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 Forum Series: “Caring for the Stranger: Immigrants, Refugees, and the Church”
    Join us on October 29th, November 5th, and November 12th @ 9:00-9:45 in the SMM Library for a three week forum facilitated by Fr Bruce. How do we balance the biblical injunction to “treat the alien who resides with you no differently than the natives born among you” (Lev 19:34) with the need for secure borders and our responsibility to our own people?  This 3-part series begins to explore the complex issues of human migration by offering glimpses into the experience of immigrants and refugees themselves. Session #1 (October 29th): Presentation on SMM’s “border immersion” trip to Nogales AZ/Mexico in June 2017. Session #2 (November 5th): Conversation with Ian McKinley, a local immigration attorney (and Lynn Mulcare’s son).  Session #3: Presentation by Episcopal Migration Ministries, which has been resettling refugees throughout the US since 1938.
  • Second Sunday Women’s Gathering | 2nd Sundays, 10:30am-12:00pm, in the church library.  Next meeting: Sunday, November 12.  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, November 6.  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.  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, November 23. 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, November 10, @ 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