Families & Children
Children's Faith Formation
Sunday Mornings 9:45-10:45
Faith formation is a lifelong process of learning, growing, and practicing the faith that God has given to us. We nurture our faith by participating in Christian education classes, Vacation Bible School, and inter-generational events. St. Mark’s strives to equip parents to be the primary teachers of the faith at home, supporting families in lives of discipleship.
During our Faith Formation hour, St. Mark’s has classes for children and youth or all ages. Children learn who God is, what God has done for us, and how to daily live out their faith.
Classes are taught by teachers who love to help children grow and find exciting ways to make God’s word come alive. Each summer, children from St. Mark’s and the community are invited to Vacation Bible School. Children have fun growing in faith through games, crafts, bible stories, and music led by youth and adult leaders.
Nursery Room and Children’s Worship Resources
St. Mark’s has a Nursery Room just off of the Sanctuary available for you and your infants and/or toddlers. The Nursery is not staffed but is available for your use during worship and the Faith Formation hour. There is a speaker in the room so that children and adults can still hear the service.
Children of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate in worship. Coloring and Activity bags are available in the Commons for children to use during worship. Children’s Bulletins, with activities related to the scripture readings, are available each Sunday from the ushers.
Middle & High School Youth
St. Mark’s Middle and High School students have opportunities to grow in their relationship with God and one another. The Youth Group regularly gathers for different activities, both at St. Mark’s and in the community, such as:
- Stream Clean-up
- Mini Golf
- Visiting Local churches to experience their worship service
- Youth Show
- Serving dinner at a homeless shelter
- Christmas Party
Youth are also encouraged to be active participants in the life of the church, helping to lead worship, serve on ministry teams, and support the mission of St. Mark’s.