In addition to the outreach activities during the year, St. Mark’s members participate in and support many additional on-going outreach efforts
through the church’s outreach budget.
 
St. Mark’s Preschool - provides a normal classroom experience for special needs children.
DOC-UP - (Dalton Organization of Churches - United for People) provides assistance to the needy.
Diocesan Contribution - The St. Mark’s annual diocesan contribution comes from the outreach budget in support of the diocese.

Episcopal Relief and Development

St. Mark's supports ERD in disaster relief efforts at various times throughout the year. Click on the icon to link to their website for even more information.
 
Who We Are:
Episcopal Relief and Development responds to human suffering around the world. We provide emergency assistance after disasters, rebuild communities, and help children and families climb out of poverty.
 
What We Do:
We save lives after an emergency Disasters - whether man-made or natural - happen all the time. When they strike, we help people by supplying food, water, and medicine immediately. We prevent vulnerable people from further suffering, especially women, children, and the elderly.
We help communities rebuild when the crisis is over Hurricanes, earthquakes, and other catastrophes leave people with nothing.  We work hand-in hand with local communities to build new homes, plant crops, create clean water systems, construct clinics and schools, and offer critical post trauma counseling.
We create opportunities for people living in poverty In many places in the world, people can't feed their families or give them basic health care. Through our food security and primary health care program, we provide farming and business training, health care services, and HIV/AIDS programs in communities where families are struggling to survive. We give people the tools to earn an income and create opportunities for their children.
 
To visit the ERD website click here

Family Promise

Family Promise of Whitfield County is a network of local churches which provides support for families in need. St. Mark's has been a part of the network since it began in 2009. At first serving as a ministry to homeless families with children, Family Promise has recently broadened its focus to include assistance in a variety of areas, including short-term (emergency) housing, gasoline, groceries, utilities, medical expenses, financial counseling, and case management for people in difficulty. This ministry works closely with other local agencies to discover the most effective, long-term solutions for each client's particular needs. Family Promise's newest undertaking is the provision of transitional housing for families.

The Director of Family Promise is Mrs. Amy Kleem, who can be reached at (706) 529-4637. The contact at St. Mark's for Family Promise is Mary Squires, who can be reached at (706) 217-1891.

 

Support Groups

A variety of local groups, including A.A. and N.A., utilize St. Mark’s as their weekly meeting place.

Quilting for Others

Quilting for Others quilters spread love and warmth to others with their beautiful handmade quilts that go to various charitable agencies.

Get Involved

To learn more about our outreach programs and to get involved contact Cindy Michaels at clamichaels@gmail.com