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

Blue Christmas:Devotions of Light in a Season of Darkness by Todd Outcalt

Sundays, November 25 – December 16 | 6-7 PM
Led by Pastor Brian White
This Advent study addresses that this time of year magnifies loneliness, anxiety, grief, and despair even though it is often associated with joy, love, generosity, and unity. This daily devotional meets people where they are—in their hurts, fears, and disappointments—and offers hope through the birth of Jesus Christ. Once a week we will meet to discuss and highlight the lessons of the previous week’s devotions. All are welcome. The book cost is $8.

3 + 9 =

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.

3 + 9 =

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.

2 + 1 =

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 + 5 =

 

Blue Christmas:Devotions of Light in a Season of Darkness by Todd Outcalt

Wednesdays, November 14 – December 5 | 10 – 11 AM
Led by Lydia Fourman
This Advent study addresses that this time of year magnifies loneliness, anxiety, grief, and despair even though it is often associated with joy, love, generosity, and unity. This daily devotional meets people where they are—in their hurts, fears, and disappointments—and offers hope through the birth of Jesus Christ. Once a week we will meet to discuss and highlight the lessons of the previous week’s devotions. All are welcome. The book cost is $8.

5 + 10 =

No Other God by Kelly Minter

Thursdays, October 25 – December 20, 9:30-11:00 AM
This 8-week study asks, “Is God the God in your life?” hoping that the journey through the study will help us make room for God by confronting the modern-day idols that clutter and claim our hearts. Book cost is $13. Judy Woempner facilitates.

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.

2 + 5 =

ADVENT Study: All Earth is Waiting by Katie Z. Dawson

Fridays, Nov 30 – Dec 21, 9:30 – 11:00 am
This is the message of this Advent study, All Earth is Waiting: quite simply, we have a responsibility to care for this earth in preparation for Christ’s return. Explore the Advent themes of hope, preparation, joy, and peace with the heavens and earth in mind and consider how all creation longs for the coming of Christ, taking seriously the notion that the good news of Christ is good news for all the world. Jackie Rowell will facilitate. Class will be 4 sessions. Book cost is $5. 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.

3 + 2 =

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