Open Groups

There is something for everyone! Join anytime!


The MarksMen is a community of career and family focused men seeking to develop authentic and intentional relationships while we unplug from the daily stress and craziness that life can bring.  We aim to grow closer to Christ through Service and Outreach, Enrichment and Education, Friendship and Fellowship.

PRAYER & SUPPORT GROUP  We meet at 6:00 AM every other Thursday morning in the St. Mark’s parking lot (weather permitting) or Wesley Hall for our prayer and support meetings. Bring your coffee, a chair and a mask in case we move inside.

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Retired Old Men Eating Out – Even if you are not retired, all senior men are welcome! Currently we are meeting in the St. Mark’s in room J/K. Come and talk about what is on your mind and enjoy the company of other guys. 

For more information contact Don Mehl.

Coffee ‘n Cameras

Join fellow photographers the first and third Monday of each month at 9:00 AM at St. Mark’s for conversation about photographic art and technique. Bring your camera & your questions or your latest work to share with the group. Contact Bob Wiens for questions.

This group is not meeting for the duration of 2020.

Card Playing Groups

Bridge meets each Thursday at 1:00 PM at St. Mark’sVarious Euchre groups meet monthly and there are Euchre tournaments annually.

This group is not meeting for the duration of 2020.

MOPS (Moms Of Preschoolers) – starts September 2020

Momming is hard! You deserve a break! Join us twice a month September through April for MOPS-a community of women with young children who come together to support and lift each other up. We meet twice a month on Wednesday mornings. Childcare is provided for these much needed breaks for this group of moms. In addition, we get together in small groups for play dates and moms’ night out (off-site). For more information and to register, complete the registration form and contact our registration coordinator.

Fall 2020 will look different during Covid-19 because we are NOT meeting in-person this semester. Our plan is to schedule socially distant monthly Moms Nights Out and monthly outdoor play dates (weather permitting). Additional activities and gatherings will be posted on the MOPs Facebook group page (this is a private group) as opportunities present themselves. We will reassess for Spring 2021. Email Alexis at to register; we cannot wait to meet you!

Page Turners Book Club

Join us 3rd Tuesday of each month, 7:00-8:00 PM, via Zoom. If you enjoy good books, interesting discussions, and a shared evening with new/old friends…start your reading now! Contact Marcia Flora for the Zoom invitation or if you have any questions or book ideas!

2021 Books have been selected:

February The Dutch House by Ann Patchett, fiction 
March Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family by Mitch Albom, non-fiction 
April  The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead, fiction 
May Dear Girls by Ali Wong, non-fiction 
June Glory Over Everything: Beyond the Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom, fiction
July The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben, non-fiction
August Anxious People by Fredrik Backman, fiction
September My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayer, non-fiction
October Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix, fiction
November The Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett Graf, non-fiction
December The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton, fiction 

Craft and Hobby Group

Join us on FaceBook at “St. Mark’s UMC Craft & Hobby Group” and share what you’ve been working on or get ideas for new projects! Contact Kathy Bartel with any questions. This group is not meeting for the duration of 2020.

Open to all Scrapbookers, Quilters, Stampers, Needlepointers, Cross Stitchers, Knitters or any other Craft or hobby! Join us for a time of fun and fellowship as we each enjoy our craft or hobby. Have you gone digital? Bring your laptop to work on scrapbooking, genealogy or just getting lost in Pinterest! Come when it fits your schedule. Everyone is welcome – whether you’re new to your craft or an old pro. Contact Kathy Bartel if you would like to attend or have questions.

Childcare is available for some sessions, provided a reservation is made at least 48 hours before this event. You will be directed to our childcare signup page when you have submitted your registration.



Just Us Ladies Interested in Eating Together – Interested in having lunch with the girls? Join the JULIETs for lunch the 3rd Thursday of each month. Each woman is responsible for paying for her own meal. All women are invited, young or retired, stay-at-home or working – whatever stage of life you’re in!  Please RSVP by the Monday before each date listed.
Contact coordinator Barbara Johnson if you have any questions.

This group is not meeting for the duration of 2020.

Contact Amy Adams if you have ideas for Fellowship events our would like to help with any of the current events.