The community of St. Mark’s will be offering Ashes to all comers on the streets of Wadsworth as our way to welcome our neighbors into a Holy Lent. Rev. Lisa will be standing at the entrance of the public parking lot behind the former “Cool Beans” facing College Street, from 12pm to 2:30 pm. We invite you to walk up or drive-through for ashes/prayer/and/or blessing. All are welcome, no experience necessary!
2 Cents a Meal/Pantry Sunday
The program is a devotional exercise designed to remind us of the poor and needy at meal times. Individuals and families commit to give 2 pennies per person each meal time as they say their mealtime prayers remembering the poor. Some people include their snacks, too.
This money and food is collected on the last Sunday of each month. The food is taken to the Salvation Army Food Bank. 1/2 of the money collected is given to the Hunger Task Force which is sponsored by the Diocese of Ohio and 1/2 of the money is divided as follows: 1/4 going to the Akron/Canton Regional Food Bank and 1/4 going to Wadsworth FISH.
The Wadsworth FISH organization meets with people in need from 6:00-8:00 p.m. every Monday and Tuesday at St. Mark’s. You may come in and register at that time if you need assistance.
The Wadsworth Women Big Book study meets at St. Mark’s every Wednesday evening beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Salvation Army Soup Kitchen
Members from St. Mark’s cook the food for the soup kitchen on the 4th Wednesday of each month.
June 2011 – Apison, Tennessee
Six went to work on tornado damage in the area.
Spring 2011 – Nashville, Tennessee
Flood damage – worked with Habitat for Humanity.
Worked with Samaritan’s Purse in New Orleans – Hurricane Katrina damage.
Worked in Gulfport, Mississippi with Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast
– Hurricane Katrina damage.
Gulfport, Mississippi working with Habitat for Humanity – Hurricane Katrina damage.
Gulfport, Mississippi working on Habitat for Humanity – Hurricane Katrina damag.e
-Blue Tip Parade Social
The Tuesday after Father’s Day in June Wadsworth celebrates the starting of the Blue Tip Festival with a giant parade. At St. Mark’s we host our annual social serving food to the many parade goers in the Wadsworth community. Our front lawn offers a perfect place to watch the parade.
-Third Grade tours will again be held in April/May of 2016
The Third Graders of the Wadsworth Schools System tour the city and historic
St. Mark’s each spring. They are given a brief history of the building and then
are given the opportunity to ring the church bell. So if you are around town and
hear the bell you will know why.
-Candlelight Walk in the downtown area of Wadsworth….November , 2016
The Friday in November before Thanksgiving is the date for the annual Candlelight Walk We open the church and serve hot chocolate/cookies to the many visitors to this historic building in downtown Wadsworth. Tours are also given…..and you are able to ring the bell like many in the past have done!