Reaching Out

Located at the crossroads of campus and community, St. Mark’s acts as a bridge between town and gown; between the Episcopal Church and our Christian, Jewish, Muslim neighbors; as well as between the global and the local.

For us, reaching out is also a process of reaching in. Cultivating the ability to see ourselves and all people as the children of God. Asking how our lives are connected, and where God would have us serve, grow, and learn. Learning from the diversity of ways that people of all faiths have come to see and know God, and asking what our neighbor has to teach us.

We believe that Jesus came to bind up the broken-hearted and set the captives free. As his disciples, we work for the justice, freedom, and dignity of all people. We seek to stand with those who are marginalized.

We recognize that the local is global, and the global is local. We strive to challenge ourselves and the wider community to realize our global interconnectedness, not just theoretically, but by putting ourselves in personal relationship with other people and places on this planet. By learning how to see ourselves and our world through the eyes of others. By growing into an understanding that reaching out is not just about “helping others,” but enabling ourselves to become the people God intended us to be.

Come to learn, grow, and reach out with us.