Children’s Ministry Programming During COVID

In-person worship has returned! Your children are welcome to join you in the services and Kidz Kits are provided to keep little hands busy.
However, until Kidz Church Sunday classes can safely resume, Children’s Ministry is offering the following ways to keep kids connected.

Check out the Connect with Kidz page to find weekly Kidz Church, Kidz Music & Praise, and Club 56 resources.

Join our St. Mark’s Kidz Facebook page to watch a weekly Bible Story, hear a song, and share what you are up to each week.

KidzConnect:Live

Sundays | 10 – 10:30 AM

Kids ages 3 through Grade 4 are welcome to join us for KidzConnect:Live, meeting Sundays on Zoom from 10-10:30 AM. Register below for weekly Zoom codes.

Kidz Music & Praise Rocking 11 AM

Sundays | 11:00 AM

Children ages 4 and up are invited to gather each Sunday on Zoom for worship, praise, and fun!

We are currently rehearsing for our upcoming Lenten musical during this hour. Use the button below to contact Director Joyce Click for a Zoom invitation and for more information on the musical.

“Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord” during this fun-filled hour each week!

club56:live

Sundays | 10:45 – 11:45 AM

Youth in grades 5th and 6th  are invited to attend weekly club56:live gatherings with time to connect and grow each Sunday at 10:45 AM on Zoom.  Contact Ramie Cooney (rcooney@stmarkscarmel.org) for more information, and register below for weekly Zoom codes.

Contact Ramie Cooney with any questions about St. Mark’s Children’s Ministry.

Kidz News

Save the Date:  Vacation Bible Camp/VBS

We will host Rocky Railway Vacation Bible Camp from 9-12 on July 19-23, 2021. Click here to register a camper or volunteer.

Save the Date:  Kidz Puppet & Drama Camp

Monday, June 21—Friday, June 25, 2021
Puppet Camp: 10:00 AM– 11:30 AM
Drama Camp—12:15 PM-2:30 PM
Mark your calendars and get ready for some fun! Puppet Camp is for students ages 4–Grades 3. They will use a variety of puppets during the week to interpret songs and themes. Students will make their own puppets to take home. Drama Camp is for students Grades 1–6 and will act out stories. Cost is $15 for each camp. Watch for details on whether the event will be online or in-person. Click here to register for these camps.

St. Mark’s Preschool Registration

St. Mark’s has one of the best preschools in town and registration is open now!  Thankfully church families will again have priority placement because the preschool usually is filled to capacity. If you or someone you know (neighbor, grandchild) would like to learn more or tour the preschool, please contact Director, Jen Weixler at (317) 846-4912 or preschool@stmarkscarmel.org.

Internship Opportunities at St. Mark’s

Do you enjoy working with children?  Do you want to learn more about working in a church setting?

The Children’s Ministry department at St. Mark’s UMC in Carmel, IN is excited to announce paid internship opportunities for Summer 2021.  Work schedules will be flexible and approximately 15 hours per week during the summer months.

Job Responsibilities:  Interns will assist with Children’s Mission Outreach and work with church ministries to help carry out the mission of St. Mark’s.  For example, interns will assist in preparing for Vacation Bible Camp, organize a Club 56 Mission Camp, attend Week of Hope, as well as plan fellowship and service opportunities over the summer for children and our local community.

Qualifications:  Intern candidates should be comfortable working in a church setting, caring, compassionate, confident, and enjoy children.   To be eligible, youth must have completed their sophomore year in high school.

Application Process:  Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter explaining why they are interested in a St. Mark’s Internship and a resume with relevant experience (volunteer or paid) to Children’s Ministry Director, Ramie Cooney at rcooney@stmarkscarmel.org.  Youth are invited to contact Ramie Cooney or Jackie Rowell at (317) 846-4912 with any questions or to learn more about this exciting opportunity.

Applications will be reviewed by a committee beginning March 2021 and decisions communicated by April 2021.

Thank you Clara Rozmaryn!

We are very fortunate that Clara picked St. Mark’s as the site for her Girl Scout Gold Award project.  She designed, sketched, and supervised the painting of murals in the Education Wing entrance.  We can’t wait for you to see her depiction of Noah’s Ark, Jesus calling the disciples, and Jesus feeding the 5ooo.  In addition to the murals, Clara will also be creating curricula for classes to use to learn about these murals.  Clara went to preschool at St. Mark’s many years ago (she’s a high school junior now) and her mother teaches at the preschool currently.  We are grateful for Clara’s service!

Contact Ramie Cooney with any questions about St. Mark’s Children’s Ministry.