Adult Spiritual Growth Opportunities

Wednesday Morning Study Group

Led by Marcia Rostad

“Simon Peter – Flawed but Faithful Disciple” by Adam Hamilton

Simon Peter left everything to follow Jesus and possessed a passion that would change the world. But Peter was poor, uneducated, quick-tempered, and full of doubts and fears. He denied Christ three times in the moments that led to the cross. This class will add a twist to this study of Peter’s life by examining it through the lens of Lent. Wednesday Morning Study is always open to everyone at any time! Feel free to join this study for its entirety or one or more sessions. A study book is not required but is helpful. If attending by Zoom, please pre-register to receive connection information.


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Six weeks beginning Feb. 22. Join at any time.

10-11:30 a.m.

Study book is not required but is helpful.

Room 17/18 and Zoom
Adult Sharing Sunday School

“Finding Jesus in the Psalms” by Barb Roose

Led by Rick Farnsworth and Carl Harrison

Readers are guided through a meaningful encounter with the Psalms through the season of Lent. Combining an interpretation of the psalms with prayerful engagement, the study moves through the familiar words of Psalm 23 toward the painful cries of Psalm 22 uttered by Jesus on the cross. Books are not required for this class but are available by contacting either class leader (see church directory) or ordering from your favorite resource. If attending by Zoom, please pre-register to receive connection information. This class is always open to everyone at any time! Feel free to join this study for its entirety or one or more sessions.


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Six weeks beginning Feb. 26. Join at any time.

9:30-11 a.m. Sundays  in Room 17/18 or via Zoom.

Contact a class leader for a book or acquire one from your favorite resource.

Hybrid class. Meet in person or Zoom link can be emailed.
Seekers Bible Study

Led by Brenda Hunter and Kelly Deyoe

Current study: The Gospel of John


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11:15 a.m. Sundays in Room 17/18 and via Zoom

A Bible is all you need! Several are available in the meeting room.

Hybrid class. Meet in person or Zoom link can be emailed.
Mountain View Retirement Village Study

“People of the Passion” by Cathy Randall

Led by Marge Sogn

This study looks at some of the main characters of Jesus’ final days and examines how they demonstrated themes of faithfulness, gratitude, conflict, power, and betrayal. In their stories we see the collective narrative of fallen humanity and recognize that our redemption hinges upon Easter morning. No book required. Attendance is open to all and is not limited to the village residents. Register at the lobby desk upon entering facility.


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Six weeks beginning Monday, Feb. 27.

10:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays


Mountain View Retirement Village, 7900 N. La Canada Drive (across the street from St. Mark’s)
Barnes & Noble Café Study

“He Set His Face to Jerusalem” by Richard B. Wilkie

Led by Marlyce Wright

“When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem” (Luke 9:51). This study looks at Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem as a model to help us reflect on how we “set our faces” in life. Are we as determined as Christ in our calling to love our neighbor, to make ethical choices each and every day, to confront oppression whenever and wherever it appears? What are our goals as people of faith?


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Seven weeks beginning Monday, Feb. 27

6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays

Purchase your study book from your favorite resource

Barnes & Noble Café at Foothils Mall
Open Minds Book Group

Led by Celeste Pardee and Ann Reaban

Do you enjoy discussing the books you read? This St. Mark’s book group is for you! It meets on a Friday in the latter half of each month.

March 24: “The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women,” by Kate Moore (2018). Radium, discovered by the Curies at the end of the 19th Century, was widely used during World War I by young women working in radium-dial factories. As they begin to fall mysteriously ill, the factory owners try to cover up the shocking cause, and the “shining girls” become embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America’s early 20th Century. Moore’s gripping narrative illuminates the courage and tenacity of these incredible women whose determination to fight back led to new industry regulations that have saved thousands of lives.

April 21: “The Eagles of Heart Mountain: A True Story of Football, Incarceration, and Resistance in WWII America,” by Bradford Pearson (2021). In summer 1942, more than 11,000 Japanese Americans were sent to Heart Mountain Relocation Camp on the desolate outskirts of Cody, WY. The same racism and discrimination that led to their removal from the West Coast continued in the camp, where there was little joy; that is, until fall 1943, when the Heart Mountain High School football team formed. Despite huge disadvantages, the Eagles ran through the competition—teams from majority-white schools from WY and MT. This fascinating history is not only about a football team—it’s about a group of people wronged by their government who stand up to say, “Enough.”


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9 to 10:30 a.m.

Books may be borrowed from the Pima County Public Library or purchased (new or used) from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or, which supports local book sellers.

Zoom link will be emailed
Dove Mountain Study

Led by Pastor Kim Ogle

Pastor Kim Ogle continues to lead this study the first and third Tuesday of each month that reflects on the message from the previous Sunday’s sermon. Drop in and enjoy the discussion and company of others.


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2 p.m. March 7 and 21 Dove Mountain Brew Pub, 12130 N. Dove Mountain Blvd.