12/10/12 : St. Mark's UMC, Rockville Centre, N.Y.

12/10/12 : St. Mark's UMC, Rockville Centre, N.Y.


 Dear friends;

  • We are hosting the Long Island Volunteer Center, providing a center for their “war room.”
  • There is a group from NECHAMA Jewish Disaster Relief group for whom we are currently providing housing. (www.nechama.org)
  • We have St. Mark’s first ERT scheduled to visit a work site in Long Beach this Saturday.
  • There will be a group of students from Notre Dame University arriving December 17 to work at a site in Far Rockaway through December 19.
  • St. Mark’s housed a group of about 15 volunteers from the Church of the Nazarene emergency response program for three weeks in November.
  • We also served as a work center for “Poured Out ministries” from the Wesleyan church in November. (www.poured-out.org) The total number was 16 people housed at any given time.
  •  On December 29, St. Mark’s will host a regional ERT training seminar with Ross Porter.
  •  Today we received a donation of 20 flood buckets from Rev. Karen Monk, pastor of East Jewett & Kaaterskill United Methodist churches.

Bob Grimm

Pastor, St. Mark’s UMC