Short-Term Studies/Classes

Weekly/Ongoing Classes (Registration may be required – as noted)


Passages in Caregiving:
Turning Chaos Into Confidence

Presented by the Counselor-in Residence program
and led by Mary Lu Kiracofe

Caregiving is a powerful, emotional journey and this class will examine, explore and offer ways to care for the difficult emotions and isolation associated with caregiving and the potential creativity, compassion and supportive connections that can emerge from this sacred role.

You may purchase or borrow the book. Copies are available in the St Mark’s Library or from the public library.

There is no charge for the class.


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Thursday, Oct. 4

(six weeks)

12:30-1:30 p.m.


Open Minds Book Discussion 

Led by Jerry and Jane Bartow

This month’s book is Adam Hamilton’s UNAFRAID, Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times.  “Drawing on recent research, inspiring real-life examples, and fresh Biblical insight, Hamilton shows how to untangle the knots we feel about disappointing others, failure, financial insecurity, loneliness, insignificance, and aging, as well as outsize perils like terrorism, death, and the apocalypse.”


Monthly, 4th Friday

Begins Friday, Sept. 28


Monday Bible Study 

Led by Marge Sogn

Monday Bible Study class will resume in August.

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Mountain View Retirement Village
Second floor conference room

Wednesday Bible Study 

Led by Marcia Rostad

The Wednesday Morning Study will resume September 5 with the 6-week DVD study, A New ReformationFrom Luther’s World to Ours by Rob Fuquay. Today we are accustomed to the theology of justified by faith. But when Martin Luther shared his belief in this concept during the sixteenth century, it was anything but typical – it sparked the Reformation. Author Rob Fuquay says that although “justified by faith’ is not a new idea, the message is as revolutionary today as ever.

In A New Reformation, Fuquay helps you take a close look into the life of Martin Luther and teaches you how to embrace reformation in your church and in your life today. This study is perfect for Christians at all stages of their spiritual journey.


Sept. – April

Begins Sept 5


Lectio Divina (sacred reading)

Led by  Rev. Roger Pierce

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.



9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Meditation Room

Holy Yoga 

Trisha Chester, Certified Holy Yoga Instructor

Holy Yoga is a beginner to intermediate 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.

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



(M) 9:15 a.m.

(T) 6:30 a.m.


Fellowship Hall