Our Mission

At St. Mark's we are committed to making and equipping disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We strive to provide relevant and meaningful worship in a welcoming and inclusive environment that will awaken people to God's love for them. Through our worship, programs, missions, and fellowship we provide opportunities for people to fall in love with God, build a relationship with Jesus Christ, and be transformed by the Holy Spirit. We believe that life is always better when Jesus is a part of it!

 

Opportunities to Care

We are dedicated to sharing the love of Christ by participating in outreach ministries both locally and around the globe. St. Mark's Monthly Mission program supports local community ministries and United Methodist missions around the world. During 2015 we will raise money for Imagine No Malaria, New Horizon Prison Ministry, Westland Area Ecumenical Food Pantry, CROP Walk, Rahab's Hideaway, UMCOR, UMC Mexico Missions, Community Shelter Board and UMCH Family Services. We also organized the Westside Latino Health Fair in partinership with Doctors Hospital, OSU Extension and Franklin County Public Health.

 

St. Mark's also serves working families on the far west side through A Child's Garden, our early childhood education, daycare and after school ministry. The center provides care Monday through Friday from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm for children ages 18 months to 12 years. Please visit A Child's Garden's website for additional information on this ministry. A Child's Garden

 

Opportunities to Partner

St. Mark's is one of eight founding members of The Greater Hilltop Area Shalom Zone - an energetic movement for justice, peacemaking, and renewal of Columbus, Ohio's Hilltop Community. Shalom Zone

 

We are founding members of the Prairie Township Community Health Action Team, a partnership

that includes Franklin County Public Health, Doctors Hospital, South-Western City School District, Westland Area Library, Prairie Township Fire Department, Franklin County Sheriff's Department, and the Prairie Township Community Center. The group formed in early 2015 and is working to improve health and wellness in the community by providing programming to meet community needs. We are partners with Mid Ohio Food Bank providing monthly free produce giveaways to low income families and individuals on the third Saturday of every month from 10 am to noon at the Prairie Township Firehouse, 123 Inah Ave.

 

We are proud to be a part of the United Westside Coalition, a group of community leaders from throughout the greater Westside working together to create the preferred future of the Westside. The coalition is currently developing a heroin prevention and intervention initiative.

 

St. Mark's has partnered with Park West Court Apartments for over two decades serving as a spiritual home for developmentally disabled adults. Many Park West residents worship at St. Mark's. Park West

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