"But Jesus called the children to him and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these."  Luke 18:16


Nursery Care

Our Nursery is available from 8:45 to 11:45 am on Sunday mornings as well as Tuesday nights for FROG and for special events and activities.  The nursery provides a loving, caring atmosphere for children ages Infant to Preschool.  All Nursery Staff are Safe Sanctuaries certified*.

Children’s Sunday School (K-4th)

This is Sunday morning class time for children ages Kindergarten to 4th grade to discover God through Bible learning, fellowship, and fun activities geared to their level.  Class is held weekly on Sunday mornings all year-round in Room 24 from 10-10:45 am. (Classes and small groups are offered for parents during this same time.) All children are welcome to come join in the fun and learn about God through songs, Bible study, crafts, and activities.

Friends Relying on God (FROG)--on Summer Break; resumes Aug. 2018

FROG meets weekly on Tuesday evenings during the school year from 6-7 pm in Room 24.  The program is designed for kids 4 years old through 4th grade. It is a wonderful opportunity for children to have their own time of fellowship and fun during the week while learning about God. While the FROG kids meet, parents are invited to stay and spend time talking about parenting topics, doing service projects, participating in church-wide book studies together, or simply enjoying fellowship with each other.  Nursery is available for infants - Pre K aged children.   


Vacation Bible School (VBS)--June 18-22, 2018; 9 am to Noon

VBS is held each summer for one week in June. It is an opportunity for children to learn about God together.  Each day there are songs, activities, stories, crafts, outdoor time, and snacks.  While VBS is for the children, it takes many adults to make it happen.  There are lots of smiles, laughs, singing, and fun had by both children and adults during VBS week.  There are classes available for kids Preschool through 4th grade. Kids ages 5th-12th grade are invited to participate as helpers.  We choose a new theme every year—from PandaMania to Kingdom Rock, there is something for every kid, youth, and adult at St. Mark’s Vacation Bible School.  


The Christmas Play

This has been the children’s tradition and  Christmas gift to St. Mark’s for many, many years. They love telling the Christmas story and getting dressed up in the Nativity costumes.  The play is held at both worship services on a Sunday morning in early December.  Kids (and parents and children’s ministry leaders) spend weeks preparing their lines, learning songs, getting together costumes, making props, and having rehearsals. You know Advent is upon us when the children of St. Mark’s are performing their Annual Christmas Play! 

*Safe Sanctuaries 

All adults working with children and youth at St. Mark’s UMC are Safe Sanctuaries certified. This is a United Methodist Church program for recruiting, screening, training, and hiring workers or volunteers who work with children and youth.  We do this to help ensure that our church is a safe place for children and youth to learn of God’s abiding love. 


For More Information

Contact our Director of Children's Ministries, Abi Sager, at (314) 837-9404.  

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