Outreach Ministries

St. Mark’s has a long-standing tradition of outreach to members of the local community. This outreach takes many different forms and listed here are some of the ongoing ministries that everyone is welcome to join. For more information on any of these ministries, please see the contact person listed.


Church Without Walls – On the first Sunday of every month, Fr. Peter and members of the St. Mark’s community participate in Eucharist outdoors at Court Square in Springfield. Everyone is welcome to attend and share the Good News with all who attend.

(Mary Dunklee 413-566-3129)


Loaves and Fishes  – The second Saturday of every February, April, June, August, October and December, members of St. Mark’s prepare and serve a hot meal for those in need at the Community Kitchen at the South Congregational Church in Springfield. This has been a ministry of St. Mark’s for more than 40 years.

(Mary Dunklee 413-566-3129)

Loaves and Fishes

Nursing Home Ministry – On the first three Wednesday mornings of each month, Fr. Peter offers a Eucharist to residents at two nursing homes in East Longmeadow. Members of St. Mark’s provide guitar music and the singing of hymns at these services.

(Cliff Kerr 413-967-9088)

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Habitat Circle of Faith Build – The St. Mark’s community is participating, along with other churches and civic groups, in building a house on Allen Street in Springfield as part of Habit for Humanity.

(Jessica Lister 413-233-7076)

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Open Pantry – For more than 30 years, members of St. Mark’s have been collecting food each Sunday for the Open Pantry in Springfield.

(Lori Decker  413-237-4759)

Open Pantry

Grocery Store Gift Cards – By purchasing gift cards to Big Y and Stop & Shop each month, funds are raised to support the Open Pantry in Springfield.

(Meg Schoenemann 413-244-9185)