Adult Christian Formation

Adult Education & Fellowship

Even during this time, we have educational and spiritual virtual offerings.  We hope you will join us for one or many!

Coffee & Conversation with the Rector

One of the things Rector David May has missed so much has been connecting with parishioners, one-on-one, in all the small ways we normally have around church. It could be a conversation after a committee meeting in the parking lot or with an altar guild member setting up for Sunday or with a cup of coffee at Starbucks with someone new to St. Mary’s. So, he would like to offer times to just catch up. It will be a Zoom call which isn’t nearly as much fun as standing around in the parking lot! If you would like to have a chat by Zoom, follow this sign up genius link to sign up for a twenty minutes time slot. The first dates are Thursday, January 21 with time slots from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday, January 22 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Please keep an eye out for more dates and time slots to become available in the coming weeks.


Eldgergarten Zoom Room Chat: “Resilience Amid Chance”

St. Mary’s Eldergarten Committee is a ministry at St. Mary’s with a mission to provide resources to help adults work through the physical, mental, and spiritual challenges of getting older with grace and good humor. During this time, Eldergarten invites you to join them for a chat via Zoom every second Tuesday of the month at 11 a.m. They will share experiences about how we’ve been spending our time and staying positive amid the challenges of living through a pandemic. There’s comfort in knowing you are not alone in facing the reality of life right now. Join them to simply listen or participate in the discussion. Email Eleanor for the Zoom invitation information or call the church office at (804) 784-5678.


Weekly Lectionary Bible Study

The Lectionary Bible Study still meets every Wednesday at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Led by the Rev. Eleanor Wellford and parishioner Bill Huffman, each session focuses on the Lectionary readings assigned for the following Sunday. It’s a wonderful space to learn, dive deeper into the scriptures, and ask questions. Anyone who is interested is invited to attend and participate in this vibrant discussion. Email Eleanor for the Zoom invitation information or call the church office at (804) 784-5678.


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 at 8 a.m. via Zoom. Please email Wayne Dementi to learn more and receive the Zoom invitation information.