Children’s Christian Formation
Children are a very important part of our community and St. Mark’s is committed to providing a safe and loving environment in which children and adults can grow together in faith. We value children and their spiritual presence with us.
All paid employees, nursery staff, and volunteers who work with children or youth in our church, are required to attend Safeguarding God’s Children, an education program developed by Praesidium Religious Services for the Episcopal Church. Safeguarding God’s Children offers valuable information about the problem of child abuse in our society, and informs us of ways we can protect our children as well as those who work with children.
Children’s Christian Formation hour is from 10:00 a.m. until 10:50 a.m. on Sundays during the program year (September—May).
To register your child(ren), please fill out the Registration Form. Click here to access the form.
- Children 3 years old through 5th grade focus on Bible stories that make up our Christian heritage from creation through the present. Godly Play classes are held for Toddlers, Pre-kindergartners through 2nd grade. Our 3rd through 5th grade classes use a lectionary-based curriculum, Living the Good News, published by Morehouse Education Resources. Godly Play Toddlers is for Parents with their toddlers.
- Middle school and high school classes meet separately and concentrate on how to live as a Christian in today’s world through discussion and work on volunteer projects.
- Youth Group is for students in grades 6-12, and typically meets each week on Sunday afternoon for 2 hours for social events, field trips, or outreach activities.