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
Fri Dec 19

11:00 AM

St. Mark Annual Christmas Cookie Exchange & Potluck Lunch

Bring 4 dozen of your favorite cookies to share and take home a variety of delicious cookies for your holiday parties.  Stay for the potluck lunch and enjoy the fellowship!

  • Location:  Fellowship Hall.
  • Sign-up sheet is in the Fellowship Hall near the kitchen serving window.  Please list what cookie type (variety) and potluck food you will be bringing (Soup, Salad, Bread, or Lenten casserole).
  • For more information, contact Marge German.
Sat Dec 20

3:45 PM

St. Mark Church School- Nativity Play Practice

  • Location:  Fellowship Hall.
Sat Dec 20

 6:15 PM

 St. Mark FOCA Meeting

  • Location:  Fellowship Hall.






Sat:  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sun:  12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 St. Luke Serbian Orthodox Church1st Annual Christmas Tree Sale

The Brotherhood of St. Luke Serbian Orthodox Church is selling Christmas trees & holiday greens (wreaths, roping, & centerpieces) as a fundraiser to support their church. 

  • Location:  10660 River Road, Potomac, MD, 20854.
  • Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted.
  • Questions? E-mail Mark Rasevic at:, or call 301-343-5563. 
Sun Dec 21

11:30 AM

(following Liturgy)

St. Mark Church School- Nativity Play

  • Location: Fellowship Hall.
Wed Dec 24

5:00 PM

St. Mark Christmas Eve Holy Supper

Come spend Christmas Eve with St. Mark!  The evening begins with children leaving bread for the animals outside and seeking out the first star of the evening.  A pot- luck, candlelight lenten buffet, a Christmas story or two, and the remembrance of the living and departed of our community take us to the 7:00 PM start time for the Christmas Eve Vigil service. Please bring a lenten dish to share!

  • Location:  Fellowship Hall.
Sun Dec 28

11:30 AM

(following Liturgy)

 St. Mark Basics of Orthodoxy Class

  • Facilitator:  Fr. Tim Perry
  • Location:  Church Nave.
Sun Dec 28

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.
  • December's Book:  A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
  • For more information contact Mka. Sasha at:
  • For a list of future month's books and meeting dates, CLICK HERE.
Sun Jan

 12:00 PM

 St. Mark JrFOCA Meeting

  • Location:  Teen Room.
Sun Jan 18

5:00 - 11:30 PM

78th FOCA Novogodny Ball

Semi-formal dinner/dance benefit for Married Student Housing at St. Tikhon's Seminary.


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