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

Mere Christianity by CS Lewis

Sundays, January 13 – March 3 | 6-7:15 PM
Led by Pastor Brian White
In this eight-session video group study, you will discover why Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis is one of the most read and beloved Christian books of all time. But what relevance does it have to our world today? Book cost is $10.50.

7 + 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.

2 + 12 =

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). 

13 + 14 =

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 + 12 =

 

Awakening Grace by Matt LeRoy and Jeremy Summers

Wednesdays, January 9 – March 13, 2019 | 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Led by Lydia Fourman
Before you even knew his name, God’s gentle voice was calling out to you; his gentle strength drawing you close to him. Spiritual formation is not about tools or formulas but submitting to God’s grace, guiding you on an unpredictable journey into the heart of God. Learn nine spiritual practices–such as covenant friendship, worship, and generosity–that will awaken your soul to God’s grace. The book cost is $13. All are welcome.

5 + 1 =

 

Walking With God in the Desert: Experiencing Living Water When Life is Tough By Ray Vander Laan

Thursdays, January 10 – February 21, 9:30–11:30 AM
Are you going through a difficult period of life? The loss of a loved one? Unemployment? A crisis of faith? During these desert times, it’s easy to think God has disappeared. Instead, discover that it’s only when we are totally dependent on him that we find God closer than ever and can experience God’s amazing grace and provision. This is a seven-week Bible study; and will be facilitated by Judy Woempner. Book cost is $10.

8 + 15 =

Making Sense of the Bible: Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today By Adam Hamilton

Fridays, Jan 11 – Feb 22 9:30 – 11:30 AM 
The Bible is the world’s bestselling, most-read, and most-loved book is also one of the most confusing. Adam Hamilton discusses his ideas using the book and DVD sessions. He invites us “into discussion that permits readers to think again and faithfully about the Bible.” Topics include “The Nature of Scripture” and “Making Sense of the Bible’s Challenging Passages”. Please join us for a 7-week discussion of Making Sense of the Bible. Stephanie Cohen will facilitate. Book cost is $8. 
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. 

3 + 14 =

Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and The United Methodist Church  

Saturday, January 26 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
There is deep disagreement about what The United Methodist Church should teach about homosexuality, same gender marriage, and the ordination of LGBTQ persons. On February 23-25, 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 the 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. Led by Pastors Brian White and Mary Ann Moman. Book cost is $8. 
Please let us know you are coming, as a light lunch will be served. 

13 + 6 =

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