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Adult Faith Formation

Bible Study on the Gospel of Mark, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. via Zoom

Even if you have never been to a Bible Study, we hope you will join us to take a deeper look at the Scriptures.  Led by our three clergy, this is an inviting group where questions are encouraged.

Curious About Scripture

The Bible is filled with important knowledge and resources for Christians, but it’s a very big book. You might be wondering where you should start. Our online resources and in-person programs will help you to better understand how to begin. We also recommend reviewing Scripture both individually and as part of a group.

Resources
Classes

Previews of online classes about Scripture can be seen below. Please contact the church office for login procedures.

DVDs

Embracing a Life of Meaning with Kathleen Norris

Grief & Loss

As Christians, we believe in life after death, but losing a loved one is still a very difficult time. At St. Mark’s, we have a variety of ways for you to gain emotional support.
 
One of the best things you can do is go to the clergy. They are always available for immediate support, there to guide you, listen to you, and love you during challenging times.

St. Mark’s also hosts small group meetings scattered throughout the year. Keep an eye on our calendar to find when the next one is.

Resources
Classes

Previews of online grieving classes can be seen below. Please contact the church office for login procedures

Classes

“Surprised by Joy and A Grief Observed” by C.S. Lewis “Help, Thanks, Wow” by Anne Lamott

Interest in Spirituality

St. Mark’s offers services seven days a week so you have plenty of opportunities to engage your soul. We believe that worship is one of the best ways to grow in your spirituality.

Resources
Classes

Previews of online spirituality classes can be seen below. Please contact the church office for login procedures.

Books

“Return to Our Senses: Reimagining How We Pray” by Christine Sine
“We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation” by Brian McLaren

New to the Church

We love seeing new faces visiting our church and we want you to feel as welcomed as possible! For those who want to know a little bit more about the Episcopal church, we have a newcomers and inquirers class. Also, if you ever have any questions, please let us know.

Resources
Classes

Previews of online classes for those new to the church can be seen below. Please contact the church office for login procedures.

Parenting

Parenting can bring so much joy to your life, but it isn’t easy. For helpful assistance, St. Mark’s has numerous online resources. Plus, be sure to ask us about some useful books recommended by teachers at St. Mark’s School.

We also offer many programs for your children, including a Sunday morning nursery, Sunday school, and youth groups for middle and high schoolers.

Resources
Classes

Previews of online classes for parents can be seen below. Please contact the church office for login procedures.

Social Justice & Activism

Reaching out to help others is what Jesus has called us to do. Love your neighbor as yourself. We offer many ways to lend a helping hand at St. Mark’s, whether it be across the neighborhood or across the world.

Resources
Classes

Previews of online classes about activism can be seen below. Please contact the church office for login procedures.

Books

"When Helping Hurts" by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert "Praying with the Earth: A Prayerbook for Peace" by John Philip Newell "Everything Must Change: When the World's Biggest Problems and Jesus' Good News Collide" by Brian McLaren

Some of Our Programs

Bible Study on the Gospel of Mark, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. via Zoom

Even if you have never been to a Bible Study, we hope you will join us to take a deeper look at the Scriptures.  Led by our three clergy, this is an inviting group where questions are encouraged.

Education for Ministry (EfM)

EfM is an in-depth, four year intensive course covering Church History, Old and New Testaments, and Theology.  Administered out of Sewanee, this class meets once a week to learn and grow together.  For more information, please contact the church office.

Wrestling with Doubt

Everyone deals with doubt, but it doesn’t have to be a bad thing. At the Episcopal church, we see doubt as an opportunity to strengthen our faith. The best way to do this is through fellowship with others in a small group you have trust in.  

We also discuss doubt in some of our programs, so keep an eye on our calendar.

Resources
Classes

Previews of online classes about doubt can be seen below. Please contact the church office for login procedures.

Books

“Learning to Walk in the Dark” by Barbara Brown Taylor “Between the Dark and the Daylight: Embracing the Contradictions of Life” by Joan Chittister “A Circle of Quiet” by Madeleine L’Engle “When Bad Things Happen to Good People” by Harold Kushner

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