Serving Others

The people of St. Mark’s are inspired and motivated to love and serve our neighbor. Following the example of Jesus, we practice generous acts of service in a variety of ways in our community and our world.

Following Jesus, and lead by our Christian Action team, we are:

Housing those in need

by working in partnership with Homeward Bound, Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry, Habitat for Humanity, and Thrivent Financial to provide permanent housing and end chronic homelessness.

Feeding the Hungry

by making hundreds of sandwiches each week, collecting food donations, and providing financial support. St. Mark’s leads the annual Asheville-Buncombe CROP Walk, bringing in around $20,000/year for local in global food ministries.

Working for Justice

by addressing racism in us and in our community. We’ve been blessed to walk with and learn from WNC Baptist Fellowship for years, and our congregations continue to share in joint worship and fellowship annually. We partner with CWA Learning Center to break cycles of generational poverty by giving children of all backgrounds access to high quality early childhood education.

Bringing Hope

by living out our prayers with our hand. Our quilters make and send several hundred quilts a year to Lutheran World Relief for refugees and survivors of disasters. Dozens of handmade prayer shawls go out to cancer and hospital patients annually.

Caring for Creation

by working to reduce our carbon footprint. Our roof is home to 28.8 kW of solar panels, and our building is completely converted to energy efficient lighting. We’re caretakers for some grapevines older than any of our members, and our communion wine comes from grapes grown on the church property.

Opening our Doors

to welcome hundreds each week as we host meetings for Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous. Our building daily welcomes refugees and children through our partnership with Lutheran Services Carolinas and Christine Avery Learning Center.