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St. Mark's United Methodist Church
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Come Follow Christ

Equipping Team

2017 Charge Conference Report


The Equipping team was established in 2016 to focus on the Education of Children and Youth. Sunday School, Children’s Church, Easter Egg Hunt, VBS, Promotion Sunday, and the Christmas program come under its Umbrella. One of the first projects it assumed was getting the Sunday school program using a consistent literature. In 2017 it restructured the Sunday School program from 3 age level classes to 4. Presently, classes are offered for Nursery, K-3, 4-6, and teens. All classes with the exception of the teens use the Deep Blue Curriculum and the teens use Groove.


Our younger children work in cooperation with our Go Team to create holiday cards for Fox Trail (a local Nursing home) and our teens recently began using 1 Sunday a week to travel to Fox Trail and assist with worship.


The Easter Egg Hunt was held the Saturday before Easter. The egg hunt focused on sharing the story of Jesus as our Savior, as well as inviting the community to hunt Eggs, do crafts, and share a snack. This year they also constructed Easter baskets to be shared with Fox Trot. It was a wonderful success with approximately 40 children attending.


Preparation for VBS began in January and all the hard work certainly showed in July with an outstanding Bible school. This year we used Maker Fun Factory. Many wonderful adults and teens spent countless hours planning, preparing, decorating, and doing, to create a fabulous, loving, learning atmosphere. The children enjoyed stories, skits, experiments, music, crafts, snacks and outdoor play. Advertised to the community, we had approximately 30 children attend.  God made us; God is for you; God is always with you; God will always love you; God made you for a reason.  WOW GOD!


Bible school concluded on Sunday with a special invitation to all parents to attend our 11 o’clock Worship service where the children presented a special melody of VBS songs. VBS Sunday concluded with a delicious luncheon.  We celebrated our students on Promotion Sunday starting our Sunday with doughnuts for all.  A special Sunday School class was held for children to say good-bye to their old teacher and meet their new. At the 11:00 service the children sang a medley of their favorite Sunday School Songs. Our students rising to our newly established 4th-6th grade class were presented with Bibles. We concluded this event with the Sunday School Picnic held after the 11:00 service. We enjoyed hamburgers and hotdogs with some delicious sides and fabulous desserts. Games and fellowship as enjoyed by all.


Our Christmas Program is presently under construction. We are hoping to pack the house once again as we did for our 2016 presentation of the Christmas Angel. This original script featured our children but required all “hands on deck” for costuming, directing, staging, and practicing.



Respectfully Submitted by,

Robin Cameron/Chairperson