Help needed

Alliance House is a non-profit whose mission is to provide a supportive environment for adults with serious mental illness. They have set up 10 new transitional living units for members and are looking for donations to furnish the apartments. A full list of requested items is on the bulletin boards

Embrace Relief is conducting a blanket drive during November to assist Syrian and Iraqi refugees. To donate online, go to http://www.embracerelief.org or to mail contributions, Embrace Relief, 18872 Bardeen Avenue, Irvine CA 92612. Further details are on flyers on bulletin boards.

Volunteers needed!  We need volunteers to help with the photo directory.  There is a sign-up sheet at the front desk.  More information is coming.  Please save these dates: November 19th – 22nd and January 8th – 10th.

Needlepoint Project – Are you a Needlepoint Stitcher –just seeking an exciting project?  We have one for you. Everyone has enjoyed using the kneelers on the high altar and the chairs in the chancel.  This exciting project is twenty-six kneelers for the Chapel.  Each piece will have the name and cross identifying each congregation in the Diocese of Utah.  The pieces are being hand painted and a few will be ready each week.   This is an exciting project for experienced needlepoint stitchers.   Dean Waldon asks that they be completed, upholstered and installed by June 1st, 2015.  This is a very worthwhile and meaningful ministry.  We hope you experienced stitchers will join in this great celebration and legacy to St. Mark’s.  For information, please contact Colleen Malouf 801-583-0309, email colleenmalouf1@gmail.com.

Hildegarde’s Pantry Food of the Month – Mac and cheese, spaghetti pasta, any kind of pasta, ramen noodle soup and cup of noodles for the homeless in the winter time. Convenient containers for donations are at each entrance of the Cathedral Center.  We also still need egg cartons, recyclable bags, and canvas bags. Thank you for helping us reduce, reuse, and recycle. In September, we served 2791 people: 648 children; 178 seniors (55+); and 213 working families (at least one person employed). We received over 13866.9 pounds of food from the Utah Food Bank and received private and parishioner donations.

Collecting Information – We would like to recognize your birthdays and anniversaries.  Laura Reilly will be heading up this project.  Please help us update our records by submitting your information to her by email:

LReilly@stmarkscathedral-ut.org, phone 801-322-3400, or stop by the office.

Coffee hour – A gentle reminder, please help our staff and volunteers by bringing your own dishes to the pass through window in the kitchen after you have used them.  Thank you!

Picture Directory Update – we are in the planning process with the Vestry for a new parish directory with photographs.  We will be looking for volunteers who would be interested in publicizing this to the parish and for scheduling photographs and hosting photograph events at the parish.  Look forward to further updates as we receive information on companies and pricing.

Recycling – Thank you for all the good stewards who are using our blue, marked recycle bins.  However, we are finding aluminum cans and plastic bottles in the garbage.  They are easy to recycle, just EMPTY them.  Also, please, no “crinkly,” firm plastic food wrappers (candy bars, granola bars, etc.) in the recycle bins; only “soft” plastic (plastic bags, bread wrappers) and items marked as recyclable or with the recycle symbol.

Cards to Share?  Cards are sent to parishioners for a variety of reasons, such as birthday, get well, thinking of you, holidays.  If you have an abundance of greetings cards, consider bringing some in for us to use to keep people connected to our community even when they are not able to be with us.