For more information or details about the Children’s Ministry at St. Mark’s, contact:

Holly Luther, Children’s Small Groups Director
Kristen Blome, Family Outreach Director

Service and Worship Arts opportunities for children can be found on those pages.

New Opportunities Can Be Found Here


We are always seeking adult volunteers for leadership in children’s Small Groups. Contact Holly Luther if you are interested in serving in this way!

We have a faith journey plan for children from nursery to high school. Our Sunday morning Children’s Small Groups strive to introduce children to worship & music, while providing a safe place to be in relationship with an age group, caring volunteers, the church, and God.

Children’s Small Groups are available on Sundays at 9:00 am.
Preschool 3-5 Yr Olds/Rm 210
K + 1st Grades/Rm 209
2nd + 3rd Grades/Rm 208
4th + 5th Grades/Rm 207 + Kids Worship Room
Click here for the Learning Goals for each age group.

You can find out more information about our current curriculum at We believe if we partner with and support families, we can have a greater impact in helping our children develop a relationship with Jesus. The role of family (red) is to love and demonstrate God’s character through relationship and the role of the church (yellow) is to shine Christ’s light on the world. Together, they become a powerful force and make Orange!


Stay connected with our family ministry staff & other St. Mark’s families through the St. Mark’s Midlo Families Facebook page. If you have children and/or teenagers, join the group at


Not yet available (Usually for all services (8:45 am–12 pm) for children from birth to 3 years old.)

All volunteers and staff follow our Safe Sanctuary policy. Download or print a copy of our Safe Sanctuary Policy. All of our volunteers and staff participate in background checks and are trained in the Child Protection Policy and Procedures.


St. Mark’s is the charter organization for Cub Scout Pack 1879 and for Scout Troop 1879. Young men and women in the 1st through 5th grades are welcome to join and participate in the Pack. Troop 1879 is a BSA Girl Troop and open to young women who have completed the 5th grade and are at least 10 years old, or have earned the Arrow of Light and are at least ten years old or are age 11 but have not reached age 18. For more details or to get involved, contact Bill Chaffin

Helpful Links:
Virginia United Methodist Conference: Scouting
General Commission United Methodist Men: Scouting
PRAY / God & Country, Building Faith in Youth
Scouts BSA (formerly Boy Scouts of America)


We offer various family outreach and community events through the year, such as Vacation Bible School, Easter Egg Hunt & Bunny Breakfast, Trunk or Treat, and more. Click here for a full listing of our Upcoming Events!
Download a copy of our St. Marks UMC General Release for Media and send to Hannah.


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