Refuge is a dynamic and Christ-Centered worship community at St. Mark’s UMC. Each Sunday we gather for worship in a casual atmosphere with a deep spiritual focus. We celebrate God’s grace and love and seek to change our lives and the world around us.
Engaging Music – One of the first questions people often ask of a worship community is “What type of music do you play?” If you tried to classify Refuge it might be Indie-Contemporary in that we play some well-known Christian Contemporary songs as well as some lesser known music. We also, however, have great variety in our music – we play everything from old hymns to adapted secular music to worship. In short, you might not be able to guess what songs you will hear, but they will be dynamic and engaging.
Relevant Teaching – A major focus of Refuge is presenting God’s word in a relevant way. We believe that God’s message of love, mercy, justice and compassion is sorely needed in the world today. We want to stand up for people and for the things of God.
Active Community – Refuge is part of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, a community that is engaged doing the work of Christ all over Baytown and beyond. Several times a year we gather as a community to do good and work with those who need God’s mercy. We are engaged in schools, food ministries and much more. If you want to make a difference, St. Mark’s is a great place to do that.
The Refuge Podcast is a companion to worship at Refuge. Every week we release a meditation on the upcoming Sunday’s Scripture. Early the following week we release the message itself. We hope that it is a uplifting message and a refuge for your week! Recent podcasts are listed below.