Youth & Family Opportunities

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, plus small-group connections for parents. Stay tuned for announcements about the Fall programs, starting on Rally Day, September 12.

During the summer months, you and your kids can participate in some very fun events, including three 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.

Family Fun Sundays

June 27, July 25, August 27

Your kids are going to LOVE our summer Family Fun Sundays! Once a month, we’ve planned a special worship service at 10 a.m. focused on children, followed at 11 a.m. with activities, fun, and food on the church lawn. It will be great fun for the whole family, so be sure to circle these events on your calendar and come on over!

* Your kids can pick up a "Summer Passport" and get it stamped at each event. If they get stamps from all three Summer Family Fun Sundays, they'll get a special prize on Rally Day, September 12th. 

* There will be a nursery during worship on for your little ones, age 0 to 3.)

  • Sunday June 27, 11 AM

    • “Magic of Scott Pilner” (30 minutes of entertainment!)

    • photos/autographs with Disney Princesses (including Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella) and Marvel’s Thor

    • Salerno’s hot dog cart (dogs, $1.50 ea)

  • SUNDAY JULY 25, 11 AM

    • “Walk for Water” experience from ELCA World Hunger

    • water balloon toss for all ages

    • rubber duck game in kiddie pool

    • special guest: Baby Shark!

    • popcorn machine

  • SUNDAY Aug 27, 11 AM

    • Ice Cream Social with Foxy’s Ice Cream Truck

    • custom sundaes and ice cream cookie sandwiches ($4.50 ea); root beer floats ($5 ea)

    • rescue animals for your kids to meet and pet

"River of Life" VBS

July 12-15, 2021

9 a.m. to noon each day

St. Mark’s is excited to announce our “River of Life” VBS program for this summer. This year your kids will journey down the river to learn about God’s gracious gift of water. “River of Life” VBS is going to be an exciting week of outdoor crafts, games, story time and more. We will be 90% outside and have COVID safety protocols in place. ALL children ages 3 through entering 5th grade ARE WELCOME! 

Click here to register

There's a place for everyone!

Age 3 - grade 5

faith@home Kids' Program for children age 3 through grade 5. For details, follow this link.

Grades 6 - 8

Confirmation Program for students in grades 6 through 8. For details, follow this link.

Grades 9 - 12

HS Youth Group for students in grades 9 to 12. For details, follow this link.


For details on programs for parents, follow this link.