Adult Theological Study & Reflections
Worship is more than a ritual. It is an ongoing striving to better understand God, Christ's ministry to us, and our mission as Christians in the everyday world.
St. Mary's maintains a slate of informative and thought-provoking Christian Education opportunities throughout the year, taught by members, priests, and theologians.
Our varied curriculum is designed to explore every aspect of Christian life, from Bible study to the challenges we face in every day life. That means there's something for everyone at St. Mary's-including you!
Sunday Offerings (Sunday Classes)
It was Saint Augustine who said “our hearts are restless till they find rest” in the Lord. Theological study and reflection are important ways we grow as a community in faith and are natural responses to our longings for God. Christian education at St. Mary’s gives space for this work, as we celebrate and explore the wonders of God's action in the world through the person of Jesus Christ. This year we will offer classes on a wide variety of theological topics that are grounded in Holy Scripture and the riches of our Anglican tradition. We hope you will find time to join us for as many of these offerings as suits your life and work. All are welcome!
Join Us for Sunday Offerings from 10:00 to 10:45 and enjoy a nice cup of coffee and fellowship as well!
MID-WEEK BIBLE STUDIES
Our Mid-week Bible Studies offer options to continue your spiritual growth. We'll explore varying topics and issues and learn from in depth Bible study and open dialogue.
RECTOR'S BIBLE STUDY FOR MEN
Tuesdays, 7:10 a.m.-8:00 a.m. in Room 108. Studying the lectionary readings for the upcoming Sunday.
RECTOR'S BIBLE STUDY FOR WOMEN
Wednesdays, 10:10 a.m.-10:50 a.m. in Randolph Memorial Hall. This group also will study the lectionary readings for the upcoming Sunday.
EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY
Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. in Room 108 Led by Scott Hooker and Terry Proctor. EfM is a four-year course designed by the School of Theology at Sewanee to give the laity an opportunity to study the Bible, the history of the church, and theology.
BIBLE STUDY WITH BENTLEY
Thursdays, 10:00 am - 11:00 am in the Living Room A discussion of the Epistle of James.