St. Mark’s UMC
Sadly, St. Mark’s will be closed during the COVID-19 crisis
Sunday Service has been cancelled for the next 3 weeks. Please continue to check our website for updates and for ways to stay connected with us, including through our Youtube, Facebook and Instagram.
Alternative Church: For a Season of Hope
St. Mark’s community meets for service at 10:00am on Sunday mornings.
Community is an important part of life at St. Mark’s.
Exploring St. Mark’s
Find out if St. Mark’s is the community for you!
A fresh alternative to Sunday worship!
St. Mark’s subscribes to no specific dress code for worship services. Suggested attire: wear what is most comfortable.
Children attend the worship service for the first 20 minutes and are then dismissed to Sunday School. Activity books filled with crayons, coloring pages, word searches and mazes related to Bible scripture are available to keep young worshipers engaged. Please ask an usher for these activity books.
Opportunities For Action
Help is needed in the work of Refugee resettlement and support for those needing Sanctuary.
St. Mark’s UMC provides a caring environment, nutritious meals, and as a supportive community for people who are homeless.
St. Mark’s serves as a hub for LGBTQ from growth in faith and love of God to community advocacy for progressive social change.
St. Mark’s Food Closet is open Tuesday and Saturday from 10:00am to 12:00pm. You can help!
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.
Giving to St. Mark's
“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or
under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly,
so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”
About the General Budget
The St. Mark’s UMC general budget is the church’s economic engine. Contributions made to St. Mark’s, unless otherwise designated, are applied to the “general budget” by default.
Gifts, Memorials and Bequests
Gifts, memorials, and bequests are planned giving options that are the key to St. Mark’s opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives.