Adult Formation Offerings at St. Mary’s

Adult Forums, Sundays 11:15 am – 12:15 pm in the Parish Hall


Throughout the 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 forgiveness, Celtic spirituality, understanding our worship practices, politics in contemporary society, funeral planning, and coping with loneliness.

Thursday Breakfast Group, Every Thursday 8:30am – 10:00am 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 30 years ago, and is still going strong. All are welcome! Contact: The Rev. Dr. Libby Gibson

Men’s Group, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 7:30am – 9:00am 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 35 years, and welcome new attendees, those who can come each time and those who drop in from time to time.

Bible Study, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 9:00am – 10:30am 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 and coffee. 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.

St. Mary’s Book Group, 3rd Fridays at 1:00pm 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