Contact Rachel Chen at adultmin@stmarksmidlo.com for more information on any of these small groups or events.


GROW Hour Boost On January 23

We will have 4 new Grow Groups launching on Sundays at 10 am! Join us in wearing GREEN in celebration that day!

Growing As Parents
Raising children or teens? Need a place to gather with other parents and caregivers to catch your breath and be reminded that you are not alone? Join us as we discuss the struggles, joys, highs, and lows of parenting. Each week we’ll read a devotion together and allow it to guide our discussion. No weekday reading or preparation needed. Randy & Erbie Godwin will be leading this group, and we will meet in Room 204.

Growing In The Spirit
Whether you practice multiple Spiritual Disciplines on a daily basis or you aren’t sure what Spiritual Disciplines are, this class will be a great way to help us start the year focusing on our connection with God. Rachel Chen will be leading this group from January 23 through February 27 in Room 202 as we work through Richard Foster’s Celebration of Discipline. Purchase the book here for $11.50. This class will also have Zoom option. The link is here and Meeting ID: 965 7641 5033, Passcode: 122438.

Growing Deeper In Faith
Are you interested in exploring the Exodus story and what it means for us today? Join us as we take a deep dive into Scripture and work through Walter Brueggemann’s Delivered out of Empire: Pivotal Moments in the Book of Exodus. We’ll meet from January 23 through February 27 in Room 201 with Amy Crisp leading the group. Purchase the book here for $15.

Growing As Friends
Join us for a four-session book study about friendships beginning January 23. We’ll work through the book When You Find Another: A Conversation About Friendship… Among Friends, by Kay Harms. The book can be purchased here for $11 or you can contact Barbara Hunt for a copy at bthuntva@aol.com. We will meet in the Library.

SMALL GROUP OR STUDY REGISTRATION

If you are interested in joining a small group or study, please fill out the form below.

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SPIRITUAL SUPPORT GROUPS

SUNDAYS
Rm 206/Zoom 9:45-10:45 am: “Faith and Fellowship” Adult Sunday School
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. Currently discussing selections from Getting Older and Wiser by Dale and Sandy Larsen
For adults of all ages
Contact Bob Jennings

Rm 205/Zoom 9:45-10:45 am: “Applying the Faith” Adult Sunday School 
Bible study with an emphasis on group discussion and practical application of spiritual principles. Regular mission and social activities. Currently studying Crazy Love by Francis Chan
For adults of all ages
Contact Danny Lewis

Dining Room 10-10:45 am: God 101 with Pastor Justin
This group explores a new topic every 4 to 6 weeks. No homework, and no experience necessary. Bring your questions and your sense of humor! Have studied Methodism, the Bible, Christmas Carols in past classes.
For adults of all ages

Contact Pastor Justin White

10 AM Every 6 Weeks: New GROW Hour Opportunities
We will announce new class options every 6 weeks. Currently offering Growing As Parents (Rm 204), Growing In The Spirit (Rm 202), Growing Deeper In Faith (Rm 201), and Growing As Friends (Library). Contact Rachel for any questions!
For adults of all ages

Dining Room 2x/Month 5-6 pm: Weavers Women’s Small Group
Now reading Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely by Lysa TerKeurst
For women of all ages
Contact Joan Buchanan

Library/Zoom 7-8 pm: “Children Of God” Small Group
Currently Studying 1 Kings, featuring King David
For adults of all ages
Contact Phil Webber

MONDAYS
Zoom 10-11:30 am: Circlemakers Study + Prayer Group
I can only imagine… Have you ever been curious about “Heaven”? We’ll start a new study on January 24 on The Real Heaven – What the Bible Actually Says by Chip IngramOur classes are conversational and facilitated by group members. Get the book online and join us! Contact Marion Bartels at (804) 314-4326.
For women of all ages
Contact Lynne Kelly

Zoom (Room 203 when in-person again) 7-8:30 pm: Saving Graces Women’s Small Group
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. For more information, contact Joanna Blanks by email below or (804) 651-4126. Currently studying Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis.
For women of all ages
Contact Joanna Blanks or Jennifer Anderson

Library/Zoom 1st Mondays 6:45-7:45 pm: Prayer Shawl Ministry
Please join us at our meetings on 1st Mondays to create prayer shawls, baby blankets & more
For all who knit/crochet
Contact Brenda Koebel at 804-247-0527.

TUESDAYS
Library/Zoom 7-8:30 am: Men’s Morning Small Group
Currently studying Chasing A God You Don’t Want To Catch by Darren Wilson
For men of all ages
Contact Jim Schiele

WEDNESDAYS
Library/Zoom 7-8:30 pm: Stages Small Group
Currently studying Me, Myself, and Lies, a video series by Jennifer Rothschild
For wives, mothers of young adults, & daughters of older parents
Contact Terri Clifton or Sandy Wingen

Rm 206/Zoom 7-8 pm: Men’s “Fellaship” Small Group
Currently studying The Book of Philippians as elucidated by Jo Saxton
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 Rick Wingen

Rm 206 5:30-7 pm: Young Families Small Group​
Couples join together to have fellowship, study, and discussion centered around brief studies or topics of Christianity for the modern family. Last studied Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist.
For young families/couples
​Contact Neal and Sarah Wright

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.
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!

Those interested should contact stmarksemmaus@gmail.com or the following individuals: Rick Wingen (804-346-7292), Julie Marshall (804-519-4476), Bobby McDavid (804-337-8216), Kristie Faison (804-543-4649).

Additional people you can contact to learn more about the Walk to Emmaus or to express your interest in attending: Ralph Hollingsworth (804-350-5722), Steve Astoria (804-229-0777), Marion Bartels (804-314-4326), Bob Jennings (804-892-1645), and Rebecca Harmon (336-214-2942).

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

SILVER STREAKS

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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

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