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Adult Spiritual Growth - faith is a journey!

Adult Spiritual Growth opportunities are designed to inspire and deepen your faith journey. Whether you are just beginning your journey, or wish to expand your current knowledge of the Bible, you'll find a variety of opportunities to grow your faith.

Adult Spiritual Growth

Class/Group Date Time Place

Spiritual Gifts

Do you hear God Calling? All Christians have spiritual gifts. Come and discover your gifts and how to use them.

Facilitated by Rev. Tammy Hallam and Tom Ellis

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Begins Sept. 17th

(Four Weeks)

9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Conference Room

Get Acquainted with Your Bible (Bible 101)

Don't know where to find things? Want to know more of the back story? You don't have to be a scholar.

Facilitated by Alberta Farnsworth and Linda Sterling

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Begins Sept. 28th

(Eight Weeks)

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Room 20

Adult Spiritual Growth Mission Trip

Join us as we travel to Portland, OR with Sierra Service project to learn about homelessness and serve God's family.

Facilitated by Margaret Synhorst

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Sept. 28th - Oct. 1t


The Prayers of Jesus

Come explore the prayers of Jesus to gain new insights into the character of God, and how to deepen your relationship with God.

Facilitated by Judy Boroto and Margaret Synhorst

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Begins Sept. 12th

(Eight Weeks)

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Room 8/9

Growing in Faith

Adult Confirmation Class is designed to help you better understand the foundations of our faith.

Facilitated by Rev. Sharon Ragland

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Begins Sept. 20th

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Conference Room

The Way of Forgiveness

Are you stuck in anger and resentment? Learn how to let go and be free.

Facilitated by Judy Boroto.

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Sundays or Mondays

Sept. 10th or Sept. 11th

(Nine Weeks)

11:15 - 12:45 p.m. or 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Conference Room or Barnes & Noble (Foothills Mall)

Sacred Rhythms

Explore the practices that spiritual seekers and growing disciples have used throughout history to grow closer to God.

Facilitated by Judy Boroto and Margaret Synhorst

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Begins Oct. 31st

(Six Weeks)

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Meditation Room

Experiencing God

Learn to hear when God is speaking to you. Find out where God is working and join him. Experience God doing through you what only God can do!

Facilitated by Art Ragland and Margaret Synhorst

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Begins Sept. 18th

(13 Weeks)

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Library

Lectio Divina (sacred reading)

A deep, prayer-focused journey into the Scriptures intended to promote communion with God and to increase our experience of God's Word. It does not treat Scripture as texts to be studied, but instead is a meditation and reflection time using the Scriptures.

Facilitated Rev. Roger Pierce

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Begins Sept. 5th


9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Meditation Room

You Only Die Once (YODO)

Whatever your stage of life, getting our affairs in order and making a plan for the end-of-life is something we all know we need to do. It's also very easy to avoid because we don't know where to start, or we just don't want to think about it. This course will help you deal with all the details and prepare for all aspects of the end-of-life.Cost for singles is $79 and $139 for couples and includes the book and workbook.

Facilitated by Martha Lundgren and Lynn Nystrom

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Preview Nights - Sept. 18th and 25th (free)

YODO Classes Oct. 2 - Nov. 13

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Fellowship Hall

Congregational Care Minister Training

Do you find that you like to connect with people who are homebound, in the hospital or a care facility? Do you find yourself wanting to visit people in their times of physical suffering and isolation? Perhaps God is calling you to be part of our Lay Visitation Team. Learn how to share hope through listening and prayer, while you gain insight on how to care for our church family alongside our pastors. Cost for training materials is $15.

Facilitated by Rev. Tammy Hallam

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Begins Oct. 3rd

(Seven Weeks)

1:00 - 3:00 pm Library

St. Mark's Childcare Training

Do you enjoy interacting with young children and aren't afraid to change a diaper or get down on the ground and play? If so, why not consider becoming a childcare worker at St. Mark's. Current and new childcare workers are required to attend training class. Childcare is a part-time, paid position. Shifts are primarily Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings during worship.

Facilitated by Ruth Kester

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September 17th

(One Hour Class)

3:00 - 4:00 pm Room 17/18

CPR Refresher Course

St. Mark's will offer Community CPR (Continuous Chest Compression). This is a non-certification course, but participants receive a card for completing the training. The class provides basic information and skills to perform CPR in emergencies. The cost is $10 per person. Regisration is required to attend this class.

Facilitated by Ruth Kester

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September 17th

($10 fee per person)

1:00 - 2:30 pm Room 17/18

Soul Station Study

Soul Station is our Wednesday casual service. We will be Digging Deeper into Sunday’s messages throughout the months of August and September. Join us as we continue to explore the Good News for Today’s World starting with a community meal at 5:45 p.m., group discussion and Q & A time with the pastors, then Communion at 7:00 p.m.

Facilitated by Rev. Tammy Hallam.

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August and September

5:45 - 7:15 pm Fellowship Hall

Wednesday Bible Study

Glory Days by Max Lucado. Max Lucado writes that life has a way of taking the life out of us. Sometimes we go through situations where the challenge seems so much greater than our strength. During such times, we can find hope and inspiration from the story of Joshua.

Facilitated by Marcia Rostad

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Sept. 6th

9:30 - 11:00 am Library

Friday Book Study Group

LOVE WINS by Rob Bell. Rob Bell presents a deeply biblical vision for rediscovering a richer, truer way of understanding heaven, hell, God, Jesus, salvation, and repentance. He argues, would a loving God send people to eternal torment forever? So how does love win?

Facilitated by Todd and Tyger Penson

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Sept. 29th (Five weeks)

10:00 - 11:30 am Library

Holy Yoga

Holy Yoga is a beginner-level class designed to provide students an opportunity to connect with God, information on the benefits of yoga and yoga terminology, Holy Yoga philosophy, breath work, scripture meditation, in-depth instruction of the primary poses, and experiential worship through a Slow Flow 101 Yoga class.

Facilitated by Rev. Tammy Hallam, Certified Holy Yoga Instructor.

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

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9:15 - 10:15 am Fellowship Hall
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Adult Sunday School Classes

You are always welcome to join us. Please see the classes for each time below.

9:45am Class

Sharing and Family Life


This DVD study based on a series of short firms that explore our world from the perspective of Jesus. Facilitated by Rick Farnsworth and Terry Majewski.

August 20th - Oct. 1

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Rm 17

11:00am Class

Common Grounds Adults in their 20s - 40s meet each Sunday. Studies typically include a DVD-based lesson, followed by group discussion of the topic. There is no outside reading or homework, and each class is independent of the others. Rm 20

11:15am Class

Seekers The Seekers study books of the Bible in depth. Through discussion and fellowship they are seeking to discover how to apply the Scriptures to their daily lives, as well as what the Scriptures are saying to them about God, about themselves, and about their relationship with God. Rm 18
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Disciple Bible Study

The goal of these studies is more than information about the Bible; the goal is transformation in the lives of the participants. Each class reads and discusses assigned Biblical passages, hears from scholars via video, prays together, enjoys fellowship and is challenged to let the experiences form them into active disciples of Christ. Participants covenant together to be faithful in their preparation and attendance. Students are asked to pay for materials; some scholarship help is available.

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Disciple: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study 
(Disciple I)
Registration is open now! The study gives the Old and New Testaments equal time, emphasizing the wholeness of te Bible as a revelation of God. DISCIPLE draws upon the work of scholars, the personal Bible reading and study of the participant, and dynamic group discussion to aid understanding of the Bible. Facilitated by Tammy Hallam Monday Afternoons
4:00 - 6:00pm
(34 sessions)
Class begins September 18
Room 17/18
Disciple: Into the Word, Into the World
(Disciple II, fast-track)
Registration is open now! This study helps readers deepen their understanding of Scripture and make connections between what they already know and what they are reading. It identifies some needs in the world for which ministry is needed and suggests possible responses. The study covers Genesis-Exodus; Luke-Acts. Facilitated by Paul Simpson and Vicky Minger. Sunday Afternoons
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
(24 sessions)
Class begins September 24th
Room 20
Disciple: Remember Who You Are
(Disciple III)
Registration is open now! This study uses the Prophets and the writings of Paul to examine the connection between memory and identity as the people of God. Explore how God's people are called to remember, to repent, to renewal, and to community. Facilitated by Rev. Sharon Ragland and Charlotte Bowers. Tuesday Evenings
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
(32 sessions)
(two-year course)
Class begins September 5th
Room 17/18
Disciple: Under the Tree of Life
(Disciple IV)
Registration is open now! This study concentrates on Old Testament Writings, The Gospel of John, James, Jude, and finally Revelation. The Psalm of the week will lead people into a deeper life of prayer using Psalms as a guide. Whether praying or taking steps toward radical discipleship, participants know they are not alone---the community is there. Facilitated by Linda Walker and Marlyce Wright. Tuesdays Afternoons
1:30 - 4:30pm
(32 sessions)
Class begins September 19
Room 17/18
Christian Believer Knowing God with Heart and Mind
Registration is open now! Spend time reading a variety of texts to deepen your faith and learn more about Christian teachings. Discuss significant teachings with other participants. Facilitated by Gena McGill and Margaret Synhorst. Sunday Afternoons
4:00 - 6:00pm
(30 sessions)
Class begins September 17
Room 17/18
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Exploring Membership

Joining Sunday - Nov. 12

Exploring Membership Adults interested in exploring membership at St. Mark's will be led through discussions of United Methodist and St. Mark's history, beliefs about God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, and how to live and minister as a disciple of Christ.   Read more...

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Fall 2017

Oct. 22nd and 29th (Double Sessions)

11:00am - 2:30pm


A light lunch will be served mid-session both days.

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