Mission Camp | June 14-17
Music Camps | June 21-25
Join the fun at St. Mark’s Music Camps
Puppet Camp 10:00-11:30 AM – Awesome Bible Hero Songs and Stories
St. Mark’s Drama Camp 12:15-2:30 PM – Not so Terrible Parable-The Story of the Good Samaritan
Click here to find out more and register.
VBS | July 19 – 23
Join St. Mark’s Kidz for
Rocky Railway Vacation Bible Camp
9 to 12 each day
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4th of July Parade | July 5
March with St. Mark’s in the Carmel July 4th Parade!
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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.
MOPs Summer Playdates
June 16, 29 & 7/29 | 10 AM
All mothers and preschoolers (with siblings) are invited to drop-in for fun and fellowship with other moms and kids this summer–no RSVP necessary. During the summer we are excited to gather informally. Join MOPS St. Mark’s Carmel FB page for directions and more information.
Dates: June 16 – Amy Bender’s house, June 29 – TBD, July 29 – St. Mark’s.
Click here for MOPS meeting info.
1st & 3rd Weds | 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 in the Kidz Zone so parents can connect too. The 2nd and 4th Wednesdays are backup rain dates monthly.
Carmel 4th of July Parade | July 5
March with the St. Mark’s Float in the Carmel 4th of July Parade
St.Mark’s will once again have an entry in the Carmel Parade. The theme this year for the parade is Community Heroes. We will plan to have a float for children to ride, with patriotic decorations featuring stars and streamers. We will ask the children to hold signs recognizing community heroes during the pandemic such as doctors, nurses, other medical personnel, pasters, teachers, first responders, research scientists. Participants are asked to wear red, white, and blue and something that represents one of our community heroes. We are hoping that some of our essential workers who attend St. Mark’s will be a part of our presentation by walking behind our float. We also need teens (15 and older) and adults to walk behind the float and pass our candy. We will decorate the float at 8:30 a.m. near Flix Brewhouse at Merchants Square. If you are planning to participate in the actual parade, you can report at 9:45 AM at Merchants Square near Flix Brewhouse. Contact Joyce Click at email@example.com with questions.
- Donate individually candy that won’t melt in the heat of July that can be passed out. Please bring candy to the church office by July 4th.
- Help decorate the float with the Click and Crawford families at 8:30 a.m. on July 5th at Merchants Square near Flix Brewhouse.
- Meet at 9:45 a.m. on July 5 at Merchants Square near Flix Brewhouse if you plan to ride the float or walk behind the float to pass out candy. Wear red, white, and blue and something to recognize an essential worker and bring your completed parade waiver. (See attached)
- Help take the float apart at the end of the parade route and return items to the church.
- Loan a pick-up truck to pull the 16 foot trailer that will serve as our float.
Let us know that you will be participating in the parade.
MOPS (Moms Of Preschoolers)
What is MOPS?
Join other mothers who desire friendship, community, support and growth.
What to Expect?
We meet 2 Thusdays each month from 9:30 – 11:15 AM – September 9 & 23, Ocober 7 & 21, November 4 & 18, December 2 & 9
1) Message of hope: to inspire and encourage
2) Small groups: to meet other moms and develop new friendships
3) Moppets: qualified and loving activities for our little ones
Cost is $50 and scholarships are available upon request.
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.
Contact Amy Bender at firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Kids’ Night Out & Parents’ Night Off – suspended
Children ages 4-10 years-old are invited to join the fun each month from 6-9 PM in the gym for Kids’ Night Out & Parents’ Night Off. Children will be able to enjoy activities, games, a movie, and a (nut-free) snack throughout the evening as they are supervised by Cornerstone youth, while you are welcome to go out for quality parent time! Contribution of $15 per child (or $30 per family) which will serve as a fundraiser for youth mission trips and retreats.