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 Panera in Carmel (Rangeline) for our prayer and support meetings. Bring your coffee, a chair and a mask in case we move inside.

Click here to let us know if you would like more information.

MOPS (Moms Of Preschoolers)

Join other mothers who desire friendship, community, support and growth. Fall MOPs meets September to May. Meetings will be twice monthly on Thursday mornings (a new day) 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 prayerfully consider how you can support mothers of preschoolers in our church community! A mentor mom is someone who has been through the early stages of parenting and who can walk beside MOPS moms.

Click here to learn about MOPS at open mom gatherings and family playdates this summer.

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:

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

2nd & 4th Wednesdays and 1st & 3rd Saturdays each month

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.

All rides need a Ride Leader, and MOB members take turns assuming this obligation.  We must be careful not to rely on the same people to lead our rides, so please consider it your responsibility to volunteer to lead a ride If we do not have a Ride Leader, the ride will be cancelled.  If a ride needs to be cancelled due to weather conditions, notification will be sent an hour prior to starting.  Cancelled rides will not be rescheduled. Contact with questions.

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.

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.


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:
October 21st | Grindstone on the Monon 17470 Wheeler Rd., Westfield, IN 46074 (317-763-1100)
November 18th | Grille 39 at the Renaissance 11925 No. Meridian St. Carmel, IN 46032 (317-814-2550)
December 16th | Hollyhock Hill 8110 N. College Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46240 (317-251-2294)

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

Thursday 9/23, 10/14 & 11/11 | 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Join us for a time of fun and fellowship as we each enjoy our craft or hobby. We will follow all guidelines established by the church at the time of our gatherings. RSVP to Kathy Bartel, 317-294-4908 or

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.

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.

Childcare is currently NOT available.

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