There are many ways to get involved with St. Mark’s from social groups to worship to ministry and service.
Whether you are very old, very young, or somewhere in-between, there are opportunities at St. Mark’s to come together and socialize. We feed each other and share conversation at coffee hour on Sundays and after Evensong. The 20-30 somethings, called the YADAs, get together regularly for lunch and service. We also have a weekly Bridge Group, and the Spoken Word Committee occasionally comes together to perform. We also have an Adult Formation Committee that leads classes, forums, and reading groups.
Helping others in the world is a large part of what brings us together as a community. We have many ways that we reach out to each other in the congregation and to others in the world. One of our primary ministries is to the UC Berkeley students through our twice-yearly Study Hall. We also feed and care for the poor through our Suitcase Clinic and our Hotmeals program, which has been going for more than 30 years. And we care for each other in various ways through our Pastoral Care program.
A very large number of hands go into the making of each worship service. The choir has over sixty members and sings every Sunday. And each part of the service, from set up to liturgy, has roles performed by both lay people and clergy. We also have guilds and committees to see to the gardens, the website, the grounds, and more. Whatever your talent or interest, there is a place for you in our home.