Club 56

Club 56 weaves together Bible instruction, some theology, service projects and relationship building. All 5th & 6th graders are welcome to come join the fun! Feel free to invite friends, grandchildren, and neighbors!

Check out all the fun social and service opportunities below!

Club 56 (5th & 6th graders)

Sundays | 9:40 AM

Youth in 5th and 6th grade will meet in the lower-level den. Classes will dig-in to God’s Word, learn how to apply the bible to everyday life, play games and offer shepherding opportunities for the younger classes. Resources are provided below to enhance our weekly gatherings. We look forward to seeing you on Sundays, and as always, inviting friends is encouraged! 

club56:live – Zoom with us on Sunday mornings!

Sundays | 11 AM – 12:00 PM

Youth in Grades 5 and 6 are invited to attend weekly club56:live gatherings with time to connect and grow each Sunday from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM on Zoom. There is always a little learning…and TONS of fun! We are pushing Zoom to the limits with videos, whiteboard, chat, and break-out room capabilities. We also find ways to get moving through game time! Each gathering ends with a Weekly Challenge that give youth the opportunity to put the weekly Word into action out in the world. Check back here each week for resources that enhance our weekly gatherings. We look forward to seeing you on Sundays, and as always, inviting friends is encouraged! Click here to register!

Weekly Resources

re:form | Jesus Unit

  • Week 1 (5-16-21), Was Jesus of Nazareth God?
  • Week 2 (5-23-21), Did Jesus know he was God?
  • Week 3 (6-6-21) If Jesus was God, why did he have to die?
  • Week 4 (6-13-21) Do I have to believe Jesus performed miracles in order to be a Chrisitian?

Weekly Challenge!

Sunday, June 6, 2021

This past week, the youth were asked to name a favorite TV show or movie. We discussed how that show could highlight what Jesus’ life might have been like today. We posed the question “What would happen in your show when Jesus died?” The challenge for the week was to have family members each pick a favorite show and relate it to this week’s theme of “Why did Jesus have to die?” Youth were encouraged to go through this discussion with their family and then report back Sunday with their experience. (This challenge was adapted from the Sparkhouse re:form curriculum, Jesus Unit.)

Summer Camps

Club 56 Mission Camp 2021

Monday – Thursday June 14-17 | 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

God calls us to love God and our neighbors. Incoming and outgoing 5th & 6th graders are invited to participate in St. Marks’ annual Mission Camp. Youth will learn about the importance of mission outreach while safely serving others, having fun and fellowshipping. The week will include group bonding, self-discovery, service, and finding joy in helping others. Activities include an on-site mission project and off-site mission projects with local partner organizations. Current safety guidelines will be followed in all locations. Come join the fun and bring friends!

Cost is $10. Click here to register by June 10.

Questions? Contact Stephanie Cohen at scohen@stmarkscarmel.org.

Vacation Bible Camp/VBS

July 19-23 | 9:00 AM—12:00 PM

Registration has begun for Rocky Railway Vacation Bible Camp!  Club 56ers may register to serve as an Assistant Crew Leader or an Assistant Station Leader (Alternatively, 5th graders are eligible to attend as a camper.). Click here to register for an exciting week at VBS!

VBS questions? Contact Ramie Cooney at rcooney@stmarkscarmel.org.

Kidz Puppet & Drama Camps

June 21-25, 2021

Puppet Camp is for students ages 4- Grade 3 and will meet 10-11:30 AM. Children will use a variety of puppets during the week to interpret songs and themes. Students will make their own puppets to take home! Any Club 56er interested in helping out at this camp should contact Mrs. Click.

Drama Camp is for students Grades 1-6 and will meet 12:15-2:30 PM. Students will have a blast acting out stories!

Cost is $15 for each camp. Click here to register.

Camp questions? Contact Joyce Click at jclick@stmarkscarmel.org.