Jesus Christ calls us to be a joyful community that celebrates God's love, transforms lives, and is a force for justice in the world.

Christian Education at St. Mark’s

Formation classes are offered for children and youth, preschool through high school.

Children’s Music at St. Mark’s

Our children and youth let their musical light shine often on the congregation of St. Mark’s! Throughout the year, the children praise God and uplift the congregation under the direction of our children’s music director, Barbara Freischlad.

Church School and Children’s Music Programming (September – May)

Infants and Young Children
Nursery 8:15 AM-12:15 PM

Preschool to 5th Grade
Orchestra: 9:15am-9:45am
Church School: 9:45am-10:45am
Joyful Noise Choir & Busy Bodies Activities: 11:15am -12:15pm

Middle School and High School 
Orchestra: First Sundays, 9:45am – 10:45am
Sunday School: Second and Fourth Sundays, 9:45am – 10:45am


Children at Worship

We welcome the contributions of children and families in all parts of the service.  Children are welcome to worship at both the 8:30 and 11:00 services. There is an art and activity table for people of all ages at the back of the Sanctuary to occupy busy minds and hands.

Children’s Activities at Our 11:00am Service
  • “Children’s Moment” with the pastor or special music by Joyful Noise Choir & Orchestra.
  • Busy Bodies Activities for younger children after the Children’s Moment. They have organized games on the playground as well as table time and snacks. Grades 6-12 remain in the service until after the sermon, and then have time for fun and fellowship.

Youth and Family Ministry

Our youth ministry offers a variety of events and experiences for both middle and Hhgh School youth by celebrating through fellowship, service, intergenerational activities, and spirituality.  We encourage our youth to serve in community events or programs and attend camp and retreats.

For more information, contact our Coordinator of Youth and Children’s Ministries, Katie Sharar.