IS A WAY OF LIFE
We Stand Against Racism
An affirmation from our United Methodist Social Principles: We recognize racism as sin and affirm the ultimate and temporal worth of all persons. We rejoice in the gifts that particular ethnic histories and cultures bring to our total life. We commit as the Church to move beyond symbolic expressions and representative models that do not challenge unjust systems of power and access.
We commend and encourage the self-awareness of all racial and ethnic groups and oppressed people that leads them to demand their just and equal rights as members of society. We assert the obligation of society and people within the society to implement compensatory programs that redress long-standing, systemic social deprivation of racial and ethnic persons. We further assert the right of historically underrepresented racial and ethnic persons to equal and equitable opportunities in employment and promotion; to education and training of the highest quality; to nondiscrimination in voting, access to public accommodations, and housing purchase or rental; to credit, financial loans, venture capital, and insurance policies; to positions of leadership and power in all elements of our life together; and to full participation in the Church and society.
Welcome to St. Mark’s!
I’m glad that our faith journeys have crossed paths!
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church is a community of followers of Jesus Christ in Carmel, Indiana that strives to WELCOME all people, GROW in knowledge and grace and SERVE our neighbors, locally and globally.
I pray you will experience a warm welcome, and that you will discover the loving community that is the heart of this fellowship. You will also discover that St. Mark’s exists to nurture and support your faith life in all the places you make decisions: home, work, wherever. This church is located wherever the faith grows in gratitude and service.
Brian White | Lead Pastor