Local and global missions opportunities

Serve at SMLC

Get involved by serving our church family! From the children’s ministry to ushering and hospitality, there’s a role for you here!

Serve locally

St. Mark partners with several organizations throughout the Valley.

Arizona Helping Hands

SMLC partners with Arizona Helping Hands by providing basic and essential needs to boys and girls in foster care. During the Back-to-School Supply Drive, more than 2800 individual school supply items and cash gifts totaling $585 were donated!

Harvest Compassion Center

To serve people in need, Harvest Compassion Center (HCC) welcomes donations of personal hygiene, food items, and gently used clothing and shoes. Support HCC’s mission by volunteering your time, donating goods, making donations through their Amazon wish list, and more.

Paradise Valley Community Food Bank

SMLC partners with Paradise Valley Community Food Bank to help feed families in our community. Bring your donations of food and personal hygiene items on Sundays, placing them on the cart next to the door of the sanctuary.

Feed My Starving Children

Throughout the year, SMLC teams volunteer at Feed My Starving Children to hand-pack meals, which are then donated to global partners so kids are fed and lives are saved. In 2021, 57 SMLC volunteers packed 26,352 meals across four serving events.

P.O.W.W.O.W. (Produce on Wheels Without Waste)

SMLC partners with Borderlands Produce Rescue by hosting P.O.W.W.O.W. events where you can purchase up to 70 pounds of produce for only $15. During 2021–22, we hosted eight events and distributed 139,020 pounds of produce, supplementing an estimated 50,553 meals and decreasing landfill methane emissions by 10,427 pounds.

Knit Wits

Every first Saturday 12–2pm

Fellowship Hall

Since 2015, members of SMLC have knit hats for newborns with yarn provided by HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center. In 2021, we donated 970 hand-knit hats. Join in person or knit from home. For more information, please contact us.

Tabitha Quilters

Every 1st and 3rd Thursday 10:30am–12:30pm Fellowship Hall

Help make handcrafted quilts to give in the name of Jesus to various local ministries. Each gathering includes a brief ministry update and devotion. In 2021, we donated 93 quilts. Quilting experience is not required. For more information, please contact us.

Serve globally

Mexico Mission Trip

December 2–4
Agua Prieta, Mexico
$150/person (includes meals/lodging)

We’re sending a team of 6–8 people to join Light of the Desert Lutheran Church in building homes for Agua Prieta residents in need. Light of the Desert has been taking teams to Agua Prieta for 15 years. It’s a safe and impactful experience for all who take part. Space is limited, and sign-ups are on a first-come basis. For questions or to sign up, contact Paula.

Help support the team
Can’t go? You can still join through prayer and finances. To give, make your check out to St. Mark and write Agua Prieta in the memo line.

Questions about serving?

We’re here to answer your questions, help you find support, and get involved. Contact us