NEWPORT, VERMONT – St. Mark’s, Newport is home to a successful food shelf that provides an average of 15 families each week with a bag of groceries and a “souper lunch” that fills the stomachs of 30 people each month with soup, bread and dessert. A $2,000 grant, announced in May 2018, helped make it possible for St. Mark’s to purchase locally-sourced fruits and vegetables during the months that produce donated by another area church is unavailable.
About the Alleluiafund.Because of your generosity in 2017 and 2018, the Alleluiafund exceeded its goal. This means, not only did we meet our predetermined commitments to Rock Point Camp, Rock Point Property, and various local and global outreach ministries, but we were also able to provide additional funding for many more things that make you say, “Alleluia!” The Alleluiafund supports vital ministries that are beyond the capacity of our diocesan budget, and every dollar raised goes directly to selected ministries. Historically, the selected ministries have included Rock Point Camp, Rock Point Commons, and various other outreach ministries agreed upon at each year’s Annual Convention. In 2019, we agreed to focus on Rock Point, Rock Point Camp, and ministries related to the priorities set by our Presiding Bishop and the General Convention, which include reconciliation, evangelism, and creation care.