Study & Spiritual Growth

Pastor’s Sunday School

Each Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m., one of our pastors leads us through the context and interpretation of Bible passages. All are always invited. No previous knowledge is expected. Childcare is provided.

Midday Mindfulness

Thursdays from noon to 12:30 PM in the New Room.
Just 30 minutes out of your lunch break can help you feel centered, grounded and recommitted to making your life so beautiful and fulfilling.

Weekly Bible Study

We meet Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in the “New Room” (located in the back of the church office building). The only text needed is a Bible. All are welcome.

New Book Study: It’s OK That You’re Not OK 

Grief may be the hardest thing we have to deal with in this life, especially for those suffering loss but also for those who love them.  If we have a friend or family member who is in grief, how can we really help?  What can we do?

Rev. Craig will lead a three-week conversation about the book, on Mondays May 6, 13, and 20th, from 1 to 2:15 in the New Room.  All are invited to participate.  Sign up by emailing office@stmarksumcsd.org or calling 858-273-1480.  Books are available for $13 at the front desk or directly from Amazon.

Counseling Psychologist Megan Divine lost her partner in a sudden, tragic accident in 2009.  In her work and personal life in the years that followed, she learned that our culture just doesn’t understand or accept grief and loss.  Her experience led her to write an excellent book that offers a new and deeper approach to grief, entitled It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand