Children

“…Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”  Luke 18:16

At St. Mark’s, we value our youngest members and are deeply committed to the spiritual development of our children and families. 

Through weekly programming, as well as special events and activities throughout the year, we strive to provide a loving, safe environment in which children can grow in faith and in their relationships with others.   Our Children and Family Ministries serve children from birth to 5th grade.

Nursery

  • Sundays 8.30am -12.30pm
  • Located in the Parish House on the 1st floor 
  • Age 6 weeks - 5 yrs old

Children of all ages are always welcome in our worship services. They are a vital part of our St. Mark’s family, and it’s wonderful to hear their voices while we worship. However, the Nursery is provided for parents who would like to leave their child in a loving, nurturing, and safe environment while they participate in Christian Formation and/or the worship services. The nursery is staffed by highly qualified caregivers who provide playtime, activities, and a place to rest for the littlest parishioners at St. Mark’s.

Children's Chapel

  • Gathers just before the combined 9.00am service
  • Located in the Parish House on the 2nd floor
  • Recommended for children age 3 years old through 5th grade

Children’s Chapel is held every Sunday during the 9.00am service. We begin in Jerusalem Chapel with a service designed especially for the children, where we pray together, read scripture, and learn the gospel story for that week. After our worship time, we move to our common area where we do a craft project relating to our lesson. The children enjoy both components of Children’s Chapel, listening intently to the stories and working hard on the projects!

Sunday School

September 16, 2018 - May 12, 2019. 

  • Sundays 10.10am-11.00am
  • Located in the Parish House in classrooms on the 2nd floor
  • Available for children 3 years old through 5th grade

Sunday School at St. Mark’s is a special time for the children to gather together with those in their age group and dig deeper into the stories of the people of God. Each class is led by two teams of two teachers, and includes time for listening to the story, enjoying crafts and games, sharing a snack together, and learning how to use the lessons in their everyday lives. This year we will be using “Hearts Alive”, a new and engaging curriculum for children of all ages.

Sunday School Socials 

Every 2nd and 4th Sunday during the program year the children and their families gather in the common area of the second floor after Sunday School and enjoy refreshments and a time to visit and get to know one another better. These gatherings are always full of energy and laughter. All children and their families are welcome to join us!

We're Here For You

Do you have questions about Children's Christian Formation (Sunday School) at St. Mark's? Contact Abby Richards at 210-226-2426 or