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St. Mark’s 101 Class for Newcomers and Curious People Starts February 5, 2020

What: St. Mark’s 101 is an introduction to our church and the Episcopal faith – for newcomers and anyone who’d like a better understanding of our church and why we do things like we do.

Who: For anyone who’d like to learn more about the who, what and why of St. Mark’s, our identity as an Episcopal church and a history of 123 years in Glen Ellyn. St. Mark’s continues to evolve into an intercultural, intergenerational place of worship, formation and service to our local community as well as other parts of the country and the world.

Why: Did you know that 70% of Episcopalians come from other faith traditions (including no church at all)? St. Mark’s is a diverse collection of people with varied backgrounds, values, and faith traditions We all share an understanding about the dignity of every human being and the unconditional love of God for all people.

St. Mark’s welcomes everyone, every personality and every kind of question.  We center our life on the claim that God has been revealed in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, but we do not believe that limits the way God has been and is revealed through other religions and experiences.

When: Led by George Smith and Bob Wyatt, the dates and topics for this three-part series are:

Wednesday, February 5, 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm in the Sanctuary

Top 10 Things to Know About the Episcopal Church, using The Episcopal Handbook (a copy will be available for every participant)

Wednesday, February 12, 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm in Mahon Hall

Getting to know St. Mark’s – a panel discussion with leaders from outreach, worship, music, youth and children’s programs.

Wednesday, February 19, 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm in Mahon Hall

Fishbowl: We’ll discuss a variety of topics including the Bible, worship, prayer, confirmation, politics and church, etc. Bring all of your questions with you!

RSVP: requested by not required