Children's Education



Connecting kids to God's word and each other. 

childcare and kidz church Times

8:15 AM    Nursery (Infant-18 months)
                  Toddler Room (18 months-2 years)
9:40 AM  Nursery (Infant-18 months)
                  Toddler Room (18 months-2 years)
                  Kidz Church (1st-4th Grade)
                  Club 56 (5th-6th Grade)
11:00 AM  Nursery (Infant-18 months)
                  Toddler Room (18 months-2 years)
                  Kidz Church (1st-4th Grade)

Children's Ministry Events and new programming

Club 56 -  5th and 6th graders - 9:40 AM
  • Christmas Celebration on December 18th from 3-5 PM in the Basement Den.  Club 56ers plan to bring your competitive spirit and a funny gag gift (maximum $5) for a fast-paced gift exchange.  We will have a cookie decorating contest but parents are invited to also contribute (nut-free) snacks to share.  No RSVP necessary—we hope to see 5th and 6th graders there!
Children's Book Fair - November 20 - December 4
  • Shop faith-filled children’s books and Bibles published by Sparkhouse at a special discount. We will have a table with sample books and order forms available in the education wing and at the Welcome Center. Shoppers are welcome to peruse books, ask questions, and place orders (with payment to St. Mark’s UMC via check or the St. Mark’s e- giving site). Books will be distributed to preschool and MOPs classes and available for pick-up on December 20th in time for Christmas gifts!
Service Project to benefit Fletcher Place Children's Library - December
  • Children’s Ministry invites you to join the children of our church in donating new and used children’s books during the month of December.  Fletcher Place gifts boys and girls who use their services an age-appropriate book and our drive will add to their library.  Any children’s books are welcome.  Books will be collected in a labeled Christmas box located in the education wing of the church.  Questions can be directed to Ramie or Jackie at (317) 846-4912 or
Kids' Night Out & Parents’ Night Off - December 8
  • Children ages 4-10 years-old are invited to join the fun on December 8th from 6-9 PM in the gym for our first Kids' Night Out & Parents' Night Off. Children will be able to enjoy activities, games, a movie, and a snack throughout the evening as they are supervised by Cornerstone youth, while you are welcome to go out for for quality parent time! Registration required.


  •  Advent musical on December 17th at 2:00 PM in the sanctuary and celebrate the wonderful children of St. Mark’s UMC.
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  • Our Sunday morning programs for kids ages 2-4th grade are phenomenal! While parents are in service, our kids are having a blast learning about God with our awesome volunteer teachers using Sparkhouse materials that follow the church Lectionary readings. 
  • Help build of loving & caring hearts. All lessons and classroom materials are provided. Click here to join our KIDZ Church Team!


  • All Sunday volunteers are required to have a Background Check on file with St. Mark’s. Click here for more information on obtaining a background check.
  • KIDZ Church Registration: Annual forms are provided in the classrooms or you can click on the appropriate link below. 
    Registration form for ages 0-2 years old. 
    Registration form for ages Preschool-Elementary age.

Childcare for meetings and events held at St. Mark's

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Safety Comes First

Parents, thank you for taking the time each week to complete a label for each of your children and then presenting the stub to their leader when you pick them up from their classroom. This greatly helps both their leaders and us in keeping St. Mark’s a safe and loving environment for all of our children.

Photography Notice: Each week photographers capture moments from St. Mark’s events and programs. If you would like to request that your photo or your child’s photo not be used in print materials or on the web, please let the photographer know and email the church staff at

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St. Mark's United Methodist Church
4780 E. 126th St.