Christian education year begins Sept. 9; classes for adults, teens, tweens and tots

In addition to all the fun that will take place in the Courtyard beginning at 9 am this Sunday, please join us in Adult Formation at 9:30 am in the Community Life Center for a session of talk and introduction of our newest Adult Formation facilitators and coordinators: Jackson Doyle, Georgia McEwan, Rhonda Moody, Tim Rohde and the Rev. John Wall.
We will preview and discuss our plans for this fall and the early part of next year. Fr. Tyrone will share the results of what Episcopalians (generally) believe. The information will offer and assessment on where our church is today and will underline the basic importance of ongoing formation for Episcopalians.

Classes for children, tweens and teens
In addition to a robust adult program, St. Mark’s offers three youth programs:

  Godly Play
Classes are for preschool through second grades and third through sixth grade. Our children hear the stories of the Bible and of Christ’s ministry to our world. Parents and any adults who are interested are also invited.

Rite 13
This is a two-year program for ’tweens and young teens. This Sunday we will catch up with what we’ve been doing this summer, discuss possible field trips and play St. Mark’s Jeopardy.

Journey to Adulthood
  This program for high school students at St. Mark’s focuses on building relationships, seeking the holy and searching for answers to tough questions. We take seriously the need to deal with what is real for young people, to honor their questions, and to assure them that they are real people with real, valid, and authentic experiences.
We use the Journey to Adulthood curriculum, a three-year program that balances Bible study, prayer, and both serious and playful activities to nurture the whole person. The group also raises funds for a mission trip that caps the program. Past trips have been taken to the Lakota Reservation in South Dakota and to the Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary in Costa Rica. Our current J2A group is planning a mission trip to San Francisco.