St. Mark Young Adults is back for Summer '22


Join the young adults of St. Mark for Bible study and fellowship at Pastor Breum's home, every Monday evening at 7:30pm. Open to High School graduates and persons up through their twenties.


For more information, reach out to Pastor Breum - pastor@smlc.info



We meet on Monday evenings at a variety of places at St Mark.  We do not allow for guests or visitors to drop in on an ad-hoc basis for the meetings. Working with members of the congregation &/or the community we value & practice confidentiality in every thing that we do as we are talking (minus names & specific details) about sensitive issues that our Care Receivers are going through. Prior to admission we interview all prospective Stephen Ministry candidates & then they are going to go through 50 hours of initial training before they would join the full group. 


To request help from a Stephen Minister, or to find out about becoming one, please contact Janet Breum at revsbreum@comcast.net.


Pastor Breum's Adult Bible Study will start on Tuesday mornings from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.  Location will be based on the number attending but we are currently meeting in the library.  All are welcome.  Call the church office for more information (847) 356-8140.


There are two women's studies on Wednesday.  Both studies are in depth and include video teaching, discussion, and prayer time.  The studies include self study sessions at home each week. We meet for 2-3 studies during the school year. Come and be blessed!


   • Women 9:30 AM study – Please join the women’s bible study led by Joy Gajda starting Wednesday January 11, 2023, at 9:30 AM.  We will be studying Acts: Awakening to God in Everyday Life by Melissa Spoelstra.  Please sign up by emailing Joy at joygajda@gmail.com prior to January 4, 2023.  The seven-week study will start January 11 and go through February 22, 2023.  There will be a fee for the workbook and will be collected on the first day of class. 


   • Women 6:30 PM study – Our study will be resuming on Wednesday September 14th, 6:30-8:00pm. We will be doing a 7-session study by Lisa Harper:  HOW MUCH MORE: Discovering God’s Extravagant Love in Unexpected Places. Contact Glenda Niffenegger glengems@comcast.net by September 1st. 


St Mark Weekly Prayer Team


 The Prayer Team prays for the following areas:

1. St. Mark's Church event's, decisions and prayer chain submissions

2. Local, county, state, national and global officials and current issues

3. Personal prayer needs and share testimonies

Please contact Pamela Burke at pamelaburke02@gmail.com for more information.


Please Note: During Advent and Lent the Prayer Team will meet at an alternate time and location TBD. 

In December 2022 the prayer Group will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:00pm to 7:00pm via zoom. For zoom link access please contact Barb Ewert at b1182ray@aol.com The Prayer Group will resume at the church on Wednesday evenings in the library beginning January 18, 2023 from 6:00 to 7:00pm.


 Growing in Christ Fall Book Discussion


Book Discussion Facilitated by Barb Ewert. 

Starting  IN-PERSON THURSDAY 9/15 7:OO PM and ZOOM SUNDAY 9/18 7:00 PM.

Contact bewert@colsonfellows.org   1-847-514-5487




Empowering yourself and your kids to challenge cultural lies and bad ideas!


See For more information check out  https://mamabearapologetics.com.


Also, “Ideas Have Consequences, Bad Ideas Have Victims”, read more from Barb Ewert by clicking below.




First Friday Every Month - Sing & Pray


1st Friday of every month at 7:00 PM in the St Mark Church Sanctuary.


Praise God from Whom ALL Blessing Flow!  He hears every cry of our heart!

In such a turbulent time in the world and our country, God is still answering prayer. He is the same yesterday, today and forever! Hallelujah!  Isn’t that so reassuring?

St Mark Church has opened our doors with the opportunity to come and prayer for the world situations, our country, current events, our church, the lost, family, friends, and yes personal prayer requests.  All are welcome to join Sing & Pray the first Friday of every month from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Please consider bringing those in your life who need prayer.


The session will wrap up around 8:00pm however feel free to come and go as you please. Stop in for 30 minutes, or stay until the end, whatever works in your schedule. We want to keep our gathering informal. Pray whatever is on your heart silently in agreement or out loud. No pressure. No expectations. Just God’s people coming together to pray and seek his face.


“Devote yourselves to prayer”  Colossians 4:2


Hosted by Pam Burke  (pamelaburke02@gmail.com)


Saturdays throughout the year the Men's Saturday Morning Bible Study meets at 7:00 AM in St Mark's library.   Meetings consist of prayer, bible study and fellowship.  They do not meet on the 2nd Saturday. Please check with either Dan or Gary regarding exact time and place during the Covid-19 pandemic. Contact Dan Kwiatkowski - quietone272@gmail.com or Gary Olson - olson1014@yahoo.net 

Our monthly Men's Ministry is called "H.I.S. Ministry" we began in September of 2018, our vision is to simply create an environment where men sharpen each other, just like Proverbs 27:17- “As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend”. Our 3 key principles helped us name the ministry:   H - Humility, I - Integrity, and S - Spirituality.  


As none of us have room for boasting, we should surely have a servant's heart (Humility).  We must also be honest and always take the higher moral ground (Integrity).  Above all else, we need to accept and trust Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour for daily help and eternal salvation (Spirituality).  When we get these things right, we can have a positive impact on our families and our communities where we live, work and serve.   We always have room for one more man (age 15+). Contact Jerry Doran (847) 271-8632 or email ministry2everyman@gmail.com for more details.  Men's Ministry meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month.