Welcome Home to Saint Mark... Where All are Welcome!
We hope you will take the time to visit Saint Mark and help us get to know you better. It is not an easy thing as a newcomer to walk into a large, diverse, dynamic church like Saint Mark, but we invite you to take a chance on us. Our hearts, our minds, and our doors are open. We would love to meet you, and we think you will be pleased with the Spirit that you find.
What can you expect when you join us on Sunday morning? Here are a few questions that most visitors have about our church. You can also drop by the Welcome Center just off the Sanctuary for more information.
What time do worship services start and how long are they?
Saint Mark offers two opportunities to worship God each and every Sunday: 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. Each service, which is identical to the other, lasts just over 1 hour minutes. Our 11:15 service is interpreted for the hearing impaired.
What is your worship service like?
The experience of worship at Saint Mark is as diverse as the community that worships in our historic century-old sanctuary. With the rich Wesleyan heritage as a foundation, Saint Mark is alive in worship and in witness, bringing voice to the inclusive love of God with varied musical styles and diverse liturgical and seasonal experiences. Although most people would call our worship style "traditional," you will find that we worship and celebrate Jesus in many forms. For example, we feature gospel music during Black History month in February, and old-time southern gospel & bluegrass during Camp Meeting month in August.
What should I wear?
There's no formal dress code at Saint Mark, and the attire on Sunday morning is just as varied as our worship style. You will see a bit of everything: people in their "Sunday best," folks in "business casual" and those in jeans and t-shirts. You'll even find during the the warmer months people wearing shorts and flip-flops! It's completely up to you to dress to your level of comfort. Most importantly, though, we look forward to seeing you, not what you're wearing.
What type of people worship at Saint Mark?
Our congregation can be described in one word: diverse. You will see all of God's human creation at Peachtree and Fifth on Sunday morning, including young and old, men and women, gay and straight, singles and families, folks of every race and color, and everyone in between. We truly believe that God's love is for all people.
Where should I park?
When it comes to parking at Saint Mark, please understand that being an intown church, large dedicated parking lots are rare. Free parking has been secured in the neighborhood for Sunday worship services and Wednesday Fellowship Dinners.
Free parking is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 6–10 pm, and Sunday mornings, 8 am-1 pm, in the lot at the corner of Peachtree and 6th Streets AND in the lot at the corner of Juniper and 5th Streets. Parking Permits are required; please see an
usher in the narthex or contact the church office, 404.873.2636, for a permit. For the lot at the corner of Peachtree & 6th (between Peachtree and Juniper), please park on the Juniper end of the lot as the Peachtree side is ALWAYS reserved for the lot owner's use. Outside of these times, regular fees apply as described on the pay box in the lot.
Additional church parking is now available next to the red brick house located at 768 Juniper Street. Enter this lot from Juniper Street and use the pedestrian gate to get to the church.
For Sunday morning worship services and Wednesday Fellowship Dinners, the lot immediately behind the church on 5th Street should be
reserved for the elderly, families with young children
and those who are disabled.
Street parking along Peachtree and 5th Streets is always available on Sunday mornings, but not at other times. Please move your car from the street if you stay in the area after worship service. Some sections of Juniper allow street parking at certain times of the day - follow the instructions on the street signs. Click here for a detailed parking map.
Do you offer Sunday School for children and adults?
Yes. At Saint Mark we encourage our members and visitors to become involved in study, growth, and the support that comes from small group fellowship. While classes may differ in their make-up, style,
and central focus, all are designed to enrich the lives of their participants by providing an inviting environment
in which to explore questions of faith and life. We encourage you to check out all the different classes to find one that is a good fit for you.
Is childcare available?
Nurseries under the supervision of paid caregivers is available. The infant and toddler rooms offer age appropriate playscapes, toys and visuals, and there is always adequate supervision based on the number of children attending. The nurseries are equipped with a paging system. Rooms 106/108.
Is there a time other than Sunday worship services when I can come and see the church?
Every Saturday, 11:30 am - 1 pm. Open Doors at Saint Mark is a program that invites anyone to tour the Sanctuary and Chapel areas, enjoy the sounds of our mighty Aeolian-Skinner Pipe Organ, learn of the history of Saint Mark, marvel at our beautiful stained glass windows and altar rail kneelers, or simply pray and meditate in a peaceful, spiritual setting. More information ...
Who can I contact for more information?
If you have questions about our life and ministries or if you would like some
friendly assistance finding your niche, feel free to contact Rev. Mandy Flemming,
404.873.2636 x13. If you prefer to search our website, click here to view a site map.
Saint Mark is a Safe Sanctuary.