Adult Faith Formation Committee
Oversees the activities and mission of Adult Faith Formation. If you enjoy deep exploration on how adults form and grow in faith, please join the committee of people who engage in these questions and plan spiritual growth opportunities for adults at St. Mark’s.
Click here to sign up for the Adult Faith Formation Committee

Sunday, 9:45 a.m., Parish Commons Classroom
The Adult Forum provides opportunities to reflect on Christian faith in light of current events and the daily decisions we need to make. Topics vary, leadership is shared, and the conversation is lively. Check the weekly Parish Life section of the bulletin or the electronic Bridge for specific topics.
Contact: Pastor Rebecca Shjerven (rebecca@smlutheran.org)

Sunday, 11 a.m., Parish Commons Classroom
“Crossways” Year 2, a faith-enriching, life-changing course that serves as your “road map” for an unforgettable journey through the entire Bible.  Crossway is a 60-session course, typically taught over two-academic years. The class is currently in year 2; all are welcome to join!  Click here for more information about Crossways. 
Contact: Pastor Rebecca Shjerven (rebecca@smlutheran.org)

Midweek Gatherings

Tuesday, 5:15 p.m., Fireside Room

“Fully Alive” is a gathering of women who study scripture, pray, and share the ups and downs of life. This Fall the focus will be on faith.
Contact: Sherry Maiura (253-549-4222)

Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., Parish Commons Classroom
Wednesday morning Bible Study gathers around coffee, refreshments and the Word of God. The group studies and shares wisdom from their years of living the Christian faith.
Contact: Linda Durant (253-363-8202)

Wednesday, 12 noon, Parish Commons Classroom
At Bible Study Luncheon men and women read and discuss the scripture texts appointed for the upcoming Sunday. The pastor who will be preaching on the texts guides the conversation.
Contact: Pastor Rebecca Shjerven (rebecca@smlutheran.org)

Wednesday 6:15 p.m. Midweek Renewal (Parish Commons Classroom)
Grab a bite to eat in the narthex and come to the adjoining classroom for discussion and reflection on a variety

Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Evensong (Parish Commons)

Monthly Gatherings

1st Monday Ruth Ann Circle Study (Various Homes)
Contact: Suzy Reynolds, 253-852-0593

2nd Tuesday noon Lydia Circle
Bring a brown bag lunch for Bible study, conversation, and prayer.

Interfaith Encounter (Dates will be announced in the fall.)
Meet monthly with other faith traditions to discuss various topics of interest.

Annual Events
Women’s Retreat Will take place on March 13-14, 2020, (Friday-Saturday) at Camp Burton on Vashon Island. Watch for announcements in January.
St. Mark’s Reads Each year the congregation engages in a community read with opportunities for discussion.

Faith Journey
Faith Journey is a series of twelve weekly gatherings at St. Mark’s that give visitors an opportunity to hear each other’s stories, explore questions of faith, build relationships, hear scripture together, and listen for God’s call. There is a Faith Journey group that meets on Sundays from 12:15-1:30 p.m. and another one on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:15 p.m. A meal is served at both gatherings. Childcare is always available, and special activities for older children are hosted on Wednesday nights. (Offered in the Fall and Winter.)
Click here to sign up for Faith Journey

Faith Journey Companions (Youth & Adults)
Members of St. Mark’s walk side by side with new people in a Faith Journey that leads them to baptism or affirmation of baptism.
Click here to sign up to be a Faith Journey Companions (Youth & Adults)

Third Quarter Group
Mid age adults. Those in the “3rd Quarter” of life are welcome to join others age 50ish-75ish to share hope, laughter and love through monthly active events.
Click here to sign up for the Third Quarter Group