We have a great semester of events for our Youth lined up!  Below are HIGHLIGHTS of our upcoming semester.  If you are a visitor and want to know more about our youth program, please contact our Director of Youth Ministry, Alex English.  He will answer any and all of your questions!

Every Sunday, January 7-May 20: Sunday School classes!

Confirmation class (grades 6-8) meets with Pastor Michael or Alex in the Confirmation Room.  Right now we are exploring the New Testament.

High School students meet with Alex or three other teachers in the Youth Room.  This semester we are using two video curricula to start discussions.


Friday January 19: 

Girls’ Retreat at St. Mark’s with Laura Foust and Brandi Dotson

Guys’ Night Out with Alex English and Marc Ginns

Both events will be filled with good discussion, good food, and great fun!


Sunday February 4: Souper Bowl of Caring

Youth will sponsor the Souper Bowl of Caring to benefit Urban Ministry Center.  Youth will set up and serve soups, donated by congregation members, for this fellowship event.  Donations will be taken at the door, and they will be given to the Urban Ministry Center to aid their battle against homelessness in Charlotte.

Friday February 9: Youth Lock-in

6:30 pm-9:30 am

Youth can invite a friend to this fun night of dinner, games, worship, and a movie!


Friday February 23-Sunday February 25: LYO Assembly in Greensboro

St. Mark’s Youth will join hundred of others from the NC Synod in Greensboro as we worship God, hear dynamic messages, and enjoy fun activities.


March (exact date TBA): Youth serve in Room in the Inn

Youth will help set up beds and serve dinner for 10 homeless guests who will stay the night at St. Mark’s.

Sunday March 11: Tacos and Talent Fundraiser for National Youth Gathering

Youth will sponsor this fun event, where we’ll eat delicious tacos and enjoy great talent acts from congregation members!


Sunday March 25 (Palm Sunday): Easter Egg hunt during Sunday School

Youth will hide eggs and help younger children find them!

Sunday April 1: Easter Sunday

9:00 am, and will participate in the always touching Dressing of the Altar at the 10:30 am worship service

Friday April 20: Youth Lock-in


Sunday April 29: Youth Sunday

Youth will lead the congregation in worship during the 10:30 service!

Sunday May 6: Confirmation Mentor Lunch

Confirmation Mentors will meet for a fellowship lunch with our confirmands.

Sun May 20 (Pentecost): Confirmation Sunday

We will celebrate with our newly confirmed members!


Sunday June 3: Senior Sunday

We will celebrate with our graduating high school seniors!