Upcoming Events

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 our church family to reconnect  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.

Midwest Mission Food Pack
May 16 | 2:00 PM

Join us Sunday, May 16 from 2-4 PM as St. Mark’s is partenering with Midwest Mission Distribution Center for a Rice Meal Food Pack, in Wesley Hall. All meals go to non-profits internationally. This is a family-friendly, hands-on mission opportunity for anyone age 5 or older. Sign up here!

Cornerstone Youth

College Retreat
May 28 & 29

Anyone who is or was a college student as of August 2020 is eligible to attend, as well as anyone aged 18-22, whether in college or not. We will gather at Teter Family Retreat near Cicero for a day-long retreat.

The cost is $10 per attendee will cover the cost of Teter and food. We ask that each student bring a snack and 2-liter to share. Contact Don Broad with any questions. Sign up here.

Rummage Sale
May 28 & 29

The Trinkets and Treasures Sale is May 28 (8-4:30) & 29 (8-12). Many items will be available at this annual event. All COVID protocols will be observed, so please wear a mask and keep social distancing of at least 6 feet.  See the UMW page (stmarkscarmel.org/umw) for information on how to donate items.

 

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.

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.

ReConnect Picnics
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.

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 5/27, 6/24, 7/29, and 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 mmoman@stmarkscarmel.org

Art & Spirituality
June 1 – August 31 | 7:30 PM

Join this hybrid online/on-site study. We’ll listen to scripture, see scripture-based art and each use our own supplies to create artwork from our spiritual reflections. Contact Pastor Julia Gonzales at jgonzales@stmarkscarmel.org for more information. Click here to register.

Pen Pal Celebration
June 6 | 12:00 PM

Pen Pals bring a picnic lunch to meet in person. Dessert provided.

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.

Please see our Sign Ups page for all St. Mark’s sign up opportunities.

Upcoming Months

Art & Spirituality | Tuesdays, June 1 – August 31 | 7:30 PM
Join this hybrid online/on-site study. We’ll listen to scripture, see scripture-based art and each use our own supplies to create artwork from our spiritual reflections. Contact Pastor Julia Gonzales at jgonzales@stmarkscarmel.org for more information. Click here to register.

Pen Pal Celebration | June 6 | 12 PM
Pen Pals bring a picnic lunch to meet in person. Dessert provided.

Club56 Mission Camp | June 14-17 | 9 AM-12 PM |
5th and 6th graders will serve in Hamilton County. Contact Stephanie Cohen, scohen@stmarkscarmel.org for more information. Click here to sign up.

Cornerstone Workcamp | June 20-26
Signup for Group workcamp. Registration required on the Conerstone Youth page.

Kidz Music Camps | June 21-25

Puppet Camp 10 -11:30 AM | Age 4-Grade 3.
Kids use puppets to interpret songs and create their own puppets. Cost $15.
Drama Camp 12:15 -2:30 PM | Grades 1-4.
Students will act out Bible stories. Cost $15.
Click here to find out more and sign up! Contact Joyce Click, jclick@stmarkscarmel.org for questions.

Retro Brothers Concert | June 27 | 2 PM
Dan Vincent andNorman Knight met through a mutual friend who thought their talents and musical interests were a good match. He was right. Since the early 1970’s, Dan and Norman have remained good friends and have played together in a variety of musical endeavors. When they retired from their professional careers, they decided to team up in a tight and compact duo playing only the music they loved. Their musical focus includes the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Eagles, Byrds, Simon & Garfunkel, Neil Young, Tom Petty and so much more. The Fellowship committee invites you to join us for an Ice Cream Social following the Retro Brothers concert. Ice cream treats will be individually prepackaged items and members of the Fellowship committee will be serving these while wearing masks and gloves. Be sure to invite your friends and neighbors, as these events are open to all!

Blood Drive | June 27 | 8:30 AM– 1:00 PM
Sign up to donate blood.

July 4th Parade | July 5 | 9-12
Join the St. Mark’s float in the Carmel parade. Look for more details coming soon or contact Joyce Click at jclick@stmarkscarmel.org with questions.

the gettogether | July 18 | 10:30 AM
Join us for this once-a-year event when our whole church gathers outside for worship.

Vacation Bible Camp/VBS | July 19-24 | 9 AM – 12 PM
Ages 4-Grade 6. All aboard the Rocky Railway! Click here to find out more and sign up!

Vacation Bible Camp Ice Cream Social | July 22 | 6:30 PM
The community is invited to join all VBS families and volunteers for an old-fashioned ice cream social.

Cornerstone Week of Hope | July 25-30
Mission Trip for students currently in 6th-8th grade. Register on the Cornerstone Youth page.

Talent Show | 8/15 | 2:00 PM
All invited to bring a lawn chair and enjoy the showcase. Email Eric DeForest, edeforest@stmarkscarmel.org, to join.

Fall Kickoff  | 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, edeforest@stmarkscarmel.org, to join the choir!

Host IHN | August 29- September 5
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.