"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 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 embarked on a Journey Through The Bible. The guiding text we are using to navigate this 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.
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 invited to attend The Path classes on Sunday mornings. There are also single events designed for teens and their friends. Please check out our Event Calendar for dates and details.
Photo Credit: Michelle Freitas, 2017