Children and Youth Ministries at St. Mark’s
St. Mark’s offers programming for young people from K4-5th grade at the beginning of Sunday worship during the school year, and nursery care for infants and toddlers from 9–11 a.m. year-round. Starting in 6th grade, older youth are invited to join our Confirmation Class! All programming for children takes place on the second floor.
*If attending Sunday School or bringing children to the nursery, we recommend arriving at St. Mark’s about 10 minutes early so you will have plenty of time to find your way around.
Church School | 2018-2019
St. Mark’s new Church School year will begins with registration day on Sunday, September 30 2018. Join in our second floor classrooms after worship to register you child for our Primary (K4-2nd Grade) or Intermediate (3rd-5th Grade) Holy Moly Class. Classes will resume at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 7th.
Holy Moly is our engaging, Bible-based church school curriculum, which artfully uses scripture to invite our young people to join in the life and faith of our church community while simultaneously teaching them what that means in a fun and exciting way.
Holy Moly students spend each Sunday engaging with a story from the Bible through videos, reading, crafts, and discussion. This year, we’ll begin in Genesis, where we’ll learn about The Patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. We’ll also learn about Ruth and Naomi, King David, and King Solomon before heading into the New Testament to learn about Christmas, Easter, and Jesus parables and ministry. Each week, students will leave class knowing a story they can retell to their family using a craft they created in class.
Church School meets on Sunday mornings. Everyone meets with their teachers during the first part of Sunday Worship beginning at 9:30 a.m., and each group will have an age-appropriate activity and lesson about our faith each week, finishing in time to join their families in church for Communion. Throughout the year, the children also participate in special projects and activities, such as our Christmas Pageant in December and a variety of activities during the Easter season.
Bible Story Time
While Sunday School in on hiatus for the summer, all children are invited to attend our Bible Story Time on Sunday mornings during the sermon. Come to the Chapel to hear a story from the Bible and—beginning in July—work on our Children’s Banner to include in our 125th Anniversary Time Capsule! We’ll return to worship at the sharing of the Peace.
We need volunteer Story Leaders! Email Matt Phillips if you would like to help out. The stories are already written and just need an engaging storyteller and leader!
RESPOND: St. Mark’s Youth Group
All youth going into grades 7 through 12 are invited to join our Youth Group, RESPOND.
We’re going to the movies! To make sure as many people can attend as possible, please take a moment to fill out our Doodle Poll and select which days work best for you. Once we’ve set a date, the youth will get to decide which movie we’ll see together. We hope you can join us! For any questions about RESPOND or our events, please contact Matt Phillips.
Starting in 6th grade, older youth are invited to join our 2-Year Confirmation Class. Our Confirmation Class meets every third Sunday of the month at 5:30 p.m.
If you are interested in being confirmed or would like to register for our Confirmation Class, please email our rector.
For parents and children who do not wish to join a Sunday School group or use our nursery services, children are always welcome to attend worship services at St. Mark’s. Each Sunday, a coloring page and crayons are available at the back of the church.
Please email our Director of Campus and Youth Ministries or contact the parish office at 414- 962-0500 for more details regarding children and youth ministries at St. Mark’s.
*Safeguarding God’s Children is a national program put out by Church Pension Group that helps in the education and training for preventing and responding to child sexual abuse in everyday life and in ministry. All St. Mark’s clergy, parents, youth workers, vestry members, congregation members who are responsible for protecting children, employees of churches and church organizations, and volunteers responsible for planning, implementing or supervising ministries, activities or programs for children and youth, have participated in this program.
Please click below to read the Policy for the Protection of Children and Youth, approved by a unanimous vote of the Vestry, April 22. 2014: