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Vacation Bible School Registration is Underway

Mark your calendars for Vacation Bible School, the week of July 15-19, 2019. Registration began April 1. Registration forms are available outside Room 123 and in the church office. Questions? Please contact Diane Hessinger at childrensministry@stmarksglenellyn.org.

Cinco de Mayo Dinner and Fundraiser May 4 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bienvenidos a todos y todas for St. Mark’s Cinco de Mayo Dinner and Fundraiser on Saturday, May 4/sábado, el 4 de mayo 2019 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in St. Mark’s Mahon Hall. This annual dinner features Norma’s authentic Mexican food, dancing by Grupo Folklorico Quetzalli, music by Simple Gifts, & a Piñata! Proceeds fund scholarships for children & youth & other ministries supporting St. Mark’s Companion Parish, San Marcos, & the Diocese of Southeast Mexico. Additionally, this event will help support St. Mark’s Mission Trips to Mexico: Dental, Al Anon, & the June 2020 Mission Trip. It’s $20 per adult/cada adulto, $10 per student/cada estudiante, free for children under 10 years/menos de diez años! Tickets will be on sale before and after Sunday services at 10:30 am and 1:00 pm. They will also be available in the church office. For more information, please contact Kim Reed at kimreed178@gmail.com or 630-660-3611.

Parent’s Day Out (PDO) 2019-2020 Registration

St. Mark’s PDO offers care for children ages 2 to 4. Registration for Fall 2019 will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019 for St. Mark’s parishioners and St. Mark’s Preschool families. New families can register beginning Monday, April 8, 2019. Families can register for one or two days per week during the school year, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Summer registration will open on Monday, April 15, 2019.

The 2019 summer program runs Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during June and July. Registration packets for the 2019-2020 school year is available by clicking here or in the St. Mark’s office. Questions? Contact PDO Director Kathy O’Rourke kathycubfan@gmail.com.

Welcome Dulce C. Torres – Program Organizer for CREO – Comunidades Realizando Estudiantes Extra-Ordinarios 

After working in corporate America for a few years after college, I felt that something was missing. I asked God for guidance and wisdom and ultimately quit my “career” job to pursue more personally meaningful work. I was fortunate enough to pursue my passions and give back to the community during my “time-off.” I traveled, spent time with family, and volunteered. God’s time and plans are perfect, and now I have the opportunity to impact Latino/Hispanic students through CREO. As a first-generation college student with a bachelor’s in Mathematics, I’m excited to be driving the work at CREO. CREO means “I believe” in Spanish and CREO’s goal is to provide students with the right resources to enable them to “believe” that they too can successfully obtain a college degree. My initial tasks are to (1) come up with the program’s foundational structure, (2) start tutoring sessions for students, and (3) set up monthly workshops for families. CREO will be based at St. Mark’s with its start made possible by a grant from an anonymous supporter.  The hope and expectation is that future funding will come from grants and other sources.  If you have any questions about CREO and or would like to volunteer to tutor, please call me at 708-336-9221 or send an email to CREO@stmarksglenellyn.org.

Music Associate position available

The Music Program at St. Mark’s consists of Adult and Youth choirs which provide sung music for a variety of services held in the parish during the liturgical year. As we are a part of the Anglican Communion, much of the choral music offered is drawn from the rich tradition which comes to us through the Church of England. A wide variety of other styles of music are used as well, from early monastic chant and Renaissance composers to contemporary American works and spirituals. If you are interested in joining us, please read the job description here.

St. Mark’s listed as one of “100 Awesome Churches in the US”

Congratulations St. Mark’s! And thank you to everyone that helps make us who we are. Our doors are always open and everyone is always welcome, without condition. From the article:

“What makes a church awesome? Here are my criteria:

1️⃣ spiritually-enriching community
2️⃣ vibrant worship
3️⃣ social justice warriors
4️⃣ fully LGBTQ-inclusive
5️⃣ actively invite people into Christian identity/belonging

I crowd sourced suggestions on social media this weekend. Immediately, nominations started pouring in from across the country. 33 states to be exact.”