Vacation Bible School (VBS)

VBS Discovery on Adventure Island took place July 12-16, 2021.  We look forward to an exciting VBS in Summer 2022!

Contact:  Shannon Sanborn, Director of Children's Ministry, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Nursery (birth to 3-year-olds)

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., The McCarty Early Learning Center

Contact:  Shannon Sanborn,  ssanborn@stmarksjacksonville.org

The McCarty Early Learning Center is open every Sunday morning providing a safe, secure place where children age 3 months through 3 years learn firsthand about Jesus’ love through hugs, smiles, songs and play. The nursery is also open for other church events and classes, usually by RSVP, and is furnished with cribs, tables, chairs and suitable toys and play equipment.


Children’s Chapel (potty trained 3-year-olds through grade 2)

9 and 11 a.m. services (8 and 10 a.m. summer services), Winston McRae Chapel

Contact: Shannon Sanborn,  ssanborn@stmarksjacksonville.org

Children are invited after the gospel reading to follow the cross from the church to the Chapel to experience music, prayers and a Bible story before returning to their families in the time for Communion.


Potty trained 3 and 4-year-olds 

Sunday Mornings (September - May), 10–10:50 a.m., Hope House Room #2

Lively, age-appropriate activities—including games, crafts, and creative play—introduce liturgybased curriculum in various ways. A snack is provided.

Contact:  Shannon Sanborn,  ssanborn@stmarksjacksonville.org


Kindergarten and grade 1

Sunday Mornings (September - May), 10-10:50 a.m., Hope House Room #3

Contact:  Shannon Sanborn,  ssanborn@stmarksjacksonville.org

A fun and engaging curriculum teaches the Word of Jesus through play, storytime and hands-on activities based on liturgy. A snack is provided.

Grades 2 and 3

Sunday Mornings (September - May), 10-10:50 a.m., Hope House Room #1

Contact:  Shannon Sanborn,  ssanborn@stmarksjacksonville.org

Liturgy-based curriculum teaches young developing Christians Bible stories in captivating ways each week. A snack is provided.

Breakfast Clubs (Grades 4 and 5)

Sunday Mornings (September - May), 10–10:50 a.m., Grace House

Contact: Shannon Sanborn,  ssanborn@stmarksjacksonville.org

The Breakfast Clubs are separate for boys and girls as they study the Bible and learn how to apply the lessons to daily life. These classes use a variety of Bible-based curriculums and discuss social issues related to the age group. A light breakfast is provided.