St. Mark’s offers adults numerous chances to continue their spiritual journeys. Each week between services a clergy-led Adult Forum meets to discuss various aspects of spirituality. Previous topics have included mysticism in Islam, Judaism, and Christianity; discussions of books by Bishop John Spong, Dominic Crossan and Marcus Borg; updates and discussions about the changing nature of the Anglican Communion; and a exploration of the liturgy of the church, just to name a few.
The group continues to meet in summer but with a looser structure. Our conversations will consist of shared news articles on the topic of faith & culture on some weeks, and a series of discussions on how faith impacts our work on other weeks. We invite all to come and participate in these lively dialogues at 9:30 am every Sunday.
Additionally, there are numerous other book clubs and Bible studies, including a monthly Men’s Breakfast (a discussion of a nonfiction work) and the official St. Mark’s Book Club (also monthly, but generally fiction).
For those new to the Episcopal Church, periodic Inquirers’ classes provide an understanding of the Church’s origins and its positions on various religious and liturgical issues. Confirmation classes are also taught as needed, for ages 16 and up, in which prospective confirmands learn the origin of the Church and the doctrines of their faith.