Designed giving provides the option to give to a specific need, ministry or project within the church or to create a memorial to recognize a loved one. Members of the Finance Committee can provide guidance with gifts, memorials, and bequests to fulfill this purpose.
Designed giving provides the option to give to a specific need,
ministry or project within the church or to create a memorial to
recognize a loved one. Members of the Finance Committee can
provide guidance with gifts, memorials, and bequests to fulfill
Examples of designated giving in action:
MacMurdo Hall Sound
System: replaced in 2010 using a designated
Drinking Fountain: on the main floor of
the Sanctuary building; replaced in 2010 using funds presented
in memory of Ray Ballard.
Roof: replaced in 2011 using funds (mostly)
from the After-School program reserve. Other work also
performed along with this project: cleaned and repainted
rooms A1-A3; installed electrical and computer wiring; relocaed
administrative offices to rooms A1-A3; and replaced a failed
furnace. A significant portion of this work was
accomplish with volunteer labor from church members, as well as
funding from designated gifts, the general budget and reserves.
Grace Cafe is one of the oldest building structures on the St.
Mark’s campus. The Trustees have deemed that this structure
has a sound framework that lacks insulation and air conditioning.
The building hosts events and functions for Youth & Young Adult
Ministries, monthly Community Breakfasts, Family Promise
Ministries and many others. The proposed project includes:
In the event that heart failure is experienced by a member of the
St. Mark’s congregation or a guest while on campus, prompt
application of an AED before emergency response personnel arrive
could make the difference between life and death.
The Education Building was erected in 1992 to meet the growing
needs of a thriving, progressive congregation.
Approximately $1,800 is paid each month on this loan on a
25-year pay-off plan. Accelerating payment on this loan
would open opportunities to advance community outreach and
The large open space in the Sanctuary inspires worship, but
also makes it difficult to change light bulbs, install seasonal
decorations and maintain fixtures above the floor. A lift
platform that would progressively rise 25 feet (such as JLG
25AM-AC or Genie AWP-25S) would facilitate reach to high
places in the Sanctuary and throughout the structures on the