Short-Term Studies/Classes

Ongoing Classes   

See the church directory for leaders’ contact information to get the Zoom link where appropriate, or register here.

Holy Yoga 

Tricia Chester, Certified Holy Yoga Instructor

Holy Yoga is the intentional practice of connecting our entire being— body, mind, and spirit— with God: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Suggested donation: $5 per class.

If you are interested in trying a gentle, Scripture-based yoga practice, please email tricia@umcstmarks.org.

 

10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays

See past sessions on website: https://tinyurl.com/justbreatheyoga

Fellowship Hall or email for Zoom link.

Open Minds One-Session Book Discussion

Do you enjoy discussing the books you read? This St. Mark’s book group is for you! Books may be borrowed from the Pima County Library or purchased (new or used) from book sellers such as Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Leaders: Celeste Pardee and Ann Reaban

  • March 25: “Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy” by Donald Kraybill, Steven Nolt and David Weaver-Zercher (2007). The authors present a balanced and moving account of the 2006 Nickel Mines tragedy—the shooting of Amish school children by a deranged gunman—and its aftermath in the tightly knit Pennsylvania Amish community. Tough questions are raised about contradictions in Amish religious beliefs and conundrums, such as how a loving God can permit schoolgirls to be massacred. While the Amish lifestyle isn’t for everyone, in a world where one mass shooting often triggers another, the Amish remind us there is a better response.
  • April 22: “Afterlife” by Julia Alvarez (2020). In this powerful novel about Latino immigrants in the United States, Ms. Alvarez asks: What do we owe our family members and neighbors in times of crisis? How do we live in a fractured society without losing faith in one another or ourselves? And how do we stay true to the loved ones we’ve lost? Antonia, a recent retiree from a Vermont college where she taught English, grapples with these questions following the death of her husband and disappearance of one of her sisters.
9-10:30 a.m. monthly on a Friday
Books may be borrowed from the county library or purchased through Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
Zoom link will be emailed

Monday Bible Study 

Led by Roger Pierce

Start the week the right way! Scripture selections are read during the week and then discussed in a group.

Pandemic Schedule
9 a.m. Mondays
Zoom link will be emailed.

Wednesday Bible Study 

Led by Marcia Rostad

10-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays  Room 17/18 or via Zoom.