Contact Ed Blackwell at for more information on any of these small groups or events.
See this Small Group Flyer for a full listing of small groups and studies.


Church-Wide Spiritual Study, GOSPEL
Sundays, Feb 24–April 14
5:30–7 pm in the Fellowship Hall
As our church continues our Next Level Innovations (NLI) journey this year, Pastor Fran will spend these 8 weeks facilitating as we study, discuss and share the gospel in order to be renewed individually and as a church of the Gospel Good News.


If you are interested in registering for an Adult Ministry event, small group or study, please fill out the form below.


9:45 AM: “Faith and Fellowship” Adult Sunday School, Community Life Center, Room 206
Short studies of 6 to 8 weeks that can be applied to following Jesus in today’s world. Our purpose is to study God’s Word, grow in our Christian faith and support class members through love and prayer.
For adults of all ages
Contact Randy Hunt

9:45 AM: “Applying the Faith” Adult Sunday School, Community Life Center, Room 205
Bible study with an emphasis on group discussion and practical application of spiritual principles. Regular mission and social activities.
For adults of all ages
Contact Danny Lewis

11 AM: Young Families Small Group​, Community Life Center, Room 206
Couples join together at 11 am on Sundays to explore the complexity of Christian parenting through Andy Stanley’s “Parental Guidance Required” study. It has been awesome to connect and share with other parents in the church! Come and join this exciting new small group opportunity!
​Contact Neal and Sarah Wright

5:00 PM: Weavings Women’s Small Group, Library (usually twice a month)
For women of all ages
Contact Joan Buchanan

6:30 PM: “Children Of God” Small Group, Community Life Center, Room 205
Currently Studying the New Testament books of James and Ephesians
Contact Phil Webber

10 AM: Circlemakers Prayer Group, Library
Pastor Fran facilitates conversation on Encounter The Father as we gather for intercessory prayer.
For women of all ages
Contact Fran Cooper

6:45 PM: Saving Graces Women’s Small Group, Community Life Center, Room 203
This is an on-going women’s group with a focus on short-term studies, prayer, small group mission activities, and fellowship. All women are invited to come any time to see what we’re all about. Childcare is available with advanced request. For more information, contact Joanna Blanks at or (804) 651-4126.
For women of all ages
Contact Joanna Blanks or Jennifer Anderson

6:45 PM: Prayer Shawl Small Group, Library (1st & 3rd Mondays each month)
Please come sit, knit and chat with us while we make prayer shawls for those who have a need to feel wrapped in God’s love, and while we also make baby blankets for baptisms.
For adults of all ages
Contact Page Grace 

7 AM: Men’s Morning Small Group, Library
Currently studying “The Journey” by Billy Graham
For men of all ages
Contact Jim Schiele

6:30 PM: Stages Small Group, Library
For wives, mothers of young adults, & daughters of older parents
Contact Terri Clifton

7 PM:
Men’s “Fellaship” Small Group, Community Life Center, Room 202
Currently studying “A Life Beyond Amazing” by Dr. David Jeremiah. It teaches how to apply the Fruits of the Spirit to our daily lives.
We are a fairly diverse group ranging in age from late 30s to over 70. We are married and single, young families and adult children, active in the faith and just getting started. We have read Christian books by authors such as Max Lucado and Francis Chan. We have studied scripture such as Acts of the Apostles and Romans. We have completed mission projects such as a playground for New Life and helping with Caritas. Most importantly, we meet weekly to discuss life’s challenges living the life of a Christian today while enjoying each other’s company.
For men of all ages
Contact Bill Roberson



The purpose of the St. Marks’ United Methodist Men (UMM) is to help men know Jesus Christ, to serve Him, to grow spiritually and seek daily to do His will. The UMM seek to help men grow in learning of the bible and how to deal with everyday challenges. We hold fundraisers throughout the year to support Boy Scouts, Youth, Good Samaritan Fund, Families of the Wounded, and others.
3RD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 7 AM: Monthly Breakfast Meetings | Dining Room
Contact Jim Schiele


The Walk to Emmaus focuses on God as known through Jesus Christ and on the expression of that awareness in the local church. The Emmaus experience is intended to inspire, challenge, and equip local church members for Christian action in their homes, churches, and places of work. Emmaus lifts up a way for our grace-filled life to be lived and shared with others. See the FLYER for more details and contact information!

You can also talk to Ralph Hollingsworth, Bill Chaffin, Jim or Jimma Attaway, Steve or Sara Jackson, Rick Wingen, Steve Astoria, Stacy Roberts, or Rebecca Harmon.

Dates for upcoming Emmaus and Chrysalis (rising 9th graders-college version of Emmaus) are scheduled as follows:
Men’s Emmaus Walks: March 21-24, 2019
Women’s Emmaus Walk: March 14-17, 2019
Boys’ & Girls’ Chrysalis Flights: July 18-21, 2019

Contact us at for more information!


This group of seniors is an active and vibrant group centered on service, fellowship and fun! We assist with many mission projects at St. Mark’s including CARITAS, STOP Hunger Now, the Evergreen Elementary Mentoring program and many others. The Silver Streaks are often “on the go”—traveling to local sites of interest and overnight trips to plays and dinner theaters. You don’t have to have silver hair to join us!

Contact Dale Riggs
(804) 839-2669 or


The class consists of gentle muscle and joint moves, some walking and easy aerobic moves to music. Members are encouraged to work at their own speed and capability.
Contact Thelma Klich


Meets on 2nd Sundays in Room 204 from 3-5 pm


PRAYER SHAWL SMALL GROUP, 6:45 pm in the Library (1st & 3rd Monday of the month)
All women are welcome to come sit, knit & chat while making beautiful shawls to be given to those in need. Yarn provided.
Contact Page Grace