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Together growing in Christ
Sunday Forum
2023-2024 Creativity & Generativity as the Imprint of God
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On Sunday mornings from 9:45 to 10:45, the Sunday Forum offers parishioners the opportunity to learn and grow in their faith together. From outside speakers to guided discussions, the format changes from week to week as do the topics.


Sunday Forum is a hybrid offering. You may join us in person or you may watch the presentation livestreamed on FaceBook. Please be aware that some of the classes involve small group interactions, which do not translate well to the livestream option. Most of the sessions have been recorded as well.

Sunday Forum is open to all ages. Some topics may be sensitive or mature. Above is a schedule for August/September, and for the Fall semester. Click to enlarge or print. Please share widely!

Education for Ministry (EfM)

The parish currently sponsors one EfM group. EfM is a 4-year theological education program that "helps the faithful encounter the breadth and depth of the Christian tradition and bring it into conversation with their experiences of the world as they study, worship, and engage in theological reflection together."


EfM meets on Monday nights during the academic year. All four years meet together. Enrollment takes place between July and early September. For more information, email Jeannie at

Episcopal 101

Are you new or fairly new to the Episcopal Church?  Have you wondered about some of the hows and whys of the way we practice Christianity?  Are you interested in being confirmed, being received from another denomination, or reaffirming your baptismal vows?  Are you a longtime Episcopalian looking to refresh your knowledge? 

If you answer any of those questions, "Yes," Episcopal 101 is the course for you!  Anyone who wishes to explore Episcopal/Anglican understandings of worship, the Bible, prayer and spirituality, ethics, church history, etc., is warmly invited.  Please contact Rob Lamborn (, 931-598-5926) for more information or to register.

Other Formation Opportunities

In addition to Sunday school classes, adult formation at the Episcopal Parish of St. Mark & St. Paul includes many opportunities for learning, growing, and bonding. We enjoy lectures, music, and crafts during summer VB-Us. We take trips to area churches, classes, and museums. We engage in programs designed to dismantle racism, encourage ecumenical cooperation, and move toward economic justice in the area. 

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