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Youth and Family Ministries

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C. - the Home of the Open Communion

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!

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. We ask for your patience, flexibility and of course FEEDBACK as we enter this new phase of life at St. Mark's!


Upcoming Events

Mardi Gras Party & New Orleans Teen Trip Fundraiser
Saturday, March 1 - 6:30-9:30pm in the Nave
Join us as we usher in Lent with an evening of cajun cuisine, zydeco music, dancing & fun for all ages. Proceeds will go towards our teen summer service trip to New Orleans. 
Festive attire encouraged! Please bring friends & family! 
($15 suggested donation)

Teen Summer Service Trip - New Orleans
June 22-29, 2014
St. Anna's Episcopal Church & Dodwell House - Treme District
Open to rising 9th graders and older.


For further questions, please contact Marcella Gillis, Director of Youth Ministries, at (202) 543-0053.

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