Report from the Diocesan Future Committee

Mark Szen from All Saints, Hilton Head who is Co-Chair of the Diocesan Future Committee will join us after the service on Sunday, June 5 to discuss the future of our diocese and to solicit input from the congregation on the "Four Options for Future Diocesan Leadership" document that was prepared by the Committee.  All are encouraged to participate.  The Parish Picnic will follow this discussion.

Helping Children: a St. Mark's Passion

Many thanks to the St. Mark's parishioners who are now participating in the thriving Thumbs Up after-school tutoring program at Port Royal Elementary School. Here's another "passion" opportunity for those who want to help younger kids:  First Books of Beaufort provides books, and volunteers to read them to Title I and Head Start schools in the Beaufort/Port Royal area. Once a month, readers spend a half hour sharing stories, letters and numbers with bright-eyed four year olds. Check its web site:  www.firstbooksofbeaufort.comand experience the love you can give--and the love that little ones can bring into your life.  ---Alison Davidow, St. Mark's Outreach and Mission