Monday morning bible study
Facilitated by The Rev. Elizabeth Knowlton
Gish Hall (3rd Floor)
Start your week with a study of the upcoming lectionary readings. Generally, we start with a reflection question and then read and study the upcoming gospel lesson for the next Sunday. Coffee is provided, and you may come as you are, whether that is in workout clothes, or professional attire. All are welcome beginning Monday, September 16, 2019. We end promptly at 8.
Group Centering Prayer
This weekly offering is a time prior to the Wednesday Eucharist during which people can gather in the Dean Richardson Room (2nd Floor) for quiet reflection as they center in prayer. Prayer time will begin at 5.00pm and last for 20 minutes.
Time Out Bible Study
Facilitated by The Rev. Ann Benton Fraser and The Rev. Matthew Wise
Gish Hall (3rd Floor)
Take a little time out of your week to do a close reading and study John’s gospel in a relaxed, discussion-based format. Join us on Thursday mornings; bring a Bible and your questions. Classes run September 5 through December 19, and January 9 through May 14.
Images of the divine in Film
Facilitated by The Rev. Matthew Wise
October 4, January 24, May 1, 2020 at 6.00pm
Youth Suite (3rd Floor)
God can be experienced in varied and unusual ways, and we often find images of the Holy in media and film. This class will be an experiential one in which we will share dinner, view films together, and discuss. We will meet three times during the program year on Friday nights. A variety of films will be a part of the curriculum, with the emphasis on images and experiences of the Holy.
Education for Ministry (EfM)
EfM classes will continue this year at St. Mark’s. A unique four-year distance learning certificate program in theological education that uses seminar groups as its format, EfM helps the faithful encounter the breadth and depth of the Christian tradition and then apply it to their experiences of the world as they study, worship, and engage in theological reflection together. Groups meet and cover 36 modules from September through May. For more information about EfM, email The Rev. Matthew Wise at .
Gifted Years Book Study
Tuesdays in October and Lent from 10.00-11.30am
Dean Richardson Room (2nd Floor)
Gifted Years will once again be exploring faith through a book study. All are welcome at this study aimed at anyone interested in reading and in group discussion for spiritual growth in connecting with the unchanging in a rapidly changing world. For more information check the eNews.