BECOME A VOLUNTEER
HOW YOU CAN HELP
“Make all you can, save all you can, give all you can.”
— John Wesley (1703 – 1791)
You can make a difference.
Volunteers embody Christian love in action by bringing their diverse talents to mission programs, local outreach ministries, and emergency response and recovery work around the world.
Teach a Class, Mentoring, Greet People
Visit People in the Hospital, Cook,
Transportation, Cleaning, Set Up for Events, Maintenance, Prayer, Usher, Choir, Church Security and much more.
We all have different gifts.
The gifts we have received are not ours alone. God gave them to us for the purpose of serving Him and serving other people. Each of us has something to give.
We can give our money and our time to charity, be a friend to someone who is sick or lonely, do volunteer work, or be a peacemaker, teacher or minister.
We may give unselfishly of our time to our spouse, children or parents. We may choose a service-oriented occupation, or we may just do our everyday jobs with integrity and respect for others.
HOW WE GIVE
What a blessing it is to give and receive, to share and support.
We dedicate these gifts to all that we stand for as a community of
faith and to the work of our congregation.
SPIRITUAL GIFTS : Every child of God is filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, specially gifted to play a unique and valued role in the body of Christ. No one is without gift or purpose. Spiritual gifts are not our talents or skills. They are the grace of God at work within us, empowering us to match our deep passions with the world’s deep need. The gifts are given to individuals, but they are given to build and strengthen community and to meet the needs of those around us.
UMC Ministries : Connectional giving — all of us giving together — allows United Methodists to do together what we cannot do alone.
The United Methodist Church's special giving structure ensures your generosity blesses as many people as possible in sustainable, strategic ways. Connectional giving — all of us giving together across the United Methodist connection of churches — enables us to do more than we could do as individuals.
The UMC Market: With UMC Market, you can donate to St. Mark's UMC through your daily purchases, with NO extra cost to you. This is a service available through the General Council on Finance and Administration’s Corporate Sponsorships Office that will partner corporate non-profit support programs with St. Mark's UMC. Online shoppers open an account (it takes less than 2 minutes) and then do their normal online shopping. Purchases from corporate partners will qualify for a percentage contribution to the local church that the shopper chose during set up.
Employer Matching: Many employers match gifts of employee donations to charity. Find out whether your/your spouse's employer will match charitable gifts by viewing this list of companies which matching gift programs. If your employer does, please carefully follow the procedures provided by your employer for Matching Gifts. If your company is not listed, please check with your employer about their matching gift program.
Deuteronomy 16:17 – "Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which He has given you."
Learn about your gifts and how you can use them to serve God, neighbor and the world. Take an assessment to help you discover your gifts: http://umc.org/spiritual-gifts-quiz
When you click on the "Donate" button you will be sent to our secure Paypal page, where you can use your credit card or PayPal account to make your donation. *Note: You do not need a Paypal account to give using a credit or debit card, however signing up for PayPal allows you to give using your checking account. Enter an amount, then select "Pay with PayPal" or "Pay with credit card."
During the payment process you may direct your donation by leaving instructions (optional).
Finally, when prompted confirm you want to donate now. A printable reciept will appear on the screen and a copy of of the receipt will be sent to the email account you provided.
If you wish, you may subscribe and make recurring donations, giving a specified amount each month. You must sign up for a PayPal account to make recurring donations, but this can be done as part of making your first online offering.
Donations will be taken from your PayPal account, using the debit card, credit card, or bank account you specify, and will continue monthly until you cancel the payment.
To begin a recurring donation, click the DONATE button, specify the amount you wish to donate monthly, check the option box "make this a monthly donation", then proceed with payment information.
If you are just signing up for PayPal, your first donation must be with a credit or debit card. Once your PayPal account is established you can add a bank account and use it for future donations.
To cancel a recurring offering, log into your PayPal account and cancel the appropriate payment
If mailing your offerings, we encourage you to mail a check or money order instead of cash. You can mail your offerings to the attention of our Treasurer, Yolande Haynes and make it payable to St. Mark’s UMC. Dropping off your offering to the church office is also acceptable during the office hours of 9am – 4:30 pm.