We're Glad You're Here!
A Message From Kelly Moody, Associate for Spiritual Formation
Welcome to our virtual home during the COVID-19 Cathedral Closure! Whether you have attended Saint Mark's in person before or are joining us now for the first time, I'm glad you're here.
Parenting during a pandemic is 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!
Daily Prayer Podcast for Children and Families
A 5-6 minute daily prayer, led by Kelly Moody and Choir School Director Rebekah Gilmore, with contributions from Saint Mark's parishioners. Content changes weekly and seasonally, and is offered as a simple way to connect us to God and one another through scripture, prayer, and spiritual practice. Find it here, or listen below.
Church School Via Zoom
9 a.m. on Sunday Mornings via zoom
Children in preschool- 2nd grade tell bible stories with objects from home, make art together, and share their prayers and praises. Led by Alicia Goodwin.
To get on the weekly preparation email list and receive the zoom link, contact Associate for Spiritual Formation Kelly Moody at email@example.com
JESUS AND HIS KINGDOM OF EQUALS
10 a.m. on Sunday Mornings via zoom
Children in 3rd–5th grades study scripture together and make connections to our life in quarantine, plan projects for the community, and more! Led by Kristen Kelly and Sonjia Gavin.
To get on the weekly preparation email list and receive the zoom link, contact Kelly Moody at firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUTH RADIX GROUP
6 p.m. on Sunday Evenings.
Youth ages 5th-12th grades are invited to study the Resurrection Narratives using the Eastertide Radix Project Curriculum. Find more information about The Radix Project here, or contact Youth Ministry director Nicole Silvernale at email@example.com
Monthly Encouragement for Parents
Gathering and Growing through a Quarantine
So much has changed so quickly! As parents and caregivers, we are continually adapting to these unusual times. Many of us report that juggling competing responsibilities and dealing with ongoing change is trying and overwhelming. It can also reveal a capacity for resilience we didn't know we had. Join The Rev. Canon Cristi Chapman and fellow parents for connection and reflection each month. To receive the link, contact the Rev. Canon Cristi Chapman for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org
Video Resources for Children and Parents
These videos were made with love by Saint Mark's clergy and staff. Below, Deacon Earl reads a story that undergirds all of Children's Spiritual Formation at Saint Mark's.