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 Saturday mornings 9-10:30 am in the undercroft (unless otherwise noted).

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.

2018-19 Adult Formation Offerings!
Episcopal 101 - An Inquirers' Class

Mondays, August 6, 13, 20, 27

7-8:30 pm


Required for all who seek confirmation or reception into the Episcopal Church and all who wish to know more about what it means to worship in the Episcopal Church or be called an Episcopalian are welcome!


August 6 – Introduction, Episcopal vocabulary, the Church year


August 13 – How Anglicans view/use Scripture, Praying Shapes Believing


August 20 – Sacraments


August 27 – Anglican Temperament, Church history and Polity


Each week we begin and end with your questions!

An Advent Book Study

The First Christmas

by Marcus Borg & John Dominic Crossan

Saturdays, December 1, 8, 15

9-10:30 am


December 1 – Part 1: Preface & Chapters 1, 2, 3

  • The Stories of the First Christmas
  • Parables as Overtures
  • The Context of the Christmas Stories

December 8 – Part 2: Chapters 4, 5, 6

  • Genealogy as Destiny
  • An Angel Comes to Mary
  • In David’s City of Bethlehem

December 15 – Part 3: Chapters 7, 8, 9

  • Light Against the Darkness
  • Jesus as the Fulfillment of Prophecy
  • Joy to the World


Living Spiritually
Two Workshops to help you live your faith
September 8 & 15
8:30 - noon

Jesus said to his disciples, "Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while." (Mark 6:31

Explore how Jesus, monastics ancient and modern lived spiritually, and how you can create and then live by your own rule of life through scripture, discussion and practice.


2019 Lenten Program
Wednesday evenings
7-8:30 pm

March 13 – GOD | Faith is a Quest

                      – Brian McLaren

March 20 – RELIGION | Spirituality is Not 

                              Enough – Lillian Daniel

March 27 – JESUS | The Revolution of Love

                      – Mark Scandrette

April 3 – SALVATION | Abundant Life Now

                      – Shane Hipps

April 10 – CROSS | Where God Is

                       – Nadia Bolz-Weber

April17 – BIBLE | A Book Like No Other

                       – Lauren Winner

April 24 – CHURCH | An Imperfect Family

                       – Bruce Reyes-Chow