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!

Two Fall Book Studies for Women’s Book Study

The Women’s Book Study Group has two opportunities beginning in the coming weeks! The first is reading Amy Jill-Levine’s “The Difficult Words of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to His Most Perplexing Teachings.” It begins on Friday, October 1 at 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Library for six weeks.

The second is reading “No Cure for Being Human” by Kate Bowler. It begins on Tuesday, October 12 at 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Library for six weeks. For questions or more information, contact Amelia McDaniel at amcdaniel@stmarysgoochland.org.

 

Women’s Spiritual Practice

What are you longing for? A bit of quiet in the chaos? A way to draw closer to God? Each Thursday at 8 a.m., the women (of all ages) of St. Mary’s are invited to come together for a time of prayer through the meditative reading of scripture (Lectio Divina), silence, and sharing. Each woman will have the opportunity to voice her thoughts on a meaningful word in the Gospel reading and also how the passage itself speaks to her. Led by Fran Jones and St. Mary’s seminarian Denise Bennett, the group will meet via Zoom. To join, email Fran Jones for the Zoom information.

 

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.