Upcoming Events

June

17jun(jun 17)9:30 am21(jun 21)11:30 amPuppet Camp - Awesome Bible AnimalsKMP Presents

17jun(jun 17)12:00 pm21(jun 21)2:30 pmDrama Camp - Nailed It : Building on Foundations of FaithKMP Presents

July

01jul6:00 pm7:30 pmVBS Leader Training - July 1 @ 6 PMVBS

08jul(jul 8)9:00 am12(jul 12)12:00 pmVBS 2024 - Camp FirelightChildren's Ministries

10jul6:00 pmCommunity Night & Student VBS Volunteer SocialAll are welcome

11julAll DayDine Out to Donate - for VBS MissionVBS Mission Focus

Kidz Monthly Mission

Mission is a way of life at St. Mark’s, and what better way to live out this motto than by starting with our youngest members! Each month, Children’s Ministries strives to have children get involved in giving to the church’s monthly In-Kind Donations.

Trinity Haven

Each month, Children’s Ministries strives to have kids involved in giving to the church’s monthly In-Kind Donations. During the month of June, we are collecting items to support Trinity Haven. Located in Indianapolis, Trinity Haven is Indiana’s first and only housing program providing safe, affirming housing for LGBTQ+ youth experiencing housing instability. Learn more at trinityhavenindy.org. You and your children can support this program by bringing any of the following items to check-in at Kidz Church any Sunday morning in June:
• Liquid dish soap
• Disposable razors
• Plastic hangers
• Mesh shower caddies
• Disinfecting wipes
• Ziploc bags (Gallon or Sandwich sizes)
• Macaroni & Cheese
• Raman noodle cup

Get Involved

Kidz Church Volunteers Needed!

Come join the fun and impact a child’s life! Please prayerfully consider how you can be involved in this critical local mission—our own St. Mark’s children. We need a few people called to assist during Kidz Church. Training and materials are always provided, and you will always have a partner. If you cannot volunteer in a classroom, please pray for the volunteers God is nudging to serve.

Click here to join a Kidz Church teaching team, we need you!

Childcare Job Opportunity

St. Mark’s is looking to hire several (paid) childcare staff. Childcare helpers needed during weekday mornings and occasionally during the early evening. All training provided. Please contact Jackie Rowell at jrowell@stmarkscarmel.org to apply or for more information. 

Community Outreach

MOMCo | Thursdays from 9:30 – 11:15 AM

Women Supporting Women

Time Out for Moms! Come join with a group of women who just “get it” (and have a cup of coffee while it’s still warm!). Our MOMCo (formerly MOPS) group meets two Thursdays a month for fellowship and learning with children’s programming available for infants (6+ mo.) and preschoolers. There are also monthly Moms’ Night Out events and family play dates.

Contact Jenny Miller at mopsatst.marks@gmail.com to register for MOMCo, learn more about the group, or to sign-up to be a mentor.

 

Testimonial from mom of 3

As a mother to three children under four, life can be chaotic. When we first moved to Indiana three years ago we knew no one. My husband’s job had moved us away from our family, our friends, our church, and every thing we knew. We were so desperate for a community. Especially as our second daughter was set to arrive. I prayed so hard for God to make a way. To show me a community I was so longing for. I wanted our kids to have friends too. I wanted people who understood the challenges of being a mother in this day and age. Again I prayed, God give us a community, one where we could raise our kids together, where our kids could be friends, ones that supported, and loved one another, ones that loved God together. It was then that someone from church said “would you like to come to MomCo with me?” I was skeptical at first. But something kept telling me this is God’s open door. I struggle when meeting new people. I’m shy, and have a hard time opening up. But as soon as I walked through the doors and met the fellow moms, I knew this was the community God had planned for me. They were kind, supportive, and welcomed me like I was a long time friend. In the hard times they were there for me. When my daughter was born 9 weeks early they watched our older girls so we could go to the NICU, they made us meals, they brought us gifts, and above all else they prayed for us. Without their support, I wouldn’t have made it through that time. This community is one that is uplifting. God’s presence and love is overwhelming among these women. This group of women truly embodies the church and I’m so thankful to have them in my life.