Connecting with Jesus, each other, & our Neighbors

Deuteronomy 6 paints a beautiful picture of family and God's heart for discipleship at home. In the everyday moments of life, dads and moms have an incredible opportunity to champion their faith in front of their kids. St. Marks wants to help families find their place in this story God is writing.


We realize this journey doesn't look the same for everyone, but it was never meant to be done alone. St. Marks wants to help families explore what discipleship looks like for you as a family and us as a church. We want to work together to shape the little piece of you that you're leaving behind -  the next generation.

Your First Visit

At St. Marks we welcome children of all ages as important members of the church, and we welcome the sounds and activity that accompany them!  While we encourage your children to worship with you, we realize that there are times when they (or you) need a break.  For that reason please feel free to utilize the following spaces:

 

Traditions Worship

  • The Family Lounge is located at the back of the Sanctuary behind the Connection Center.  There is comfy seating, age-appropriate toys, Sound is piped in so families can hear what’s happening in worship while children can play and play freely. 
  • The Nursing Lounge is located at the back of the sanctuary and provides a quiet space for parents of babies.  There are rocking chairs, a changing table, and cribs for guests to use.

 

The Gathering Worship

  • The Family Lounge is located through the double doors to the left of stage.  There is comfy seating, age-appropriate toys, Sound is piped in so families can hear what’s happening in worship while children can move about freely.
  • The Nursery is staffed by trained servant leaders for children 6 weeks to 3 years of age. The nursery is located behind the Family Lounge.  There is an electronic check-in system next to the entrance for parents to check-in their little ones and print off name tags prior to entering.  Children can be checked into the nursery anytime throughout the worship service.

Child Care

Child care is provided at all Sunday morning worship services for children 6 weeks - 3 years old. Our servant leaders are trained and screened prior to serving. For more information about our child care ministry, please click here to contact our Child Care Team Leader.

Sunday School

Sunday school classes for all ages are provided year-round from 10:00 am - 11:00 am. Parents are required to sign their children in and out of their Sunday School classrooms. Teachers are trained and screened prior to serving.

  • Pre-K Class (ages 3yrs-5yrs) - Room 1 (on main level of church)
  • K-2nd Class - Room 2 (2nd floor)
  • 3rd & 4th Class - Room 5 (2nd floor)
  • 5th & 6th Class - Room 3 (2nd floor)

Spark Kids

Spark Kids is our Sunday Evening ministry for elementary-aged children. We meet on Sunday evenings from 6:30 pm (with a light meal) - 8:00 pm. Spark Kids emphasizes fun and fellowship while also including a mini-Bible-based lesson. Friends are always welcome!