Saint Mark’s Children and Youth 2020-2021 Formation Year
We are pleased to announce that Saint Mark’s will resume Children Formation in remote format, following Bishop Breidenthal’s guidelines.
Children and youth formation will kick-off in remote format on Sunday, September 27th.
- Children gather via zoom at 9:45am for greeting
- 10am Children’s song led by formation teachers
- Breakout into age-appropriate sessions: Godly Play (preschool), Sunday School/Children’s Chapel (elementary school). There will be two adults in each break-out session.
- 10:25 End so that children may join the 10:30 church service
Coffee hour for children and families after church on Sunday, September 20th
Look for an email with further instructions on signing up for formation.
Saint Mark’s Church School welcomes children ages 3 through 5th grade at any time during the school year. Our Church School has two different groups: Godly Play, and Children’s Chapel.
Church School and Godly Play Forms
Outreach as Formation
Each year the students participate in an Outreach project by collecting change each week for “Gifts for Life.” A program of Episcopal Relief and Development, “Gifts for Life” assists families in need with livestock, environmentally friendly plants, a means of producing food and income, along with helping other members of their community.
Learn more about “Gifts for Life” HERE.
A donation may be made through Saint Mark’s HERE.
Visitors and new children are always welcome!
A Prayer For Young Persons
God our Father, you see your children growing up in an unsteady and confusing world: Show them that your ways give more life than the ways of the world, and that following you is better than chasing after selfish goals. Help them to take failure, not as a measure of their worth, but as a chance for a new start. Give them the strength to hold their faith in you, and to keep alive their joy in your creation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
–Book of Common Prayer page 829