Category Archives: Parish Event

20’s & 30’s Gathers Sept 25 @ 6:00 pm

Capture a glimpse into this group as we gather for a meal (in Paca Hall) and conversation about our Response to God’s blessing — Fr. Chris will guide the reflection of this phenomenon. Jay and Lindsay Liwanag, who are part of the 20s and 30s group, will be there to help celebrate and extend the conversation about our talents, time and treasure.

Adults of all ages are invited.

Join us this Sunday, September 25 from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm.  Childcare will be provided.

Please RSVP via Sign Up Genius.

St. Mary’s Day: August 13, 2017

In addition to our three worship services on St. Mary’s Day, we have two fellowship events planned, and many reasons to give thanks.

After the 10:00 a.m. service, we will have a coffee hour reception to welcome our new associate priest, The Rev. Chris Cole, who will be with us on St. Mary’s Day.

As you may have read in the June Vestry update letter and in recent newsletter articles, St. Mary’s has been exploring avenues of a deeper relationship with Iglesia Santa Maria, a mostly Bolivian Episcopal parish in Falls Church that St. Mary’s helped to found years ago.

Parishioners from St. Mary’s Episcopal Church & La Iglesia Episcopal de Santa Maria are invited to celebrate our Patron Saint, St. Mary, on Sunday, August 13.

  • Location: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
  • 5:00 p.m.: Eucharist Worship Service
  • 6:15 p.m.: Barbecue Dinner
  • RSVP: August 10 via Paperless Post or Sign Up in Paca Hall

Evening Parking Information

 If you are able, please park at either The John Marshall Medical Building – 2501 N Glebe Rd, the entrance is on Old Dominion Drive or The Arlington Osteopathic Building –  2517 N Glebe Road, entrances on Glebe and Old Dominion. Let’s show our hospitality to Santa Maria parishioners by making room for them to park at the Glebe & 26th Street lot.

Thank you!



Get Ready for St. Mary’s Summer Book Sale


St. Mary’s parishioners Elizabeth Hale and Christine Hahn are organizing a booksale fundraiser to benefit the Arlington Pediatric Center (APC).
  • Saturday, July 8 from 9:00  to 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 9 from 8:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.

All of the money raised will go to the APC, and any unsold books will be donated to the APC so that patients can take a book home with them after their appointments.

Thank you for your support!

Annual Children and Teens Book sale

logoAPCOur annual book sale to benefit the Arlington Pediatric Center (APC) will be held

Saturday, June 25 9:00 – 1:00 p.m. and

Sunday, June 26 from 8:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m.  

Please donate your gently used books, DVD movies, and magazines appropriate for children up to age 16.  This is your chance to clean out your overflowing bookshelves!

Donations may be left in the Church’s lower lobby on the Glebe Road side.  All of the money raised will go to the APC, and any unsold books will be donated to the APC so that patients can take a book home with them after their appointments.

Please contact Elizabeth Hale or Christine Hahn for more details.

An Evening to Celebrate Arlington’s History Makers

An Evening to Celebrate Arlington’s History Makers 

Join Us to Honor Those Who Fought for School Integration and Made History at Stratford Junior High School

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 

H-B Woodlawn Secondary School/Stratford Auditorium
On February 2, 1959, four African American seventh-grade students entered Stratford Junior High School. Up until 1959, black students had to attend one of the segregated schools in Arlington County instead of their neighborhood school. Here in Arlington, the black families worked closely with many community allies and effectively used the legal system to challenge Virginia’s Policy of Massive Resistance.
6:00 PM: Film Presentation: It’s Just Me…The Integration of the Arlington Public Schools This documentary revisits and explores the events that led to the successful integration of Stratford. The film premiered in 2001 and was produced by the Arlington Educational Television (AETV) staff to share the memories of the people who involved in the struggle to integrate Arlington Public Schools.
7:30 PM: A Community Conversation While many of the school, community and family members involved in Arlington’s historic struggle are no longer living, we are grateful to have several of the students and representatives of our community share their memories of that pivotal time.
Special guest speakers will include:
Michael Jones, Gloria Thompson, Lance Newman (Tentative) & Ron Deskins (Tentative), Stratford’s first Black students
Dr. Alfred O. Taylor, Jr., educator, civic activist, community historian and author of “Bridge Builders of Nauck/Green Valley: Past and Present”
Sharon Mondé, APS graduate and former APS teacher & administrator
Carmela Hamm, daughter of Dorothy Hamm, Arlington leader in the struggle to integrate schools

St. Mary’s Family Game Night – Saturday, January 30 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Family Game Night

Sponsored by St. Mary’s Committee on Youth

 Saturday, January 30

7-9pm in Paca Hall.

We’ll have all kinds of board games and card games available, plus hot chocolate and cookies. So please come prepared to corner the market in Monopoly, take over the world in Risk, or demonstrate your card shark skills. Feel free to bring any board/card games you want to share.  This event is open to the public so bring a friend.

For any questions please contact Sue Cromer or David Palmer.

What is Arlington’s safety net and St. Mary’s role in the community?

Arlington’s Safety Net Report:
  • What happens when an elderly person on a fixed income is threatened with eviction?
  • What if I know someone who has a chronic illness and doesn’t have any form of medical insurance?
  • What’s this about food insecurity in Arlington?

Learn the answers — and glean information to help with the ongoing discernment about St. Mary’s role in the community — at a forum with presentations by Arlington non-profits working to strengthen the safety net.

Details: Monday, Feb. 1st, 5-6 p.m.,

at Arlington Central Library,

1015 N. Quincy St.

Sponsored by the Marymount Nonprofit Resource Center in partnership with the Arlington Community Foundation

Growth, Glory & Grace – the Big Finale! – January 8th at the Clarendon Ballroom

Please join your fellow parishioners and St. Mary’s “alum” for the final event of our year-long celebration of 30 years of Growth, Glory & Grace on

Friday night, January 8, at Clarendon Ballroom from 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM.

Over the past 30 years, St. Mary’s has helped form a number of ministers of the Gospel. At this special event, all of the St. Mary’s alum will be invited to help us celebrate.

Legwarmers are optional, but definitely wear your dancing shoes for this casual evening of dancing, food and fun. A DJ will be spinning hits from Motown, ‘80s, ‘90s and maybe even this century.

This event is made possible at no cost, by generous donations from St. Mary’s parishioners.  Please come and enjoy a night out with our church family.

Parishioners 21 years and older are invited to attend. There will be a cash bar and appetizers to nibble on.  Valet parking will be available for $10.

For out-of-town guests, a block of hotel rooms at significantly reduced prices are available at the Holiday Inn Ballston and the Westin Ballston. Just mention St. Mary’s to get the rates.

We hope to see you there for a great celebration.

RSVP by December 28th to

Questions? Contact Kate Muth at

Come join us for “Community Rocks” (formerly “Battle of the Bands”) Friday, November 20 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Community Rocks!!

Friday, Nov. 20 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.unnamed

Don’t miss the annual youth benefit rock concert “Community Rocks” on November 20th from 6:30 – 9:30 PM.

This live music event features talented St. Mary’s and other local youth bands. Pizza, snacks, and drinks will be available for purchase.

Admission is $5.00, but if you want to give more we won’t stop you.

All proceeds support Episcopal Relief & Development’s response to the refugee crisis in Europe.

Please contact Sue Cromer ( or Matt Leibel ( if you or your band would like to participate in this event, or if you would like to help support the event as a volunteer!