The Community of the Cross of Nails is recognized around the world as a symbol of peace and reconciliation. Formed with three medieval nails from the destroyed St Michael’s Cathedral in Coventry, England, it embodied its ministry of hope and friendship with Germany in the years after 1945.
In the mid 1970’s those who had received a Cross of Nails were invited to come together in a common commitment to work and pray for peace, justice and reconciliation and the Community of the Cross of Nails was formed.
Today CCN partners are to be found in many of the world’s major conflict areas. They include churches, schools and community groups, as well as peacebuilding and reconciliation agencies. St. Mark's Church & School became partners in February 2015.
Join us in the Peace Chapel, along with people from all over the world at their noon hour, on Friday's, to pray for peace and reconciliation. If you can't be with us, you may say the Litany of Forgiveness, wherever you are at noon on Friday. For more information on our Peace & Reconciliation Ministry click HERE.
Family Promise helps low-income families nationwide to achieve lasting independence. This is done by providing safe shelter, meals, and support services for homeless families and through programs designed to redress the underlying causes of homelessness. St. Mark's is a part of a network of congregations and synagogues joined for this purpose in northern Palm Beach County. We host families two or three times a year for a week at a time.
Mama Ada Foundation provides economic empowerment opportunities to local students and farmers in the Rift Valley of Kenya.
Meals on Wheels of Palm Beach County, volunteers deliver meals to homebound seniors in north county area on an every-other-week rotation.
The Open Door: Mentors for Teen Mothers, helps break generational cycles of dependency, poverty and brokenness as a result of the unwed and the fatherless. The Open Door, equips teen mothers for independence. Each teen mom receives weekly curriculum classes including, but not limited to: Parenting, Budgeting / Financial, Job Skills, Relationships, Healthy Lifestyle Practices and the importance of the father in a family. We balance grace with accountability. Each teen mom is required to sign a contract binding her to completing her education or full time employment. The Open Door helps with the cost of daycare in order for each girl to fulfill these goals. Each teen mom is matched with her own mentor who invests in her life and the life of her child. To volunteer, contact Jen Kramer at firstname.lastname@example.org
St. George's Community Center Kitchen, volunteers, serve on a once-per-month basis, prepare meatloaf, set-up, serve, clean-up or serve on telephone committee. Provides an evening meal for the homeless and needy at the St. George's Community Center in Riviera Beach.