We have a variety of educational and fellowship offerings. We hope you will join us for one or many!
Guest Speaker Amy Julia Becker
St. Mary’s is excited to offer a special weekend with Author Amy Julia Becker. Amy Julia Becker is a writer, teacher, and speaker who invites us to “participate in the larger healing work of love in this world.” During her time at St. Mary’s, she’ll be focusing on the themes in her book, White Picket Fences: Turning toward Love in a World Divided by Privilege. There will be a number of opportunities throughout the weekend to listen, learn, and engage with Amy Julia including:
Friday, February 21 at 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – follow this link to register for the event.
Meet & Greet and Book Signing with Amy Julia, light hors d’ouevres and wine served; Cost $10 and Registration Required.
Saturday, February 22 at 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. – follow this link to register for the event.
Workshop with Amy Julia, light breakfast and childcare provided; Cost $20 and Registration Required.
Sunday, February 23
Leading the 10 a.m. forum and Guest Preacher at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services
Adult Forums on Sundays at 10:10 a.m.
Adult forum is an integral part of Sunday mornings at St. Mary’s. Led by clergy, staff, and other speakers during the 10 a.m. hour, Adult forum provides education, spiritual formation, and fellowship to enrich our faith and our community. This year we will explore themes of faith in our daily lives, in our community, and in the larger world. Formation opportunities happen on Sunday mornings in the Parish Hall between services. Check out other offerings below.
Sunday, January 19 – “How did we get here? Faith and Life in the Episcopal Tradition.”Pt. 1 led by David May
Sunday, January 26 – “How did we get here? Faith and Life in the Episcopal Tradition.” Pt. 2 led by David May
Sunday, February 16 – “How did we get here? Faith and Life in the Episcopal Tradition.” Pt. 3 led by David May
Sunday, February 23 – Forum with Author Amy Julia Becker on White Picket Fences
Weekly Lectionary Bible Study
The Bible Study meets every Wednesday in the Library from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Led by parishioner Frank Eakin, Weinstein-Rosenthal Professor of Jewish and Christian Studies at the University of Richmond, each Bible study session focuses on the Lectionary readings assigned for the succeeding Sunday. Anyone who is interested is invited to attend and participate in this vibrant discussion. Consider bringing a Bible in a translation or version that you enjoy reading. While no prior biblical training is required, an open mind and readiness to learn and share insights are always welcome!
Men’s Spiritual Practice
This gathering is an opportunity to deepen faith and is open to men of all ages. The men’s spiritual practice group meets weekly on Tuesday mornings, beginning on Tuesday, January 7 through Tuesday, May 26 at 7:30 a.m. in the Old Parish Hall. This gathering is an opportunity to deepen faith and is open to men of all ages.