Estill Federal Penitentiary Bible Study Twice a month, a small group from St. Mark's travels to the Estill Federal Penitentiary to lead a Bible study.  There are currently seventeen inmates in the study group who are committed to bettering their lives, and early sessions indicate the program is being well-received. Anyone interested in this ministry may contact Mike Seymour at

Kairos Prison Ministry is a lay-led interdenominational ministry in which men and women volunteers bring Christ's love and forgiveness to prisoners and their families.  St. Mark's members are actively engaged several times each year in bringing the Christian message to inmates at the state prison in Ridgeland, South Carolina.  For more information on this ministry, please contact Ken Kraft at

Lowcountry PRIDE - St. Mark’s participated in the inaugural Lowcountry PRIDE parade held in Bluffton.

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The Giving - St. Mark's participates in a community-wide, multi-church Thanksgiving effort to collect and distribute the makings of a festive Thanksgiving meal to local individuals and families in need. For further information, please contact Alison Davidow at









Trunk or Treat - St. Mark's partners with other area churches and the Beaufort County YMCA for a Halloween Ghoultide gathering in downtown Port Royal.  This event draws a very large crowd and offers a safe trick-or-treating experience for ghouls, goblins and ghosts of all ages.  Several blocks of Paris Avenue are closed off and volunteers conduct games and costume contests, while others distribute treats from the trunks of their cars.  For further information or to volunteer, please contact Mike Seymour at 


Unified Interfaith Community Coalition of Beaufort - St. Mark's is a founding parish and active member of UICC, an inter-racial, interfaith group whose statement of purpose is "To foster inter-religious dialogue, understanding, and cooperation in the Beaufort area among those inspired by religious commitment; to encourage all to move beyond prejudice and bias, be it historical, cultural, social or theological; to model a spirit of cooperation with all people in promoting peace, justice, harmony, human rights and respect for all of creation."  For more information on UICC, please contact Carter Hoyt at

Walk for Water - St. Mark’s is a sponsor of and active participant in Walk for Water held annually in Port Royal. Walk for Water provides funding for Water Mission, a Christian engineering nonprofit that designs, builds, and implements safe Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Since 2001, Water Mission has used innovative technology and engineering expertise to provide access to safe water for over four million people in 55 countries. For more information on Walk for Water or Water Mission, please contact Westley Byrne at


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