St. Mark’s hosts a variety of events and programs for youth and their parents. We have ongoing programs such as our preschool (make this word a link) and our Sunday morning kids program. We also have seasonal events such as our wonderful Fall Festival and Elves Night Out. All youth in our community are welcome to attend regardless of their membership in St. Mark’s Church.
Godly Play introduces children to the stories of God in an unique way that lets them take in everything they're hearing and begin to wonder about it. This method of storytelling is taught in a way that encourages thought and participation, helping children reach their own conclusions about the stories each week. Godly Play also includes an artistic component that allows children to express their feelings about the stories in a way that speaks to them.
Sunday School occurs Sundays at 10:00am, with the children returning to the service for communion.
All children elementary school ages 5-11 are welcome and invited to attend. Parents and Guardians always welcome to attend with their children.
Most Sundays at 11:45 am St. Mark’s hosts a Community Forum with a lead presenter and time for thoughtful questions, answers and discussion of timely topics such as Muslims in American, Unlearning Racism, and the Housing Crisis in Silicon Valley.
These forums are open to all.
Students are lead through gentle stretching exercises and simple meditations each week on Mondays from 4:00 - 5:00pm.
This is a class focused on folks 50+, but anyone is welcome. We ask for a $10/session donation (or $32 for a series of four classes), but no one is turned away.
Chapter phone line (408)49-9570
Whether your family has had a child die (at any age, from any cause) or you are trying to help those who have gone through this life altering experience, The Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving process.This chapter of The Compassionate Friends meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm.
A weekly 12-Step recovery group meeting designed to end racism and redefine it. People of all races, faith (no faith at all), sexual orientation, gender, or non-binary are invited. Racist Anonymous uses the 12 step method used by AA and other recovery groups.
Tuesday evenings, 7:00-8:00PM in the Chapel.
The Santa Clara Chorale has a long standing partnership with St. Marks and uses it space both for practice and some concerts. The Santa Clara Chorale is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) arts organization dedicated to enhancing the skills of choral singers and extending the knowledge and appreciation of choral singing and its tradition to new singers and audiences.
The Igbo Anglican Congregation (the first in the Bay Area) holds services the second Sunday of each month at 12:30 pm where they have a joyous and deep service alternating between English and Igbo.
This service is led by Bro Innocent.
The service alternates between Morning Prayer and Holy Communion and is followed by fellowship and often potlucks.
All visitors are welcome and are not expected to bring food. There is plenty for everyone.
For those of you who are searching, and for those who are curious, The Reclamation Project has a mission to provide science and evidence to questions about GOD and the Bible. What is absolutely amazing and awesome, but not surprising, is that the GOD of the universe provided everything anyone could ever need in order to be convinced. Whether you consider ARCHAEOLOGY or philosophy to Chemistry or Particle Physics, the bio of GOD — the Bible — has it all.
The Reclamation Project just so happens to be a place where you can connect all of the dots while enjoying soulful music, an absorbing message, and a mouthwatering meal in an environment filled with warm people. Join us every 2nd Saturday @ 12:30pm. We hope to see you soon!
St. Mark’s offers monthly programs in cooperation with Bay Area Older Adults (BAOA) that are focused on helping our community maintain physical and emotional well-being. Upcoming dates: Tuesdays at 11am: Please enroll in BAOA classes on their website.
Al-Anon, part of the Al-Anon Family Groups, is a fellowship of men and women whose lives have been affected by alcoholism in a family member or close friend. We help each other by sharing our experience, strength, and hope. We believe alcoholism is a family disease because it affects all the members emotionally and sometimes physically. Although we cannot change or control the drinker, we can detach from their problems while continuing to love them.
To find a full listing of local meetings, including the one at St. Marks, please use this link: