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 advance of the Bishop’s annual visit in March 2019. 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., Dempsey Chapel (Inside the McCarty Early Learning Center on the 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.

Lion's Forum is currently covering the Book of Acts. Click here to view a schedule of readings.

Feasting on the Word Bible Study

Wednesdays, 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.

Interdenominational Bible Studies for Men & Women

Thursdays (January 17-February 21)
Men: 7:30 - 8:30 AM, Church Library
Women: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., Leatherbury Hall

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

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. 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.