Advent Happenings

Advent Wreath Contest

The first Sunday of advent is November 29. To help celebrate the Advent Season this year we encouraged and invite all parishioners, families large and small, to make your own Advent Wreath. To make sure we get all the Sunday School children involved we will have an Advent Wreath Contest. Anyone can enter. The rules are simple. The prizes are many!

The RULES
1. The advent wreath must have 4 candles that can light up (can be wax or electric)
2. The design should reflect the Advent Season
3. The winning design must be appropriate for display in the Church service
4. The Wreath cannot be a fire hazard
5. Creativity is encouraged
6. There will be 4 winning advent wreaths to use each Sunday in the church during advent
7. The J2A youth group will select the 4 winning wreaths
8. Entries must be constructed and photos submitted by Monday November 23 so the J2A can select the winners by the first Sunday of Advent
9. All winning entries will be awarded a pure silver dollar coin in a special case.
10. Only one entry per family or single individual
11. The winning wreath will be either lit in the church or you can keep it at home and submit a video of you and your family lighting the wreath for the Sunday service.

Submit your entries by Monday November 23 to St Marks

The Walk to Bethlehem – This Sunday, 12/20

The Walk to Bethlehem this year will be going virtual. Each of the churches on Finley Avenue will be recording music, readings, and prayers and those videos will be stitched together for a unified experience. We’re even going to get a drone shot from church-to-church so you really feel like it’s a “walk”!

Build a Shoebox Virtually!

This year we will not be gathering shoeboxes for Christmas to keep with social distancing but we have something almost as good. Pack a shoebox on line! See below. If you decide to participate please send a note to the St. Marks office so we can keep a count!

https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/buildonline/