Adult Christian Formation

Adult Education & Fellowship

St. Mary’s has a number of educational and spiritual offerings.  We hope you will join us for one or many!


Women’s Book Studies

Throughout the year, there are several different offerings for the Women’s Book Study Group. Please check out the upcoming options below. If you are interested in signing up, please contact Amelia McDaniel at

  • Tuesdays, May 10 and 17 at 1:30 p.m.The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown – Brown is a writer and research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, a sought after speaker for corporate and charitable organizations, and she is also a practicing Episcopalian. The Gifts of Imperfection is Brown’s first in a series of books that have been published in the last 12 years. It a wonderful place to start reading Brown’s work and one that is worth rereading if you have already tackled it.


Weekly Virtual Offerings

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.


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.