Sunday Morning Adult Formation. Adult Formation is ever changing according to the needs and desires of our members. Offerings take place on Sundays at 10:10 a.m. in Hauser Hall, as well as on weekdays.
September 24: Forum on Relief Effort, The Rev. Sam Smith and Kim Thompson
October 8 and 15: Time & Talent Conversation with The Rev. Patrick J. Miller
To continue our conversations and discernment about how God is calling us to move and work in the world, meet us for a two-week discussion with the Rev. Patrick Miller in Hauser Hall. On October 8, we will focus on the Time aspect of our Time & Talent survey, exploring the use of our time in the Kingdom of God. The second workshop on October 15 will focus on Talent and it’s place in our ministry and life as we focus on service to each other and our wider community. A paper version of the survey will be available both days. Click here to take the survey online.
October 22 and 29, November 12 and 19: Raising Adults, A Four-Week Series led by John Hopper
Beginning with the end in mind couldn’t be more important when it comes to parenting. This means we should not really be about raising kids, but adults. And not just any kind of adults, but Christ-loving, wisdom-seeking, gift-exercising, others-honoring, suffering-enduring, kingdom-furthering, joy-filled adults. Now there’s a mouthful! But what could be more worth it than aiming high for the ones we love the most? Join us in this 4-week class as together we explore how to raise adults who not just make us proud, but who become lifelong delights in the eyes of their Creator.
John Hopper is the father of four great adult (and almost adult) kids who have taught him way more about parenting than he could ever read in a book. John served as a pastor in a local church for many years and currently works with Search Ministries. Together with his wife, Ann, John spends his days reaching out to those outside the church and helping other Christians do the same.
November 26: The Rev. Dr. Susan Lukens, Associate Dean of Saint George’s College, Jerusalem
Coffee Hour. Spend time in fellowship with friends old and new over a cup of coffee and refreshments provided by our Welcome Committee. Contact Karen Smiley if you would like to learn more about hosting.
Christian Meditation. Contemplation, a gift of grace, is the experience of being with God in the temple or holy place. All humans need this experience. From earliest times Christians understood that the practice of being still in God’s presence is essential to our faith and for health of our spirit. Not an escape from life, the work of meditation enables us to live better and supports all other forms of prayer. We get closer to being who God intended us to be. Meditating together weekly in community helps to build our personal daily practices. Anyone may join us in silence and stillness with or without experience. For more information, please contact Linda Schmalstieg. Also meets Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. Margaret’s Parlor.
Women’s Bible Study. This group meets on Tuesday, 11:30 am to 1 pm in the St. Mark’s Office Parlor. Please join us for study, fellowship and prayer. Feel free to bring a lunch. For more information, contact Kate Clarke.
Rector’s Bible Study. Explore scripture through study, reflection, historical setting, background, discussion, and heresy. For more information, contact The Rev. Patrick Miller. 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Office Parlor.
Christian Meditation. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Margaret’s Parlor.
Religious Studies. The Thursday morning religious studies class is an informal group. Members of the class take turns facilitating the discussion, providing light refreshments and offering an opening and closing to the session. New members are always welcome. For more information, please contact Lynn Stevens. 10:30 a.m. – noon. Office Parlor.