Children’s Christian Education at St. Mark’s takes place Sunday mornings during the first half of the 10am service. Children are divided into age-appropriate classrooms which are led by parents and parish volunteers. Through storytelling, games, discussion, art, and journaling, the children explore and experience Bible stories and learn about Episcopal traditions. Each month, all children of the parish gather together for their own chapel service.
Sunday School allows kids to explore the readings from the service in creative and engaging ways. Children re-join the adults for the second half of the worship service, when we celebrate Holy Communion. The fact that all ages are hearing the same stories in different ways on Sunday morning gives parents the opportunity to talk with their children about what they each learned in church that day.
Sunday school is in session from September through May. Children also participate in special events throughout the church year, such as the Christmas Pageant, Advent Wreath making, Church sleep-over, and the Maundy Thursday Family Dinner.