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 9.00am service during the program year and at 10.00am during Advent and Summer
  • Located in the Parish House on the 2nd floor
  • Recommended for children Pre-K through 3rd grade

We begin with a service designed especially for the children, where we pray together, read scripture, and learn the gospel story. 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! We rejoin with families during The Peace.

Sunday School

September 8, 2019 - May 10, 2020 

  • Sundays 10.10am-11.00am
  • Located in the Parish House in classrooms on the 2nd floor
  • Available for children Pre-K 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 participates in Godly Play. The Godly Play method is a Montessori-based curriculum of spiritual practice exploring the mystery of God’s presence in our lives. Godly Play practice teaches us to listen for God and to make authentic and creative responses to God’s call in our lives. 

We're Here For You

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