Short-Term Studies/Classes

Weekly/Ongoing Classes   

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.

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


(Sun.) 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
(Beginner Class)

(Mon.) 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

(All-levels Class)


Fellowship Hall

Open Minds Book Discussion 

Led by Todd and Tyger Penson

October book selection will be Educated by Tara Westover. This is a powerful and
well-written memoir of Tara Westover who first entered a classroom at the age of 17. What kept her away? She was born to a large family of survivalists in the mountains of Idaho. Their family focus was to prepare for the end of the world. Education wasn’t on the list of priorities!

Meets monthly (4th Friday)

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

September – April



Monday Bible Study 

Led by Marge Sogn

Distorted Images of God, Life Guide Study by D. & J. Ryan.

As a result of our past experiences, we may see the God of the Bible through distorted lenses—lenses that may interfere with our ability to talk honestly with God or to trust God. Our distorted images of God keep us from fully experiencing God’s unfailing love for us. This study will examine biblical texts that directly challenge common distorted images of God. No book necessary.


10:30 – 11:30 a.m.September 9 – October 28

Mountain View Retirement Village
Second floor conference room

Wednesday Bible Study 

Led by Marcia Rostad

Revival: Faith as Wesley Lived It by Adam Hamilton.

A journey through England tracing the life of John Wesley. Wesley’s message and his faith continue to speak to twenty-first century Christians, calling for a revival of our hearts and souls so that our world might be changed. It challenges us to rediscover our spiritual passion. (Participant guide book)


10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

September 4 – October 9



Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos into Confidence

Led by Mary Lu Kiracofe

As a caregiver, you understand how difficult it is to make time for your own needs, and yet it is essential to your own stamina, mental health and quality of caregiving. Using the book by Gail Sheehy, Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos Into Confidence and the support and insight of the class participants, we will explore issues ranging from receiving and understanding the diagnosis, the art of advocacy, ways of mobilizing family, friend and community resources, and last but not least, valued self-care strategies.


12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Class begins October 10