RISE Kick-off Festival, Saturday, September 14, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
RISE is a ministry of Saint Mark’s that uses the craft of bread-making to create meaningful community by gathering those aged 21 to 35. RISE provides spiritual food through engaging presentations and empowering discussions for those who are seeking meaning, connection, and the opportunity to rise up in service and stand up for justice. The bread that is made feeds those who are suffering from hunger and food insecurity. This ministry is affiliated with Princeton Theological Seminary’s Zoe Project and has been in the planning stages for nearly two years. After months of testing a vision for ministry on the ground, RISE will now be kicking off a fantastic program of gatherings to be held at the Church of the Crucifixion (620 S. 8th St., Philadelphia). Our official introduction to the local community will be a festival held at the Church of the Crucifixion on Saturday, September 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival begins with Mass for the Feast of the Holy Cross, followed by a thrift sale of various items to support RISE, live music by The Jazz Sanctuary, bread-making demonstrations, games for families and children, food, and other fun. We are also looking for assistance with staffing the event. If you are interested in helping, please email Father Babin at email@example.com. To learn more about RISE, visit www.saintmarksphiladelphia.org/rise.
20s/30s September Simple Supper, Tuesday, September 3 at 6:30 p.m.
The September Simple Supper will be held in the Saint Mark’s Parish Hall. The evening begins with a simple Mass, followed by a potluck dinner. All young adults are welcome! For more information or to RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
20s/30s Fall Retreat, October 4 to 5
The 20s/30s ministry is planning a fall retreat at Wapiti, the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania’s property in northern Maryland. Plans are to leave on Friday, evening October 4 and return on Saturday evening, October 5. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to email@example.com.
Second Thursdays, September 12 at 10:30 a.m.
Second Thursdays are coffee hours intended to provide an opportunity for parishioners to get to know each other better. They are held on the second Thursday of each month in the Food Court of the Bellevue Hotel at Broad and Walnut Streets. For further information, please contact David Marshall.