We're glad you're here!
Whether you have attended Saint Mark's in person before or are joining us now for the first time, we're glad you're here.
Parenting during a pandemic has been full of unexpected joys and struggles. The days are full, our kids' feelings are big, and our roles as parent and professional, educator and coach, partner and friend are now blended together in messy, unexpected ways. We believe there is beauty and promise emerging in the midst of the mess. That belief is rooted in the life of Jesus, who blended humanity and divinity together in his own life, death, and resurrection. Our Christian faith proclaims God is in the midst of messes, and marks each moment of our daily work and play as holy. Below, you'll find some ways we are banding together at Saint Mark's to remember and reflect God's love in our daily lives at home. Engage in the ways that best support you and your children, and know that we are praying for you!
For more information about Children & Family Ministries and programming, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saint Mark's Cathedral has identified the creation of genuinely intergenerational community as one of its core Mutual Ministry Goals. Check out this resources, from The Uniting Church in Australia: Being an Intergenerational Church [pdf]
Intergenerational Ministries Newsletter
Every other month Canon Barrie sends out a newsletter containing reflections on the current season and highlighting upcoming offering that all ages can participate in together. Sign up to receive the newsletter here (just be sure to check the "Children and Families" box),
FIRST AND THIRD SUNDAY OF THE MONTH,* resuming OCTOBER 1, 2023, 10–11 A.M., in the Godly Play classrooms on the 2nd floor of the St. Nicholas Bldg.
In the 10 a.m. hour (between the 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday services), on the first and third Sunday of each month, kids aged 3 and up are invited to the classroom on the second floor of the St Nicholas Building for storytelling, wondering, and play, using the Montessori-based Godly Play curriculum. In Fall 2023, participants will explore core stories from the Hebrew scriptures. Please email Canon Wendy Barrie email@example.com with questions.
*Godly Play will not be offered on November 5, 2023 (All Saints' Sunday)
SUDAYS MORNING DURING THE 9 A.M. SERVICE
Children's Chapel returns in its familiar form during the 9 a.m. service in Fall 2022. All children will be invited to join the Gospel procession and cathedral around the Deacon as the Gospel is proclaimed. Then children pre-school through 2nd grade will process to Thomsen Chapel for the Gospel story in a developmentally appropriate telling, singing, and prayer. Parents are welcome to join their children. They return to their families in the nave at the Peace. Adults are needed to volunteer to assist with Children's Chapel on a rotating basis (safeguarding training certification required). If you are interested in participating in this way, or if you have any questions, please contact Canon Wendy Claire Barry: firstname.lastname@example.org