Cornerstone Student
Ministries

Cornerstone Events

Stay connected

Even though in person gatherings and events have been suspended, we can still stay connected. Click here to find out more!

Sunday Mornings

club56:live

Sundays | 1 – 2 PM

Youth in grades 5th and 6th  are invited to attend weekly club56:live gatherings with time to connect and grow each Sunday from 1-2 p.m. on Zoom.  Contact Ramie Cooney (rcooney@stmarkscarmel.org) for more information, and register below for weekly Zoom codes.

Cornerstone AM
Sundays 10 & 10:30 AM

Join us for face-to-face Sunday School over Instagram Live. 
Cornerstone’s Instagram Account is @stmarkscornerstoneyouth
Middle School (Instagram Live) – 10AM
High School (Instagram Live) – 10:30AM
Email Dkb, dbroad@stmarkscarmel.org for more information.

Other Programming Opportunities

Sundays – Cornerstone Fellowship

Sundays | 5 – 6:30 PM

Youth grades 7-12 meet together in Wesley Hall from 5:00 to 6:30 pm for games, fellowship, and a quick message. Masks are required as well as social distancing.

Wednesdays:

Bible Study | 5 PM | February 24 – March 31
What Makes a Hero?  by Matt Rawle

Looking at pop culture heroes and others through the lens of faith, What Makes a HERO? shows how Jesus turned the concept of hero on its head. Heroes help us discern the good, fight for what’s right, define identity, execute justice, spark revolution, and save lives. In the Gospel story Jesus redefines being a hero and tells quite a different victory story—one obtained through humility, obedience to the cross, and an empty tomb.

DKB@Starbucks

Thursdays | 5-7 PM

DKB@Starbucks Zoom Style This is just a time to check in with DKB, who will be online via Zoom from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Parents, students, volunteers, etc. are welcome to join any time during that window. Email DKB dbroad@stmarkscarmel.org for the Zoom link.

Wednesday – Third Street Rehearsal

Third Street is not currently rehearsing due to COVID-19 restrictions. Keep an eye out for this to change in the future, especially as we approach Spring Retreat and the need to rehearse increases.

Kody Emrich, the Emerging Ministries Director leads Third Street. Contact Kody if you are interested in joining!

Fundraising Opportunities!

Kroger Community Rewards: 
Register for Kroger Community Rewards online at krogercommunityrewards.com. Sign up using the number 29492 and a percentage of all that you spend at Kroger will go to benefit St. Mark’s Youth Mission Programs. Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy!
Trash Bag Sale to support Summer Missions:
St. Mark’s Cornerstone students are selling trash bags to support our summer mission trips, and online ordering is now available!
You have several choices, but they all cost the same –just $13.00 per roll!
Yellow– 39 gallon – 25 bags per roll
White – 15 gallon – 65 bags per roll
Blue – 55 gallon – 16 bags per roll
These are high quality bags that are second to none! The different sizes are sure to meet your trash needs. Please support St. Mark’s Cornerstone Student Ministries and purchase your bag supply from us! We are accepting orders through March 15th. Visit https://buybags.trashbagfundraiser.com/ to place your order. Enter Group ID STMRKUMC. On the checkout page, enter a student name for them to get credit for the sale, or simply indicate “group” if you don’t have a particular student name.
Your bags will be available for pick up at St. Mark’s UMC on Sunday, March 21st. 

Keeping Connected Through Social Media

We use Simply Text for our email and text message blasts.  Be sure that you are on these distribution lists by sending your contact information (name, email, and mobile #) to DKB (Don K Broad) at dbroad@stmarkscarmel.org

We also communicate our student events and updates through our Instagram account – @stmarkscornerstoneyouth. If you or your parents have an account, please be sure to connect to DKB!

Parent Volunteers Needed!

Contact DKB to learn about available volunteer opportunities. All volunteers working with our children and youth are required to complete a background check. Please allow at least 72 hours for your application to be processed. Please email Jenny Rundle to request a background check. You may also call the church office at 317-846-4912 for more information. If you would like to make a donation to defer the cost of the background check, you may send a check payable to St. Mark’s UMC with “Background Check” on the memo line or click here to pay online. Background checks must be renewed every three years. Email Jenny Rundle or call the church office 317-846-4912, if you need to check your renewal date.

Required Forms for all events

 
Medical Release Form – required to attend youth retreats