Adult Faith Formation at St. Mark’s represents a breadth of educational opportunities for the nurturing and renewal of Christian faith. Adult faith formation events are open to all visitors, newcomers, and members. When adult classes are meeting in the building on Sunday mornings, nursery care is available. 

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, worship and formation are currently taking place either online or in person while practicing safe social distancing.

Tuesday Morning Bible Study

During the pandemic, St. Mark’s and the Cathedral of St. Paul will offer a number of opportunities for adult and children’s formation.

Bible study is currently meeting online via Zoom. The group meets from 11:00 a.m.. to 12:30 p.m. Please contact Carly Rowe to learn more.

Spending Time with Early Christian Monastics

Starting Monday, October 12, we invite you to immerse yourself in the wisdom of the early Christian monastics. Each week of this six-week online course will feature sayings from the desert fathers, with accompanying topical readings and videos. There will be opportunities to post your own thoughts and reflections online. This course is asynchronous, so each week a different segment of the study will open on Monday, and participants may take in the material at their own pace. At the end of the six weeks, participants are invited to Zoom with Dean Melinda Hall of the Cathedral of St. Paul on Sunday, November 22 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The Book of Acts and Identifying Spiritual Gifts

Join St. Mark’s Associate for Parish Life Craig Dressler as we study the Book of Acts and explore and identify our spiritual gifts. This six-week Bible study will take place via Zoom on Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. starting October 14.

Erie Episcopal Book Study

Starting October 12, St. Mark’s Associate for Programs and Development Carly Rowe will lead a book study for members of the cathedral and St. Mark’s.

Newcomers Class

Want to know more about the Episcopal Church? If you are new to the Episcopal Church this is a great time to get connected and learn more.  This is the everything-you-need-to-know guide for newcomers. We will explore worship, church structure and sacraments, giving you the framework to share your beliefs and practices, while discerning your way in the Episcopal Church. The next newcomers class will begin early in 2021. Contact Carly Rowe to learn more.

The Episcopal Church for Roman Catholics

Have you ever wondered if the Episcopal Church and the Roman Catholic Church have anything in common? Maybe you wonder what is actually different? If you are a Roman Catholic who has found their way to the Episcopal Church, or if you are a Roman Catholic looking for something new, this group is for you. This 4 week course is designed to explore the differences and the similarities in a safe place where questions are expected. The next group will convene early in 2021. Contact Carly Rowe to learn more.