Adults

Adults

St. Mark’s offers many opportunities to grow in faith through Sunday School and throughout the week. In the summer, St. Mark’s Sunday School classes pause to allow for breakfast and fellowship in Leatherbury Hall at 9 a.m. (between the 8 and 10 a.m. services). Many of the groups mentioned below also take a break during the summer months. Please contact the group organizers for a complete schedule.

Confirmation, Reception and Reaffirmation

Classes for those interested in being confirmed, received or reaffirmed in the Episcopal Church will be offered in the spring in advance of the Bishop’s annual visit in late April. Please contact one of the clergy if you are interested in being confirmed, received or reaffirmed.

Confirmation is a mature, public affirmation of your faith, celebrated by the prayers and laying of hands by our bishop. It is a celebration of your baptism and desire to live out your faith in the Episcopal Church. 

Reception is for those who have been baptized and confirmed in a Christian denomination who wish to join the Episcopal Church.

Reaffirmation of Faith is for those who have been baptised and confirmed in the Episcopal Church, but in a church other than St. Mark's.

Men & Women

Christianity Today

Sundays, 10 – 10:50 a.m., Lori Schiavone Commons (Day School Campus)

Contact: Doug Milne

This popular Bible study explores the life and teachings of Jesus and their relevance in the Bible as well as books by various authors. Dialogue is welcomed and encouraged, and weekday preparation is not required. All adults are welcome to attend.

Lion’s Forum

Sundays, 10 – 10:50 a.m. Leatherbury Hall

Contact: The Rev. Tom Murray, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BIRTHDAY OF THE CHURCH (May 13 and 20)
On May 13th, come hear the Rector give a broad overview of 2000 years of Church history, pointing out similarities between the first century Church and the twenty-first century Church and explaining why this is a particularly exciting time to be a Christian. Then on May 20th, join us for a fun celebration of Pentecost, the birthday of the Church!

Upper Room

Sundays, 10 – 10:50 a.m. Upper Room above the bookstore

Contacts: Abby and Ben Stewart, Amanda and Matt Thoele

Open to young adults, this class features fellowship and conversation about the Bible. Upper Room sometimes combines with Lion's Forum to form one larger Christian Formation class.

Feasting on the Word Bible Study

Wednesday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Church Library

Contact: The Rev. Deacon Saundra Kidd, 388-2681 x210 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This study of the upcoming Sunday lessons begins with a solid scriptural and theological base and invites participants deeper into the rhythm of our common reading of the Bible. Both men and women are invited to attend and then join us for Grace Lunch afterwards.

Grace Lunch

Wednesdays, 12 p.m., Leatherbury Hall

Contact: Diane Till, Culinary Consultant, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This is a great opportunity to enjoy good food and fellowship. Lunch is always nutritious and delicious! A donation of $5 is appreciated.

The last Wednesday of the month will feature a Lunch and Learn segment.

Interdenominational Bible Studies for Men & Women

Thursdays
Men: 7:15 - 8:30 AM, Church Library
Women: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., Leatherbury Hall

Contact: The Rev.Neely Towe, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

These interdenominational Thursday Bible Studies led by the Rev. Neely Towe will study the Gospel of John, with special emphasis on the application of God’s Word to our own lives. All denominations, ages and levels of Bible experience are welcome!

Men

Men’s Bible Study and Breakfast

Fridays, 7 – 8 AM, Leatherbury Hall

Contact: The Rev. Tom Murray, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All men of the parish (and their friends!) are invited to join the Rector for this early morning Bible study, which leads into a delicious meal prepared by our own Culinary Consultant, Diane Till.

Women

MOPS: Mothers of PreSchoolers

2nd & 4th Mondays, 9:30-11:30 AM, Youth Center

Contact: Jessica Stevenson, (904) 708-7835 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The purpose of MOPS is to nurture every mother of preschoolers and equip her to become all that God has designed her to be. Meetings include fellowship, guest speakers, arts and crafts, and service programs. Loving volunteers provide childcare.

For more information: http://stmarksmopsjax.blogspot.com

The Women’s Early Risers

Tuesday, 7-8:30 AM, Leatherbury Hall Parlor

Contact: Julie Davis

The Women’s Early Risers is a one-hour, lay-led Bible study that includes coffee. Participants do not have to have an in-depth knowledge of the Bible to enjoy and benefit from participation.

MOMSNext

4th Tuesday of each month
6:30 – 8 PM, Upper Room above the Bookstore

Contact: Judy Lanier, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MOMSNext is an extension of MOPS (Mothers of PreSchoolers). In this group, mothers get assistance in learning how to navigate the challenges facing their elementary school aged children (and older) while providing a caring and supportive space to grow in God’s love. Meetings include speakers, devotionals, activities, social events, and volunteer work.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Every 3rd Friday of the month, 11 AM – 1 PM, Grace House

Contact: Jackie Cook

The Prayer Shawl Ministry welcomes your talent to knit prayer shawls to comfort the sick and infirmed. All skill levels are welcomed. Yarn and needles are provided. If you would like to help but are unable to make the time, please let us know. We are happy to provide the supplies and instructions.

Seniors

Safari Lions

Contact: The Rev. Canon Nancy Suellau, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

From visits to the Jacksonville Symphony and Alhambra Dinner Theater to tour of homes and home socials, St. Mark’s active retiree group participates in many events throughout the year.