ANNOUNCEMENTS

Coronavirus Situation

Because the health and safety of our church family is our highest priority, we’re making changes to our worship services and campus routines during this time of uncertainty. If you are not receiving the Friday Weekly Message from the pastor, please complete the short form at the bottom of this page, and you will automatically be added to that list.


Church Update as of July 23, 2021
(Includes Bulletin Announcements for Sunday, July 25)

 

 

Join us in the Sanctuary at 8 a.m. or 10 a.m. Sanctuary Worship – No Registration Required!

We offer two worship services in the Sanctuary, at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. No advance registration is required for either service.

For both services, masks are recommended but not required for fully vaccinated people. You also need to wear a mask if you want to sing.

Recorded worship continues as usual at 9:45 a.m. via the church website and YouTube.

Three ways to access our pre-recorded service:

  • From the homepage on our website, click the “Worship” heading.
  • Go to YouTube and search for UMC St. Mark’s Oro Valley or use this link.
  • The YouTube link will also be shared on Facebook St. Mark’s UMC Tucson or use this link.

The service will go live at 9:45 a.m.

 

Register Attendance and Submit Prayer Request Online

As part of our congregational care, it’s very important for us to know who is with us each week, whether you’re a member, occasional attender or a visitor, so please take just a moment to sign in. The way we are registering your attendance is the way of the future, thanks to COVID. You may have noticed the recent appearance of funny-looking, square QR codes in church. Just open your smartphone’s camera app or QR code scanning app and point your camera at the QR code. If you are having trouble, you can always go to our website, then “Resources,” then “Attendance” or “Prayer Request.” (Prayer requests will be compiled and distributed appropriately on Monday mornings.) Thank you for taking the time to do this.

 

Last Chance to Donate School Supplies to Nash Neighbors

The St. Mark’s Nash Neighbors Committee will collect school supplies via a blue bin in the church courtyard for those attending Sunday services this week, July 25. This is our last collection date for this season.

Suggested donations:
• Hand sanitizer, unscented, 30-34 oz. pump bottles
• Disinfectant wipes, large canisters
• Elmer’s glue sticks
• Expo black dry erase markers, thick point
• Pink Pearl erasers
• Scissors, student size

To make a monetary donation, please write “Nash School Supplies” on the memo line of your check and mail the check to the church office. Questions? Contact Barb Sargent (see church directory).

Thank you for supporting the children at Nash!

 

Donate Altar Flowers

As we begin to have in-person worship in the Sanctuary, we have reinstated our weekly Sunday altar flower donations. The donation board has been updated and the cards are ready for you to sign up for the days that have meaning to you. Flowers need to be delivered to the office between 8:30 a.m. and noon on Fridays. If you have any questions, contact Shelley Gault in the office, 520-297-2062 or shelley@umcstmarks.org. Sign up today!

 

New Office Hours

As we begin our next phase of reopening the campus, the church office is staffed for regular office hours effective Monday, June 20. The new regular hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Fridays. For the safety of our staff, the office door will remain locked, so please ring the bell for service. Please call the office at 520-297-2062 to make an appointment if you would like to meet with a specific staff member. Masks are still required at this time. If you have an emergency, call 297-2062 and leave a message on the emergency line. A pastor is contacted immediately.

 

Hard Copies of Annual Report Available 

We still have several printed copies of the St. Mark’s 2020 Annual Report. If you would like one, contact the church office (297-2062 or info@umcstmarks.org) and we will set one aside for you.

 

Soul Station Taking a Break  

Soul Station is taking a break for the month of July to plan for an August launch of a hybrid in-person and Zoom presentation! Please look for more exciting information about this hybrid service coming in August.

 

Interfaith Community Services Food Drive

Even in these difficult times, St. Mark’s is still caring for those in our community who need it most. You may drop off non-perishable food supplies at the north church parking lot (Magee Road) from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays. There will be no personal contact at the collection point. Head over to our Giving page for more details.

PEANUT BUTTER ALERT: Did you know that ICS gives out roughly 2,000 jars of peanut butter each month at its food banks? Peanut butter is one of its staple items, and they need to refill their stock this summer! So in July, ICS is inviting all 119 of its faith communities to its annual Peanut Butter Party. The goal is to collect 10,000 (14-16 oz.) jars in the month of July all combined from the faith community partners.
St. Mark’s is participating! The hope is to collect as many peanut butter jars as possible throughout the month of July. Consider buying a few jars, if you are able, and bring them after July 1 to our weekly collection. Our food collection efforts continue, from 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays in the north parking lot.