Traditional: 8:15AM & 11:00AM | The Current 9:40AM

Stay Connected While We’re Apart

All in-person activities, including Sunday services and groups are suspended until further notice.

Stay Connected

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.

Pastors Brian White, Julia Gonzales, and Mary Ann Moman
St. Mark’s Church Council
St. Mark’s Church Staff

Cornerstone Connections

Connect with your Cornerstone Family

Cornerstone youth will continue to connect. Most events take place via Zoom, unless otherwise noted! Check the Cornerstone Calendar for links to join. Contact DKB if you have any questions or need help getting connected.

Sundays:

3 PM Club 56 (Click here for Zoom info)

3:30 PM Spring Retreat Planning (Class of 2020)

5 PM Cornerstone Fellowship

Wednesdays:

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

Thursdays:

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

In addition to our study groups and Grow groups meeting online, we are providing opportunities for informal fellowship. Join us for informal Zoom gatherings on Sundays at 2 PM and Thursdays at 4 PM for a chance to sit, enjoy your preferred beverage and a snack, and spend time with other members of the congregation. This is meant to be a casual gathering, so feel free to join us when it is convenient for you!
If you’re interested in joining Thursday gatherings email your first and last name and preferred email address to Missi Koenig no later than 5:00 PM on Wednesday. If you’d like to join Sunday afternoon gatherings email your first and last name and preferred email address to Julia Gonzales no later than 5:00 PM on Saturday.

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.

Cutting Edge | Sunday 9:30 AM with Steve Click ([email protected]).

Foundations & Friendships | Sundays 9:30 AM with Doug Brown & John Flora ([email protected])

Open Doors, Open Ideas | TBD

Journey | TBD

Reel Spirituality | Sundays at 11 AM with Lydia and Terry Fourman ([email protected])

Venture | every other Sunday at 2 PM with Jean Douglass ([email protected])

Weekday Studies

Sunday PM Social Justice study (June 7-28) | 6:00 PM with Pastors Mary Ann and Julia. Email Julia Gonzales ([email protected])

Wednesday AM Pastor’s Studies | (6:30 AM and 9:30 AM) with Pastor Brian White ([email protected])

Wednesday AM Bible Study | 9:30-11:30 AM with Lydia Fourman ([email protected])

Thursday AM Study | 9:30-11:00 AM with Judy Woempner ([email protected])

Friday AM Study | Taking a summer break with occasional online meetings to socialize during isolation. Email Stephanie Cohen ([email protected]) for updates.

Other Groups

Pastor Brian’s Read Through the Bible Group meets most 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, Encouragement Group) are meeting online through the church.

Career Curve | Mondays 10 AM with Chuck and Jim ([email protected])

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])

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