Upcoming Events

For our detailed daily calendar, click here. For our class schedule, click here.

Special Congregational Meeting to be Held on Sunday August 26

Lois Mulbrook, President of the church council, has called for a Special Congregational meeting on Sunday, August 26, at which time the congregation will be asked to approve expending funds for two improvement projects. The first project is partial completion of the church office expansion which was not finished during the building addition in 2011. The second project is improving and replacing the almost 20-year old sound, video and lighting systems in Life Worship Center.

The special meeting will be held in the Life Worship Center at 10:45 am prior to the start of the 11:00 am worship service. The plan is to keep the meeting time to about 20 minutes. 


50+ Fellowship Potluck

Everyone age 50 and over is welcome to join in the fun of our monthly potluck luncheon. The next luncheon is Thursday, August 23 at 11:30 am in The Crossings. Pastor Dean will be sharing photos, videos and memories from his sabbatical in Iraq. Please bring a dish to share and your own table service. See you there!

Introducing "NAMI Family-to-Family"

This is a FREE 12-week educational course for family members of adults living with mental illness. Its evidence-based curriculum includes the following:

  • Up-to-date information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, anxiety disorders, and other mental health conditions and how they affect the brain
  • Current treatments, including evidence-based therapies, medications, and side effects
  • How to manage crises, solve problems, and communicate effectively
  • How to develop the confidence and stamina to provide support with compassion

Weekly classes at St. Mark's begin Monday, September 10, 6 – 8:30 pm. To enroll, please contact: nami-lc@hotmail.com or phone 319-221-1184. Provide your name, email address, and phone number.

The Brain Health Support Group

This new group, led by Steve Miller from NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meets on the third Sunday of each month. Anyone who is directly or indirectly affected by mental illness, any autism spectrum disorder, a learning disability or a brain injury is welcome. You are not alone on this journey. We exist to help support and encourage each other. The next meetng is in the Discovery room on Sunday, September 15 at 11:00 am. For more information, please contact Sarah Bartlett at 447-0100 or sbartlett@faith-life.org.


Embrace Life Conference for Women and Students, October 19-20 in Cedar Rapids

This is a weekend where women from all walks of life, churches, backgrounds and stages unite under one purpose; to be changed so that we can glorify God. Through passionate worship, challenging and inspiring messages, treats and FUN, you will walk away with a renewed sense of purpose for your life. A group from St. Mark's will be attending. Cost is $55 per person, $40 for Middle and High School students, and Seniors age 65+. To register, please email or contact Sarah Bartlett at sbartlett@faith-life.org or 447-0100.




                         SESSION 1

  9:00 PM         AFTER PARTY


  9:00 AM        SESSION 2

10:00 AM        SESSION 3

12:00 PM         LUNCH (OFF SITE)

  2:00 PM         SESSION 4

  3:30 PM         SESSION 5


Prayer Shawls

If you know of someone who is in the hospital, has cancer, lost a loved one, had a baby, or just got married, please bless them with this special gift. Shawls are available in the church office. If you know how to crochet or knit, and are interested in joining our Prayer Shawl Ministry, either at home or our monthly gathering, please contact Holly at hollychittick@gmail.com for information. 

Days for Girls

Every girl and woman has inherent worth and dignity. Days for Girls celebrates this by providing washable menstrual hygiene solutions, health education, and social enterprises to help them reach the last mile in their own communities.

If you would like to help put together Days for Girls kits, you are invited to join in on any of the following workshops at St. Mark's: 

  • Saturday, July 21, 9 am-12 pm
  • Monday, August 6, 3:30–6:30 pm
  • Saturday, August 25, 9 am-12 pm

You are welcome to come and go at your convenience. No sewing skills required! Bring a sewing machine or serger if you want to sew.

We need more panties, flannel and other donations. If you know anyone that is looking for something to donate to let Crystal know or if anyone has Thrivent dollars they need to spend this year we would be so grateful.

For more information on Days for Girls, please click here. If you have questions about the workshops, please contact Crystal Schwandt at marionia@daysforgirls.org.

Mat Making for Haiti Children!

Break out those crochet hooks and join us in this project from the heart - that also helps save the planet! Join us  on August 13, from 6-7:30 pm  as we make mats for the children of Haiti. Questions? Contact Sarah Bartlett at 447-0100 or sbartlett@faith-life.org.