About Our Church

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. Learn about the church, its worship services, and staff.
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Our Mission & Vision

Our vision and mission is to help connect people to faith

St. Mark’s community meets for service at 10:00am on Sunday mornings or follow us on YouTube or Sacramento Faith TV every Saturday morning 9:00am

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.

Our Team

Our Beliefs

Worship Times

Events

Youth & Kids

Next Steps

Our Beliefs & Values

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Justice

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Advocacy

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Outreach

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Salvation

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Eternity

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Who We Are

Our Team & Leadership

The St. Mark’s staff attends to the operational functions of running the church as a viable community resource and a faith-based social enterprise. This team is called upon to apply ministerial priorities, industry standards and best practices to the business and operational needs of the church. The Staff-Parish Relations Committee serves in a governance capacity to integrate staff and congregational focus on the mission of the church. The pastor provides day to day managerial and leadership oversight for the St. Mark’s staff team.

Our Pastor: Alan H. Jones

Our Pastor: Alan H. Jones

Pastor

Pastor Alan became the Pastor at St. Mark’s in July of 2011. Previously he served in pastoral capacities in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Sierra Leone (West Africa) and London with cross-cultural and cross-racial appointments.

Pastor Alan has worked as a seminary teacher and an urban ministry director. He has an extensive history devoted to building interfaith connections and has provided leadership to numerous social justice activities and coalitions.

He was born in Halifax – an industrial town in the North of England.

Pastor Alan attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Wales, a Master’s degree in Theology and Religious Studies from Cambridge and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Claremont School of Theology.

He attained specialized training in psychotherapy as well as marriage and family therapy.

Pastor Alan is married to Linda Pickens-Jones – a retired United Methodist Minister. They are parents to two grown children, Daniel and Emily.

His personal interests include singing, playing the piano and hiking.

His preferred drink is an old fashioned “cuppa” British tea but will resort to non-fat, no-foam latte when a java fix is in order.

Cath Fenimore-Brown

Cath Fenimore-Brown

Director of Music and Special Office Projects Coordinator

Denise Cruz

Finance Manager

Irene Celedon

Irene Celedon

Church Office Administration

Pam Taylor, RN

Pam Taylor, RN

Parish Nurse

Tina Coutee

Tina Coutee

Child Care Worker

Robert Rouch

Robert Rouch

Otganist

Elizabeth Cruz

Facilities Coordinator/Head Custodian

F.A.Q.

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.

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