St Mark Kids... Planting the Seeds of Christian Love

The vision of Children’s Ministries is to plant the seeds of Christian love, to offer ways of nurturing children to grow, not only physical but spiritually.  We want children to know God loves them and that they can have fun as they discover His love.  Watching the seeds grow in the children is an amazing journey!
St Mark Kids provides many opportunities for children, nursery – 5th grade, and their families to grow in their faith journey.

Sunday Schedule

-Nursery is available for all worship services ages 3 months – Pre-K

-Our Kids’ Worship event takes place during our 10:45 am worship services on every Sunday of the month.  After our Pastor dismisses them from Children’s Time, kids may choose to stay and worship with their families, or they may join us for an interactive worship and learning experience.  Children will be brought back to the Sanctuary prior to Communion and will be able to rejoin their families at the end of the service.


-Acolytes serve their church community by carrying His light into our worship services. Open to kids 3rd-5th grade.



The nursery ministry serves children 3 months-kindergarten during all Sunday church worship services.  For special events, we serve children ages 3 months -5th grade.  While children are in the nursery, they are led in Bible-centered and age-appropriate Bible lessons.

As a courtesy, we furnish wipes and snacks, including goldfish crackers and water.  Any allergies or preferences are noted on our registration cards filled out by the parents or caregivers.  Our nursery staff is trained in First Aid and CPR, as well as the Child, Youth and Vulnerable Adult Safety Policy of St Mark UMC.

Note: On June 9, 2018, a new Child, Youth, and Vulnerable Adult safety policy and accompanying procedures went into effect for ALL Rio Texas Churches (including St Mark UMC). Every adult who works with children, youth, and/or vulnerable adults (Staff, Volunteer, Clergy, or Lay) must be certified through the new TRUSTed con Confianza certification process. This includes but not limited to those who volunteer with the food pantry, Eagle Pass, ERT, mission trips etc.  If you fall into any of these categories please contact Jessica Flores, at  email for more information to get trained.