Adult Theological Study & Reflections
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. We offer classes on a wide variety of theological topics that are grounded in Holy Scripture and the riches of our Anglican tradition. All are welcome!
Rector's Forum in Randolph Memorial Hall:
God’s Messengers - John the Baptist w/ Danielle Thompson Dec 10 in RMH
God’s Messengers - The Angels w/ Huey Gardner Dec 17 in RMH
Other Educational Offerings this month:
Advent Wreath Workshop
Please Join us on Sunday, December 3 to make an Advent wreath and to hear about some Advent practices and disciplines to use in your home. PLEASE BRING BRING YOUR OWN GREENERY (other supplies provided).
Advent Small Groups
Throughout the Season of Advent, parishioners will be meeting in small groups to discuss Paula Gooder’s book The Meaning is in the Waiting: The Spirit of Advent. During their time together they will reflect on the spiritual practice of waiting - an idea which can sound to many of us like a big wast of time! But knowing how to wait well, how to wait faithfully, is vital to our spiritual well-being. Advent is a time to learn what it means to wait and to consider what the stories of Abraham and Sarah, the Hebrew prophets, John the Baptist, and Mary have to teach us in this regard.
WEEKLY BIBLE STUDIES
Our weekly 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. Full text of the lectionary readings can be found here.
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. Full text of the lectionary readings can be found here.
EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY
Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. in Room 108 Led by 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.
THURSDAY BOOK AND BIBLE STUDY
Thursdays, 10:00 am - 11:00 am in Room 108. Led by The Rev. Bentley Manning. This fall we discuss the Book of Isaiah. All are welcome!
FAMILY RESOURCES STICKY FAITH SERIES
Follow this link to the SMOTH Family Resources Sticky Faith Series PDF file for parents.