Children’s Ministry Programming During COVID

In person worship is currently suspended through the end of 2020. Children’s Ministry is offering the following ways to keep kids connected until we can meet together in the church building again.

Kids ages 3 through Grade 4 are welcome to join us for KidzConnect Live, meeting Sundays on Zoom from 10-10:30 a.m.
Click here to register for weekly Zoom codes.

Kidz Music & Praise Rocking 11 AM. Children ages 4-4th grade are invited to gather each Sunday on Zoom for worship, praise, and fun. Contact Joyce Click ([email protected]) for an invitation.

Youth in grades 5th and 6th  are invited to attend weekly club56:live gatherings with time to connect and grow each Sunday from 1-2 p.m. on Zoom.  Contact Ramie Cooney ([email protected]) for more information, and click here to register for weekly Zoom codes.  

Check out the Connect with Kidz page to find weekly Kidz Church and Kidz Music & Praise resources.

Join our St. Mark’s Kidz Facebook page to watch a weekly Bible Story and object lesson and share what you are up to each week.

In-person Children’s Ministry programming has been suspended until further notice. 

Nursery Care

Sundays | 8:15, 9:40 & 11:00 AM

Nursery care is offered for infants through 18 months.


Sundays | 8:15, 9:40 & 11:00 AM

Toddler care is offered for children 18 months to 2 years.

Kidz Church

Children age 3 years – grade 4 gather in classrooms, join together for large group worship in the basement, and finish with small group time. Choose between Kidz Learn & Grow and Kidz Music & Praise both at 9:40 and 11 AM.

Kidz Learn & Grow Preschool

Sundays | 9:40 & 11:00 AM

Children ages 3 to kindergarten meet in classrooms upstairs for bible stories and snacks. Preschool also joins the elementary kids in the basement for large group time.

Kidz Learn & Grow Elementary

Sundays | 9:40 & 11:00 AM

Children 1st through 4th grade meet in the basement for small group time then meet in classrooms for a lesson using Sparkhouse materials that follow the church Lectionary readings. The first Sunday of the month, the elementary kids join the congregation in the Sanctuary and take part in communion.

Kidz Music & Praise

Sundays | 9:40 & 11:00 AM

“Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord” during this fun-filled hour each week. After a worship time with Kidz Learn & Grow classes, children
participate in this high energy class that incorporates music, drama, art & puppets. This class is geared for age 4 – elementary students. 

Club 56

Sundays | 9:40 AM

5th and 6th graders meet in Club 56 Basement Den each week.

Club 56 Fellowship Events

Events include monthly activities and retreats. Click here to find out more!

Kidz Church News


Lenten Devotionals

Families are invited to pick up Lenten Devotionals beginning February 21 to help prepare for Easter.

Children’s Lenten Musical, March 21 at 2 PM

All are invited to enjoy the Lenten musical, Shout! Hosanna, to discover a deeper understanding of the need for salvation, and encounter the beauty of worshiping Jesus with timeless worship songs. Shout! Hosanna is an engaging Easter musical created by Jeff and Dana Anderson with friends set in the middle of an Easter Flash Mob asking about the celebration.

Save the Date:  Club 56 Mission Camp

Mark your calendars!  Fifth and sixth graders are invited to participate in our annual local mission camp June 14-17, 2021.

Save the Date:  VBS

We will host Rocky Railway Vacation Bible Camp from 9-12 on July 12-16, 2021.  Registration for volunteers and participants will begin April 1st.

St. Mark’s Preschool Registration

St. Mark’s has one of the best preschools in town and registration is open now!  Thankfully church families will again have priority placement because the preschool usually is filled to capacity. If you or someone you know (neighbor, grandchild) would like to learn more or tour the preschool, please contact Director, Jen Weixler at (317) 846-4912 or [email protected].

Internship Opportunities at St. Mark’s

Do you enjoy working with children?  Do you want to learn more about working in a church setting? 

The Children’s Ministry department at St. Mark’s UMC in Carmel, IN is excited to announce paid internship opportunities for Summer 2021.  Work schedules will be flexible and approximately 15 hours per week during the summer months.

Job Responsibilities:  Interns will assist with Children’s Mission Outreach and work with church ministries to help carry out the mission of St. Mark’s.  For example, interns will assist in preparing for Vacation Bible Camp, organize a Club 56 Mission Camp, attend Week of Hope, as well as plan fellowship and service opportunities over the summer for children and our local community.  

Qualifications:  Intern candidates should be comfortable working in a church setting, caring, compassionate, confident, and enjoy children.   To be eligible, youth must have completed their sophomore year in high school. 

Application Process:  Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter explaining why they are interested in a St. Mark’s Internship and a resume with relevant experience (volunteer or paid) to Children’s Ministry Director, Ramie Cooney at [email protected]  Youth are invited to contact Ramie Cooney or Jackie Rowell at (317) 846-4912 with any questions or to learn more about this exciting opportunity. 

Applications will be reviewed by a committee beginning March 2019 and decisions communicated by April 2018.

Thank you Clara Rozmaryn!

We are very fortunate that Clara picked St. Mark’s as the site for her Girl Scout Gold Award project.  She designed, sketched, and supervised the painting of murals in the Education Wing entrance.  We can’t wait for you to see her depiction of Noah’s Ark, Jesus calling the disciples, and Jesus feeding the 5ooo.  In addition to the murals, Clara will also be creating curricula for classes to use to learn about these murals.  Clara went to preschool at St. Mark’s many years ago (she’s a high school junior now) and her mother teaches at the preschool currently.  We are grateful for Clara’s service!

Contact Ramie Cooney with any questions about St. Mark’s Children’s Ministry.