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

Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week by Amy-Jill Levine

Sundays, March 10 – April 7 | 6 – 7:15 PM
Led by Pastor Brian White
This Lenten study by Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the Passion story to help us fill in the blanks. Although the Bible gives us insights into what Jesus was thinking between the time he entered Jerusalem and the night he spent in the Garden of Gethsemane, we cannot totally relate. But what if we look at the “ordinary” people who witnessed the Passion events…the women around Jesus and his disciples? Or the “bad” guys…Judas, Pilate, and Caiaphas? Can glimpses into their relationships and roles in the story deepen our understanding of what happened? All are welcome.

4 + 1 =

Weekday Study Groups

“Our Story” 

Tuesdays, March 5 – April 16 | 7-8 
Build community and dig into your faith story along with the story of United Methodism.  Pastor Julia and Pastor Brian will lead this study. All are welcome. Contact Julia Pritchett with any questions.

11 + 9 =

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.

11 + 10 =

Men’s Early Morning Bible Study – Philippians & Ephesians studies by NT Wright

Wednesdays, January 9 – May 15, 6:30-7:15 AM 
This early morning men’s study led by Pastor Brian White, meets from 6:30-7:15 AM. In Philippians, Paul, writing from prison, certainly knew what it was like to have plans interrupted. But he maintained robust confidence in God’s overruling power, even when everything seemed to be going wrong. The next book, Ephesians, Paul expressed his joy and amazement at the larger story of God’s plan to save us in Jesus the Messiah. Book cost is $9 each ($18 total). 

14 + 6 =

Pastor’s Bible Study – Philippians & Ephesians studies by NT Wright

Wednesdays, January 9 – May 15, 9:30-10:30 AM 
This study led by Pastor Brian White, meets from 9:30-10:30 AM. In Philippians, Paul, writing from prison, certainly knew what it was like to have plans interrupted. But he maintained robust confidence in God’s overruling power, even when everything seemed to be going wrong. The next book, Ephesians, Paul expressed his joy and amazement at the larger story of God’s plan to save us in Jesus the Messiah. Book cost is $9 each ($18 total).

13 + 7 =

Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week by Amy-Jill Levine

Wednesdays, March 20 – April 17 | 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Led by Lydia Fourman

This Lenten study by Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the Passion story to help us fill in the blanks. Although the Bible gives us insights into what Jesus was thinking between the time he entered Jerusalem and the night he spent in the Garden of Gethsemane, we cannot totally relate. But what if we look at the “ordinary” people who witnessed the Passion events…the women around Jesus and his disciples? Or the “bad” guys…Judas, Pilate, and Caiaphas? Can glimpses into their relationships and roles in the story deepen our understanding of what happened? All are welcome.

11 + 2 =

 

When God Doesn’t Fix It by Laura Story

Thursdays, February 28 – March 28, 9:30–11:30 AM
In this 5-session curriculum, Laura examines the twists and turns that took place when her husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She reveals how God used crises in the lives of people such as Abraham, Sarah, David, and Paul to bring them closer to him and set them on the path God wanted them to take, in spite of their flaws and brokenness. God may not fix everything in our lives. But we can know that God will lead us to a place where we are better because of it. Book cost is $11. All are welcome and will be facilitated by Judy Woempner. 

8 + 4 =

The Jewishness of Jesus by Rabbi Evan Moffic

Fridays, March 15 – April 19 9:30 – 11:30 AM 
This study is a new way of seeing the most influential rabbi in history. The secret to knowing Jesus better and to grasping his message is to understand what it meant to him to be Jewish. Written specifically for Christians, this book gives fresh insight on how Jesus’ contemporaries knew him, and how his Jewish faith shaped him, on the meaning of the Lord’s Prayer, and the miracles he performed. Book cost is 14. Stephanie Cohen facilitates.

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. Click here to sign up. 

2 + 4 =

Lenten Studies will be coming soon!

Ash Wednesday is March 6, 2019 leading up to Easter, April 21, 2019, is a season known as Lent.

Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week by Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the Passion story to help us fill in the blanks. Although the Bible gives us insights into what Jesus was thinking between the time he entered Jerusalem and the night he spent in the Garden of Gethsemane, we cannot totally relate. But what if we look at the “ordinary” people who witnessed the Passion events…the women around Jesus and his disciples? Or the “bad” guys…Judas, Pilate, and Caiaphas? Can glimpses into their relationships and roles in the story deepen our understanding of what happened?

Pastor Brian will lead a discussion of this study on Sunday evenings, March 10 – April 7, 6 – 7:15 PM. All are welcome.

Lydia Fourman will lead a discussion using the same book on Wednesdays, March 20 – April 17, 9:30 – 11:30 AM. All are welcome. 

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