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Classes

These opportunities are part of an ongoing program called P.L.A.C.E. (Plan for Life-long Adult Christian Education)

Additional Classes

Class/Group Date Time Place

Soul Station Study

The Freedom of Forgiveness by David Augsburger. We are commanded to forgive everything. Not just the little stuff, the minor irritations and thoughtless behavior of others, but everything. When we forgive, we are set free from bondage. David Augsburger understands this. At our midweek service during the month of July, we will be exploring the topic of forgiveness as we draw inspiration from this book.

Facilitated by Rev. Tammy Hallam.

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Wednesdays

July 5, 12, 19, 26

5:45 - 7:15 pm Fellowship Hall

Wednesday Book Study

Heart of Christianity by Marcus J. Borg. St. Mark's will offer a six-week discussion class that emphasizes - as today’s thinking Christians, how to discover a life of faith by re-thinking familiar beliefs, and that living the Christian life is essentially about opening one’s heart to God, and to others.

Facilitated by Linda Walker

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Wednesdays

July 5 - August 9 (six weeks)

10:00 - 11:30 am 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

Tales from the Madhouse

This DVD study is based on eight characters living in a sanatorium who are linked by one crucial event - each of them had an encounter with Jesus of Nazareth. Facilitated by Rick Farnsworth, Joyce Hardage, Terry Majewski.

This is an eight-week study and begins on June 11.

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Rm 17

11:00am Class

Common Grounds Adults in their 20s - 40s meet on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. 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 open now! 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)
Class begins September 18
Room 17/18
Disciple: Into the Word, Into the World
(Disciple II, fast-track)
Registration is open now! 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)
Class begins September 24th
Room 20
Disciple: Remember Who You Are
(Disciple III)
Registration is open now! 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)
Class begins September 5th
Room 17/18
Disciple: Under the Tree of Life
(Disciple IV)
Registration is open now! 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. Tuesdays Afternoons
1:30 - 4:30pm
(32 sessions)
Class begins September 19
Room 17/18
Christian Believer Knowing God with Heart and Mind
Registration is open now! Spend time reading a variety of texts to deepen your faith and learn more about Christian teachings. Discuss significant teachings with other participants. Facilitated by Gena McGill and Margaret Synhorst. Sunday Afternoons
4:00 - 6:00pm
(30 sessions)
Class begins September 17
Room 17/18
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Exploring Membership

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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Summer 2017
Sundays

August 20, and August 27

11:00am - 2:30pm

Library

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

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