Nurture Faith

We believe that faith is nurtured in community. We are committed to regular bible study, children’s Sunday School, adult faith formation, and other community-building activities.

We have a number of regularly scheduled ministries designed to cultivate and nurture faith:

Bible Study / Discussion Groups

Wednesday nights from 7:30-9:00

Thursday mornings from 10:00-11:30

Sunday School

Our Sunday School program is an informal gathering at 10:30 (after worship) for supervised activities for children, including Bible stories, crafts, and service projects. Sunday School happens in the fellowship hall alongside coffee hour, so snacks are available for children and adults.

Confirmation Class and Lutheran Training

Theology, worship, and Lutheran Living classes (study of the Small Catechism) are taught as part of our confirmation program. Students in grades 7-8 are encouraged to attend these classes leading up to their Affirmation of Baptism upon completing the classes, commonly referred to as “confirmation.”

Confirmation classes are scheduled at various times throughout the year. Check the calendar or announcements for information about upcoming classes.

Communion Instruction

Whereas the gift of Christ’s presence in Holy Communion is for everyone, and that Jesus insisted “let the little children come to me,” we offer the sacrament of communion to children of all ages. However, this is always at the discretion of parents/guardians.

We offer instruction on communion practice for children at various times throughout the year. Check the calendar or announcements for information about upcoming communion instruction.

Mindfulness Meditation Classes

A meditation group meets every Tuesday at 6:30pm in the sanctuary, with instruction, teaching, and discussion led by Pastor Ian. This meditation class is appropriate for beginners and experienced meditators alike, and no experience is necessary. For more information, visit www.stmarkhamilton.org/mindfulness.

Fellowship Events

We celebrate together with a variety of social events throughout the year, including game night, chili cook-off, pasta dinner, fall festival, and Mexican fiesta. Check the calendar or announcements for information about upcoming fellowship events.