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Children in Worship

All children and youth at St. Mark are invited to participate in worship every week.

Bringing children to worship may not always be easy, but it is an essential part of their growth in Christ.  As we

worship with children and they worship with us, we live out the belief that we are a community of faith together.

We embody the belief that we are all children of God and have gifts to bring to God in worship.  Children are trained

and encouraged to serve as acolytes, readers, musicians, ushers and communion assistants for worship.

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  • Discover they belong to the body of Christ and are partners in the faith journey.
  • Build a fund of memorable shared experiences.
  • Hear stories from the Bible read and interpreted and see worship is one place where God speaks to all.
  • Witness the drama of Baptism and share Holy Communion as experiences of God's covenant with us and our promises to God.

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Quality Nursery Care

We realize that some young children (3 and under) may need to leave worship early or may need child care throughout the worship hour.  St. Mark's nursery provides quality care staffed by a trained, experienced providers.  We offer a cheerful play area stocked with age-appropriate toys and activities along with nurture in the Christian faith using the Frolic curriculum which introduces our littlest ones to the love of God in Jesus Christ.  We also provide a simple, healthy snack.  Parents must sign their children in and out.


Children's Church

Following the Pastor's Chat early in the service children ages 3-10 are welcome to attend Children's Church where an age-appropriate lesson and activity on the day's scripture verses is led by capable and caring adult volunteers.  The children return to the worship service to join their families for communion.  If you are an adult or teen who would like to assist with Children's Church please contact Superintendent, Dianne Toebe at (907)337-0328 or dmtoebe@uaa.alaska.edu.