Children aren't just the future of the church, they are the church!
Worship Bags & Nursery
We encourage the whole family (children & infants included!) to worship together. Little peeps (or even BIG ones!) bring joy to others. It's also more important for children to see worship life modeled by their parents and other adults than to have a sanctuary "quiet enough."
To help keep children occupied, we have age-appropriate tote bags filled with books, toys, coloring pages, etc. I (Pastor Brad) am amazed at how much children absorb during worship, even while they are concentrating on something else.
At the same time, we recognize the importance of a nursery. For children 5 & under, the nursery is located down the hall from the sanctuary, just past the restrooms. Our nursery is filled with books, coloring materials, toys, etc. The changing table is located in the nursery.
We also stream our worship service in the nursery, so if you'd like to be present with your child, you can still particpate in worship.
Every Sunday during the school year, the nursery will have a trained volunteer present. Saturday night worship will not have a trained volunteer present. We ask parents to be present in the nursery during Saturday worship.
We believe. . . Two combined influences make a greater impact than just two individual influences.
WHO: 5th grade & under
WHAT: Sunday school! We use a curriculum called Orange. This is an interactive curriculum and teaches children at church, as well as has take-home cues to help parents encourage life application of the lesson throughout the week.
WHEN: Sundays during the school year after worship (10:15 am)
WHERE: Multi-purpose room (across from nursery, next to Fellowship Hall)
345s Family Ministry
This ministry is designed for families who have a child in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade (hence the name 345s). Once a month throughout the school year, 345s will meet for a fellowship or servant event to build friendships and begin living as Church. The whole family is invited to the events, which may include children outside of the 345 range. The only "requirement" is to have one child that is in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade, and the whole family can come.
Saturday, March 16 @ 1:00 pm - Ice Skating at the Janesville Ice Arena. Meet at the ice rink!
Sunday, April 28 @ 10:30 am - TAHDAH Sunday Egg Scramble and Breakfast. Where: St. Mark - Meet in Fellowship Hall
Satuday, May 18 @ 6:45 pm - Campfire, S'mores & Songs. Where: Backyard of St. Mark
Summer Vacation - Notable Dates
July 15-19 - Vacation Bible School (More info coming soon!)