Summer Formation - Stories of the Family
June 16 – August 11 | 9.00am
As children of God and followers of Jesus, we are a people of stories. When we gather in the liturgy each week, we are surrounded by and enveloped in these stories – ancient, traditional, shared, individual, modern, and personal. As Bishop Duncan Gray has said, “When we read from the scriptures we are really just telling the family’s stories.” And sharing our stories is the best and most meaningful way a community can grow together. The creative act of story-telling (and story-hearing) is the process through which individuals and whole communities construct our identity, make choices, and inspire action.
This summer we want to hear some of your stories. Each week two members of our community will have the opportunity to share some of the narrative that makes them who they are. Each story-teller will be given a series of questions ahead of time – prompts that they can either write or prepare responses to, and then choose to get up and tell their story OR to be “interviewed” by another member asking the questions out loud. Every story teller will be guided through the process which begins with the same question “Who is your favorite biblical character?” Please sign up to share your story online and you’ll be emailed the questions/prompts.
Get out of the heat and into the St. Mark's kitchen! Join our talented kitchen staff for one or all of these summer time cooking classes. Small classes allow for hands-on learning. Come have fun and take your kitchen skills to the next level. Please make sure to register at least one day in advance of the class so that we can have enough supplies. These classes are appropriate for ages 16 and up.
July 9, 10.00am-12.00pm, Cookie Decorating
July 11, 10.00am-12.00pm, Chicken Cordon Bleu and Chicken Piccata
July 16, 10.00am-12.00pm, Hors d'Oeuvres
July 18, 10.00am-12.00pm, Cake Decorating
Register for one or all of these classes online.
Vacation Bible School & Creation Camp 2019
Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26
Vacation Bible School - Created
9.00am - 12.30pm
Ages 3yrs - 5th grade
Ever wonder what on earth we are here for? And what are we created to do with our lives? During this fun, and meaningful week, we will be exploring how we are created in the image of God for so many things! Specifically, we will focus on how we are created to love, to serve, for community, and to worship! We will spend the week exploring what this looks like in our lives, and where these themes are found in our Episcopal liturgy today! We will end our week with a special closing Eucharist for all VBS participants and their families. We hope you'll make plans to join us for this exciting and engaging week of fun and learning - you won't want to miss it!
Register online for your child(ren) to participate and/or to volunteer with Vacation Bible School!
1.00pm - 5.00pm
Ages 1st-5th Grade
If you're looking for even more activities and fun after VBS each day, plan on sticking around for Creation Camp! We'll spend time singing with Mr. Johnson, learning about watercolor painting with Dr. Greer, and enjoy fun and games with our Creation Camp group leaders! Creation Camp schedule is as follows:
12.30-1.00pm - Lunch (participants bring sack lunch from home)
1.00-3.00pm- Choir Camp with Jon Johnson
3.00-4.00pm - Watercolor Class with Harry Greer
4.00-5.00pm - Supervised activities with Creation Camp group leaders
Junior Outreach Experience
July 21-26, 2019
This retreat is for all youth rising in 6th-9th grade.
Includes cost of a shirt, lunch on Sunday & Thursday, & all afternoon activities.
This summer our Junior High youth will be serving at Vacation Bible School in the morning and having a ton of fun together in the afternoons! We are planning to go to a roller rink, a trampoline park, an escape room, a pool party & more!