Spiritual Growth

From the moment of birth until the moment of death, we never stop learning. The Sunday morning classes at Saint Mark’s strive to satisfy our intellectual hunger. The coffee and pastries will have to suffice for the rest.  For a current list of all Sunday Christian Formation classes, check the most recent edition of re:Marks, St. Mark’s electronic newsletter.

For the Adults

Adults get together from 9:15 to 10:15 Sunday mornings. Offerings range from Bible and book study groups to a general forum, which meets in the Parish Hall. The Forum is a large, informal group which examines a variety of topics presented by members of the clergy, the congregation and outside speakers.

For a detailed description of adult formation groups, see the Adult Christian Formation page.

Recent class offerings include:

• Discussion of the book Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander
• Bible Challenge discussion of the week’s Bible readings
• The Way: a 6 week video series following Jesus from baptism to resurrection

For the Kids

Classes for children ages three through high school are held Sunday mornings from 9:15 until 10:15 from September through May.  (Nursery care for infants and toddlers is available during Sunday School and morning worship.)

Backyard Kids (3-4 year olds) This class meets downstairs in the Willcox building.

Backyard Kids is an introductory class for young children which explores Bible stories appropriate to each season of the Church year. This is a first step in their understanding of the Bible and how our church can be an important part of their lives.

Grow, Proclaim, and Serve (K-5th graders) This class meets upstairs in the Willcox building.

With our Sunday school program, Grow, Proclaim, Serve!, children can develop the skills to unlock the Bible message and grow their faith by leaps and bounds. As children grow in mind and body, they also grow in heart and soul. Grow, Proclaim, Serve! will nourish and enrich children in faith so they can proclaim the good news of God’s love and serve God and neighbor. Children can realize their faith goes with them as they grow.

The Nursery is also available during the Sunday School hour.

Living the Good News (6-8th Grades) Middle school students use the Feasting on the Word lectionary-based curriculum. They use the Sunday readings from our worship and explore them more deeply.
This group meets in the South room.

Putting Faith into Action (9-12th Grades) The St. Mark’s high school class applies scripture to weekly discussion topics relevant to teenagers lives.
This group meets in the EYC Center.