Book Club - January 23rd
Tuesday, January 23rd, 11:00 am: The Book Club will meet Tuesday, January 23rd at 11:00 am. For this month's discussion they are reading Endurance by Scott Kelly and The Wisdom of Sundays by Oprah Winfrey. Take your pick of one or read both! Everyone is welcome to join them for their informal book discussions on the fourth Tuesday of every month in the library at St. Mark's. If you have questions, please call Kathy Gibbons at 792-9864.
Men's Dinner - January 25th
Thursday, January 25th, 6:30 pm: Each month the Men's Group has a prayer dinner on the fourth Thursday. All men are invited to come on Thursday, January 25th for dinner and fellowship. The group meets in the Parish Hall at 6:30 pm. Please call John Newton at 813-918-5607 to RSVP.
HOPE Meeting - February 4th
Sunday, February 4th, 12:00 pm: Last year St. Mark's Church joined Hillsborough Organization for Progress and Equality, or HOPE. HOPE is a justice ministry working to improve care for the elderly in Hillsborough County. Nine out of ten seniors would rather live in their own homes than in nursing homes. With basic help they can live independently. Over 3,000 seniors are on a waiting list to receive basic services like meal preparation, cleaning, and bathing that would help them to remain in their homes.
Join us at St. Mark's Justice Ministry Network Meeting to learn how you can be a part of making a difference for the elderly in our community.
When: Sunday, February 4, 12:00-1:30 pm
Where: St. Mark's Library
Purpose: Fellowship, issue updates, organize toward a powerful April 16 Nehemiah Action
Current Issues include: Affordable Housing, Elder Care, and Youth Arrests.
Lunch will be provided.
Sign up on the sheet in Narthex or speak to Beth Veeneman, Sherre Henley, Fran or Lou Weissing, or Paula Sandusky. Or contact Jillian in the church office - 813-962-3089.
Monday Morning Bible Study
Mondays, 10:00 am: "The Bible in Depth" is a study for anyone ready to explore the Bible and to reflect deeply on the meaning of Scripture for faith and life. For each of ten themes, we will follow stories and events through the Old Testament and into the New Testament including: God's saving acts; Promise and Covenant; God - the knowable and unknowable; How the Scriptures view the world; leadership; The Kingdom of God; The Law and Righteousness; Wisdom; Worship; Hope. Class meets on Mondays from 10:00-11:30. Study Guides ($35) are available in the office. Questions? Call Sherre Henley 813-417-5804.
Thursday Evening Bible Study
Thursdays, 7:30 pm: Don't wait until Sunday for God's word! Get a head start on each week's readings with the Thursday night Bible study group! We meet every Thursday from 7:30 - 9 p.m. at one of two Barnes & Nobles cafes (on a rotating basis): Dale Mabry & Kennedy Boulevard in Tampa, and Dale Mabry & Stall Road in Carrollwood. Come join us for a fun and intriguing look in to that week's readings, and see what message God wants to deliver to you before the sermon! Contact Matt Sammon for more details at LightningGuyMatt@yahoo.com.