Lifelong Adult Formation
Christian formation may occur at all times and in all places and among all "sorts and conditions" of people. And at St. Mark's, we are intentional about it, too. Throughout the year we offer a number of opportunities for study, conversation, and fellowship in small group settings. Jesus meets us right where we are, and we remember that when we schedule various options for formation—one size does not fit all.
Check the calendar for current dates and times.
At various times in the year we schedule short retreats, book studies or film viewings, and other opportunities that go hand-in-hand with our offerings for worship and service in forming followers of Jesus.
To learn more about any of these events, contact the church office by phone or .
The Way of Love: A Rule of Life
Throughout the 2018-2019 program year, St. Mark's will offer brief study, retreats, and conversations around The Episcopal Church's "Way of Love: A Rule of Life" materials, as we strengthen ourselves for service in the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement.
In Advent (December) we'll offer the first of these classes on civil public discourse as an expression of the way of love.
We meet monthly on the second Thursday at 5pm for about 90 minutes at One World for informal conversation at the intersection of current events/contemporary culture and discipleship. Check the calendar for this month's conversation starter. There's always fine fellowship and lots of laughter. St. Mark's picks up the tab for beverages. Reservations not needed—all are welcome!
"The Episcopal Branch of the Jesus Movement"—Catechesis, Enquirers' Group, and Mystagogy
What does it look like to live as an Episcopalian? In preparation for Baptism and Confirmation/Reception, and then after these sacraments and sacramental rites have been administered, we offer small group and/or one-on-on formation to explore them. It's also a wonderful opportunity for long-time Episcopalians to re-explore their roots. What does it mean to live as a Christian? As an Episcopalian? How are our lives changed when we vow to follow Jesus?
Episcopal Church Women
We meet the third Saturday of the month (October - May) for brunch, fellowship, and a short program. The atmosphere is relaxed, the company is friendly, and the brunch is yummy. 10:30am to noon.
In 2018-2019, we'll engage this topic in a four-part series in January/February. Exact dates TBD. We'll have an opportunity to complete medical directives; address considerations in writing a will; write our own obituaries; and plan our own funerals.
In 2019, we'll engage the Lenten program offered by the Society of St. John the Evangelist (SSJE). Focus TBA.