the first Thursday of each month and a craft on the third Thursday of the month. Both will start at 9:30. A home cooked meal will be served at Noon followed by another activity to be announced. Transportation is available. Please call the office to make arrangements.

Native American Ministry

Ron took another very full load to the Wanblee Reservation. We are also happy to report that we raised $2435 from BB&B at Fall Fest, the Native American feast and generous donations for the heaters.

Thank you to all who contributed. We will now collect baby supplies, diapers of all sizes, formula, snacks, baby clothes, etc. You may place your donations in the bins to the right of the Narthex.

Thanks for being you!

February 14th is Happy Hearts Day. It is a time to thank those persons who are kind to us and help us in our lives. They might be the grocery clerk, hair dresser, pharmacist, nurse, trash person, police, mail person, etc.

Please start thinking about whom you would like to recognize. On Sundays, February 6th & 13th, we will have little “smile treats” for you to take. Then you can give them to your kind persons during the week of February 13th to say “Thanks for being you!” Please limit your bags to three.

Laundry Love

Hopewell Love Laundry Love ministry has asked if St. Mark’s would help with the on-going need of laundry detergent. Donations of new detergent bottles can be dropped off in the narthex.

John Maicher Memorial Scholarship

John Maicher was a member here at St. Mark’s. Sadly he lost his life to a rare medical condition. John’s family and friends started the John Maicher Memorial Scholarship as a way to cope with his death and keep his memory alive. As we all know this past year has taken its toll on fundraising. Please consider giving a donation to this Scholarship to keep his memory alive. Checks should be made to the John Maicher Memorial Scholarship and mailed to M & T Bank, 248 North Mill Street, Birdsboro, PA 19508.

Housewarming Baskets

The Outreach Committee will be putting together items for families leaving Safe Berks to take with them once safe housing is found. Items will include: dishpan, dish towels and cloths, drying pad, hot pads, table settings for 4, silverware, dish soap. Place settings have been donated from the VFW and Fabric ministry will provide dish cloths. Please consider donating any of the other items to these families in need. BB&B is providing meals to Safe Berks through October.

Birdsboro Food Pantry

The Food Pantry will continue to host their drive-thru food distribution on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at St. Mark's from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. This ministry is a part of Hopewell Love Inc. To find out more about Hopewell Love visit here. Donations for Hopewell Love can be sent to the address below.

Hopewell Love

PO Box 396, Douglassville PA 19518