Adult Formation Offerings at St. Mary’s

IMG_1253Thursday Breakfast Group, Every Thursday at 8:30 am in the Church and Parish Hall

Thursday Breakfast Group meets each Thursday morning to feed both body and soul. The group meets at 8:30am for Eucharist in the church, followed by breakfast and conversation in the Parish Hall. Discussions are wide ranging and may touch on the lectionary readings for the week, current events, or books on a wide variety of subjects relating to faith and the Christian life. Members of the group take turns providing breakfast, and the group adjourns at 10 am. This group began as a Lenten study program more than 20 years ago, and is still going strong. All are welcome! Come regularly or drop in when you can. Contact: The Rev. Dr. Libby Gibson

Bible Study, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 9:30 am in the St. James Room

The Bible Study Group meets two Tuesdays a month in the St. James Room for a lively discussion of scripture. Newcomers to the group are welcome at any time, and no prior knowledge is assumed. Please bring a bible – an NSRV study bible such as the Harper Collins Study Bible, the New International Study Bible, or the New Oxford Annotated Bible is recommended. Contact: The Rev. Michael Bousquet

Men’s Group, First and Third Tuesdays at 7:30 am in the Parish Hall

The Men’s Group meets two Tuesdays a month for Eucharist, breakfast, and discussion. Our conversation centers on a variety of topics – current events, books and videos on a wide variety of subjects relating to faith and living as Christians in the world – as well as getting to know one another. The men of Saint Mary’s have been meeting for more than 30 years, and welcome new attendees, those who can come each time and those who drop in from time to time. Contact: The Rev. Michael Bousquet

St. Mary’s Book Group, Third Fridays at 1:00 pm in the St. James Room

Saint Mary’s Book Group meets once a month. Books are chosen by the group and have covered a wide variety of topics and genres, and discussion is always lively. Contact: Susan Babcock

Adult Forums, Sundays at 10:00 am

Several times a year, we offer adult formation opportunities on Sundays after the 10:00 am service. Join us in the parish hall for a cup of coffee and the chance to connect more deeply with God, each other, and the needs of the community. Recent topics have included understanding our worship practices, recent referenda on our ballots, the upcoming bishop elections, and funeral planning.