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.

2022-23 Adult Formation Offerings 
Bold to Say: Reflections on the Lord's Prayer

(Edited by Rachel Jones)

 

“From the first word to the last, the prayer calls us to reorient ourselves and our lives back into God’s goodness and will. This collection of essays explores each line of the Lord’s Prayer and provides insight into how we, like the disciples, may be bold to say and live into these words of petition and praise.”

 

Saturdays, September 17, 24, and October 1

8:30 – 10 am

 

Please read the Introduction and first two chapters before our first gathering.

 

Sign up here. Let Mother Susan know if you need help getting the book. 737-3127 or rector@stmarkswarwick.org

Join us online 
Tuesdays at noon
as we explore the gospel for the coming week.
Email Mother Susan here to get the zoom link.

Saturday, December 3
8:30 am-12:30 pm

In this "busiest time of the year" here is an opportunity to rest in Advent's holy quietness. Through reflections offered by Mother Susan on Advent bible passages, and your own time to sit in stillness and "know that I am God" here is an opportunity to intentionally  prepare to celebrate our Lord and Savior's incarnation this Christmas. All are welcome! 
2023 Inquirers' Class

New to the Episcopal way of doing church?

This 3-session class might be for you.

 

Saturdays 8:30-10 am

January 14, 21, 28

In the undercroft.

 

Explore the way we worship, think about God, read the Bible, organize ourselves within the parish, and the wider church. Bring your questions, this class is for you!

 and Compline


Join us on Wednesday evenings from 7-8 pm to reflect on Sunday’s gospel. We will end our evening with the short service of Compline (Book of Common Prayer pg. 127. All are welcome.


March 1 – Matthew 4:1-11

March 8 – John 3:1-17

March 15 – John 4:5-42

March 22 – John 9:1-41

March 29 – John 11:1-45

2023 Lenten Series

Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginners Guide to Holy Week

By Amy-Jill Levine

Saturdays, February 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1

 

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 here and let Mother Susan know if you need help getting the Participant’s Guide (which is available through Amazon).