Explore Your Faith

St. Mary Magdalene offers a variety of faith and community formation opportunities for adults to deepen their faith and build friendships.

Faith Formation

Faith Formation

Activities include centering prayer followed by readings and contemplative dialogue, every Tuesday at 9:15 am in the library. More >

Community Formation

Community Formation

One event is the SMM Book Club which draws from a wide variety of titles and meets every six weeks in parishioners' homes. All are welcome to join the discussion. More >

Labyrinth

Labyrinth

The outdoor labyrinth is available to walk at any time. The indoor labyrinth is often available during the seasons of Advent and Lent. More >

Adult Formation Activities

For more information about an activity, please get in touch with the contact person or the church office at office@smmboulder.org or 303.530.1421 (office hours).

CALENDAR OF EVENTS


ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES

  • Adult Formation Hour | Sunday, 9:00am, in the church library. The fall season of adult education sessions between services will begin September 17 at 9:00am with four presentation/discussions on King Henry VIII, Thomas Cranmer, Queen Elizabeth 1, and Richard Hooker.  These are not only the four most important figures in the founding of our Anglican Tradition in the English Reformation, but- much of our own Episcopal theology, worship, and values can be traced back to them. Spencer Carr and Janet Poley will lead.
  • Second Sunday Women’s Gathering | 2nd Sundays, 10:30am-12:00pm, in the church library.  Next meeting: Sunday, September 17.  All women of St. Mary Magdalene are warmly invited. Contact: Ann Cairns  More >
  • Readings and Reflections (R&R) | 1st and 3rd Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm, at the Poleys’.  Next meeting: Monday, September 18.  R & R is an adult formation group that meets for reading, discussion, and community building.  Our current book is Being Mortal by Atul Gawande.  Amazon > All are welcome anytime.  Contact: Janet Poley  More >
  • Centering Prayer | Every Tuesday, 9:15-10:15am, in the church library.  A time of quiet centering prayer followed by readings from Discernment by Henri Nouwen Amazon > and contemplative dialogue.  Contact: Barb Beaton  More >
  • Men’s Discussion Group | Every Wednesday, 9-10am, in the church library.  A group based on open discussion and examination of spiritual themes.  Men can attend at any time.  Our new book is The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis.  Amazon >  Contact: Kip White or Shelby Kesterson   More >
  • Bible Study | Every Thursday, 1:30-2:30pm, in the church library.  Postponed until Thursday, September 28.  In addition to the Bible Study and discussion, there is mutual sharing, support, and prayer.  Spencer+ leads the group, but the agenda is set by consensus.  All are welcome!  Contact: Spencer Carr
  • Sandwich Generation Support Group | 4th Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm, in the church library.  Next meeting: Thursday, September 28. For supportive discussion and prayer for those who are dealing with aging parents, many while raising children.  Contact: John Thornbury
  • SMM Book Club | Fridays every 6 weeks or so, 7:00pm, in parishioners’ homes.  Next meeting: Friday, September 29, @ the Poleys’.  The SMM Book Club draws from a wide variety of titles, and meets informally about every six weeks in parishioners’ homes.  All are welcome to join the discussion.  More >


OTHER ADULT FORMATION OPPORTUNITIES

Education for Ministry (EfM) · Labyrinth Walk · Library ·

Women’s Retreat

  • Education for Ministry (EfM)
    EfM is a 4-year course of study in which students dig deeper into the Christian faith, studying the Bible, Church history and theological ideas and reflect on connecting faith with life experiences. More >
  • Labyrinth Walk
    The outdoor Labyrinth is available to walk any time. The indoor Labyrinth is often available during the seasons of Advent and Lent. It is a time to come away from the busyness of life to walk, reflect and pray. More >
  • Library
    Through the years, the parish has collected a wide variety of books on the spiritual life including: Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, prayer, spiritual direction, theology, Christian history, and devotional classics. More >
  • Women’s Retreat
    The women’s retreat is an annual spiritual getaway for women, offering an opportunity to forge or deepen friendships and deepen faith in a beautiful and peaceful setting.  Contact: Sue Ellis