What do I wear?

Everyone is welcome at Saint Mark, no matter what you wear. Each week there will a few people wearing suits and ties, and dresses, and in the summer, there might be a few people in shorts. Most people wear what is commonly known as business casual.

Where do I park?

Our largest parking lot is on the west side of the church (by the football stadium). There are several parking spaces right on Henderson Street. There are a few parking spaces on the east side of the church. Handicapped parking is available in both the east and west parking lots.

What is your worship service like?

Our worship service is traditional. Most of the songs we sing are traditional hymns, though we do sing praise choruses on occasion. Our accompanist plays piano and organ. We say an affirmation of faith, usually the Apostle Creed, every Sunday and we pray the Lord's Prayer each week.

Can I take communion?

In the United Methodist Church, we have open communion. That means that everyone is invited to participate.

How do I join?

You can join our church by transferring from another denomination, transferring from another United Methodist Church, or by professing your faith in Jesus Christ and being baptized. If you are transferring from another denomination or from another United Methodist Church, you can come up during the final hymn during worship and you will be welcomed into the church family. If you are coming by profession of faith in Jesus, please arrange to meet with the pastor to talk about what it means to be a disciple of Jesus and to arrange a time to be baptized.

I have already been baptized, must I be baptized again to join your church?

No, in fact, we do not rebaptize even if you wish to be rebaptized. We believe that it is God who does the baptism. Sprinkling water on the head or being immersed in water is a sign of what God has done for us. For more information about baptism and the United Methodist Church, follow this link: http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/faqs-baptism

Do you have a nursery?

Yes, we have a nursery. It is located behind the sanctuary by the east entrance of the building. An usher can help you find it. We also have a "cry room" upstairs. The stairwell is located in the foyer by the front doors to the sanctuary. Your children are welcome in our worship service. If they make noise or cry, they are probably bothering you more than they are bothering us. We are just glad to have you with us.