Opportunities for your kids


At St. Mark's, we encourage people of ALL ages to participate in faith formation. During the school year, we offer programs for children as young as three up through high school seniors. We also take a Christian learning center approach in our nursery, for even the littlest ones. 


This year we are also introducing a new "PrayGround" for young children during our Sunday worship service at  10 a.m.


During the summer months, you and your kids can participate in some very fun events, including Family Fun Sundays and a five-day Vacation Bible School


If you have questions about the Youth & Family programs at St. Marks, email Kari Reiseck, Director of Youth and Family Ministries. Or call her at 630-897-6891, ext. 104.

Register now for VBS

"Tree of Healing"


Vacation Bible School at St. Mark's

Monday-Friday, July 11-15

9 a.m. to noon each day

for kids age 3 through kids entering 5th grade


This year’s VBS theme, “Tree of Healing," invites children to consider what health means and God's desire for all nations to experience healing. Each day will focus on a different country and how the theme applies there.


Day One – Roots of Creation

Day Two – Healthy Minds and Bodies

Day Three – Different Bodies, Different Gifts

Day Four – Being Filled

Day Five – Bearing Fruit


Each day, kids "travel" through six rotations: Crafts, Games, Bible story, Around the World, Simulation station (an interactive and hands-on activity) and of course, Snacks!


"Around the World" stories for each day are based on projects supported by ELCA World Hunger. Not only will children hear about the work St. Mark's is doing around the world, but through the “Tree of Healing,” they will be part of the response. 


It’s going to be a great week! 


CLICK HERE  to register your kids (age 3 through grade 5) 

The last day to sign up is July 1st!



CLICK HERE  to sign up to volunteer. We need your help to make VBS a success! 

There's a place for everyone!

Age 0 - KINDERGARTEN

Sunday School

Nursery

PrayGround

For details, follow this link.

Grades 1 - 5

Sunday School

Faith in Daily Life (FDL)

"ROAR" music group

For details, follow this link.

Grades 6 - 8

Confirmation Classes

"ROAR" Teen music group

For details, follow this link.

GRADES 9-12

HS Youth Group 

For details, follow this link.