Children and Youth

St. Mark’s welcomes families of all kinds into our vibrant and diverse community of faith. We believe that children and youth are a central part of our community life. Children, youth and families are encouraged to participate in a variety of opportunities for worship, education, service and fellowship. 

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, worship is currently taking place either online or in person while practicing safe social distancing. When we are gathering regularly in-person, nursery care and children’s chapel is offered during all Sunday services..

During the pandemic, St. Mark’s and the Cathedral of St. Paul will offer a number of opportunities for adult and children’s formation.

Operation Son of God

Pre-K and elementary age children and their parents and guardians are invited to discover the truth about a man named Jesus, who claims to be God’s Son. We’ll solve the mystery through storytelling, art, movement, music, science, and lots of fun. A series of videos lead you and your agents step-by-step through each of the five weeks of this curriculum, which requires minimal preparation. We hope you find this to be a fun and easy way to bring church to the cozy confines of your home.

Episcopal Partnership Online Children’s Worship

Episcopal Partnership Online Children’s Formation

Beginning October 1, online formation for children and youth in the partnership dioceses will be available on Saturdays and Sundays via Zoom.

Saturday Offerings (using Shine curriculum)

10 a.m. – Formation for PK – 2nd grade kids

11 a.m. – Formation for 3rd – 6th grade kids

Sunday Offerings

11 a.m. – Children’s Worship

6 p.m. First Sunday – Junior High Youth Group

6 p.m. Second Sunday – Senior High Youth Group

6 p.m., Third Sunday – LGBTQ Discussion and Education (for high-school-aged youth)

Parents and youth can complete an online form to register and receive a link to the Zoom offerings.

Contact Missioner for Youth and Children Wendy Schumacher with questions.

Weekly Children’s Chapel with Lindsey Fogle

Each weekly Cathedral newsletter features a children’s chapel video from Lindsey Fogle, director of children and youth ministries at St. Mark’s, Erie. Find the videos on YouTube.

Weekly Children’s Chapel with Lindsey Fogle

During this time of social distancing, director of children and youth ministries Lindsey Fogle is offering weekly children’s chapel videos. Watch them below or on YouTube.