Coordinated by the Social Justice Committee (SJC), St. Mark’s sponsors a monthly InAsMuch Offering named after Jesus’ charge in the Gospel of Matthew to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, welcome the stranger, clothe the naked, care for the sick, and visit those in prison: “Inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of these . . . you have done it unto me.” Last month the parish contributed to the Episcopal Impact Fund of the Diocese of California. For a full list of the ministries scheduled for this year, please see the InAsMuch 2022 Calendar below.
This month we dedicate our offering to The Fire Relief Appeal of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California for its response to the devastation caused by the many wild fires in northern California, including those we’ve learned so much about in the local and national press, making McKinney, Mountain, and Mosquito household words. Though major help has been offered by Episcopal Relief and Development and many other charitable organizations, much more assistance is needed by the diocese to continue offering immediate aid to the families and communities in need of emergency shelter, food, clothing and medical care, and to maintain commitments for long-term restoration and recovery. For more information about the Diocese of Northern California’s fire relief endeavors, see www.norcalepiscopal.org.
To donate to the October appeal, please place a check made out to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (with Fire Relief on the memo line) in the offering plate on Sundays or mail it to the Parish Office at 2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA, 94704. You may also contribute on line using the parish website https://stmarksberkely.org/donate/.
Thank you for your generosity!
The Social Justice Committee of St. Mark’s
InAsMuch 2022 Calendar
January: Episcopal Impact Fund, Diocese of California
February: St. Vincent’s Episcopal Center for Children with Disabilities, Diocese of Haiti
March: Alameda County Community Food Bank
April: Options Recovery Services
May: Rector’s Discretionary Fund, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
June: Berkeley Emergency Food and Housing
July: UC Berkeley Food Pantry
August: The Suitcase Clinic
September: United Thank Offering, The Episcopal Church
October: Episcopal Relief and Development, The Episcopal Church, for emergency disaster relief
November: Hot Meals, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
December: PAWS Fund