Traditional: 8:15AM & 11:00AM | The Current 9:40AM

Adult Study Groups

St. Mark’s offers studies on Sundays as well as many options throughout the week. There’s something for everyone!

Sunday Morning and Evening Study Groups

Venture

9:15 AM  Venture targets retired people and enjoy guests who share about varied topics in room B.  They like to get started at 9:15 AM on Sundays, so they have more time together! Jean Douglass facilitates.

Open Doors, Open Ideas

9:40 AM  Open Doors, Open Ideas meets in room C. Join us in conversation about our faith in real life. We discuss current news issues from Wired Word and/or themes from Christian books and authors. All are welcome.

Cutting Edge

9:40 AM  This group meets in Room G-2 and reads and discusses the Bible following the Common Lectionary’s cycle.  The Word comes alive through the blessing of the Holy Spirit who participates in the group’s weekly discussions.  Steve Click facilitates.

Foundations and Friendships

9:40 AM  Share and discuss Christian thees through various authors. All are welcome! Doug Brown and John Flora facilitate.

Journey

11:00 AM   Journey meets in Room C. Share and discuss bible scriptures from the Old and New Testament and Psalms based on the Revised Common Lectionary. Jonathan Barclay facilitates. All are welcome.

Reel Spirituality

11:00 AM   View and discuss Christian themes and life through movies. Joins us for 30-40 minutes of a movie, then discuss it. Lydia and Terry Fourman facilitate. All are welcome.

Sunday Evenings

Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and the United Methodist Church

September 9 – 30 | 6-7:30 PM
Led by Pastors Brian White, Julia Pritchett and Mary Ann Moman
There is a deep disagreement about what The United Methodist Church should teach about homosexuality, same gender marriage and the ordination of LGBTQ persons. In 2019, a special session of General Conference will be held to consider these issues and how they will be addressed by The United Methodist Church in the future.
Living Faithfully is designed to help you understand the shape of this debate and what it means for the present and future. Each chapter includes background on the Bible, Christian theology, history, stories from diverse viewpoints, and United Methodist structure and practice to guide reflection and conversation. You’ll also find definitions of key terms and information about upcoming events. Book cost is $8.

2 + 8 =

Weekday Study Groups

School Age Moms (SAMs) – Where Mom’s Connect

Tuesdays, September – May, 2nd and Last Tuesdays
9 AM or 7 PM
This book and discussion helps moms of school-aged (SAMs) children find thanks for the good days and the not-so-good days, and also helps them be a blessing to others. This bible study is in conjunction with UMW and is one of the Special Interest groups and will also be offered in the evenings at 7 PM. You can pick which time works with your busy schedule. Click here to find out more about UMW. Ali Lemberg will facilitate. Book cost is $13.

14 + 15 =

Foundations: An Introduction to Christian Practices

Tuesdays, September 4 – October 16, 7 to 8:15 PM

Led by Pastors Brian White & Julia Pritchett
Growth as a disciple begins with a good foundation. We need to learn how to pray, how to begin reading the Bible, how to live in authentic relationships, how to have a devotional time, how to use the resources God has provided, how to discern our call to serve, and how to share out faith. These basic foundational spiritual disciplines are presented in an easy to understand and very practical format in “Foundations”. Book cost is $8.

1 + 13 =

Early Morning Bible Study – Galatians

Wednesdays, September 12 – December 12, 6:30-7:15 AM 
This early morning men’s study led by Pastor Brian White, meets from 6:30-7:15 AM. The Apostle Paul’s project, he often says, is building–not building with bricks and mortar but rather with people. He lays the foundation with the shockingly good news of one true God who raised Jesus from the dead, in order to build a new family with no divisions, all of whom can call God Father. In a world of widespread ethnic rivalry and trenchant divisiveness, Paul’s strong corrective message in Galatians demands to be heard and reheard. In these studies by Tom Wright, we hear once again what remains shockingly good news. Please join us for a discussion of the book of Paul’s letter to the Galatians by N.T. Wright. Book cost is $8.

12 + 2 =

Pastor’s Bible Study – Galatians

Wednesdays, September 12 – December 12, 9:30-10:30 AM 
This study led by Pastor Brian White, meets from 9:30-10:30 AM. See full description above in the Early Morning Bible Study. Please join us for a discussion of the book of Paul’s letter to the Galatians by N.T. Wright. Book cost is $8.

6 + 7 =

Making Sense of the Bible: Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today

Wednesdays, September 12 through October 24 | 9:30-11:30 AM
Making Sense of the Bible: Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today by Adam Hamilton (9/12-10/24) The world’s most-loved, most-read, book is also one of the most confusing. Rev. Hamilton discusses his ideas using this book and DVD sessions. He invites readers to a discussion that permits readers to think again and faithfully about the Bible. Lydia Fourman facilitates. Book cost is $8.

6 + 12 =

Moses

Thursdays, September 6 – October 11, 9:30-11:30 AM
Moses by Adam Hamilton will be discussed. “Moses’ life was one challenge after the next, and although he resisted God’s calling initially, by the end of his life he successfully fulfilled the role he was given.” Judy Woempner will facilitate. Book cost is $12.

1 + 4 =

Family Bible Study – I Can Learn the Bible

Thursdays, October 25-November 15, 6:30-7:15 PM
Hey busy families! Are you looking for ways to introduce your elementary-aged kids to the concept of a Bible study group? Join us for a four week Family Bible Study as we use the book, I Can Learn the Bible by Holly Hawkins Shivers to guide our conversations and inspire us to develop ideas that will work within our own homes and busy schedules. Parents and children will have the opportunity to share ideas and build fellowship among other elementary, K-5th Grade, families, while also getting the inspiration you need to launch your own efforts at home. This group is best suited for kids in grades K-5. Leslie Babione facilitates. Book cost is $15 – one book per family.
“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” 3 John 1:4

15 + 13 =

Ruth: Loss, Love, & Legacy By Kelly Minter

October 5 – November 16, 2018, 9:30 – 11:30 AM 
(No Class on October 12-Fall Break)
Do you trust God enough to follow him? Ruth’s journey of unbearable loss,redeeming love, and divine legacy comes alive in this study. Come along and explore the book of Ruth I this relational Bible study that merges Scripture and everyday life. This is a six-weeks, women’s Bible study, and will be facilitated by Jackie Rowell in room B/C. Book cost is $13.
Childcare is available with prior signup. Click here to sign up. Please be aware that childcare is for kids 5 and under and signups must be made 72 hours in advance to give the church time to staff the nursery properly.

8 + 2 =

Grief Support

Beyond the Broken Heart is a nine-week support and ministry program for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. St. Mark’s will be holding an 8 week grief group from September 20 to November 15, 2018 on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:00 PM. Click here to find out more.

For more information on adult studies, please contact Lydia Fourman.