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.
Education for Children, Youth, and Adults
Fall Kick Off, Sunday School and Youth Program
This Sunday is the last summer Sunday school. Class for all students resumes Sunday, September 9, at 9:00 am
We are excited for another year of growth in Jesus Christ through worship and programs for children and youth. Sunday School (Prek through sixth grades) and youth programming (seventh through twelfth grades) resume September 9 at 9:00 am.
All children in the 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.
Mark your calendars today for The Blessing of the Backpacks on Sunday, August 26 at the 9:00 am service. Children are encouraged to attend service with their families and bring backpacks for a special back-to-school blessing. Our youth will be presenting on the summer ASP mission trip. We look forward to overflow seating, lots of energy, and a house packed with praise!
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.
Save the Dates
Blessing of the Animals, Sunday, October 7, 1:30 pm.
St. Mark’s Dinners-4-6
St. Marks will start another year of Dinners-4-6. That’s our Dinners for Six! It’s St. Mark’s time for fellowship away from the church and into our homes. Three times a year three couples meet and share dinner. Get all the details in the Dinners-4-6 announcement.
The RED Group
The RED (Read Eat Discuss) Group invites ladies to read Death Comes to the Archbishop by Willa Cather. Books to be signed out are located in the red bag in the office suite. Discussion with potluck is Sunday, September 2, 5:30-8:00 pm in the gathering room (lower fellowship hall).
St. Mark’s Motorcyclists
St. Mark’s Motorcyclists’ next ride is Sunday, August 26 after the 8:00 am service. Contact Alan Shackleton, 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
- Help Water our Gardens south of the fellowship hall. Takes about one hour, and with all this hot weather we’re having, feel free to sign up for as many times as you like! Contact Mary Beall, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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. email@example.com
In Our Community
Corbella Clinic 2018 Celebration Banquet
Corbella Clinic invites you to the 2018 Celebration Banquet, Celebrating 30 Years, on Thursday, September, 13, 6:00-7:00 pm social hour, 7:00-9:00 pm banquet, at Q Center: 1405 N 5th Ave, St. Charles. Purchase tickets at corbellaclinic.org (donate tab) or send a check to Corbella Clinic by September 5. $50 per ticket or $500 for a table of ten. If you can host a table of ten seats please contact Jeanna@corbellaclinic.org
First Annual Lazarus House Golf Outing
Lazarus House is hosting their first annual golf outing on September 14, 2018, at Prairie Landing Golf club in West Chicago. Enjoy a day of golf at the Lazarus House Open followed by appetizers, awards and raffle winners. The cost is $175 per golfer. Sponsorship opportunities are available and donations are now being accepted for sports tickets, entertainment tickets, restaurant gift certificates, and golf foursomes. All proceeds will benefit Lazarus House operating funds. You may make your reservations by calling Darlene at 630.587.2144 or purchase online at www.lazarushouse.net/lazarushouseopen.
Joshua Tree Community 2018 Fundraiser
The Joshua Tree Community invites you to the 2018 Fundraiser: An Enchanted Evening on Thursday, September 20, 6:00-9:00 pm at Riverside Receptions in Geneva. The evening includes dinner, cash bar, silent auction, and raffle. Contact Amy Singer, firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions.