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

Fall Winter 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. 

Fall Ministry Retreat, Roslyn Conference Center

October 19, 9:30am - 2:00pm

This is a nurturing retreat - time for reflection, fellowship, quiet

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

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 Rowing North by Mary Pipher, a book group

Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age —a new women's book/spirituality group in the planning.  Referred to as the “bible” of the female Baby Boomers, Women Rowing North is wisdom filled and empathetic guide to healthy and joyful aging.  Meets on the first Thursday of the month at 3pm.