Stay Connected While We’re Apart
All in-person activities, including Sunday services and groups are suspended until further notice.
While we’re unable to be together in person, we want to make sure we stay connected. Follow us on social media and join the conversation. Click the groups below to find ways to connect specifically for you.
Click here to find out what Mission work is still being done and how you can help.
Are you in need of assistance? Our St. Mark’s family is ready to help! Are you able to help? Many hands make light work!
Please email [email protected] or call the church office and leave a message and someone will get back with you.
The Latest From our Pastors
March 26, 2020
Dear St. Mark’s Church Family,
As many of you know we have closed the building to activities right now but we have continued many of the church activities via online meetings, worship, and telephone calls. We want to thank everyone who has learned new technology in order to stay connected, those who have graciously made calls to help our members know that we care about them in this time of crisis, and those who have stayed home in order to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 spread in our community and our country.
We will not be having worship in the building this Sunday. The Church Council will be meeting via Zoom on Monday night to assess and I suspect we will be having more Sundays without worship in the building. We will continue to offer an online worship experience as well as online study and fellowship opportunities. Please call the church office and leave a message if you need assistance or have ways to help. Voicemails left on the church phone system will be immediately forwarded by email to the staff so this is one good way to get information to the pastors and staff.
At this point, I would say that Easter Sunday (April 12) is very doubtful in terms of live worship. We will be offering a worship service celebrating the resurrection but we will truly celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ when we are able to gather together in the sanctuary again. In the meantime tune in to online worship as well as KidzChurch and KidzMusic online for our Sunday morning programming.
Please be safe during these uncertain times. Practice social distancing. Also, be aware that there are many email and telephone scams being perpetrated as people take advantage of everyone’s fear and uncertainty.
Be well. Be safe. Be blessed.
Pastors Brian White, Julia Gonzales, and Mary Ann Moman
3PM Spring Retreat Planning (Class of 2020)
3PM Club 56 (Click here for Zoom info)
5PM Cornerstone Fellowship
6PM Confirmation Class
4PM Cornerstone College Students Meet
8PM Youth Group at Home – Join Live Stream Meeting
8:45PM Youth Group at Home Discussion
6PM [email protected] Zoom Style This is just a time to check in with DKB, who will be online via Zoom from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Parents, students, volunteers, etc. are welcome to join any time during that window.
Adult Discipleship Connections
Studies and Grow Groups Meeting Online
The following groups are meeting virtually as of March 27. Email the contact listed to get the virtual meeting invitation.
Open Doors, Open Ideas | TBD
Reel Spirituality. Journey, Venture | TBD
Pastor Brian’s Read Through the Bible Group has new meetings on Thursday evenings | Contact Pastor Brian White ([email protected])
Marksmen alternating Thursday mornings | Contact Pastor Brian White ([email protected])
Grow Groups At least 4 of our Grow Groups (Beyond the Nest, Followers in Progress, Parents Helping Parents, Wed PM Encouragement Group) are meeting online through the church.
If you don’t see your group listed, please email [email protected] We will be happy to help get your group set up!
Weekly inspiration is available
If your class plans to meet virtually but can’t access your usual content, St. Mark’s subscribes to The Wired Word, a weekly devotional that some class leaders and participants use for discussions and personal study. Topics are wide-ranging and directly relate scriptures to timely news stories. Recent topics have included generosity, corruption, neighborliness (Mr. Rogers and Sesame Street), televangelism, environmentalism, a woman texting her deceased father, Grateful Dead lyrics, the anniversary of Berlin Wall falling, and more. If you’d like to be added to the mailing list, please email Jennifer Cloud-Buckner. ([email protected])