Adult Forum Series

Adult Forums and coffee hours occur Sundays, 10:15-11:00 a.m., in Paca Hall during the months of September through May.

Nursery and Sunday School run concurrently with Adult Forum; therefore childcare is provided through these ministries.

2017-2018 Season of Forums: 

Sept. 24:  Where your treasure is, there will your heart be
As the annual Stewardship campaign begins, the committee will talk about use of our “Treasure” from a spiritual viewpoint.

Oct. 1:   Send Us Into the World in Peace
As Christ’s disciples, how do we live out the words of the Dismissal that we hear each week?   In the Gospels, Jesus asks, “Who do you say that I am?”  As we go forth to serve, we need to ask ourselves, “Who do I say that I am?”

Oct.  8:   Forum with Bishop Joseph Garang
Bishop Joseph will give us an update on the conditions in the Sudan and South Sudan regions.

Oct. 15:  Coffee Hour

Oct. 22:  Ingathering Sunday – Planned Giving
Looking to the future of the parish and exploring how to make a contribution for the next generation at St. Mary’s.

Oct. 29: Just as I have loved you, you should love one another
St. Mary’s newly formed Pastoral Care Committee will explain its function in our parish and how it will hopefully serve the needs of our members.

Nov. 5:  Coffee Hour

Nov. 12: The Sinews of the Body of Christ
Diocesan Convention, the Compass Rose Society – what are the various components of the Anglican Communion with which St. Mary’s is involved?  How do they impact our engagement with the world at large in response to Jesus’ command to go forth as his witnesses?

Nov. 19: Lord, when did I see you hungry?
St. Mary’s Outreach is in relationship with a number of hunger ministries.  Come listen to representatives talk about their mission and impact on our community.

Nov. 26:  Coffee Hour

Dec. 3:  Interrupted by Hope, Pt. 1
How do we prepare our minds and hearts for the coming of Christ? Our world measures Time in minutes and seconds.  As we begin Advent and a new liturgical year, one of the great gifts of hope that we need to reflect on is how the Church measures Time.