"What if God's word so moves and enlightens us, that we find new ways to address the complexities of our personal lives? What if God's word could rekindle our faith when it seems to be burning low? What if God's word could show us how to manage and govern a Christian community, relying more on God's power and attuned to God's plans for us?
I believe that God's word can do this."
Gabe Giella, Christian Education Director
You are invited to join the St. Mary's community on a year long journey of renewed faith and well-being.
In addition to the parish-wide Bible study outlined below, there are so many other offerings scheduled, designed to help you on your journey. Please visit both St. Mary's News and the St. Mary's Event Calendar, for details.
St. Mary’s has kicked off our Journey Through The Bible classes. The guiding text we are using to navigate our journey is called The Path. Adults meet on Sunday mornings at 9:00 in a lower floor classroom. This session is led by Karen Laroche. There is another, mirror session for adults, led by Gabe Giella, on Wednesdays at noon, in the Adult Ed Room.
There is a place for you on this journey.�
The Path is published by Forward Movement and here’s some good news! If at any point you want to take part, you can access The Path for free here. The chapters are short and perfect to read as a couple, by one's self, or as a family at home. And you are always welcome to attend a Sunday or Wednesday class.
Children are on a similar journey through the Bible using the national church's program, Lesson Plans That Work. These are materials especially designed to help children (and their teachers!) engage with the Bible and become familiar with the stories that form the basis of our shared Christian faith. Children will meet downstairs in one of the classrooms at 9:00 on Sunday mornings.
In addition, during the 10:00 service's Gospel lesson and sermon, children will be invited to join their teachers in the Adult Ed room to share Good News for Kids. They will return to the service at the sign of the peace.
The Kids Teaching Team includes Paul Westrom and Leigh Knapman, Sara Barker, Anna Kane, Abbie Isom, Julie Zecher, Holly Bidlack and Andrea Creaney.
Teens are on the journey through the Bible, using the same text - The Path - as the adults. They will meet on Sunday mornings at 9:00 in the Adult Ed Room, and be covering the same topics as their parents.
Teens are invited to have breakfast together each Sunday.
The Teen Teaching Team is Gabe Giella, Michelle Frietas, Anna Kane and Jenny Williams. All teens are invited to join the journey.
Photo Credit: Michelle Freitas, 2017