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.


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 Nursery is staffed by trained servant leaders for children 6 weeks to 3 years of age. The Nursery is located at the back of the Sanctuary behind the Connection Center.  There is an electronic check-in system in the nursery for parents to check-in their little ones and fill out name tags.  Children may be checked into the nursery anytime throughout the worship service, but we do ask that once they are checked in that they remain until the end of the service.
  • 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, but we do ask that once they are checked in that they remain until the end of the service.
  • The Pray-ground is located on the south side of our worship space.  The Pray-ground is for young children wiggles and happy feet.  It is a space where children can have self-guided play individually or quietly with another.  We ask that parents/guardians sit nearby this space to help monitor their children.  When possible, we encourage parents/guardians to help children to participate in the worship as this engagement has a big impact on their faith development.

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 check children in using the KidCheck stations.  One is located in the PK classroom, and the other is located on the 2nd floor/education wing . *Teachers are trained and screened prior to serving.

  • PK Class (ages 3yrs-5yrs) - Room 1 (on main level of church)
  • K-1st Class - Room 2 (2nd floor)
  • 2nd & 3rd  Class - Room 5 (2nd floor)
  • 4th, 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 snack) - 8:00 pm. Spark Kids emphasizes fun and fellowship while also including a mini-Bible-based lesson. Friends are always welcome!

What's for dinner? family challenge

Reclaim the family dinner place as the best place every by participating in this 40-day challenge!

  • How to join

    Participating families should pick up a participant's guide at one of the 2 Connection Centers.  The challenge starts on April 8 and ends on May 10.  Over the 40 days, families are encouraged to eat 20 family dinners together, complete mission activities (included in the guide), and hopefully morph family dinners from chores to times they really enjoy!  Each meal and mission earn points.  The family with the most points wins the Grand Prize.  Two additional prizes will be award to randomly selected participating families!

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