St. Mark's Episcopal Church
111 West Shore Road ~ Warwick, RI ~ 02889

Adult Formation

Christian education doesn't end with confirmation. In fact with our confirmation we promise anew to continue in the apostles' teaching. This means that as adults we continue on the life-long process of formation begun in our baptism.

St. Mark's takes adult formation seriously and offers a variety of ways to continue our Christian education throughout the year.

If you have any questions about adult formation - or any suggestions for future programs - please speak with the rector.

 

Adult Formation takes place at various times.

Signing up is helpful but not necessary. Sign up here.
If a book is required and you need help getting it please indicate that when you sign up.

2019-20 Adult Formation Offerings!
Short Stories by Jesus
A Study of Parables

Tuesdays, September 24, October 1, 15, 22, 29, November 5 (note we skip October 8)

7-8:30 pm

in the undercroft


“Parables are more than just moral statements: they are designed to challenge, to entertain, and to encourage our imaginations.” Amy Jill Levine

 

Amy Jill Levine is a Jewish rabbi who looks at Jesus’ parables from the perspective of the first century Jews who heard them first.  This will be a 6-session study which combines reading, video, and discussion. Join us and let these sacred stories speak to you in a new way. 


Sign up in the narthex and let Mother Susan know if you need help getting the Participant Guide (which is available through Amazon).

 

Session 1: Lost Sheep, Lost Coin, Lost Son

Session 2: The Good Samaritan

Session 3: The Pearl of Great Price

Session 4: The Mustard Seed

Session 5: Laborers in the Vineyard

Session 6: The Widow and the Judge

ALL ARE WELCOME

Speaking of Sin: 
The Lost Language of Salvation
Saturdays, February 1, 8, 15
9-10:30

Using Barbara Brown Taylor’s book, we will explore this timely topic in four sessions as we prepare for Lent.

 

Session 1: Introduction and The Lost Language of Salvation

Session 2: Sin is Our Only Hope

Session 3: Recovering Repentance & Righteousness Redeemed


Sign up in the narthex and let Mother Susan know if you need help getting the book (which is available through Amazon).


ALL ARE WELCOME!

Episcopal 101 - An Inquirers' Class

New to the Episcopal way of doing church?

This 3-session class might be for you.



Series 1: Wednesdays, October 9, 16, 23


Series 2: Wednesdays, May 6, 13, 20


7-8:30 pm

In the undercroft

 

Each week we begin and end with your questions!

2020 Lenten Program
Entering the Passion of Jesus:
A Beginners Guide to Holy Week
Tuesday evenings
7-8:30 pm

Session 1: Jerusalem: Risking Reputation

Session 2: The Temple: Risking Righteous Anger

Session 3: Teachings: Risking Challenge

Session 4: The First Dinner: Risking Rejection

Session 5: The Last Supper: Risking the Loss of Friends

Session 6: Gethsemane: Risking Temptation

 

Sign up in the narthex and let Mother Susan know if you need help getting the book (which is available through Amazon).

 

 

ALL ARE WELCOME