Contact Ed Blackwell at eblackwe58@gmail.com for more information on any of these small groups or events.
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SMALL GROUP OUTDOOR MEETING REQUESTS

Small groups of 25 or less are able to meet in the field by the Rally Point or in the Courtyard. Each attendee will be required to wear a face covering, practice physical social distancing, and bring their own chair/blanket. Group leaders are required to complete training prior to meetings to ensure compliance & understanding of all protocols.

To reserve a designated outdoor space and time slot, the Group Leader needs to fill out this form at least one week prior to the date needed, to prevent multiple groups in the same location at the same time.

Zoom Study: Crucial Conversations

Tuesdays at 7 pm
9/22-12/8
Facilitated by Fran Cooper and Kitty Ambers

We are studying the book Crucial Conversations, where we hope to Grow, Live and Love by learning how to handle disagreements when the stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong. We will learn how to effectively speak up in these crucial moments so that we can face any situation with nearly anybody to reach alignment and agreement on important matters. You can still register here if you would like to receive the Zoom class link. Purchase the book through Amazon for $16.99.
Chapter Topics include:

Chapter Topics include:

1 – What’s a Crucial Conversation (And Who Cares?)
2 – Mastering Crucial Conversations (The Power of Dialogue)
3 – Start With the Heart (How To Stay Focused/What You Really Want)
4 – Learn to Look (How to Notice When Safety is at Risk)
5 – Make It Safe (How to Make if Safe and Talk About Almost Anything)
6 – Master My Stories (Staying in Dialogue when you’re Angry, Scared or Hurt)
7 – State My Path (Speaking Persuasively, Not Abrasively)
8 – Explore Others’ Paths (How to Listen When Others Blow Up or Clam Up)
9 – Move to Action (How to Turn Crucial Conversations into Action and Results)
10 – Yeah, But… (Advice for Tough Cases)
11 – Putting It All Together (Tools for Preparing and Learning)
12 – What We’ve Learned (And the Difference It Makes)

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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SMALL GROUPS

SUNDAYS
Zoom 8:30-10 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.
For adults of all ages
Contact Walter Hawthorne

Zoom 10-11 am + Thursdays 7-8 pm: “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.
For adults of all ages
Contact Danny Lewis

Zoom 4-5:30 pm: Weavers Women’s Small Group
For women of all ages
Contact Joan Buchanan

Zoom 7-8:30 pm: “Children Of God” Small Group
Currently Studying the New Testament books of James and Ephesians
For adults of all ages
Contact Phil Webber

MONDAYS
Zoom 10-11 am: Circlemakers Prayer Group
Pastor Fran facilitates conversation on Encounter The Father as we gather for intercessory prayer.
For women of all ages
Contact Fran Cooper

Zoom 6:45 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. 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

Zoom 1st Mondays 6:30-7:30 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
Zoom 7-8:30 am: Men’s Morning Small Group
Currently studying “The Journey” by Billy Graham
For men of all ages
Contact Jim Schiele

WEDNESDAYS
Zoom 8:30-9:30 pm: Young Families Small Group​
Couples join together to have fellowship and discussion around the current sermon series
For young families/couples
​Contact Neal and Sarah Wright

Zoom 7-8:30 pm: Stages Small Group
For wives, mothers of young adults, & daughters of older parents
Contact Terri Clifton or Sandy Wingen

THURSDAYS
Zoom 7-8 pm:
Men’s “Fellaship” Small Group
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

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

WTE_logo_finalEMMAUS

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, Rebecca Harmon, and Marion Bartels.

Dates for upcoming Emmaus and Chrysalis (rising 9th graders-college version of Emmaus) will be posted as they are scheduled.

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