Outreach Programs

The St. Mark's Thrift Shop, located at 311 East Dover Street in Easton, serves a diverse community.  It offers quality, second-hand merchandise including clothing, housewares, etc.  The shop is open for business on Monday 10 am to 12:30 pm and Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10 am to 2:00 pm.
The net proceeds from the shop's operation supports St. Mark’s Mission Fund and is a primary source of income for the fund. 
In addition to managing the Mission Fund, the missions committee promotes and is involved in other mission related activities such as:

  • Maintaining a food pantry that supports St. Mark's Village and requests by individuals
  • Providing food baskets to 25 St. Mark's Village residents at Christmas and Thanksgiving
  • Collecting Labels for Education for the Board of Child Care
  • Coordinating the Samaritan’s Purse “Operation Christmas Child” shoe boxes from our congregation
  • ​Visiting each of our LMPs and gathering more information on their operations
  • Providing information on the Church's six special Sundays and supporting these Sundays financially
  • Providing volunteers at the Talbot Interfaith Shelter operation at their facilities
  • Supporting needs of youth at the Board of Child Care, Eastern Shore Campus 
  • Helping the community’s effort to provide a Christmas party for children with parents in the Talbot County Detention Center
  • Picking-up left-over bread from Panera Breads and distributing it to the needy.
  • Administering the Needy Fund, which is funded through special offerings on Communion Sundays​
  • Operating the Church’s  Thrift Shop and  holding an appreciation luncheon for the volunteers
  • Providing the program for church  members to  put  together  UMCOR hygiene kits for disaster relief
  • And, through special appeals, the Missions Committee is able to respond financially to disasters, such as hurricanes & tornados, and other types of requests from time to time.
  • And, by  providing the program for congregational members  to put together UMCOR hygiene kits