Plan A Visit

If it's your first time at St. Marks, you are our honored guest. We do church a little differently than other places, so here are a few answered questions to help plan your trip.

Where do I go when I get there?

Well let us first ask which service you are attending. If you are here for Traditions (our 8:45 am service) make your way into the main church building through the big, ole' red doors. If you are attending The Gathering (our 11:15 am service), make your way on over to The DOCK.


As you are walking into the building, our greeting team will meet you and show you where to find anything you need... restrooms, children's spaces, etc. If you need anything throughout the morning - mints, a Bible, pen - feel free to stop by a connection center. Or just ask anyone with a name tag. We're a friendly bunch and we'd love to serve you.

What do you do for kids?

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.

How long is the service?

The services last approximately one hour. We start by singing a few songs together and then our speaker preaches. If you want to see our preaching style, check out our current series.

What should I wear?

Don't feel like you have to dress up. Most people wear casual attire, but you are welcome to wear whatever makes you comfortable.

Can I attend if I'm ________?

Fill in the blank with whatever fear you have about not being accepted: divorced, single parent, broke, recovering addict, gay, transgender, atheist, skeptic, etc. Everyone is welcome at St. Marks. So come as you are and we'll see you on Sunday!