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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MOPS (Moms Of Preschoolers)

Join other mothers who desire friendship, community, support and growth. Come learn about MOPs at open mom gatherings and family playdates this summer. The first playdate will be on 6/4 at 10 am at St. Mark’s. Also save 6/16, and 6/29 to gather at Amy’s house and Inlow Park. Visit MOPS St. Mark’s Carmel, IN Playdate Info on Facebook for more details.  Fall MOPs meetings will be twice monthly on Thursday mornings along with mother & child play dates, and moms’ night out events.  Contact Amy Bender at to register for MOPs or learn more. MOPs is also recruiting mentor moms so please Volunteer Recruitmentprayerfully consider how you can support mothers of preschoolers in our church community!


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 Book List:
May Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harmon, 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

MOB – Methodists On Bikes

Wednesday, 4/28 , 5/12, 5/26 & Saturday, 5/1, 5/15

All adults are invited to join this recreational bike riding group. 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.

Members of the MOB take turns planning & leading the routes. Rides are cancelled if no one signs up to lead 3 days prior to the ride date. For more info about each ride, contact John Flora,

PLEASE NOTE:  Our first ride will be Wednesday, April 28, at 6:00!  This will allow a half hour before riding for organizational purposes and ride sign-ups.  This date is not noted on the summer calendar sent from St. Mark’s.

Romeos | Wednesdays at 11 AM

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 the parking lot or room J/K (depending on the weather). Beginning April 21, Romeos will meet at Le Peep at Fashion Mall Commons, 8487 Union Chapel Rd #240, Indianapolis

Come and talk about what is on your mind and enjoy the company of other guys.

For more information contact Don Mehl.


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!

The restaurant is holding group sizes to twelve. So please call, text, or email Barb Johnson your intention to attend, to assure we have room for your place at the table.Please RSVP by the Monday before each date listed. Contact coordinator Barbara Johnson if you have any questions.  Please call 317-863-2689 to leave a message, text me at 303-918-6308, or email me at Please be sure to include your phone number and email which will allow me to contact you should any plans change.

Gathering dates and locations:
May 20, 11:30 AM |  Matt the Miller’s located at 11 W. City Dr., Carmel
June 17, 11:30 AM | Wolfies (Geist) | 11699 Fall Creek

Please note: The restaurants will require facemasks for movement within the restaurant and please do not attend if you are sick. 

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 currently meeting.

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.


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. Meeting on Zoom. Contact for more information.

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.

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