Children's Ministry

Welcome to the SMLC Kid’s Ministry


The nursery is available for children under 3 years old during all worship services (ages 5 and under when there’s no Sunday School). Check in at the nursery located in the classroom west of the Sanctuary.

Kindergarten – Grade 5

9:30am Sunday School

Your child’s safety is our top priority. Before the 9:30am worship service, please check in your child at the station between the two portable classrooms north of the parking lot before dropping them off in the following rooms:

  • Nursery: Newborn – 2 years old
  • Preschool Room 1: 3 years old – kindergarten
  • Room A2: Grades 1 – 2
  • Room B1: Grades 3 – 5

11am Worship Service

No children’s programming is offered during the 11am worship service. Please pick up an activity bag at the back of the church for your child to keep and enjoy.

Family Event - Punt, Pass and Kick Event

February 5 from 10:30am – 12:00pm

Get ready for Super Bowl LVII

Join us for this fun event where we’ll see who is the Punt, Pass and Kick Champion of SMLC!

All ages are welcome to participate.

Come by and grab a hot dog or hamburger, some snacks, and enjoy the festivities.

Vote for the NFL team you think will win the Super Bowl by voting in the Souper Bowl of Caring. Place a donation into the jar of the team you think will win the Super Bowl. All donations received will be given to the Paradise Valley Food Bank. Make checks payable to PVFB or note PVFB in the memo if check is written to St. Mark. Canned goods are also being accepted on Feb 5

Keeping the Promise

Classes and milestones nurturing your child’s faith

We partner with you in your child’s spiritual growth, helping you keep your promise to nurture their faith and celebrate their spiritual milestones.

Keeping the Promise classes and milestone celebrations are designed to complement your teaching at home and help you raise people who can depend on the spiritual knowledge they gained in childhood and pass it on to the next generation.

How it works

Classes and celebrations take place once a year. 

For classes, you and your child both attend, allowing you to share your faith and talk about God together. We’ll also equip your child with tools and activities that support their learning. When a class is over, your child will be invited forward during worship service to receive a blessing, a certificate of completion, and a gift.

If you miss a class, you and your child can still attend future classes.

For more information or to find out about an upcoming class, please contact Rendy.

Baptism Class

In baptism, our sins are washed away. We’re adopted into God’s family and receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, faith, and salvation.  Children and adults can be baptized any time. Contact Paula to set up a time to be baptized.

Pre-kindergarten Bible Milestone

During a special worship service, pre-kindergarteners will receive a My New Story Bible. Contact Kathy for more information.

Adventure Bible Class – grade 3

During worship service, you and your child will be invited up front so we can give you, the parent, a Bible. You in turn will give it to your child. After the service, you’ll both attend a Bible Discover Class to help your child learn how to navigate God’s Word.


Please contact us.


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