Almighty God, heavenly Father, you have blessed us with the
joy and care of children: Give us calm strength and patient
wisdom as we bring them up, that we may teach them to love
whatever is just and true and good, following the example of
our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. 

Children's Ministries

General Information for Sundays

  • Nursery: 9:15 to 12:15 Sunday
  • Children's Homily at 10:30 a.m. then Youth Chapel


St. Mark's offers a staffed nursery for children six weeks old to three years old during the 10:30 service. Volunteers from the parish take turns staffing the nursery, which is located in the multipurpose wing of the main Church building. We welcome new volunteers!

Youth Chapel

We welcome children to participate in our Youth Chapel program starting at 10:15 a.m. on Sundays.  For more information, talk to Emily Talbot-Guillote (call the church office if you need her number).

Youth Chapel teachers work in pairs on a rotating schedule. We welcome new members to the staff!


Children's Sunday School

At this time, there is no Children's Sunday School.  See the above info about Youth Chapel.  If you would like to get involved or learn more about our Children's Ministries then please call or email Willis.


Requirements for Volunteers in the Children's Programs

All Sunday School teachers, Children's Chapel teachers, youth workers, and nursery attendants must take a one-class training in Safeguarding God's Children. This Episcopal Church-required training (for all who work with children) provides instruction in potential dangers for children and how to prevent them. Our diocesan-certified trainer, Emily Talbot-Guillote, holds several classes a year to certify parishioners who serve in any of our programs for children and youth. All staff must take a refresher course every five years.


Any parishioner may attend these classes; it is not necessary to volunteer in any of our programs in order to participate in the training. Parents, grandparents, babysitters, and others who interact with children will find the training to be very informative.


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