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 or Ian Griffith at ianhgriffith@me.com.


Pastor Breum's Adult Bible Study will start on Tuesday, September 22nd at 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.  Location will be based on the number attending.  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, prayer time.  The studies include 5 self study sessions at home per week. We meet for 2-3 studies during the school year. Come and be blessed!

   • Women 9:30 AM study – Joy Gajda – joygajda@gmail.com (will resume in January 2021).

   • Women 6:30 PM study – Glenda Niffenegger – glengems@comcast.net

St Mark Young Adults meet year round usually at different locations from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. now on Wednesday evenings  We were studying the book of John, but we have been doing social hours/one-off studies since having to host our meetings remotely via Zoom. Anyone who is interested is welcome, even in the midst of Covid! Email Brock Zwicke brockzwicke@gmail.com for more information.

The St. Mark's Prayer Team is hosted by Charlie and Pam Burke via Zoom on Wednesdays at 7pm.

 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 Linda Chase Brissey at chaseco@aol.com to receive a zoom link invitation for joining.  


Growing in Christ, is a small group for singles, parents, grandparents and seniors. 


Growing In Christ  will be welcoming Spring with a new book starting

Thursday,  March 25 at 7:00pm via Zoom. Title: Prayer, Communing with God in Everything - Collected

Insights from A.W. Tozer. Wonderful resource to reflect on your spiritual discipline of prayer. 

Feel free to drop in at a later date. See the April Voice or Barb Ewert for the Zoom link.


Our class objective is to be conformed to Christ’s image by:

1.         glorifying God through class discussion and shared experiences;

2.         nurturing each person’s relationship with Christ;

3.         practicing apologetics with a Biblical worldview.

We look at a variety of genres (Bible, history, biographies, DVD series, movies, documentaries, faith based books, etc). Zoom meetings start on Thursday, 7:00 PM September 18.  Contact Barb Ewert, b1182ray@aol.com to get on her Zoom invite list.


Dan Kwiatkowski's Adult Study will be meeting on Thursday this year starting on September 17.   They will meet in the Libraray starting at 7:00 PM and will be studying the book of Ezekiel.  Please email Dan at  quietone272@gmail.com for more information.


Saturdays throughout the year the Men's Saturday Morning Bible Study meets at 7:00 AM at the Round Lake Beach Panera Bread, 254 E. Rollins Rd.  Meetings consist of prayer, bible study and fellowship.  They do not meet on the 4th 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.