"An inclusive community bringing Christ-like love, healing, and hope to all."
For a complete listing and description of St. Mark's Events please follow the link below 
THIS SUNDAY AT ST. MARK'S
SUNDAY, JUNE 26th 
6th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
CELEBRATION OF BAPTISM  
 
BREAKFAST
9:30am in Garton Hall  
 
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
9:15am Pilgrims (Room 13)
9:15am Nomads (Room 10)
9:30am  Bible Banter (Room 11)

INFANT & TODDLER CARE
INFANTS & ONE YEAR-OLDS
9:30am - 11:30am (Room 24)
TWO YEAR-OLDS & THREE YEAR-OLDS
9:30am - 11:30am (Room 25)
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CHILDREN & FAMILY WORSHIP
9:30am (Room 8)
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SANCTUARY WORSHIP SERVICE   
10:30am

Reverend Jimmy Moore preaching
Scripture Reading: Luke 9:51-62  
Sermon Title:
Jesus' Surprising Focus on the Family
 
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CHILDREN AND YOUTH
SUNDAY SCHOOL

10:30am-11:30am

4 years-Kindergarten (Room 4) 
1st-2nd Grade (Room 9) 
3rd-6th Grade (Room 1-2) 
Youth 7th-12th Grade (Room 3)  

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THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 26th, 9:30am-10:15am

CHILDREN, FRIENDS & FAMILY WORSHIP 
Celebration! meets each Sunday for a child-focused worship where children, families, friends can enjoy this worship together. Celebration! meets in
Room 8.
 
Celebration! is a unique worship service that provides a relaxed starting time which allows those who participate to enjoy breakfast offered in Garton Hall.

Celebration! often uses the preaching themes offered in 10:30am worship service to create an interactive, playful, and prayerful experience for children and adults together.

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LOOKING AHEAD TO JULY

SUNDAY, JULY 3rd
CHILDREN & YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL  
Due to the July Fourth Holiday, there will be no Celebration! Worship
and no Children and Youth Sunday school classes offered on Sunday, July 3rd.
Children and youth are welcome to attend Sanctuary Worship with their
families.

MONDAY, JULY 4th
INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY
ST. MARK'S OFFICE AND BUILDING CLOSED
 
St. Mark's will be closed Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. There will be no one in the office or in the building that day. If there is a pastoral emergency, please call 812-219-8377 or 812-325-9406.
 
SUNDAY, JULY 10th
COMMUNION SUNDAY
This month communion will be offered in Worship on Sunday, July 10th rather than the first Sunday which is our usual practice.  

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13th, 2:00pm-3:30pm
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN (UMW)
FUN, FOOD, AND FELLOWSHIP
STYLE SHOW & TEA
Celebrate Monroe County United Ministries provision of emergency food and other services as well as affordable, quality childcare. Women from all over Monroe County and surrounding area churches are invited to "Fun, Food, and Fellowship Style Show and Tea" presented by Chico's and St. Mark's United Methodist Women. No admission, but a free will offering will be taken for MCUM. Since we plan for approximately 200 women, please consider providing food, preparation, or cleanup. Sign-up sheets are on the UMW bulletin board. For more information and to RSVP, contact Nancy Lumbley (812-339-6467), Flo Davis (812-332-8788), or Linda Crawford (812-336-2277).
SUNDAY SCHOOL
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ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL

"PILGRIMS"
9:15am-10:15am
in Room 13

"NOMADS"
9:15am-10:15am in Room 10

"BIBLE BANTER"
9:30am-10:15am in Room 11
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CHILDREN AND YOUTH  
SUNDAY SCHOOL
 
INFANT & TODDLER 
CHILDCARE 
9:30am-11:30am 
Infant & One Year Old Care (Room 24)
Two & Three Year Old Care (Room 25)

  

CHILDREN & FAMILY
WORSHIP 
9:30am (Room 8)

CHILDREN AND YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL 
10:30am-11:30am 
"RISE UP" TO NEW GRADE LEVELS
4 years-Kindergarten (Room 4) 
1st-2nd Grade (Room 9) 
3rd-6th Grade (Room 1-2) 
Youth 7th-12th Grade (Room 3)
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Click below for more details or to print a schedule of summer programming for your use at home  
 
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SUNDAY, JUNE 26th
CHILDREN & YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL
"RISE UP" TO NEW GRADE LEVELS  
All Sunday classes and childcare groups will meet in their designated classrooms as indicated in left column on this page. Please note that children and youth can go to the Sunday school class that they are "rising" into for the Fall of 2016. For example, if a child is going to be in 3rd grade next school year, they are invited to move out of the 1st-2nd grade Sunday school class and into the 3rd-6th grade Sunday school class. 
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS
THANK YOU BRIGITTE AND DEB; TWO WONDERFUL TEACHERS!
On Sunday mornings, our youngest children at St. Mark's have been blessed by the loving care of volunteer and paid caregivers. Brigitte Colon is a regular Sunday morning caregiver that needs to move on from St. Mark's because of other employment needs. Brigitte's kind and gentle presence will be missed by many, especially the children and families who have come to trust and look forward to her care-giving. We wish Brigitte well as she moves forward in her journey of caring for children in her other work places. Thank you Brigitte.

Another familiar face in St. Mark's children's ministry is Deb Davis. Deb, among many other roles at St. Mark's, has been a monthly volunteer Sunday school teacher with the 3rd - 6th grade students. Deb dearly cares for her students and families and expresses that in her creativity and time shared each month in Sunday school. Deb is ready to move on and share her time differently at St. Mark's and we thank her for her amazing role as Sunday school teacher.

SEEKING A SUNDAY SCHOOL VOLUNTEER AND NURSERY CAREGIVER
With the leadership transitions in the Nursery and Sunday school, we have two immediate needs to fill. Please consider being a volunteer Sunday school teacher. Although we have a need in the 3rd - 6th grade age group, we welcome a volunteer for any age group. This is a monthly commitment that doesn't take too much time. A curriculum and materials are provided. All efforts are made to accommodate volunteers to make the experience enjoyable and meaningful.

A paid childcare position is open for the Sunday morning nursery. This position is on Sunday mornings from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm. St. Mark's is seeking a nurturing adult who can provide sound references and a love for infant and toddlers. This caregiver does not need to be a part of the St. Mark' congregation.

Please contact Bridget McIntyre if you are interested in these opportunities or know of anyone who might be interested.
 
 
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ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
"PILGRIMS," 9:15am
The Pilgrims meet at 9:15am in Room 13. Come join us this week for a special presentation. All are welcome to attend!
  
This Sunday, June 26th: Harold Lindman will present a talk about French Gothic cathedrals. This enjoyable program was offered at eXtra Years of Zest (XYZ)  previously. Harold has agreed to repeat this talk so that all may have the opportunity to attend. You do not need to have attended Pilgrims class previously; all are welcome to attend.    
Beginning Sunday, July 3rd and continuing on Sundays in July, the Pilgrims class will study the Old Testament using video lectures from Amy-Jill Levine of Vanderbilt University Divinity School. The goal of the series is to provide members of faith communities with richer insights into the literature that forms their bedrock. Each week discussion follows the video. All are welcome to join the video lecture and discussion.
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ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
"NOMADS," 9:15am   
The Nomads class is now using Anne Lamott's 2013 book, Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair to inspire their discussion.

From the Amazon page for this
book: What do we do when life lurches out of balance? How can
we reconnect to one other and to what's sustaining, when evil and catastrophe seem inescapable?
These questions lie at the heart
of Stitches, in which Anne Lamott explores how we find meaning
and peace in these loud and
frantic times; where we start
again after personal and public devastation; how we recapture wholeness after loss; and how
we locate our true identities in
this frazzled age. We begin,
Lamott says, by collecting the
ripped shreds of our emotional
and spiritual fabric and sewing
them back together, one stitch
at a time.
 
Come join these Sunday morning discussions on this theme of restoring wholeness with the Nomads. All are welcome to join us, even without reading the book!
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ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
"BIBLE BANTER," 9:30am
The Bible Banter Adult Sunday School class meets in Room 11 each Sunday morning from 9:30am-10:15am. The class uses the Scripture text for the morning's sermon as a discussion-starter.

We look at the passage in its larger context, and sometimes explore a bit of Bible-writing history. We offer some thoughts on what the morning's sermon might look like, based on the Scripture the pastor has selected. We leave time to discuss implications of the Scripture for our own lives, and often even delve into topics far afield of the morning's original topic. You are invited to bring some breakfast goodies into Room 11 and join the conversation.

 AT ST. MARK'S UMC

FRIDAY, JUNE 24th, 12:15pm
CONVERSATIONS ON LIFE MEN'S GROUP
Men are welcome to join this discussion group which meets in Room 15 each Friday throughout the year.
 
SATURDAY, JUNE 25th, 7:30am-9:00am
UNITED METHODIST MEN'S BREAKFAST
The next United Methodist Men's Breakfast will be Saturday, June 25th at Greene County Chapel -- 7:30am coffee; 8:00am breakfast. Contact George Rusnak at 812-336-5612.

TUESDAY, JUNE 28th, 6:30pm-8:30pm
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
Join others to enjoy knitting and crocheting to make prayer shawls and other yarn products.  

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29th,1:00pm-3:00pm
ST. MARK'S QUILTERS & CRAFTERS
Bring your quilting or crafts and enjoy some time with others who enjoy quilting and crafting. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged to attend.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29th, 6:30pm
DINNER, ART & STAR WARS
Join our second campus art walk, a short & very easy stroll from Mother Bear's to the MAC, where we will hear the IU Summer Philharmonic perform the cinematic scores of John Williams, including his famous Star Wars Suite.  You can start at Mother Bear's at 6:15 pm for dinner (Free parking at TIS Bookstore). Or you can join the walk at 7:15 when we will make short stops at the two noteworthy, modern sculptures along Jordan Ave.  Or you can just join us at the MAC for the concert which will start at 8:00 & will cost $10.  For more info, contact Charlie Matson at matsonhoosier@yahoo.com or 812-331-0413.


THERE ARE STILL A FEW BASEBALL TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR JUNE 29TH REDS VS. CUBS GAME

We have planned a St. Mark's group trip, for all ages, to watch the CINCINNATI REDS take on the CHICAGO CUBS for a 12:35pm game on Wednesday, June 29th in Cincinnati. A few tickets are still available. Tickets cost $21. If you are interested going to this baseball game, please contact Mary Beth Morgan.
 
  
ALL-CHURCH EMAIL AND BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS:
CHANGES IN COMMUNICATIONS HAVE BEGUN
EVENT INFORMATION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
In an effort to be better stewards of our resources, a new document, published monthly, has been designed. "UPCOMING AT ST. MARK'S" which is separate from the bulletin, includes the announcements and information from ministry areas, committees, and groups. This approach will  greatly reduce the number of printed pages in the bulletin each week. It will also necessitate that all of us plan ahead. Please note the following submission deadlines for "UPCOMING AT ST. MARK'S".
Articles for August need to be submitted by Monday, July 25.
You may submit articles by e-mail to office@smumc.church, by bringing/sending them to the church office, or by reaching us by phone (812-332-5788).
GET YOUR COPY OF "UPCOMING AT ST. MARK'S"

The monthly "UPCOMING AT ST. MARK'S" will be available in the sanctuary each Sunday, at the Welcome Desk throughout the week, electronically at link below, and mailed to those who request them. Please contact the church office, or Mary Beth Morgan, with any questions. Thank you for your efforts, as we partner together in seeking to be better stewards of our resources.

Read or print your copy at the link below
ST. MARK'S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH STAFF E-MAIL
Rev. Jimmy Moore, Pastor
jimmymoore@smumc.church
Rev. Mary Beth Morgan, Pastor
marybethmorgan@smumc.church
Gerry Sousa, Director of Music Ministries
gerrysousa@smumc.church

Bridget McIntyre, Director of Children's & Youth Ministries
bridgetmcintyre@smumc.church

Donna Hullett, Director of Finance
donnahullett@smumc.church

Aaron Comforty, Children's and Youth Music Leader  aaroncomforty@smumc.church
Sierra Roussos,
Director of St. Mark's Nursery School & Kindergarten director@smnurseryschool.org

Colleen Wells,
Coordinator of Childcare and Sunday Morning Nursery
childcare@smumc.church
Claire Schaffer, Administrative Assistant
office@smumc.church

Dennis Morgan, Head Custodian
dennismorgan@smumc.church


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