Activities and Study Groups at St. Mark are not meeting in person until further notice
Some groups may be meeting virtually

At St. Mark, we believe one of the best ways to encourage spiritual growth, fellowship and service is in a small group setting. We offer various kinds and sizes, and these groups meet at various times and places.
Are you looking for Christian fellowship that will deepen your faith and strengthen your relationship with God and one another? Becoming a part of a small group can provide you with those opportunities.
If you would like to join a small group, please contact the church office at 636-394-2233.

The Prayer Fellowship
Meets each Monday at 9:30am. We start with a devotional and then read the article for the day in the Mission Yearbook of Prayer. There is a period of quiet to allow God to guide us in our silent prayer. Then we give God all the names and situations knowing God will take care of it all in His own way and time.

Men’s Groups

Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study
On Hold

Women’s Groups

Go-Getters
On Hold

Presbyterian Women (PW)
An organization for women within our church. We enjoy fellowship, Bible study, and support of missions. Our challenge is to accept the gifts God has given us and to use those gifts to assist in the life and work of the Church. Presbyterian Women is made up of 6 Circles with a total membership of approximately 90 women. Within the organization, a number of “Circles” or small groups, meet at the church or members’ homes at various times during the months of September thru May. Programs are open to all women (and sometimes men) are held throughout the year. Several fundraisers provide money for missions which are named by the PW Board. Any woman interested in participating in a Circle or other PW event is invited to contact the church office at (636) 394-2233.

For Women at St. Mark for the 2020-2021 Program Year
Saturday, September 12, 2020 – A Virtual Brunch Experience – PW Brunch
If you missed the Brunch, you can view the video Click Here to view PW Brunch videovideo link will be available on this webpage thru September 26, 2020

Check out Circles which meet monthly for Bible Study and Fellowship
Book Club – generally meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month (see information below)

LITTLE DRESSES – Pick up a kit to make Little Dresses in the lobby Tuesday or Thursday between 10am – 2pm. No appointment is necessary if you are just picking up items or dropping a completed dress off. Contact Sherry Naylor for more information

PW Book Club
Generally the 4th Wednesday in the month at 9:30am in Room 102 or on “Zoom” if stay-at-home is still in effect
All are welcome!
Book titles may be available thru the public library system
Sep. 23 – Book Selection Meeting

Presbyterian Women (PW) September Outreach Opportunity
PW is collecting baby items for Newborns In Need during the month of September. Newborns in Need is a charity that specializes in the needs of babies facing health or economic crisis in St. Louis. It is a local and national nonprofit organization. New and gently used baby items are appreciated. Sleepers, blankets and diapers are especially needed and may be placed in the Pack ‘n Play in the Church foyer.
Essential baby care items are donated to hospitals, homeless shelters, family crisis centers, county health units, police offices and any other organization that provide for the needs of premature and newborn babies that are sick or in crisis.
Monetary donations are greatly appreciated. Make checks out to Newborns In Need. You can request a tax receipt.

Contact call Shirley Boeker or Louise Grothe for the address where your donation should be sent. You can also call Shirley or Louise if you have any questions about Newborns in Need.

Young Adult & Young Families

Supper Club
Supper Club is a fellowship for parents of preschool and elementary age kids (and anyone else who wants to join). This Fellowship meets monthly. Sometimes Supper Club gathers in members’ homes, and other times Supper Club meets for a fun evening out.
For more information contact Shelley Lester.

Senior Groups and Services

Please review the variety of resources available for Senior Citizens at St. Mark:

Senior Groups

GoGetters
On Hold

Senior Services

Worship
– large print Hymnals
– amplification for the hearing impaired
– wheelchair available

Caregivers Meetings
On Hold

Caregiving Services
Please call the church when a loved one has been admitted to hospital so that the pastors can include them in their visitation schedule.
Caregiving Services include:
– Communion for the home-bound
– Visitation
– Stephen Ministry

Additional Community Resources:
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OATS Transportation
Ballwin Community
Chesterfield Community
St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors
Lutheran Senior Services

Adult Education

PSALMS, HYMNS, AND SINGING IN THE REIGN – a virtual Sunday class led by Pastor Dave
Sundays – 9:00 am – class is meeting virtually
Please plan on joining us for our new Sunday morning adult study at St. Mark. First class was held on August 30. You are welcome to join in whether or not you were at the first class!
We’ll explore the history, biblical origins, and theology of some of our favorite hymns and Christian music. This is an educational opportunity, but it is also a chance to deeper our spiritual connection to God.
Please contact Pastor Dave for login information.

Small Groups
FEELING DISCONNECTED?
St. Mark has a long history of strong small group ministry, but it has been several years since we started new groups. We feel it is especially important to provide opportunities to connect during the age of COVID. We will start forming new groups in September, and we want you to join us. Please contact the church office at smpoffice@discoverstmark.org if you are interested, and we will work on kicking off these new small groups in the very near future.