Contact Phil Webber at plwebber52@verizon.net 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.

UPCOMING STUDIES & EVENTS

NEW THIS FALL! SUN, OCTOBER 14, 11 am – YOUNG FAMILIES SMALL GROUP
This small group meeting Sundays at 11 am is built on a model designed to make study and fellowship for young families doable, relational and fun. With this model, men/women who are parents and not meeting that week can take kids home while their spouse enjoys some quality relationships with other men/women.There is then a week with both genders, and another week for the entire family to enjoy and get to know one another. Here is a typical sort of monthly cycle for this small group:
·        Week 1 – Men and Women meet together (while youngest children enjoy nursery and elementary-aged have Kids Missions)
·        Week 2 – Men meet on their own
·        Week 3 – Women meet on their own
·        Week 4 – Family outing involving men, women and kids

Sign up below. Contact facilitators, Neal and Sarah Wright, for more info at nealandsarahwright@gmail.com.

NEW THIS FALL! SHORT-TERM BOOK STUDY: TOUCH – Pressing Against the Wounds of a Broken World by Rudy Rasmus.
Monday evenings at 7:30 beginning September 17. Writer, “Pastor Rudy,” serves one of the most culturally diverse congregations in the country with people from every social and economic background, including the homeless, sharing the same pew. This 12-week study brings lessons for how to touch the lives of those in our own communities. Sign up below. Contact facilitator, Randy Godwin, for more info at randall.godwin@westrock.com.

SMALL GROUPS & STUDIES

If you are interested in signing up for a particular small group, fill out the following form.

SMALL GROUPS

SUNDAYS
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: Adult Small Group, Library (Meets during the school year)
Book studies and fellowship with childcare available in the Nursery.
For adults of all ages
Contact Randy Godwin

5:30 PM: Weavings Women’s Small Group, Library (twice a month)
For women of all ages
Contact Joan Buchanan

MONDAYS
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 joblanks@yahoo.com 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 

TUESDAYS
7 AM: Men’s Morning Small Group, Library
For men of all ages
Contact Jim Schiele

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

THURSDAYS
7 PM:
Men’s “Fellaship” Small Group, Dining Room
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

OTHER ADULT MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES


UNITED METHODIST MEN

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

 

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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: October 11-14, 2018 and March 21-24, 2019
Women’s Emmaus Walk: March 14-17, 2019
Boys’ & Girls’ Chrysalis Flights: July 18-21, 2019

Contact us at stmarksemmaus@gmail.com for more information!

SILVER STREAKS

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 driggs78@comcast.net

UPCOMING EVENTS

SILVER STREAKS: D-DAY MEMORIAL TRIP
Join us on Tuesday, October 30, for a day trip on a BIG bus to the D-Day Memorial, Liberty Station Restaurant and Poplar Forest. Details for September & October will come in your email. Call Dale at 839-2669 or e-mail at driggs78@comcast.net​.

SILVER STREAKS EXERCISE CLASS
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

ARTISTIC GROUPS

 

 

 

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