Saint Mark Orthodox Church
7124 River Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20817-4770
Upcoming Events at St. Mark and In The Community

 
The below listed are events taking place at St. Mark and in the local Orthodox Christian community.
For a schedule of church services at St. Mark, please refer to the St. Mark Calendar by clicking here
 
 
 
Wed Oct

1

 5:30 - 8:00 PM

Hillwood Estate Russian Sacred Arts Gallery Opening

Scott Ruby discusses the development of the new gallery and traces the history of the Eastern Orthodox Church in Russia, how icons are used at churches and in homes, and religion in the Soviet Union.  Come early to view rarely seen icons, liturgical vessels and vestments.

  • Location:  Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW D.C.
  • Cost:  $20; students, $7. 
  • For more information, call:  202-686-5807.

Sat

Oct

4

12:00 PM

FOCA Colonial District Convention

  • Location:  St. Mark Fellowship Hall.
Sat Oct 4

6:15 PM

(following Vespers)

St. Mark Orthodox Education Group Meeting

Come discuss the methods and content of an Orthodox Christian education.  All are welcome to attend!

  • Location:  Teen Room.
  • Future meeting dates:  Sat. Oct. 11.

Sat

&

Sun

Oct

4

&

5

 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

 

11:30 AM - 6:30 PM

St. Matthew Orthodox Church Multi-Cultural Festival

Howard County’s Largest International Festival!!

Homemade Greek, Slavic, Romanian, Ethiopian, American & Lebanese Foods!  Ethnic Desserts & American Favorites, Unique Specialty Vendors!  Large Children's Activity Area, Silent Auction, Church Tours!  Wine and Beer Garden, Raffles and Door Prizes!  

FREE LIVE CULTURAL ENTERTAINMENT-  Russian, Greek, Irish, Mexican, & Chinese Dance Troupes, Belly Dancers, Singers!

  • Locaation:  7271 Eden Brook Dr. Columbia, MD 21046.
  • For more information:  www.stmatthewfestival.org.
Sun Oct 5

11:30 AM

(following Liturgy) 

 Basics of Orthodoxy Class

  • Location:  Fr. Gregory's office.
  • Facilitator:  Fr. Tim Perry.
Sun Oct 5

 11:30 AM

(following Liturgy)

 

 St. Mark Outreach Meal to Stepping Stones

  • Location:  Church Kitchen.
  • Meal consists of Pork BBQ, Cole Slaw, Cookies, Mixed Fruit Salad.
Tue Oct 7

10:30 AM

Blessed Mat. Olga of Alaska Women's Prayer Group

  • Location:  Church Nave, followed by fellowship in the parish library.
  • For a bio on Blesssed Mat. Olga of Alaska, CLICK HERE.

Sat

Oct

11

TBA

Archdiocese Council

Sat Oct 11

8:00 AM

St. Mark Bazaar Prep- Spanakopita Workshop

  • Location:  Church Kitchen.
  • Bazaar workshop calendar:  CLICK HERE.
Sat Oct 11

6:15 PM

(following Vespers)

St. Mark Orthodox Education Group Meeting

Come discuss the methods and content of an Orthodox Christian education.  All are welcome to attend!

  • Location:  Teen Room.
Sun Oct 12

11:30 AM

(following Liturgy) 

 Basics of Orthodoxy Class

  • Location:  Fr. Gregory's office.
  • Facilitator:  Fr. Tim Perry.
Thur Oct 16

10:00 AM

St. Mark Bazaar Prep- Halupki Workshop

  • Location:  Church Kitchen.
  • Bazaar workshop calendar:  CLICK HERE.
Fri Oct 17

7:15 PM

 St. Mark Bible Study

  • Location:  Teen Room.
  • Facilitator:  Met. Jonah.

Sat

Oct

18

6:15 PM

St. Mark 3rd Annual FOCA Oktoberfest

Come one, come all, bring a friend to the St. Mark FOCA Oktoberfest to support local charities.  Come for the food…German ribs, brats, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, pretzels, etc.  Come for the drink…" Eins, zwei, g'suffa" (One, two, down the hatch).  Come for the fun and fellowship… Purchase a balloon at the fest for $5 and see if it contains the Grand Prize ticket for a dinner cruise on the Odyssey!!!  Games with other great prizes will also be awarded!

  • Location:  Fellowship Hall.
  • Cost:  Kids up to 10 years old eat FREE, Teens 11-17 cost $5, and Adults 18+ cost $12.
  •  For more information, contact Barbara Freimann at: bgfreimann@comcast.net.
Sun Oct 19

11:30 AM

(following Liturgy) 

 Basics of Orthodoxy Class

  • Location:  Fr. Gregory's office.
  • Facilitator:  Fr. Tim Perry.

Sun

Oct

19

12:15 PM

Shady Grove Pregnancy Center Annual Banquet & Silent Auction

  • Location:  Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD. 
Tue Oct 21

10:30 AM

Blessed Mat. Olga of Alaska Women's Prayer Group- 

Akathist for a Loved One who has Fallen Asleep

  • Location:  Church Nave, followed by fellowship in the parish library.
  • For a bio on Blesssed Mat. Olga of Alaska, CLICK HERE.
Fri Oct 24

7:15 PM

 St. Mark Bible Study

  • Location:  Teen Room.
  • Facilitator:  Met. Jonah.
Sat Oct 25

9:00 AM

St. Mark Bazaar Prep- Nut/Poppyseed Roll Workshop

  • Location:  Church Kitchen.
  • Bazaar workshop calendar:  CLICK HERE.
Sun Oct 26

11:30 AM

(following Liturgy) 

 Basics of Orthodoxy Class

  • Location:  Fr. Gregory's office.
  • Facilitator:  Fr. Tim Perry.
Sun Oct 26

11:30 AM

(following Liturgy)

 

St. Mark Women's Book Club Meeting

  • All women are welcome to participate in the book club discussions. As always, even if you haven't been able to complete the book, you are welcome to join the discussion.
  • Location:  Parish Library.
  • October's Book:  Left Neglected by Lisa Genova.
  • The book may be purchased online at Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Left-Neglected-Lisa-Genova/dp/1439164657.
  • For more information contact Mka. Sasha at: asafchuk@hotmail.com.
  • For a list of future month's books and meeting dates, CLICK HERE.
Thur Oct 30

10:00 AM

St. Mark Bazaar Prep- Halupki Workshop

  • Location:  Church Kitchen.
  • Bazaar workshop calendar:  CLICK HERE.
Sat Nov 1

9:00 AM

St. Mark Bazaar Prep- Bread Baking Workshop

  • Location:  Church Kitchen.
  • Bazaar workshop calendar:  CLICK HERE.
Sun Nov 2

 11:30 AM

(following Liturgy)

 

 St. Mark Outreach Meal to Stepping Stones

  • Location:  Church Kitchen.
  • Meal consists of Roat Beef w. Potoatoes and Carrots, Green Beans or Mixed Salad, Brownies/Cookies, Mixed Fruit Salad.
Thur Nov 6

After Work

St. Mark Bazaar Setup

Fri

Sat

Sun

Nov

7

8

9

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 ST. MARK BAZAAR & FOOD FESTIVAL 

CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR BAZAAR WEBPAGE

Sun Dec 7

 11:30 AM

(following Liturgy)

 

 St. Mark Outreach Meal to Stepping Stones

  • Location:  Church Kitchen.
  • Meal consists of Ham, Mac&Cheese, Mixed Salad, Cookies, Mixed Fruit Salad.

 

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