CHILDREN

— Welcome to St. Mark's Lions

Rich in tradition while embracing the future, St. Mark’s is a great place for kids of all ages! We are committed to providing a fun and safe learning environment for children to better understand and develop their relationship with God.

The St. Mark’s Lions take their name from the winged lion, the symbol that represents the life and word of St. Mark.

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— The Lion's Program

Our program, Spark – Activate Faith, engages children from ages  2-12 to learn the Bible in ways that are suited to their age and level of development.  We follow a lectionary schedule, which means we are focused on the same lessons that are featured in the service each week. Music, activities, and crafts keep things busy! Your child will also have a handout to take home with activities you can do as a family to grow your faith at home. 

 Our classes are set up as follows:

                                                                                                                                                                                                     Little Cubs – Infants to age 3.      

                                                                                                                                                                                                     Big Cubs – PreK – SK – Grade 1

                                                                                                                                                                                                     Kool Kats – Grades 2-3-4

                                                                                                                                                                                                     R.O.A.R. – Grades 5 – 8

— Youth Group

Secondary School Our Youth Group helps students apply what they’re learning at church to life out in the world through discussion, movies, and more.
They are also encouraged to be active members of the St. Mark’s community in various ways; by helping to care for the younger children in the Nursery, helping to run Lion’s events, or by volunteering as servers. They also participate in fundraising for outreach projects and special events.

— The Lion's Tale

Toward the end of the service, kids attend church as a group for Communion, and sit in the front pews for ‘The Lion’s Tale’, a short weekly chat designed to help children think about how to apply church teachings in their lives. Parents may pick up their children downstairs following the service.

— Our Teachers

We are fortunate to have experienced, enthusiastic teachers in our program! Our screened volunteer team works together with the clergy and parish management to ensure a safe environment.

New volunteers are always welcome and needed. Please speak to the Children’s Ministry Coordinator if you would like to help, even for a couple of hours a month.

Special Events

All Saints Celebration Christmas Bake & Craft Sale “No Audition” Christmas Play Ash Wednesday Event
Word Art SMAC
Good Friday Explorers First Communion Classes Confirmation Classes LEGO Club …and more!