PUBLISHED SEPT. 19th, 2014.
IN THIS EDITION:

Work on the Sanctuary roof steadily progresses as the (brave) crew goes up and over the south side and begins working their way down the north side...
 
THIS SUNDAY
SEPTEMBER 19th, 2014

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL

9:15AM  Pilgrims (Room 13)

9:15AM  Nomads (Room 10)

9:30AM  Bible Banter (Room 11)  

  

INFANT/CHILD CARE 

9:30AM  (Room 25)

 

BREAKFAST

9:30AM served in Garton Hall

 

9:30AM (Room 4)

CHILDREN & FAMILY WORSHIP  


SANCTUARY WORSHIP SERVICE
10:30AM in the Sanctuary

Children and Youth  

in Worship Leadership

Reverend Mary Beth Morgan  

will be preaching:

"In God's Image"

Scripture Passages:

 

Genesis 1:26-28 and John 13:34-35 

CHILDREN & YOUTH
SUNDAY SCHOOL
10:30AM-11:30AM

PreK-K  (Room 9)
1st-2nd Grade  (Room 4)
3rd-6th Grade  (Room 3)
7th-12th Grade  (Room 1-2 Youth)
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th, 9:00AM-NOON

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN'S STUDY

HOSTED BY FIRST UNITED METHODIST AND ST. MARK'S

St. Mark's UMW and the UMW of First United Methodist Church are hosting a study of the "Roma of Europe" at FUMC (219 E. 4th Street, Bloomington). The morning will begin with a continental breakfast from 9:00AM-9:30AM.

 

Shannon Priddy, from the Indiana Conference UMW, will then lead the dynamic study of these displaced persons, who have been without a permanent home since the 1200's. Learn about their culture and spirituality and how they are treated in Europe. Not a member of the UMW? Not a problem! Come and join us!

THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st: 11:45AM-1:00PM
SENIOR HIGH GIRLS' GROUP

Girls in 9th - 12th grades are invited to a light lunch and casual conversation. We carpool from St. Mark's to the home of Myriam Wood, less than 2 miles from St. Mark's. We are hosted with a wonderful lunch and intriguing conversation starters. This is a lovely way for young women at St. Mark's to share common stories and learn from each other. For more information, contact Bridget McIntyre at bmcintyre3708@gmail.com.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd: 10:30AM

SHOEBOX MINISTRY

Shoebox Ministry will meet to prepare boxes for Monroe County United Ministries in Room 12. Everyone is welcome to attend. 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th: 5:30PM

XYZ (eXtra Years of Zest) POTLUCK & FILM

Plan to attend the upcoming XYZ dinner on Wednesday, September 24 at 5:30pm and learn about Mary Bateman Clark. Following dinner, we will learn about this amazing black woman who was brought to Vincennes as an indentured servant. Her fight for freedom contributed significantly to the end of involuntary servitude in Indiana.

 

The hour-long movie is a result of the investigative research of Mary Bateman Clark's great-great-great granddaughter of Indianapolis. A historian will be present to answer questions. Remember to bring your own table service and a dish to share. Questions? Call Carle Crawford or the church office.

SATURDAY/SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th-28th, 8:00PM-8:00AM

YOUTH LOCK-IN!

Youth, in 7th - 12th grades, are welcome to join our crazy night of games. Fast games, slow games, quiet games, loud games, dark games and bright games will keep us moving most of the night. When we get hungry we'll eat pizza; and when we get tired we'll watch movies. Doors open at 8PM. Youth are welcome to join us late or leave early, but need to do so by 10:30PM when the doors lock. Breakfast will be served before 8AM when youth can be picked up. The night is FREE! Please bring: change of clothes, blanket and pillow, flashlight, and a GREAT ATTITUDE!  

 

RSVP to Bridget McIntyre, bmcintyre3708@gmail.com if your youth is coming OR you would like to volunteer for a shift of chaperoning.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th, 9:30AM

BREAKFAST SPONSORED BY OPERATION FRIENDSHIP

Plan to be here for a great breakfast sponsored by Operation Friendship! Operation Friendship is a top-notch travel exchange program for youth that St. Mark's has participated in for generations. All donations will help support our Operation Friendship youth and families in experiencing these life changing opportunities.

SATURDAY/SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4th-5th, 4:00PM - 10:00AM

ST. MARK'S CAMP OUT!

The St. Mark's Camp out is back, and closer to home! All are welcome: Families with young or older children, families with grandchildren or no children, youth, singles, and other friends! You can come for the evening, and /or join us Sunday morning for a relaxed worship service. The Camp Out will be at Solsberry Hill Retreat Center, which is located 20 minutes west of Bloomington ( https://sites.google.com/site/solsberryhill). Cabin sleeping or tent space is available. Kitchen amenities, pond for fishing or swimming, bon-fire, basketball, field games and wooded trails will greet you at the camp out!

Please visit:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4AA5A72AA0FC1-stmarks to register or contact Bridget McIntyre: bmcintyre3708@gmail.com.

 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19th, 3:00PM

CROP HUNGER WALK 

Join the Crop Hunger Walk! It will take place on Sunday, October 19, at 3pm. We need a team of walkers! All ages welcome! To get your sponsorship form, or to sponsor another walker, contact the church office, or see Tony Mescher at 10:15am on Sundays at the Garton Hall Crop Walk table. This ecumenical and interfaith walk-a-thon fights hunger locally as well as across the world.  

 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19th, 3:00PM

CROP HUNGER WALK:
FAMILY AND YOUTH SERVICE PROJECT

We encourage families and youth to participate in the crop walk as a service project together. Please contact Bridget McIntyre if your family would like to participate in this service project. Volunteer options are:
  1. Walk! "We Walk Because They Walk" is the motto. Many people around the world need to walk great distances to receive potable drinking water. Participating in the 4 mile or 1 mile walk is a way for people to be in solidarity with many people around the world.
  2. Sponsor a walker! Can't make it -then sponsor another walker at St. Mark's. Money donated helps fight hunger locally and around the world.
  3. Operate a Water Station! St. Mark's will host a water/snack station on the walking route. It is on the sidewalk outside of Mother Bear's Pizza on E. 3rd Street. Volunteers needed be at the water station to offer encouragement to walkers along with a drink of water and snack.
  4. Donate popped popcorn or cookies for the water/snack station.
  5. Co-facilitate Children's Moment on October 12th or 19th to educate others about CROP Walk.