HUG YOUR CHURCH DAY
Spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner! Our last Hug Your Church event was a great success and we have another one scheduled for Saturday, May 21st at 8:00am. Come join us for a day of fun work and fellowship as we spruce up our wonderful church. We have a long list of landscape and general cleaning work that we need to accomplish so please come and join in the fun. Please contact Mike Andersen if you have any questions.
SPECIAL GUEST PREACHER – MAY 22
On Sunday, May 22, we will welcome the Rev. Juan Sandoval as our guest preacher at both services, and as our speaker at the Announcing God’s Good Works Luncheon following the 10:30 service. Juan is a Deacon in the Episcopal Church. He is currently the Deacon for Hispanic Ministry at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta. He also serves as a Deacon for Malachi’s Storehouse in Dunwoody, and assists with diaconal duties at St. James in Marietta and around the Diocese at the Bishop’s invitation. He works as a pastoral care minister with Hispanic families in our Diocese, and in various ministries to the poor. Juan’s first vocation was as a nurse in the U.S. Army, a career he followed until his retirement as a nurse administrator in 2009. As he states, since then, “I have chosen to use my time to the glory of God and for the benefit of God’s people.” Rev. Sandoval will be talking with St. Mark’s about Hispanic Ministry in the greater Episcopal Church and in our Diocese.
ANNOUNCING GOD’S GOOD WORK… MAY 22
Announcing God's Good Work (a.k.a. potluck) is scheduled for May 22nd, not the 2nd Sunday as usual, to allow all mothers the freedom to be with their families and love ones without cooking. Please place on your calendar for the 22nd of May.
FAMILY PROMISE DUCK RACE
Looking for some family fun? On Saturday, May 21, Downtown Dalton will be the place to be for the Family Promise Duck Race. Our St. Mark's Youth will be hosting a Balloon Burst booth and there will be other activities for children, Christian music, inflatables, and food. See the details below. Please consider "adopting" a duck or three (not real ducks!) to enter in the race, using the envelopes provided in the office area of the church, or by going online to familypromisewhitfield.com. This race benefits Family Promise of Whitfield County.
MANAGE YOUR GIVING ONLINE
St. Mark’s is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving online! Giving online is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contribution or a single contribution and view your complete online giving history from anywhere you have access to the Internet.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL RESCHEDULED!
All parents and grandparents - mark your dates for this year's St. Mark's Vacation Bible School: Monday June 20 through Thursday June 23.