ReConnect this Summer at St. Mark’s
We hope you will save the dates for our Summer ReConnect activities, some brand new and cherished opportunities for us to reconnect with friends and neighbors in the same way that old friends do after a long time apart. We’ve had to separate physically, but our hearts have remained joined together by our love for Christ and for one another. It has been hard, but we know that we will be all the more joyful in reuniting once again. —Brian White, Lead Pastor
Download the Summer Schedule PDF (updated 5/16/2021)
Second Sunday Social
Sunday, August 8
August 22 | 9 AM – 12 PM
Please join us all morning on August 22 to celebrate the various opportunities to connect at St. Mark’s and find the ways you can help live out this mission. Please fill out a connection inventory before arriving at worship on August 22. If you have questions regarding a particular activity, representatives from that ministry area will be available to share their story and answer questions.
In the weeks leading up to August 22, you will see some representatives of these Welcome, Grow, and Serve areas wearing “Ask me about…” tags on their Sunday nametags. Feel free to ask them about their ministry area!
We look forward to celebrating on August 22 together in community.
If you have any questions, please contact Missi Koenig at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Choir
August 29 | 1:00 PM
Calling all singers! If you are interested in singing, please join us att 1 PM in the Sanctuary. We are excited to be able to make a joyful noise with you all again! If there are questions, please contact Dr. Eric DeForest at email@example.com.
Wednesday Worship on the Lawn
Weekly on Wednesday | 6 PM
Join us each Wednesday June through Labor Day for a short worship service outside. Bring your lawn chair. Weather cancellations will be posted on the St. Mark’s Facebook Page.
1st & 3rd Wednesdays | 6:25 – 7:00 PM
Bring a dinner and lawn chair for these new combined fellowship-discipleship conversation circles immediately after Wednesday Worship. Activities will be available for kids so parents can connect too. The 2nd and 4th Wednesdays are backup rain dates monthly.
Methodists On Bikes (MOB)
May to August
The MOB will ride on the first and third Saturdays (15-20 miles at about a 15 mph pace) and the second and fourth Wednesdays (10-12 miles at a slower pace). Our Wednesday rides will always commence at the church parking lot at 6:30. Saturday morning rides will start at 8:00 at a designated location.
Click here to find out more.
Walking as a Spiritual Practice
Monthly on Thursdays | 9:30 AM
For those interested in walking as a spiritual practice, Mary Ann Moman will lead Thursday AM walks on 8/26, at 9:30 AM at River Road Park (12575 River Rd.). Each time will begin with a devotional followed by a walk at your own pace, alone or in a group. No sign up needed, just show up! Questions: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art & Spirituality
June 1 – August 31 | 7:30 PM
Mission in Action Day
Join us for this annual all-church event, of actively living out our motto; “Where Mission is a Way of Life”. We will worship through serving, working as the hands and feet of Jesus. Please mark your calendar and help us make a difference in our community and beyond.
Arts & Crafts Marketplace
Join us November 6 from 9 AM – 3 PM for the Arts & Crafts Marketplace!
All crafts and art work will be home-made either by area artisans or by members of St. Marks UMW. Refreshments will be available at the Candy Cane Café as well as the bake sale table. Profits made by the UMW support missions. Vendors who wish to rent a table for the Marketplace may contact Gail Lee at 317-650-5352 to receive a registration form. Vendors may rent either one or two tables. Each table is $35.00. St. Mark’s Crafters may also donate handcrafted items to the UMW craft table. Popular items in the past have included matching knit scarves and hats, aprons, ornaments, American Girl doll clothes and jewelry.
December 3 & 4
Holy Walk through Bethlehem is a re-enactment of Our Lord’s Nativity. Each year, we host between 2,000 and 3,000 visitors. Holy Walk is our biggest community outreach event and requires over 200 volunteers.
How will you volunteer this year? Please prayerfully consider how you can help!
Click here to find out more.
Fall Celebration | 8/22
Kickoff celebrates and looks forward to fall programming for St. Mark’s Kidz, Cornerstone Youth, and Adult Discipleship.
Choir Kickoff | 8/29
Email Eric DeForest, email@example.com, to join the choir!
Host IHN | 9/19-26
We host overnight and provide food and hospitality for temporarily displaced families through Family Promise’s Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN). Look for a sign up online for setup, teardown, food, and more.
Last-minute cancellations are posted on St. Mark’s Facebook page (facebook.com/stmarkscarmel, no account
needed). All events are subject to COVID guidelines and protocol.
Click here to find other ways to stay connected during this time.
If you would like more information or if you would like to help with any of these events, please call the church office 317-846-4912.