Youth and Family Ministries
St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill is a warm and welcoming community for children, teens and their families. We have a diverse and vibrant youth program that integrates young people into every aspect of our communal life. Our youth also have a strong presence in all St. Mark’s programs, from Worship to Arts to Outreach and beyond. Check through our youth catagories for descriptions of worship ministries, events, and Sunday school for families and children from infancy through age 19. We look forward to having you be a part of our youth program!
Middle School Retreat - Sunday, October 20
We'll be heading out after Sunday School to Summer's Farm corn maze and pumpkin patch for some autumnal fun together and then returning to St. Mark's to carve Jack-o-Lantern's and have apple cider and popcorn. Please RSVP!
Help The Homeless Community Walk - Sunday, October 27
Join our annual Fannie Mae community walk to raise awareness about homelessness in DC and to raise money for Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington. We'll meet in the Undercroft after Sunday School to make posters and have a discussion/presentation on issues related to homelessness, then we'll head out for a march around the Capitol. This is an event for all ages.
To register as a walker or to simply donate, go to: www.hthwalks.org/goto/stmarkswalk
If you're an adult who would like to be involved or help out with herding & logistics, please contact Marcella.
High School Lock In - Saturday, November 16
We'll meet at St. Mark's at 6pm for dinner, movies and games in the nave. RSVP with Marcella!
Construction & Changing Space during 2013-14
As we lose access to the Parish Hall and indoor passageways to the Undercroft, it will become necessary for children to walk outside and around the block to get to Sunday School, as the only available entrances to the undercroft are the basement doors located on 3rd St. In order to maintain a safe and organized transition from worship to Sunday School, we ask that one parent or guardian be available to escort your child to and from class. Middle schoolers and teens will be allowed to come and go on their own, but are expected to behave in a safe and appropriate manner and to be available to assist in escorting the younger children.
Sunday School Room Assignment Changes:
Offsite (Deustch House): High School
Library: Middle School
With significant changes in available spaces, we are expecting a bit of a bumpy road ahead. In this sense, we're emphasizing flexibility and creativity in terms of how and where we conduct our youth programming. There will be greater emphasis on off-site activities, especially outreach projects. We ask for your patience, flexibility and of course FEEDBACK as we enter this new phase of life at St. Mark's!
For further questions, please contact Marcella Gillis, Director of Youth Ministries, at (202) 543-0053.