Full Church

Christian Formation

Helping those young and old grow in their relationship with Christ is a rewarding way to serve at St. Mark’s. Whether you are leading Children’s Chapel or planning a weekend retreat, we hope you will find fulfillment in one of the below opportunities to work with adults, children or youth.

Adults

Cursillo
Support this movement to help those in the church understand their individual callings to be Christian leaders.
Contact – The Rev. Canon Nancy Suellau, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 388-2681 x204

Men’s Retreat
Help plan, recruit, host and/or pray for these weekend-long retreats which take place off campus.

Women’s Retreat
Help plan, recruit, host and/or pray for these weekend-long retreats which take place off campus.
Contact - The Rev. Canon Nancy Suellau, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 388-2681 x204

Wednesdays in Lent
Help plan and lead a 1-hour adult or children’s program for this series or help cook a light soup and salad dinner offered before the program.

Lenten Devotional Book
Write a short, daily devotion to be used in our annual Lenten emails.
Contact – Caroline Close, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

St. Mark’s Teaching Series
Help plan and host this annual weekend event to draw well-recognized preachers and theologians to St. Mark’s.
Contact - The Rev. Tom Murray, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 388-2681 x206

Children

Baptism Banners
Sew and paint banners for children who are baptized at St. Mark’s.
Contact - Frances Hutto, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Children’s Chapel Leaders
Conduct a short children’s worship service for potty-trained 3 year-olds to 2nd grade during Sunday services.
Contact - Frances Hutto, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sunday School Teachers
Work with either 3 & 4 year olds, kindergarten & first graders or second & third graders. Teachers implement a weekly set curriculum that requires minimal preparation. Other roles for volunteers might include leading games, helping with crafts, facilitating discussions, set-up and clean-up classroom space, snack/refreshment preparation and distribution, praying for the children. Time Commitment: Once or twice a month for 8 months, September to May, during the Sunday school hour.
Contact - Frances Hutto, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Boys and Girls Breakfast Clubs
Help lead these fun clubs of 4th and 5th graders designed to encourage them to apply lessons learned from the Bible into daily life. These clubs also participate in service projects, field trips and parties. Breakfast Clubs occur from 10-10:50 a.m. during the school year (September – May).
Contact - Frances Hutto, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vacation Bible School
Help plan, teach and/or host this weeklong event in July for children from potty-trained 3’s through rising 4th grade.
Contact - Frances Hutto, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Youth

Confirmation
Help lead table discussion or chaperone a service project with the confirmands.
10– 10:50 a.m., Sundays September – March

Junior and Senior High Sunday School
Help lead a fun, discussion-filled class that examines music, movies, news, and current events through a Biblical lens.

Episcopal Youth Community (EYC) Leaders
EYC volunteers attend youth group meetings. Roles for volunteers might include leading games, leading worship, facilitating discussion, set-up, clean-up, praying for the youth and/or helping with refreshments. Service time is approximately one and a half hours on Sunday evenings during the school year (twice monthly), plus prep time if needed.
Contact: Avery Williams, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

EYC Mission Trips – Junior and Senior High
Adult leaders accompany youth as they travel to serve communities in the regional, national and international areas.
Contact: Avery Williams, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.