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
April 30, 2020
Dear St. Mark’s Family,
We continue to navigate this time of sheltering at home with new online programs, telephone calls, and greetings through the mail. The church has continued to be the church in the midst of our current adversity just as the church has continued to be the church during all times of hardship. The Spirit of God will not be contained!
On Monday, April 27, the Church Council decided that we will not be meeting in the building for worship or holding meetings in the building through the end of May. The Council will meet on May 25 to assess the situation and make further decisions about programming in the building. Meanwhile, we want you to know that we are working hard to connect with one another through online study groups, mission opportunities, and fellowship activities.
Finally, I want to let you know that Bishop Julius Trimble, our resident bishop in Indiana, has given pastors permission to celebrate communion via online worship services. We will celebrate communion this Sunday so you will want to gather bread and juice in your homes for this worship experience.
Thank you for your patience and for your continued involvement as well as financial commitment to St. Mark’s. We are confident that the bond that unites us will sustain us through this pandemic experience.
Be safe. Be well. Be blessed.
3 PM Club 56 (Click here for Zoom info)
3:30 PM Spring Retreat Planning (Class of 2020)
5 PM Cornerstone Fellowship
4:30 PM Cornerstone College Students Meet
8 PM Youth Group at Home – Join Live Stream Meeting
8:45 PM Youth Group at Home Discussion
6 PM [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 & Fellowship Connections
Virtual Coffee Hours – Sundays at 2 PM | Thursdays at 4 PM
Studies and Grow Groups Meeting Online
The following groups are meeting online as of May 27. Email the contact listed to get the virtual meeting invitation.
Open Doors, Open Ideas | TBD
Journey | TBD
Grow Groups At least 4 of our Grow Groups (Beyond the Nest, Followers in Progress, Parents Helping Parents, Encouragement Group) are meeting online through the church.
UMW Click here to find out how the United Methodist Women are staying connected.
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])