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, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 am to 2:00 pm.

The net proceeds from the shop's operation supports the Missions Program and is the primary source of funds for its programs. 
  
In addition to managing the Mission funds, the committee promotes and is involved in 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

  • Participating in the Talbot Interfaith Shelter operations at their facilities  

  • Supporting needs of youth at the Board of Child Care, Eastern Shore Campus
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  • Participating in the community's "Open Table"  program for teenagers leaving foster care homes

  • 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​

  • And, through special appeals the Missions committee is able to respond to disasters and other requests from time to time, such as the UMCOR appeals for hurricanes and tornados.
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  • Operating the Church’s Thrift Shop and holding a volunteer appreciation luncheon