To God, To Others, and to
Your Place in the World!
St. Mark’s UMC Adult Ministries
ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION - SUNDAY MORNINGS
9:45 - 10:45 AM
COLLEGE AND CAREER
College students, both local and enjoying a weekend at home, recent
graduates, and those already in the work force gather to explore faith
and current issues. This is a discussion class where each week’s
topic stands alone. College and Career meets upstairs in Room
1212. Contact Chris and Natalie Beckman at 893-1233 or Beth Morris
at 893-3455 for more information.
Couples and singles in a wide range of ages enjoying Bible-based and
topical discussion. Members share teaching responsibility and join
together in missions to the community. The class stocks and maintains
an emergency food bank and supports the SOS phone card fund for soldiers.
Cornerstone also works with the UMYF to organize the Christmas Mission
Project, providing gifts for 30 community children and their siblings.
The class enjoys several social gatherings in addition to their annual
Christmas party. Cornerstone meets in Room 407/409. Contact
Tom Hooper at 898-0287 for more information.
Adult couples and singles studying the International Lesson Series
“Adult Bible Studies.” This class is led by Dan Scott; every session
opens with singing. The class supports a number of ministries, including
Children of Mexico, Community Helpers, Room in the Inn and St. Mark’s UMYF.
The Dan Scott Class meets in the Chapel, Room 502. Contact Ann Love
at 896-2738 for more information.
DIMENSIONS OF FAITH
Mixed age couples and singles studying the Bible, sharing Christian
beliefs and discussing issues regarding a personal faith walk. Dimensions
of Faith is involved in missions thorugh adopting families in need,
supporting Disaster Relief, Room in the Inn, Bless the Children, and donating
to various needs of our congregation. The class enjoys several social
gatherings as well as an annual family Christmas party. Dimensions
of Faith meets in Room 403. Contact Sherrie Gilliam at 406-2121 for
Adults of all ages sharing lively discussion of contemporary theology
and progressive Christianity. Conversation centers around a
current book being read by class members. This class supports various
charities. The Discussion Class meets in Room 506. Contact Eleanor
Ward at 278-9583 for more information. Visitors always welcome.
The Foundation Class is a group of couples in their 30's to early 40's
geared toward getting back to the very foundations of our Christian and
Methodist roots. Studies are scripture-based and discussions are guaranteed
to be creative and lively! Join us as we look with new perspective on age-old
stories and ideas! Class also offers many social/fellowship activities
outside of class time as well. The Foundation Class meets in Room
405. For questions, contact Lisa Marie Hofer or Tracey Heatherly.
A “30-40’s Something” singles and couples group, raising their families
and exploring issues of faith and life. This is a class-led, discussion-based
group that studies biblical curriculum paired with life application.
Genesis Network provides meals to Room in the Inn. Class gatherings
include dinner outings, group functions, cookouts, and Girls/Guys Night
Out. Genesis Network meets in Room 406. Contact Matt and Jennifer
Marlatt at 867-9112 for more information.
G.I.F.T. - GROWING IN FAITH TOGETHER
Especially for young singles, persons newly married and those just
starting their families. Growing in Faith Together meets in Room
1204. Contact Jeffrey and Mary Beth Baker at 848-9306 for more information.
Cottage size group Bible study that welcomes all ages. The Good
News class meets in the Library, Room 401. The class supports Disaster
Relief, local missions, and other ministries. We have an annual Christmas
Party and share in our Church’s activities. Contact Joe and Susan Green
at 890-0772 for more information.
Women studying the International Lesson Series “Adult Bible Studies”.
The Minerva Harrell Class supports Martin Methodist College, the Rutherford
County Food Bank, and also provides an annual scholarship for a local ministerial
student. They have bi-monthly business luncheons and enjoy an annual
Christmas party with spouses. The Minerva Harrell Class meets in
the Parlor, Room 501. Contact Joann Henley at 895-0287
Couples and singles of mixed denominational backgrounds building Christian
faith and discipleship through study of the Bible and topics of faith,
from medical ethics to the apostle Paul. Mixed Blessings participates
in and supports various missions including the Domestic Violence Center,
Habitat for Humanity, Room in the Inn, and the adoption of families at
the holidays. The class enjoys family picnics, an annual Christmas
party, and other social gatherings through the year. Mixed Blessings
meets in Room 1203. Contact Russ and Sherry Galloway at 895-1637
for more information.
Singles and couples exploring faith and the Bible, marriage and parenting
in discussion. New Horizons adopts a family at Christmas and supports
Room in the Inn. The class enjoys a number of social events, including
a summer family picnic and annual Christmas party. New Horizons meets
in Room 1205. Contact Kevin Clement at 890-4109 for more information.
Adults of all ages seeking God’s message for daily living through study
of the Bible and supportive curriculum. The Pathfinders support the
MTSU Wesley Foundation with a monthly donation, a quarterly donation to
Good Shepherd’s Children's Home, and also adopt a family from the community
during the Christmas season. Supports Room in the Inn a few times
annually. The class meets in Room 503/505. Contact Dr. Bill Mullins at 624-6744 or Paul Givens at 893-3455 for more information.
SPARES AND PAIRS
Biblical topics, current issues, contemporary religious books and other
religions are openly discussed in an informal, relaxed, caring atmosphere.
The class is comprised of friendly, eclectic, opinionated, fun, healthy
and supportive people with a wonderful mixture of life experiences that
adds a richness and sincerity to the discussion. Spares and Pairs meets
in Room 402/404. Contact Tim Tackett at 890-1208 for more information.
WOMAN TO WOMAN
Join us as we study the scriptures, share our faith openly, discuss
issues important to our lives today, and support one another on the path
of Christian discipleship. Woman to Woman is led by Claudia Hunter and
meets in Room 504. Contact Claudia Hunter at 895-4103 for more information.
Other Activities of Interest to Adults
WEDNESDAY NIGHT TOGETHER
(During the School Year)
A variety of long-tern and short-term groups and study options are
provided each Wednesday, 6:15 - 7:15 p.m. for adult fellowship, learning
and spiritual growth. W.N.T. Groups and Studies - CLICK HERE
For Persons New to our Fellowship, Sundays, 9:45 – 10:45 a.m., January 11 – February 22. Led by Dr. Jim Clardy and others in the East side of the Banquet Room. Come Learn about one of the Great Churches in Murfreesboro! This class will include presentations by lay leaders at St. Mark's. You will have an opportunity to ask questions regarding the work of the Administrative Council, the Finance Committee, Trustees, etc., and to get better acquainted with the organizational side of our ministry.
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY
This is offered on an intermittent basis at St. Marks UMC. Call the church office for more information.
Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. Prayer for the needs of our church, community, nation and world. In the Chapel. Cecil Smith.
DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY
An intensive and transforming study of Scripture, covering 70% of the Bible. Classes of twelve begin each Fall and continue for 34 weeks. Rev. Martha Touchton 893-3455.
OLDER ADULT MINISTRIES TEAM
Hosts a variety of activities and excursions for older persons in our church and community. Dr. Jim Clardy 893-3455.
Offers a golf league and tournaments, softball teams, basketball, volleyball and more. Contact Beth Morris or Wendell Philpott.
ST. MARK'S MIXING BOWL
Provides an opportunity for members and friends to get to know each other through conversation or over a shared meal. Groups of 10-16 people meet casually for meals four times per year. New groups are formed each year. Registration necessary.
ON-GOING ADULT SMALL GROUPS!
A wide variety of short-term and ongoing small groups and studies meet throughout the year, offering opportunities for friendship and study. Please see Rev. Touchton for more information.
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
It is the intent of the St. Mark’s community to provide an opportunity for ministry whenever possible, however severe weather may prevent this.
Our church policy is as follows: We understand that weather and road conditions may improve later in the day, but if the Murfreesboro City Schools are closed, all Wednesday night programming is cancelled. During other times of the week, for those who are able to get here safely, meetings and programs will be held at the discretion of the chairperson or group leader.
In the event of a significant amount of ice or snow on a weekend, early service and Sunday school will be canceled. For those who are able to get here safely, we will have worship in the Sanctuary at 11:00. Our website and Facebook page will give you the updated information. In addition, the staff of the church will communicate with their respective groups and classes via email, text, social media, or phone. Please check your communication devices for the latest update and information.