Our Mission & Vision
Our vision and mission is to help connect people to faith
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Mission & Purpose
St. Mark’s is a welcoming community devoted to healing lives with God’s grace, making heaven real on earth.
This mission is pursued through active seeking,
building and celebrating.
Youth & Kids
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is St. Mark’s UMC?
St. Mark’s is located near the intersection of Watt and El Camino Avenues in the Arden-Arcade area, behind the Country Club Plaza. 2391 St Marks Way, Sacramento, CA 95864
Is communion open to everyone?
Yes. Absolutely everyone is welcome regardless of church membership or affiliation. The sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month.
Are there Bible study classes and other educational opportunities for adults?
Many opportunities abound at St. Mark’s for Bible study, education, and spiritual growth. Classes are held and study groups meet not only on Sundays but throughout the week, on and off the church campus.
What do United Methodists believe?
The United Methodist church includes people with a wide variety of different beliefs. Everyone is invited to support one another along their spiritual journey.
How can I join St. Mark’s?
Keep coming back. Join a small group or a ministry team. Speak with the pastor. Consider signing up for the membership classes that are offered for anyone who wishes to transfer their membership from another church and for those who have never joined a church community in the past.
What is the style and time of the worship service?
St. Mark’s UMC worship service is at 10 am on Sundays. It features a blended style of musical offerings, there is no specified dress code (suggested attire: wear what is most comfortable), and children attend the worship service for the first 20 minutes before being dismissed to Sunday School. Read more here.
Is St. Mark’s a place for children?
Yes! Childcare is available for infants and children under the age of 2 on Sunday mornings and other select times. During worship, children ages 2 years old through 6th grade are invited to the front of the sanctuary for a Bible story or lesson and then are escorted to Sunday School. For children who prefer to remain in the sanctuary for worship, red activity books filled with crayons, coloring pages, word games and other fun stuff are available upon request from an usher.
How does St. Mark’s engage youth and young people?
Special activities are coordinated to stimulate spiritual growth and development for youth and young adults. Sunday School, group outings, potlucks, youth group Sunday evening functions and many other activities are provided under the leadership of the Youth and Young Adults Ministries Director and under the moniker of YOU Ministries.