Events and Signups at St. Mark’s Church: What’s going on? Do I need to register? Where can I sign up? Find out everything we’re up to.
In the months of September and October, we are seeking vestry nominations. If you or someone you know is called to serve God on our vestry, please complete a nomination form, which can be can be found in the narthex, the Prodigal Cafe, or download and print, along with a description of the vestry roles and responsibilities.
The form should be placed in Lorrie Walker’s mailbox. If you are nominating someone other than yourself, please be sure to confirm with the candidate his or her willingness to serve prior to submitting the name. The nominating committee includes Lorrie Walker, Brian Kling, Kris Pasterak, Greg Gifford and John Bernard. Contact: Lorrie Walker, 630.337.0212, email@example.com, or any other vestry member.
Education for Children, Youth, and Adults
Sunday School and Youth Program
All children in a family can be registered on one form. For more information about the programs please head to the Ministries page and click the link for either Children or Youth. You can reach the registration forms from those pages as well.
Sex, scandal, and schism: Gnosticism and the Gospel in First-Century Corinth
The Church at Corinth was notorious for its factions, fornication, idolatry, and heresy. Living in a culture hostile to the Gospel, the Corinthians struggled mightily to live by faith in Christ. Join the study with Marcus Johnson. Find all the details on the Adult Studies page.
All Souls’ Commemoration
Join us for Evening Prayer on Wednesday, November 7, 6:30 pm in the chapel. The service will include a sermon by the rector and hymns. Remember departed members of the parish and other loved ones. Submit names of those to be included in the prayers by Wednesday, October 31 in narthex or chapel, call the church office, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Junior High Youth
As we look forward to another year of helping students grow in the knowledge and love of Christ, we find ourselves in need of dedicated volunteers to keep giving them the experiences we believe will enrich the rest of their lives. From Sunday programming to special events, from planning to cooking or hosting, the passion and talents of our volunteers allow Junior High Ministry to thrive. Would you join us in fulfilling this vision? Do you or someone you know at St. Mark’s feel led to further equip our students on their spiritual journeys? Please contact us! Whatever your schedule, whatever your gifts, we’ve got a place for you.
Jesus and Me (JAM) Singers
For the younger singers of our parish, we have the JAM Singers (second through eighth grade). They sing at worship on the first Sunday of the month and rehearse on Sundays at 10:45 am. They make a joyful noise! For more information and to sign up contact Paul Grizzell, Director of Worship Arts, email@example.com.
Low-Key Volunteer Opportunities
- Audio Visual: Control lights, sound, and recordings during 10:30 worship. Please contact Sally Gradle, firstname.lastname@example.org, 630.632.5671.
- Prodigal Café needs your help. Additional bakers and hosts are needed to serve on a rotating schedule. Please contact Mary or Jen Beall, email@example.com
- Salvation Army Christmas Baskets: Please contact Lisa Aiston to help coordinate this wonderful project. Last year wae provided a wonderful Christmas for thirty-five local families. firstname.lastname@example.org
In Our Community
Chapel Ornament at the History Museum
The chapel of St. Mark’s Church is the featured Christmas ornament at the Geneva History Museum for 2018. The cost is $19.95 or three for $50.00. We are happy the Geneva community is joining the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the building of the chapel with this Christmas ornament. The museum is located at 113 South Third Street.
Reader’s Theater Returns
St Mark’s Reader’s Theater will again present Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol on Saturday, December 8 at 6:00 pm. Please contact Ken Johnson, 630.977.5590 or Jim Dickerson, 630.432.0355 ASAP to participate in this year’s production.