Children and Family Formation at St. Mark’s aims to assist families in introducing their kids to Jesus Christ, empower parents with the tools to talk to their kids about faith, plant the seed of God’s Word into their hearts, to model the love of Jesus through a team of caring volunteers, and to nurture and shepherd them into a lasting relationship with God.
“Kid Min” This new take on traditional Sunday School, kicks off for the Fall on September 10, 2017. Children age four through grade five will meet in the gym at 10 a.m. for music, lessons taught with interactive media, skits, activities and games. Students in grades 6-7 are invited to join as leaders, and may earn service hours. Contact Lynette Huron to volunteer or for information. Eighth grade students may participate in our Confirmation class which continues to meet in the Office Parlor beginning on October 1 for the first class gathering. The Confirmation Retreat will take place the weekend of October 5-7. More details to come. Contact Alex Hillis, Youth Minister.
Please drop off your child(ren) immediately following the 9 a.m. service and pick them up from the same place at 10:50 a.m.
Family Fellowship Nights Family Fellowship Night is a ministry of Children’s Formation, and scheduled once a month January through April. Each Family Fellowship Night event is open to anyone who is part of the St. Mark’s ‘family’, whether you have children or not, as well as anyone they would like to invite. Click here for more information.
Parent’s Day Out Your children will enjoy this quarterly themed event, full of games, a brief lesson, crafts, and fun. Past themes have included Santa’s Worship and Jungle Safari. Children age two to twelve may register online or by contacting Lynette Huron, Children’s Minister. The cost is $25 per child. Upcoming dates for the fall to be announced. Please bring a packed lunch for your child(ren).
Children’s Chapel During the 9 a.m. service each Sunday (and during the 10 a.m. service in the summer), children and youth of any age are invited to participate in the Children’s Sermon and Children’s Chapel. One of our clergy will invite the children to come forward following the Gospel for a special message. They will then be escorted to the foyer of Hauser Hall where Ms. Julia Hall will lead them in a fun lesson. Children return during the passing of the peace.
Choristers Choristers is made up of children in first to seventh grade and is led by Ms. Julia Hall. It exists to provide children the opportunity to experience the challenge, joy, and reward of choral singing to the Glory of God. It also provides a means of fostering leadership and a place where our children may grow together stronger spiritually. On scheduled Sundays, Choristers vest at 8:30 a.m. and sing in the 9 a.m. service. They rehearse from 11 a.m. to noon in the Youth Room each Sunday that Sunday School is held. Rehearsal will resume in September.
Vacation Bible School During the first week of August, St. Mark’s will hold VBS for children ages PreK through 5th grade. Participants will learn to overcome obstacles with God’s awesome power and will anchor them in rock-solid Bible truths that will guide them through life’s challenges. From 9:30 a.m. to noon each day, we will play games, create colorful crafts, sing, and enjoy snacks beginning and ending in Hauser Hall. Click here for more information and to register.