Adults

Adult education is formed by the desire to:

  • Expand our knowledge about the scriptures and Anglican tradition
  • Engage in theological reflection and discussion, drawing connection between what we read and what we live
  • Deepen our relationship with God and one another
  • Dialogue with other faith traditions
  • Understand our call to servant leadership

Winter Spring 2019 Programs include:

Small group opportunities to learn and share

On Being Group - meets third Fridays, 12:15-1:00pm

On Being is a Peabody Award-winning public radio conversation and podcast. On Being opens up the animating questions at the center of human life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live? On Being explore these questions in their richness and complexity in 21st-century lives and endeavors. 

On Being takes up the big questions of meaning with scientists and theologians, artists and teachers — some you know and others you'll love to meet. On Being airs on 92.5 at 7am on Sunday mornings and is available through their website or podcasts. 

March Ministry Retreat, Roslyn Conference Center

March 30, 9:30am - 1:30pm

We Make the Road by Walking by Brian McLaren and Let Your Life Speak by Parker Palmer 

The title of both books suggests that Christian faith is still “in the making. It continues to grow, evolve, learn, change, emerge, and mature … in and through us. What we will be as Christians in the 21st century, for better or worse, will surely change what Christian faith will be in the 22nd century and beyond. 

The books offers scripture study and opportunity for reflection on the call on our lives. Join us for this relaxed morning of study and quiet, worship and fellowship, and most importantly “me” time to hear and listen for the spirit moving in your life. 

We begin with worship in the chapel. We’ll do a couple of guided meditations/reflections of the work of the two authors, and have time to sit by the fire or walk the grounds. We close with a lunch provided by the Roslyn Center. 

For more information on these two small group
offerings contact Malinda, dre@stmarksrva.org

Episcopal Questions, Episcopal Answers 

TBA

10am - 2pm (lunch included)

Come and talk about those Episcopal Questions and Episcopal answers you've been reading about and wanting to talk about.  Books are available in the church so grab a copy and join in the discussion.

Episcopal 101 & 102

TBA

10am—2pm (includes lunch)

Interested in learning more about the Episcopal church, considering confirmation or reception, publicly affirming your faith, or just wondering why we do the things we do?  Well then this short course is for you.  We will cover the Episcopal approach to scripture, Anglican history and tradition, and what differentiates us as a community in practice and in ministry.  And we’ll even show you around the building—do you know what is on the third floor?   Contact Father David to register, rector@stmarksrva.org.

 Women’s Spirituality Group

A small committed group of women who meet monthly with a facilitator. Members make the   commitment to attend all the meetings for the year, thereby maintaining support and continuity for one another.  This group meets first Tuesdays at 7pm - so if you come to the Neighborhood Dinner at 6pm you can be fed both nutritionally and spiritually all in one evening!

Penny Adams, who is a certified Spiritual Director, and who has experience in such a group, acts as facilitator, but the exact nature of the quest, and the areas to be explored, are designed by the members of the group. Please contact the office (804-358-4771), or Penny nbfginc@aol.com, if you would like to learn more.