Midweek Retreat


Make plans to join your church family each week for an evening of good food and fellowship on Wednesday nights.

5 pm: Bible Study with Beth (Room 111).  No prior knowledge or experience is necessary to come to Bible study! All questions are allowed and all topics are open!

5:30-6:30 pm: Fellowship Dinner in Wade Hall

Cost is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors/students, family rate of three or more is $25 and children under four eat free.

  • Please make your reservations by noon on Monday.
  • If you make a reservation for dinner but do not show up or contact the office in advance to cancel your reservation, you will be responsible for paying for the meal that you missed.
  • Please be respectful of our budget and our food supply; if you make a reservation but find you cannot actually keep it, please notify the church office as soon as possible so we can plan accordingly and update our head count. We pay the caterer for EVERY reservation made.

There are three ways to make your reservation:

  • Make your reservation
  • Call the church 404-873-2636 x16.
  • During Sunday worship, complete a reservation form in the pew rack. Place it in the offering plate or return it to the church office.

6:30-7:30 pm: 2017 Spring Programs 

M&M: Our Children’s Music Program in the Music Suite

The Return of the Prodigal Son This 5 week book study facilitated by Mary Abbott Waite features the book The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri   Nouwen. In the study, we’ll look at what each of the individuals in the parable – the prodigal younger son, the dutiful older son, and the father (parent) – has to say to each of us, drawing on other scriptures and resources to set our discussion in a broader context. The class will meet at 6:30 pm on Wednesday nights (April 26, May 3, 10, and 17) following fellowship dinner served at 5:30 pm. All are welcome to  participate. To learn more, contact Mary Abbott Waite at mawaite100@aol.com.

Race Relations and Reconciliation: a workshop / seminar involving presenters and dialogue focused on moving God’s people forward in 2017. Guest presenters from our political, social services and church community (including our own Rev. Josh Noblitt) will partner with workshop attendees to develop, strategies designed to move us forward as we seek racial reconciliation.  Karen Webster-Parks, a certified candidate for deacon in the United Methodist Church whose specific focus is on race relations will serve as our facilitator. Contact Minister Sheila Stephens at sstephens@stmarkumc.org for more details.

Theology on Tap: 6:30pm at Sivas. Theology on Tap is a book study that meets at the Sivas Lounge on the corner of Fifth and Juniper. This session’s featured book is The Means of Grace: Traditional Practice in Today’s World by Andrew C. Thompson. The study runs through Wednesday, May 24, 2017. All are welcome to participate – contact Natalie Faulkner at nfaulkn@emory.edu for more details.