child and youth ministries
At St. Mark's, we value the importance of honoring our heritage and passing on our faith and traditions to younger members and future generations. Christian education is a very important and integral part of life at St. Mark's - our goal is to provide programs for all members to study and learn together to deepen our faith and grown in the love of Christ.
nursery care available
Sundays during the 10 a.m. Service in the Nursery
Birth through 4 years old - The Nursery is open during the 10 AM worship service. Our youngest members are welcome to worship with their families or play with their friends in the Nursery.
Sundays at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall
Pre-K through Grade 5 - This is a child-friendly service based on the beginning of Episcopal Church’s Holy Eucharist Service.
We start with an opening prayer, which is followed by the reading of a Bible story and short homily. During the homily, we discuss the story, what we can learn from it and how to put what we learn into action. We then say a Creed, Prayers of the People, Confession and then pass the Peace.
Next, we do an activity, craft, or game to reinforce the Bible story. There are multiple options each week so that all students can be engaged, regardless of learning style.
We then join our families at The Peace so that we can participate in worship and Communion as a community.
A Year with the saints
The First Sunday of Each Month at 10 a.m.
in the Vestry Room
Grades 6 through 9 - We will be studying many of the saints of the Church. The students will study the saint, help select an outreach or service project that reflects the saints’ life, prepare and do the project then reflect on what they learned about living a life that reflects his/her faith. For example, the first saint will be St. Francis and a possible project would be a pet food drive then delivering the food to an animal shelter. We will also join our families at the time of The Peace so that we can participate in worship and Communion as a community.