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St. Mark's United Methodist Church
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
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Go Team



Charge Conference Report 2018 


The mission of the Go Team is to help the community with physical and spiritual needs through prayer and service.  One of the ways we accomplish this is to have a huge “free yard sale” twice a year, one in February and the other in August.  For a week prior to the event, we encourage our members (or anyone else we know) to bring items to the church that can be used by others.  The Saturday of that week, we open the doors at 8:00 am to the public.  People are given a bag to start their “shopping” with.  As they leave, each person is given a bag breakfast and a beverage along with a written invitation to participate in the next month’s Community Dinner.   We average 80 guests for this event.   Donations came from as far away as Pennsylvania.   Remaining items from our February 2018 Great Giveaway were donated to Dr. Irwin’s ministry and Goodwill.  Remaining items from our August 2018 Great Giveaway were donated to the residents of Appalachia.  We have decided that we will change our Great Giveaway to once a year, we will have this event in May 2019.


               The Community Dinner is a way to reach out to the community, an idea suggested by Pastor Kurt.   Members of the St. Mark’s church provide a meal and fellowship followed by a spiritual message by Pastor Kurt.  The Community Dinner is held on the 3rd Monday of each month and the meal consists of anything from homemade soup and sandwiches to a full course Holiday meal.  The Go Team is responsible for coordinating the provision of food and other needs, but many of the other church members help to make the dinner a success.   We serve from 40-60 people each month with 10-15 of those being from outside the church.  In the coming year we are hoping to serve even more people each month.


               We serve families in the community through a small Food Pantry.  Thanks to the generosity and kindness of our church members, we are able to provide food for several families each month.  We are in the process of improving our offerings to reach more people.


               We had planned to have an activity in May for people outside of our church family.   We called it Fun in the Park and this was going to be our second year of doing this.  We had a day of fun, food, live music and fellowship planned at a local park.  Due to inclement weather we had to cancel this event.   We have planned a Fall Festival for October 20th with many activities for people of all ages.

               We are looking forward to continuing to serve the community and meeting their needs both physically and spiritually in 2019.


Janet Laws and Holly Cooke