Short-Term Studies/Classes

Weekly/Ongoing Classes   

See the church directory for leaders’ contact information to get the Zoom link, 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.

Class is on Monday mornings. The Zoom “room” opens at 9 a.m., with the class starting at 9:15 a.m. If you are interested in trying a gentle, scripture-based yoga practice, please email Tricia@umcstmarks.org for the Zoom link.

 

Pandemic Schedule
9:15 a.m. Mondays
Zoom link will be emailed.

Open Minds One-Session Book Discussion

Led by Celeste Pardee and Ann ReabanBook discussions held monthly on a Friday.


Feb. 19:
“Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust,” by Immaculeé Ilibagiza (2014). Ilibagiza’s idyllic world was ripped apart as Rwanda descended into a bloody genocide. This memoir tells the inspiring story of this young woman’s prayerful journey through the darkness of terror and anger to the peace of love and forgiveness.

 

March 26: “Little Fires Everywhere,” by Celeste Ng (2017). This riveting novel explores the dangers of class privilege in a small community, the weight of family secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood, and the delusion that following the rules can avert disaster.

 

April 30: “The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story,” by Hyeonseo Lee (2015). At age 17, Lee escaped from North Korea and fled to China. This memoir offers insight to life in one of the world’s most ruthless and secretive dictatorships as well as one woman’s terrifying struggle to guide her family to freedom.

Pandemic Schedule
9 a.m.
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 Alberta Farnsworth

This group will begin a six-week study on Feb. 17 (Ash Wednesday) of Henri Nouwen’s book, “Can You Drink the Cup?”

Pandemic Schedule
10 a.m. Wednesdays
Zoom link will be emailed.