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Adult Spiritual Growth - faith is a journey!

Adult Spiritual Growth opportunities are designed to inspire and deepen your faith journey. Whether you are just beginning your journey, or wish to expand your current knowledge of the Bible, you'll find a variety of opportunities to grow your faith.

Advent studies are coming in December and Sacred Rythems begins October 31st. A complete list of spring studies and opportunities will be posted soon.

Adult Spiritual Growth

Class/Group Date Time Place

Monday Bible Study

Facilitated by Marge Sogn

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Mondays

Ongoing

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Mountain View Care Center

Sacred Rhythms

Explore the practices that spiritual seekers and growing disciples have used throughout history to grow closer to God.

Facilitated by Judy Boroto and Margaret Synhorst

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Tuesdays

Begins Oct. 31st

(Six Weeks)

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Meditation Room

Lectio Divina (sacred reading)

A deep, prayer-focused journey into the Scriptures intended to promote communion with God and to increase our experience of God's Word. It does not treat Scripture as texts to be studied, but instead is a meditation and reflection time using the Scriptures.

Facilitated Rev. Roger Pierce

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Tuesdays

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Meditation Room

You Only Die Once (YODO)

Whatever your stage of life, getting our affairs in order and making a plan for the end-of-life is something we all know we need to do. It's also very easy to avoid because we don't know where to start, or we just don't want to think about it. This course will help you deal with all the details and prepare for all aspects of the end-of-life.Cost for singles is $79 and $139 for couples and includes the book and workbook.

Facilitated by Martha Lundgren and Lynn Nystrom

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Mondays

Oct. 2 - Nov. 13

Registration is Closed

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Fellowship Hall

Lay Visitation Training

Do you find that you like to connect with people who are homebound, in the hospital or a care facility? Do you find yourself wanting to visit people in their times of physical suffering and isolation? Perhaps God is calling you to be part of our Lay Visitation Team. Learn how to share hope through listening and prayer, while you gain insight on how to care for our church family alongside our pastors. Cost for training materials is $15.

Facilitated by Rev. Tammy Hallam

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Tuesdays

Begins Oct. 3rd

(Seven Weeks)

1:00 - 3:00 pm Library

Wednesday Bible Study

Moses: In The Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet by Adam Hamilton. This DVD study takes us from Egypt to Mt. Sinai, the Nile, the Red Sea, and the wilderness exploring the sites of Moses' life.

Facilitated by Marcia Rostad

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Wednesdays

Oct. 11th

10:00 - 11:30 am Library

Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos into Confidence

Passages In Caregiving by Gail Sheehy. As a caregiver, you understand how difficult it is to make time for your own needs, and yet it is essential to your mental health, and quality of caregiving. We will explore issues ranging from receiving and understanding the diagnosis, the art of advocacy, ways of mobilizing family, friends, and community resources, and last but not least valued self-care strategies.

Facilitated by Mary Lu Kiracofe

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Thursdays

Oct. 12th

12:30 - 1:30 pm Library

Open Minds Book Study

LOVE WINS by Rob Bell. Rob Bell presents a deeply biblical vision for rediscovering a richer, truer way of understanding heaven, hell, God, Jesus, salvation, and repentance. He argues, would a loving God send people to eternal torment forever? So how does love win?

Facilitated by Todd and Tyger Penson

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Last Friday of the month

9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Library

Holy Yoga

Holy Yoga is a beginner-level class designed to provide students an opportunity to connect with God, information on the benefits of yoga and yoga terminology, Holy Yoga philosophy, breath work, scripture meditation, in-depth instruction of the primary poses, and experiential worship through a Slow Flow 101 Yoga class.

Facilitated by Rev. Tammy Hallam, Certified Holy Yoga Instructor.

There will be a $5 suggested donation per class, proceeds will go to support St. Mark's Outreach projects.

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Mondays

Ongoing

9:15 - 10:15 am Fellowship Hall
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Adult Sunday School Classes

You are always welcome to join us. Please see the classes for each time below.

9:45am Class

Sharing and Family Life

MOSES

This DVD study based on Adam Hamilton's MOSES: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE RELUCTANT PROPHET takes us from Egypt to Mt. Sinai, the Nile, the Red Sea, and the wilderness exploring the sites of Moses' life. Facilitated by Rick Farnsworth and Terry Majewski.

Sunday, Oct. 8 - Nov. 19

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Rm 17

11:00am Class

Common Grounds Adults in their 20s - 40s meet each Sunday. Studies typically include a DVD-based lesson, followed by group discussion of the topic. There is no outside reading or homework, and each class is independent of the others. Rm 20

11:15am Class

Seekers The Seekers study books of the Bible in depth. Through discussion and fellowship they are seeking to discover how to apply the Scriptures to their daily lives, as well as what the Scriptures are saying to them about God, about themselves, and about their relationship with God. Rm 18
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Disciple Bible Study

The goal of these studies is more than information about the Bible; the goal is transformation in the lives of the participants. Each class reads and discusses assigned Biblical passages, hears from scholars via video, prays together, enjoys fellowship and is challenged to let the experiences form them into active disciples of Christ. Participants covenant together to be faithful in their preparation and attendance. Students are asked to pay for materials; some scholarship help is available.

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Disciple: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study 
(Disciple I)
Registration is Closed The study gives the Old and New Testaments equal time, emphasizing the wholeness of te Bible as a revelation of God. DISCIPLE draws upon the work of scholars, the personal Bible reading and study of the participant, and dynamic group discussion to aid understanding of the Bible. Facilitated by Tammy Hallam Monday Afternoons
4:00 - 6:00pm
(34 sessions)
Room 17/18
Disciple: Into the Word, Into the World
(Disciple II, fast-track)
Registration is Closed This study helps readers deepen their understanding of Scripture and make connections between what they already know and what they are reading. It identifies some needs in the world for which ministry is needed and suggests possible responses. The study covers Genesis-Exodus; Luke-Acts. Facilitated by Paul Simpson and Vicky Minger. Sunday Afternoons
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
(24 sessions)
Room 20
Disciple: Remember Who You Are
(Disciple III)
Registration is Closed This study uses the Prophets and the writings of Paul to examine the connection between memory and identity as the people of God. Explore how God's people are called to remember, to repent, to renewal, and to community. Facilitated by Rev. Sharon Ragland and Charlotte Bowers. Tuesday Evenings
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
(32 sessions)
(two-year course)
Room 17/18
Disciple: Under the Tree of Life
(Disciple IV)
Registration is Closed This study concentrates on Old Testament Writings, The Gospel of John, James, Jude, and finally Revelation. The Psalm of the week will lead people into a deeper life of prayer using Psalms as a guide. Whether praying or taking steps toward radical discipleship, participants know they are not alone---the community is there. Facilitated by Linda Walker and Marlyce Wright. Tuesdays Afternoons
1:30 - 4:30pm
(32 sessions)
Room 17/18
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Exploring Membership

Joining Sunday - Nov. 12

Exploring Membership Adults interested in exploring membership at St. Mark's will be led through discussions of United Methodist and St. Mark's history, beliefs about God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, and how to live and minister as a disciple of Christ.   Read more...

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Fall 2017
Sundays

Oct. 22nd and 29th (Double Sessions)

11:00am - 2:30pm

Library

A light lunch will be served mid-session both days.

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