St. Mark's Episcopal Church
       111 West Shore Road ~ Warwick, RI ~ 401.737.3127

Christian Formation for Youth  Grades pre-K-5        
We have exciting new programs for our youth this year. You can read about our reasoning by clicking the link to our parent letter below.

Research tells us that the more our children are in church, the more likely they will be in church as adults. So we want our kids in church, and we provide age appropriate activities for them: Rector's Reporters for our elementary aged kids and the Sunday Paper Junior for younger kids with the gospel story to color and an explanation on the back for parents to discuss with their children.

Please take advantage of the special Saturday offerings described in the boxes below. All children are welcome!
Blessing of the Backpacks 
& Ice Cream Sundaes
Sunday, Sept. 8
1-2 pm

We'll be in the backyard if it's sunny and in the undercroft (basement) if it's rainy.

Christmas Eve
Tuesday, Dec. 24

This is our Family Christmas Eve service where children participate in the telling of the Christmas story and help fill the creche.
Saturday, December 14
St. Mary and the Nativity
9-11 am

Kids pre-K through grade 5 will learn about St. Mary, the mother of Jesus, through story, song, crafts, and fun!

Plenty of adult supervision so parents can be comfortable dropping kids off.
Saturday, October 5
Who is St. Francis and what does he have to do with our annual Blessing of Pets?
9-11 am

Cancelled due to a funeral! Please come by on Sunday, October 6 at 1 pm for our Annual Animal Blessing!
Tuesday, February 25
Shrove Tuesday 
Pancake Supper
6 pm

Spend time with Mother Susan learning about the season of Lent - and then eat pancakes, join in races, help bury the Alleluia, and burn palms to make ashes for Ash Wednesday.
Saturday, April 4
Palm Sunday & Easter
9-11 am
Canceled due to restrictions about social distancing and coronavirus.
From a parade to an empty tomb, learn about the miracle of Easter! Crafts, stories, snacks, and fun! Parents are welcome to drop kids off.
Over the years we have discovered that most parents of our youngest children are happiest when they are in church rather than in a space set apart. So are we. To make things easier we have soft toys and books in the back. Parents should feel free to walk restless children around. But don't worry about noise! We love to hear the voices of our littlest members chime in during the service!
Flat Jesus!
Did you take Flat Jesus with you this summer? Be sure to send Mother Susan a picture here.
Saturday, May 23
Pentecost - the Birthday of the Church
9-11 am

Pentecost is one of the church's most holy days. Prepare to celebrate with flames of fire (crepe paper) and a birthday party for the church! Parents are welcome to drop kids off.

 Children are invited to process at 10 am on May 31 waving their own Pentecost flames!