Parish News January 11, 2018

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2019 Annual Meeting and Vestry Election 
Sunday, January 27, 2019 @ 11:30am
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend our Annual Parish Meeting at 11:30am on Sunday, January 27.  We’ll review highlights of our community life in 2018 and a look ahead to 2019, including our 2019 Operating Budget.
We will also elect 2 new Vestry members and approve our Junior and Senior Wardens.  There are 4 candidates running for 2 open 3-year positions: Rick Fredo, Carmel Hill, Frank Lamb, Katie Rowan.
Please note – there will only be one service that day at 10:00am.
Also, anyone who is interested in getting a sneak peek at the proposed 2019 Budget is welcome to attend a Budget Preview meeting this Sunday, January 13 after the 10:00am service.

UPCOMING AT AND AROUND ST. MARY MAGDALENE

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Welcome The Rev. Tory Moir!
The Rev. Tory Moir began serving as a Transitional Deacon at St Mary Magdalene on Sunday, January 6th. Tory+ will be with us until they are ordained to Priesthood in June 2019.
The Episcopal Church Welcomes You  
Fr Bruce will offer a 6-week series for adults called
The Episcopal Church Welcomes You on Wednesdays January 16 – February 20 from 6:30-8:30pm. The series will explore topics such as church history, spirituality, how we read the Bible, engagement with culture and society, and church organization. We will use Your Faith, Your Life: An Invitation to the Episcopal Church (Revised 2017) by Jennifer Gamber as our guide. The course would be especially good preparation for anyone wishing to be received into the Episcopal Church or confirmed by Bishop-elect Kym Lucas on Saturday, May 4th, but all are welcome. Please RSVP to Fr Bruce.
Traveling with the Divine Feminine 
Please plan on joining us at 11:30am on Sunday, January 20, as Fr Bruce and Daphne will share pictures and stories from their June 2018 journey to sites related to St Mary Magdalene and the Black Madonna in Southern France. We’ll visit the cave where Mary Magdalene is said to have lived for the last 30 years of her life, the basilica that houses her relics, the Mediterranean beach where her boat is said to have landed, and a variety of other places with cultural and religious significance dating back as far as 36,000 years. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP.
St. Benedict’s Health and Healing Ministry Fundraiser 
St. Benedict’s Health and Healing Ministry provides health screenings and medical care at 11 clinics a month (in Boulder, Longmont, and Louisville) for people who are uninsured or underinsured.  Our annual fundraiser is coming up on March 3 and tickets will be available for purchase on Sundays through February 15. If one is not able to attend the fundraiser, one could make a tax deductible donation to St Benedict’s in any amount.  If you have any questions about this ministry contact Mike Houlik. Thank you.
A New Book for the St. Mary Magdalene Book Club

Marge and Ed Szoke are hosting the SMM Book Club at 7:15pm on Friday, February 8, to discuss Less by Andrew Sean Greer.  The book won this year’s Pulitzer prize for fiction!  A novel about a middle-aged novelist, this is the story of “the crazy quilt of a writer’s life: warm enough, though it never quite covers the toes.”  Read a review from The Guardian here.

Building Use at St. Mary Magdalene

Have you noticed all the hustle and bustle around Mary Magdalene these days? In addition established ministries and meetings we have many new workshops and groups which also using our beautiful campus. With all this our space remains limited.

To limit schedule conflicts and help make events as successful as possible, we will be scheduling building use by reservation. If you have a meeting, workshop, or other event that you would like to host at St. Mary Magdalene please contact the church office to set up your reservation. The office will confirm availability and offer alternatives if the space or date is not available. Include the following in your email:
  1. Event Title
  2. Date and time the of event including the expected duration
  3. Requested Room
  4. Expected number of attendees
  5. Audio/Visual and set up needs
  6. Organizer Contact Information including an email address and phone number
Regularly scheduled meetings and rooms will remain the same unless a change is requested by the ministry leader. Thank you for helping us continue to create a space for all as we Celebrate and Share God’s Love together.
New Supper Clubs Forming at Mary Magdalene  
The fall supper clubs groups will be finishing up this month and new groups will be formed for January. If you would like to join new supper clubs that will meet from January to May, please contact Kim Freymiller or Carmel Hill or look for them at the events table after the next two Sunday services. Supper clubs involve about eight adults, and any accompanying kids, meeting together for a meal either in homes or restaurants monthly for the sole purpose of getting to know each other. They’re fun!
Becoming a Member at St Mary Magdalene
Membership at St Mary Magdalene is pretty simple and straightforward. According to our church by-laws, all that’s required is regular worship OR financial contribution OR active participation in ministry.  The only other thing that’s needed is the desire to identify SMM as one’s church home.  If you are feeling called to become a member of St Mary Magdalene, please contact Fr Bruce. For more information click here.
Buy Grocery Cards to Support St. Mary Magdalene  
Did you know that you can support the ministry of St. Mary Magdalene by purchasing reloadable cards for stores such as King Sooper’s?  SMM will receive 5% cash back for all purchases made on these cards.  For example, in the second quarter of 2018 the church received $1,289.14 in proceeds from card use.  It is an easy and fantastic way to support our church community.  Contact Colleen Brolin to purchase cards or to learn more.

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Bishop: The Rt. Reverend Robert O’Neill
Priest in Charge: The Rev. Bruce Swinehart, frbruce@smmboulder.org
Children and Youth: Sue Crowley, scrowley@smmboulder.org
Parish Administrator: Brian Gates, office@smmboulder.org
Sr. Warden: Jim Watkins, srwarden@smmboulder.org 
Jr. Warden: Jeff Cantrell, jrwarden@smmboulder.org
Worship Service Times

Saturdays 5pm
Sundays 8am & 10am

Office Hours

Mon-Thur 9am-2pm
Friday-Closed

 

Priest in Charge Hours

Monday – Sabbath
Tues-Thur – Office Hours
Fri-Sat – by appointment

To submit an announcement for the church calendar, Parish News, website, and bulletin, email the church office no later than 12:00pm on the Tuesday prior to desired publication.  Please limit announcements to 50 words or less.  If more information is needed, a document can be linked to the announcements with a full description.
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Parish News January 4, 2018

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Happy(?) New Year
by Fr Bruce Swinehart
What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; 
there is nothing new under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 1:9)
Behold, I am doing a new thing. Even now it springs forth; 
do you not perceive it?  (Isaiah 43:19)
Some people are thrilled that 2018 is past and gone and 2019 has finally arrived. Clean slate! Time to move on and make things better for ourselves and for the world. Let’s make – and keep – some resolutions that will help change the direction of our lives. Let’s make it a year of adventure and discovery!
Others are less enthusiastic. They might say January 1 is an arbitrary date we pick to pretend we are starting over. Any of the other 364 days of the year would do just as well. We’re just going to travel the exact same path around the sun for an entire year only to arrive right back here. Change? Just another word for entropy. Here’s a resolution: “eat, drink, and be merry.”

UPCOMING AT AND AROUND ST. MARY MAGDALENE

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The Episcopal Church Welcomes You  
Fr Bruce will offer a 6-week series for adults called
The Episcopal Church Welcomes You on Wednesdays January 16 – February 20 from 6:30-8:30pm. The series will explore topics such as church history, spirituality, how we read the Bible, engagement with culture and society, and church organization. We will use Your Faith, Your Life: An Invitation to the Episcopal Church (Revised 2017) by Jennifer Gamber as our guide. The course would be especially good preparation for anyone wishing to be received into the Episcopal Church or confirmed by Bishop-elect Kym Lucas on Saturday, May 4th, but all are welcome. Please RSVP to Fr Bruce.
Traveling with the Divine Feminine 
Please plan on joining us at 11:30am on Sunday, January 20, as Fr Bruce and Daphne will share pictures and stories from their June 2018 journey to sites related to St Mary Magdalene and the Black Madonna in Southern France. We’ll visit the cave where Mary Magdalene is said to have lived for the last 30 years of her life, the basilica that houses her relics, the Mediterranean beach where her boat is said to have landed, and a variety of other places with cultural and religious significance dating back as far as 36,000 years. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP.
St. Benedict’s Health and Healing Ministry Fundraiser 
St. Benedict’s Health and Healing Ministry provides health screenings and medical care at 11 clinics a month (in Boulder, Longmont, and Louisville) for people who are uninsured or underinsured.  Our annual fundraiser is coming up on March 3 and tickets will be available for purchase on Sundays through February 15. If one is not able to attend the fundraiser, one could make a tax deductible donation to St Benedict’s in any amount.  If you have any questions about this ministry contact Mike Houlik. Thank you.
A New Book for the St. Mary Magdalene Book Club

Marge and Ed Szoke are hosting the SMM Book Club at 7:15pm on Friday, February 8, to discuss Less by Andrew Sean Greer.  The book won this year’s Pulitzer prize for fiction!  A novel about a middle-aged novelist, this is the story of “the crazy quilt of a writer’s life: warm enough, though it never quite covers the toes.”  Read a review from The Guardian here.

New Supper Clubs Forming at Mary Magdalene  
The fall supper clubs groups will be finishing up this month and new groups will be formed for January. If you would like to join new supper clubs that will meet from January to May, please contact Kim Freymiller or Carmel Hill or look for them at the events table after the next two Sunday services. Supper clubs involve about eight adults, and any accompanying kids, meeting together for a meal either in homes or restaurants monthly for the sole purpose of getting to know each other. They’re fun!
Becoming a Member at St Mary Magdalene
Membership at St Mary Magdalene is pretty simple and straightforward. According to our church by-laws, all that’s required is regular worship OR financial contribution OR active participation in ministry.  The only other thing that’s needed is the desire to identify SMM as one’s church home.  If you are feeling called to become a member of St Mary Magdalene, please contact Fr Bruce. For more information click here.
Buy Grocery Cards to Support St. Mary Magdalene  
Did you know that you can support the ministry of St. Mary Magdalene by purchasing reloadable cards for stores such as King Sooper’s?  SMM will receive 5% cash back for all purchases made on these cards.  For example, in the second quarter of 2018 the church received $1,289.14 in proceeds from card use.  It is an easy and fantastic way to support our church community.  Contact Colleen Brolin to purchase cards or to learn more.

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Bishop: The Rt. Reverend Robert O’Neill
Priest in Charge: The Rev. Bruce Swinehart, frbruce@smmboulder.org
Children and Youth: Sue Crowley, scrowley@smmboulder.org
Parish Administrator: Brian Gates, office@smmboulder.org
Sr. Warden: Jim Watkins, srwarden@smmboulder.org 
Jr. Warden: Jeff Cantrell, jrwarden@smmboulder.org
Worship Service Times

Saturdays 5pm
Sundays 8am & 10am

Office Hours

Mon-Thur 9am-2pm
Friday-Closed

 

Priest in Charge Hours

Monday – Sabbath
Tues-Thur – Office Hours
Fri-Sat – by appointment

To submit an announcement for the church calendar, Parish News, website, and bulletin, email the church office no later than 12:00pm on the Tuesday prior to desired publication.  Please limit announcements to 50 words or less.  If more information is needed, a document can be linked to the announcements with a full description.
Subscribe to receive the SMM Parish News weekly or to join other SMM email lists.

Parish News December 27, 2018

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Fr Bruce’s Schedule
Fr Bruce will be on retreat until Wednesday, January 2. During his absence The Rev Lada Hardick will be available for pastoral emergencies.
We wish everyone a peaceful Blessed New Year!
Welcome The Rev. Tory Moir
We are pleased to announce that The Rev. Tory Moir will begin serving as a Transitional Deacon at St Mary Magdalene on Sunday, January 6th. Tory+ will be with us until they are ordained to Priesthood in June 2019.
Journey Through Advent and Christmas with St. Mary Magdalene 

Saturday Dec 29 @ 5:00pm | Taizé with Eucharist (featuring a “Postlude of Carols”)

Sunday Dec 30 | One service at 10:00am
Tuesday Dec 25 – Tuesday Jan 1 | Church office closed and will reopen at 9:00am on Wednesday, January 2.

UPCOMING AT AND AROUND ST. MARY MAGDALENE

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End of Year Donation Deadline – December 31, 2018

If you would like to make a year end donation or have your final pledge contribution counted towards the 2018 tax year, please ensure that they are postmarked or received at St. Mary Magdalene no later than December 31, 2018. Thank you for supporting the ministry of this community as we celebrate and share God’s love together.
New Mailing Address for St. Mary Magdalene  
With recent mail delivery issues and to ensure safe and efficient delivery of mail to the church, we have established a post office box at the Niwot Post Office. Moving forward please mail any correspondence to the address below.  Thank you for your assistance in this transition.
  St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church 
  PO Box 188 
  Niwot, CO 80544
Lamplight Mental Health Support Group 
Lamplight is pleased to announce that we will be hosting our first lecture on Thursday, January 3rd from 7 to 8:30pm. Alta du Pont, a therapist from the Sutherland Foundation, is coming to present on bipolar disorder. This lecture is open to all and should be very informative. We hope to see you there! Contact Meg Thornbury for more information.
The Episcopal Church Welcomes You  
Fr Bruce will offer a 6-week series for adults called
The Episcopal Church Welcomes You on Wednesdays January 16 – February 20 from 6:30-8:30pm. The series will explore topics such as church history, spirituality, how we read the Bible, engagement with culture and society, and church organization. We will use Your Faith, Your Life: An Invitation to the Episcopal Church (Revised 2017) by Jennifer Gamber as our guide. The course would be especially good preparation for anyone wishing to be received into the Episcopal Church or confirmed by Bishop-elect Kym Lucas on Saturday, May 4th, but all are welcome. Please RSVP to Fr Bruce.
Newcomers’ Dinner: Saturday, January 5th
If you consider yourself new to St. Mary Magdalene within the past two years, or even longer, you are invited to attend a Newcomers’ Dinner on Saturday, January 5, following the 5:00pm Contemplative Eucharist.  Come meet other people and to ask any questions you might have about St Mary Magdalene, the Episcopal Church, or any other topic. Please RSVP to the parish administrator with the number of people who are attending and any food sensitivities you might have.  Looking forward to seeing you there!
A New Book for the St. Mary Magdalene Book Club

Marge and Ed Szoke are hosting the SMM Book Club at 7:15pm on Friday, February 8, to discuss Less by Andrew Sean Greer.  The book won this year’s Pulitzer prize for fiction!  A novel about a middle-aged novelist, this is the story of “the crazy quilt of a writer’s life: warm enough, though it never quite covers the toes.”  Read a review from The Guardian here.

New Supper Clubs Forming at Mary Magdalene  
The fall supper clubs groups will be finishing up this month and new groups will be formed for January. If you would like to join new supper clubs that will meet from January to May, please contact Kim Freymiller or Carmel Hill or look for them at the events table after the next two Sunday services. Supper clubs involve about eight adults, and any accompanying kids, meeting together for a meal either in homes or restaurants monthly for the sole purpose of getting to know each other. They’re fun!
Outreach Party Openings  
Outreach Parties are a great way to support SMM Outreach programs and have fun, too. There are a wide variety of events offered. If you have not signed up to attend an Outreach Party there are still openings for some great parties!  Contact Bill Andrews.
Becoming a Member at St Mary Magdalene
Membership at St Mary Magdalene is pretty simple and straightforward. According to our church by-laws, all that’s required is regular worship OR financial contribution OR active participation in ministry.  The only other thing that’s needed is the desire to identify SMM as one’s church home.  If you are feeling called to become a member of St Mary Magdalene, please contact Fr Bruce. For more information click here.
Buy Grocery Cards to Support St. Mary Magdalene  
Did you know that you can support the ministry of St. Mary Magdalene by purchasing reloadable cards for stores such as King Sooper’s?  SMM will receive 5% cash back for all purchases made on these cards.  For example, in the second quarter of 2018 the church received $1,289.14 in proceeds from card use.  It is an easy and fantastic way to support our church community.  Contact Colleen Brolin to purchase cards or to learn more.

CONNECT WITH SAINT MARY MAGDALENE

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Bishop: The Rt. Reverend Robert O’Neill
Priest in Charge: The Rev. Bruce Swinehart, frbruce@smmboulder.org
Children and Youth: Sue Crowley, scrowley@smmboulder.org
Parish Administrator: Brian Gates, office@smmboulder.org
Sr. Warden: Jim Watkins, srwarden@smmboulder.org 
Jr. Warden: Jeff Cantrell, jrwarden@smmboulder.org
Worship Service Times

Saturdays 5pm
Sundays 8am & 10am

Office Hours

Mon-Thur 9am-2pm
Friday-Closed

 

Priest in Charge Hours

Monday – Sabbath
Tues-Thur – Office Hours
Fri-Sat – by appointment

To submit an announcement for the church calendar, Parish News, website, and bulletin, email the church office no later than 12:00pm on the Tuesday prior to desired publication.  Please limit announcements to 50 words or less.  If more information is needed, a document can be linked to the announcements with a full description.
Subscribe to receive the SMM Parish News weekly or to join other SMM email lists.

Parish News December 20, 2018

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A Christmas Message from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
Welcome The Rev. Tory Moir
We are pleased to announce that The Rev. Tory Moir will begin serving as a Transitional Deacon at St Mary Magdalene on Sunday, January 6th. Tory+ will be with us until they are ordained to Priesthood in June 2019.
Journey Through Advent and Christmas with St. Mary Magdalene 

Monday Dec 24 | Christmas Eve | 4:00pm (Family Service); 7:00pm & 10:00pm (Lessons and Carols)

Monday Dec 25 @ 10:00am | Feast of the Nativity

Saturday Dec 29 @ 5:00pm | Taizé with Eucharist (featuring a “Postlude of Carols”)

Sunday Dec 30 | One service at 10:00am
Tuesday Dec 25 – Tuesday Jan 1 | Church office closed and will reopen at 9:00am on Wednesday, January 2.

UPCOMING AT AND AROUND ST. MARY MAGDALENE

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Sign up to provide Altar Flowers or Coffee Hour.
The Sign-Up Board is located on the wall between the kitchen and the fireplace.

New Mailing Address for St. Mary Magdalene  
With recent mail delivery issues and to ensure safe and efficient delivery of mail to the church, we have established a post office box at the Niwot Post Office. Moving forward please mail any correspondence to the address below.  Thank you for your assistance in this transition.
  St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church 
  PO Box 188 
  Niwot, CO 80544
Outreach Christmas Collection for Mother House 
From November 24 to December 22 the Outreach Ministry will be hosting a donation drive for Mother House to collect winter clothing items, household goods, etc. Mother House provides a safe haven for any pregnant woman in need, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual preference, or gender identity. You may place your donations in the big wrapped box near the parking lot doors! Find a full list of needs here!
Newcomers’ Dinner: Saturday, January 5th
If you consider yourself new to St. Mary Magdalene within the past two years, or even longer, you are invited to attend a Newcomers’ Dinner on Saturday, January 5, following the 5:00pm Contemplative Eucharist.  Come meet other people and to ask any questions you might have about St Mary Magdalene, the Episcopal Church, or any other topic. Please RSVP to the parish administrator with the number of people who are attending and any food sensitivities you might have.  Looking forward to seeing you there!
New Supper Clubs Forming at Mary Magdalene  
The fall supper clubs groups will be finishing up this month and new groups will be formed for January. If you would like to join new supper clubs that will meet from January to May, please contact Kim Freymiller or Carmel Hill or look for them at the events table after the next two Sunday services. Supper clubs involve about eight adults, and any accompanying kids, meeting together for a meal either in homes or restaurants monthly for the sole purpose of getting to know each other. They’re fun!
Sign Up to Host Coffee Hour!  
Coffee Hour hosts are needed for December 30. If you would like to sign up for this date, please email the church office by 8:00am on Monday, December 24.
New sign up sheets to host Coffee Hour and provide flowers in 2019 have been posted on the back wall of the sanctuary. Sign up to host a Sunday today!
A New Book for the St. Mary Magdalene Book Club

Marge and Ed Szoke are hosting the SMM Book Club at 7:15pm on Friday, February 8, to discuss Less by Andrew Sean Greer.  The book won this year’s Pulitzer prize for fiction!  A novel about a middle-aged novelist, this is the story of “the crazy quilt of a writer’s life: warm enough, though it never quite covers the toes.”  Read a review from The Guardian here.

Outreach Party Openings  
Outreach Parties are a great way to support SMM Outreach programs and have fun, too. There are a wide variety of events offered. If you have not signed up to attend an Outreach Party there are still openings for some great parties!  Contact Bill Andrews.
Becoming a Member at St Mary Magdalene
Membership at St Mary Magdalene is pretty simple and straightforward. According to our church by-laws, all that’s required is regular worship OR financial contribution OR active participation in ministry.  The only other thing that’s needed is the desire to identify SMM as one’s church home.  If you are feeling called to become a member of St Mary Magdalene, please contact Fr Bruce. For more information click here.
Buy Grocery Cards to Support St. Mary Magdalene  
Did you know that you can support the ministry of St. Mary Magdalene by purchasing reloadable cards for stores such as King Sooper’s?  SMM will receive 5% cash back for all purchases made on these cards.  For example, in the second quarter of 2018 the church received $1,289.14 in proceeds from card use.  It is an easy and fantastic way to support our church community.  Contact Colleen Brolin to purchase cards or to learn more.

CONNECT WITH SAINT MARY MAGDALENE

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Bishop: The Rt. Reverend Robert O’Neill
Priest in Charge: The Rev. Bruce Swinehart, frbruce@smmboulder.org
Children and Youth: Sue Crowley, scrowley@smmboulder.org
Parish Administrator: Brian Gates, office@smmboulder.org
Sr. Warden: Jim Watkins, srwarden@smmboulder.org 
Jr. Warden: Jeff Cantrell, jrwarden@smmboulder.org
Worship Service Times

Saturdays 5pm
Sundays 8am & 10am

Office Hours

Mon-Thur 9am-2pm
Friday-Closed

 

Priest in Charge Hours

Monday – Sabbath
Tues-Thur – Office Hours
Fri-Sat – by appointment

To submit an announcement for the church calendar, Parish News, website, and bulletin, email the church office no later than 12:00pm on the Tuesday prior to desired publication.  Please limit announcements to 50 words or less.  If more information is needed, a document can be linked to the announcements with a full description.
Subscribe to receive the SMM Parish News weekly or to join other SMM email lists.

Parish News December 13, 2018

 

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The Quickening
By Fr Bruce Swinehart
In my Advent imagination, it is evening in a humble two-room home. The evening meal has been eaten and the dishes washed and put away. The aroma of spiced lentils lingers and the coals from the cooking fire gently glow.  A young girl hums a simple song, perhaps a lullaby, as she fashions a child’s garment. Her older betrothed is working some wood into a small chair.
They could be any expectant couple, except for their precarious circumstance – they are not yet married – and the fact that angels have been whispering to them. They say the child will play a special role in helping to fulfill God’s purposes and promises.
Journey Through Advent and Christmas with St. Mary Magdalene 
Wednesday, Dec 19 @ 6:00pm Christmas Play: “Room at the Inn” –  a musical play performed by the SMM Children and Youth Ministries. Dinner will be a multi-course potluck. Please sign up to provide a dish.

Monday Dec 24 | Christmas Eve | 4:00pm (Family Service); 7:00pm & 10:00pm (Lessons and Carols)
Monday Dec 25 @ 10:00am | Feast of the Nativity

Saturday Dec 29 @ 5:00pm | Taizé with Eucharist

Sunday Dec 30 | One service at 10:00am
Tuesday Dec 25 – Tuesday Jan 1 | Church office closed and will reopen at 9:00am on Wednesday, January 2.

UPCOMING AT AND AROUND ST. MARY MAGDALENE

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Sign up to provide Altar Flowers or Coffee Hour.
The Sign-Up Board is located on the wall between the kitchen and the fireplace.

Christmas Play Rehearsals
Mark your calendars for the children’s play rehearsal which will be held Sunday, December 16 from 12 to 1pm.  Please contact Sue Crowley for more information.
Christmas Play
On December 19 at 6:00pm we will enjoy a multi-course pot luck and the Christmas Play Room at the Inn presented by the Children, Youth and Families Ministry. Please sign up to provide a dish for that evening. Contact Sue Crowley for more information.
Outreach Christmas Collection for Mother House 
From November 24 to December 22 the Outreach Ministry will be hosting a donation drive for Mother House to collect winter clothing items, household goods, etc. Mother House provides a safe haven for any pregnant woman in need, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual preference, or gender identity. You may place your donations in the big wrapped box near the parking lot doors! Find a full list of needs here!
Newcomers’ Dinner: Saturday, January 5th
If you consider yourself new to St. Mary Magdalene within the past two years, or even longer, you are invited to attend a Newcomers’ Dinner on Saturday, January 5, following the 5:00pm Contemplative Eucharist.  Come meet other people and to ask any questions you might have about St Mary Magdalene, the Episcopal Church, or any other topic. Please RSVP to the parish administrator, Brian, at office@smmboulder.org with the number of people who are attending and any food sensitivities you might have.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
New Supper Clubs Forming at Mary Magdalene  
The fall supper clubs groups will be finishing up this month and new groups will be formed for January. If you would like to join new supper clubs that will meet from January to May, please contact Kim Freymiller or Carmel Hill or look for them at the events table after the next two Sunday services. Supper clubs involve about eight adults, and any accompanying kids, meeting together for a meal either in homes or restaurants monthly for the sole purpose of getting to know each other. They’re fun!
Mail Security
We have had several incidences recently of mail going missing from our curbside mailbox, including some checks. Please do not send any money to the church via the US Postal Service. We will be establishing a new PO Box at a local post office very soon and will keep you posted. Thank you.
Sign Up to Host Coffee Hour!  
Coffee Hour hosts are needed for December 23 and 30. If you would like to sign up for one of these dates, please email the church office by 12pm on Thursday, December 20.
New sign up sheets to host Coffee Hour and provide flowers in 2019 have been posted on the back wall of the sanctuary. Sign up to host a Sunday today!
A New Book for the St. Mary Magdalene Book Club

Marge and Ed Szoke are hosting the SMM Book Club at 7:15pm on Friday, February 8, to discuss Less by Andrew Sean Greer.  The book won this year’s Pulitzer prize for fiction!  A novel about a middle-aged novelist, this is the story of “the crazy quilt of a writer’s life: warm enough, though it never quite covers the toes.”  Read a review from The Guardian here.

Building Use at St. Mary Magdalene

Have you noticed all the hustle and bustle around Mary Magdalene these days? In addition established ministries and meetings we have many new workshops and groups which also using our beautiful campus. With all this our space remains limited.

To limit schedule conflicts and help make events as successful as possible, we will be scheduling building use by reservation. If you have a meeting, workshop, or other event that you would like to host at St. Mary Magdalene please contact the church office to set up your reservation. The office will confirm availability and offer alternatives if the space or date is not available. Include the following in your email:
  1. Event Title
  2. Date and time the of event including the expected duration
  3. Requested Room
  4. Expected number of attendees
  5. Audio/Visual and set up needs
  6. Organizer Contact Information including an email address and phone number
Regularly scheduled meetings and rooms will remain the same unless a change is requested by the ministry leader. Thank you for helping us continue to create a space for all as we Celebrate and Share God’s Love together.
New Centering Prayer Group  

A new Centering Prayer Group meets in the Library on Wednesdays at  6:00pm. Please contact Carolyn Baker for more information.

Outreach Party Openings  
Outreach Parties are a great way to support SMM Outreach programs and have fun, too. There are a wide variety of events offered. If you have not signed up to attend an Outreach Party there are still openings for some great parties!  Contact Bill Andrews.
Upcoming Diocesan Family Retreats
Mother & Daughter Diocesan Retreat | January 4th – 6th
For girls grade 6 and above, and women of all ages.  Invite your mother, friend, daughter, granddaughter to a weekend of fellowship, faith-deepening, and fun.
Father & Son Diocesan Retreat | January 11th-13th
For fathers and sons of all ages (recommended for boys grade 1 and above).  Come enjoy a weekend with your father or father figure, or bring your son or young person you’re mentoring. This is for men looking for activity, play, and rest in the beautiful mountains of Cathedral Ridge.
Becoming a Member at St Mary Magdalene
Membership at St Mary Magdalene is pretty simple and straightforward. According to our church by-laws, all that’s required is regular worship OR financial contribution OR active participation in ministry.  The only other thing that’s needed is the desire to identify SMM as one’s church home.  If you are feeling called to become a member of St Mary Magdalene, please contact Fr Bruce. For more information click here.
Buy Grocery Cards to Support St. Mary Magdalene  
Did you know that you can support the ministry of St. Mary Magdalene by purchasing reloadable cards for stores such as King Sooper’s?  SMM will receive 5% cash back for all purchases made on these cards.  For example, in the second quarter of 2018 the church received $1,289.14 in proceeds from card use.  It is an easy and fantastic way to support our church community.  Contact Colleen Brolin to purchase cards or to learn more.

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Bishop: The Rt. Reverend Robert O’Neill
Priest in Charge: The Rev. Bruce Swinehart, frbruce@smmboulder.org
Children and Youth: Sue Crowley, scrowley@smmboulder.org
Parish Administrator: Brian Gates, office@smmboulder.org
Sr. Warden: Jim Watkins, srwarden@smmboulder.org 
Jr. Warden: Jeff Cantrell, jrwarden@smmboulder.org
Worship Service Times

Saturdays 5pm
Sundays 8am & 10am

Office Hours

Mon-Thur 9am-2pm
Friday-Closed

 

 

Priest in Charge Hours

Monday – Sabbath
Tues-Thur – Office Hours
Fri-Sat – by appointment

To submit an announcement for the church calendar, Parish News, website, and bulletin, email the church office no later than 12:00pm on the Tuesday prior to desired publication.  Please limit announcements to 50 words or less.  If more information is needed, a document can be linked to the announcements with a full description.
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Parish News December 6, 2018

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Consider Running for the Vestry!
By Bob Poley
Rob Breland and I have both enjoyed our service as SMM Vestry members for the last three years.  We encourage all SMM members to consider running.
A year ago, Zach Baze wrote the an excellent message about vestry service.  Rob and I commend his article to you!
Journey Through Advent and Christmas with St. Mary Magdalene 
Wednesday, Dec 12 @ 6:00-7:30pm | Advent Supper Series: Caroling in the Heatherwood Neighborhood.
Wednesday, Dec 19 @ 6:00pm Christmas Play: “Room at the Inn” –  a musical play performed by the SMM Children and Youth Ministries. Dinner will be a multi-course potluck. Please sign up to provide a dish.
Monday Dec 24 | Christmas Eve | 4:00pm (Family Service); 7:00pm & 10:00pm (Lessons and Carols)
Monday Dec 25 @ 10:00am | Feast of the Nativity
Sunday Dec 30 | One service at 10:00am
Tuesday Dec 25 – Tuesday Jan 1 | Church office closed and will reopen at 9:00am on Wednesday, January 2.

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Sign up to provide Altar Flowers or Coffee Hour.
The Sign-Up Board is located on the wall between the kitchen and the fireplace.

Mail Security
We have had several incidences recently of mail going missing from our curbside mailbox, including some checks. Please do not send any money to the church via the US Postal Service. We will be establishing a new PO Box at a local post office very soon and will keep you posted. Thank you.
Second Sunday Women’s Gathering 
Women of the parish, please join us right after the the service at approximately 11:15 AM on Sunday December 9th in the library as we gather for Spiritual inspiration.  This month we will be discussing Advent and the season of expectant waiting and preparation. Please bring a small dish to share. If you have questions please reach out to Roxanne Bamond.

Christmas Play Rehearsals
Mark your calendars for children’s play rehearsals which will be held Sundays December 2, 9, and 16 from 12 to 1pm (12-2pm on the 16th).  Roles for children will be distributed at the first practice.  Please contact Sue Crowley for more information.
Wednesday Evening Advent Series 
Join us on Wednesdays through December 19, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm for dinner, fellowship, and holiday cheer.  We will open this intergenerational series with dinner and Advent wreath making.  All ages welcome from 0 to 99!  The series continues on December 12 with caroling in the Heatherwood Neighborhood. On December 19 we will enjoy a multi-course pot luck and the Christmas Play Room at the Inn presented by the Children, Youth and Families Ministry. Please sign up to provide a dish for that evening.  Contact Sue Crowley for more information.
Outreach Christmas Collection for Mother House 
From November 24 to December 22 the Outreach Ministry will be hosting a donation drive for Mother House to collect winter clothing items, household goods, etc. Mother House provides a safe haven for any pregnant woman in need, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual preference, or gender identity. They are committed to protecting mothers and their children, providing a nurturing and loving home, and encouraging them to build the confidence and the skills necessary for a successful future. You may place your donations in the big wrapped box near the parking lot doors! Find a full list of needs here!
A New Book for the St. Mary Magdalene Book Club

Marge and Ed Szoke are hosting the SMM Book Club at 7:15pm on Friday, February 8, to discuss Less by Andrew Sean Greer.  The book won this year’s Pulitzer prize for fiction!  A novel about a middle-aged novelist, this is the story of “the crazy quilt of a writer’s life: warm enough, though it never quite covers the toes.”  Read a review from The Guardian here.

Building Use at St. Mary Magdalene

Have you noticed all the hustle and bustle around Mary Magdalene these days? In addition established ministries and meetings we have many new workshops and groups which also using our beautiful campus. With all this our space remains limited.

To limit schedule conflicts and help make events as successful as possible, we will be scheduling building use by reservation. If you have a meeting, workshop, or other event that you would like to host at St. Mary Magdalene please contact the church office to set up your reservation. The office will confirm availability and offer alternatives if the space or date is not available. Include the following in your email:
  1. Event Title
  2. Date and time the of event including the expected duration
  3. Requested Room
  4. Expected number of attendees
  5. Audio/Visual and set up needs
  6. Organizer Contact Information including an email address and phone number
Regularly scheduled meetings and rooms will remain the same unless a change is requested by the ministry leader. Thank you for helping us continue to create a space for all as we Celebrate and Share God’s Love together.
New Centering Prayer Group  

A new Centering Prayer Group meets in the Library on Wednesdays at  6:00pm. Please contact Carolyn Baker for more information.

Outreach Party Openings  
If you have not signed up to attend an Outreach Party there are still openings for some great parties!  Contact Bill Andrews.
Upcoming Diocesan Family Retreats
Mother & Daughter Diocesan Retreat | January 4th – 6th
For girls grade 6 and above, and women of all ages.  Invite your mother, friend, daughter, granddaughter to a weekend of fellowship, faith-deepening, and fun.
Father & Son Diocesan Retreat | January 11th-13th
For fathers and sons of all ages (recommended for boys grade 1 and above).  Come enjoy a weekend with your father or father figure, or bring your son or young person you’re mentoring. This is for men looking for activity, play, and rest in the beautiful mountains of Cathedral Ridge.
Becoming a Member at St Mary Magdalene
Membership at St Mary Magdalene is pretty simple and straightforward. According to our church by-laws, all that’s required is regular worship OR financial contribution OR active participation in ministry.  The only other thing that’s needed is the desire to identify SMM as one’s church home.  If you are feeling called to become a member of St Mary Magdalene, please contact Fr Bruce. For more information click here.
Buy Grocery Cards to Support St. Mary Magdalene  
Did you know that you can support the ministry of St. Mary Magdalene by purchasing reloadable cards for stores such as King Sooper’s?  SMM will receive 5% cash back for all purchases made on these cards.  For example, in the second quarter of 2018 the church received $1,289.14 in proceeds from card use.  It is an easy and fantastic way to support our church community.  Contact Colleen Brolin to purchase cards or to learn more.

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Bishop: The Rt. Reverend Robert O’Neill
Priest in Charge: The Rev. Bruce Swinehart, frbruce@smmboulder.org
Children and Youth: Sue Crowley, scrowley@smmboulder.org
Parish Administrator: Brian Gates, office@smmboulder.org
Sr. Warden: Jim Watkins, srwarden@smmboulder.org 
Jr. Warden: Jeff Cantrell, jrwarden@smmboulder.org
Worship Service Times

Saturdays 5pm
Sundays 8am & 10am

Office Hours

Mon-Thur 9am-2pm
Friday-Closed

 

 

Priest in Charge Hours

Monday – Sabbath
Tues-Thur – Office Hours
Fri-Sat – by appointment

To submit an announcement for the church calendar, Parish News, website, and bulletin, email the church office no later than 12:00pm on the Tuesday prior to desired publication.  Please limit announcements to 50 words or less.  If more information is needed, a document can be linked to the announcements with a full description.
Subscribe to receive the SMM Parish News weekly or to join other SMM email lists.

Parish News November 29, 2018

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The Lamps are Different but the Light is the Same (Rumi) 
           by Meg Thornbury
One out of five people struggles with mental illness, so odds are you or someone you know are in that 20%. There are so many platitudes about getting through hard times – “There’s always a light at the end of the tunnel!” “It’s always darkest before the dawn!” – but there are very few about how to deal with the darkness itself.
Dark times are difficult, especially for those with mental illnesses. During these times, both the person suffering and their support network need as much help and light as they can get. That is why we are proud to announce we are starting a mental health support group at St. Mary Magdalene.
Lamplight is a group both for those with mental illness and those supporting loved ones with mental illness. This is not group therapy, but a group to foster support, celebrating successes and sharing compassion for struggles. These meetings are open to our general community and all are welcome, including all and no faiths.

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  • Music Night at the Mulcares’, Friday, November 30, 7:00pm
  • Blue Christmas Service, Saturday, December 1, 5:00pm
  • Sunday Worship Services, Sunday, December 2, 8:00am (no music) & 10:00am
  • Adult Education Forum, Sunday, December 2, 9:00am
  • Centering Prayer, Tuesday, December 4, 9:15am
  • Staff Meeting, Tuesday, December 4, 5:00pm
  • Worship Advisory Team Meeting, Tuesday, December 4, 6:00pm
  • Men’s Discussion Group, Wednesday, December 5, 9:00am
  • Advent Supper Series, Wednesday, December 5, 6:00pm
  • Centering Prayer, Wednesday, December 5, 6:00pm
  • Church Office Closed, Thursday, December 6, All Day
  • Lamplight Support Group, Thursday, December 6, 7:00pm
  • Contemplative Eucharist, Saturday, December 8, 5:00pm
  • Sunday Worship Services, Sunday, December 9, 8:00am (no music) & 10:00am

Sign up to provide Altar Flowers or Coffee Hour.
The Sign-Up Board is located on the wall between the kitchen and the fireplace.

Music Night the at the Mulcares’ 
All are welcome at 7:00pm on November 30 to Mulcare Manor which will be hosting a Music Night. For you who are new to Music nights, they are a chance to visit with old friends and new while having fun singing our hearts out. We usually start with songs from the Songs for Worship book both new and old. About an hour into the night we switch gears and bring out the oldies (Eagles, John Denver, Creedence etc). Feel free to bring beverages or snacks to share but don’t feel obligated. If you play an instrument, bring it too. Hope you can join us on the 30th. Contact Dennis Mulcare.

Blue Christmas Service  
Join us at 5pm on Saturday, December 1st, for our annual Blue Christmas Service. It is a time to remember and acknowledge that for some members of our church family, the holidays may be hard. Many experiences can make it difficult to step fully into the joy of the season: loss, change, grief, uncertainty, overwhelm.  People come to this service for many reasons: for self-care, to give care to one another, or simply to begin the season with gentle grounding and intention. Please join us as we ponder the promise of a light that shines in the darkness.  Contact Courtney Gambrell.

Adult Forum: The Refugee Crisis in Lesvos, Greece
At 9:00am on Sunday, December 2, parishioner Susan Odiseos will be leading an adult forum on the humanitarian crisis on the island of Lesvos, Greece. Over 10,000 refugees live in squalor inside a camp built to house only 1,500. Susan will share her personal experience serving women at the camp, as well as work her children and grandchildren have done there. Please make plans to join this forum to learn more about the crisis and needs of the people involved.

Christmas Play Rehearsals
Mark your calendars for children’s play rehearsals which will be held Sundays December 2, 9, and 16 from 12 to 1pm (12-2pm on the 16th).  Roles for children will be distributed at the first practice.  Please contact Sue Crowley for more information.
Wednesday Evening Advent Series 
Join us on Wednesdays through December 19, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm for dinner, fellowship, and holiday cheer.  We will open this intergenerational series with dinner and Advent wreath making.  All ages welcome from 0 to 99!  We will meet November 28, December 5, and December 12 and end with the Christmas Play on December 19.  Please contact Sue Crowley for more information.

Lamplight Mental Illness Support Group
Lamplight is a group both for those with mental illness and those supporting loved ones with mental illness. Our first session will be at 7:00pm on Thursday, December 6th, with a focus on the holidays, debriefing from Thanksgiving and preparing for December holidays. This is not group therapy, but a group to foster support, celebrating successes and sharing compassion for struggles. All are welcome, including all and no faiths. These meetings are open to our general community. Lamplight will meet on the first and third Thursdays of each month from 7 to 8:30pm in the library. The first Thursday will be a lecture format, with the goal of sharing education about mental illnesses. The third Thursday will be in a support-group format with time for sharing and reflecting. Contact Meg Thornbury for more information.
Second Sunday Women’s Gathering 
Women of the parish, please join us right after the the service at approximately 11:15 AM on Sunday December 9th in the library as we gather for Spiritual inspiration.  This month we will be discussing Advent and the season of expectant waiting and preparation. Please bring a small dish to share. If you have questions please reach out to Roxanne Bamond.
Outreach Christmas Collection for Mother House 
From November 24 to December 22 the Outreach Ministry will be hosting a donation drive for Mother House to collect winter clothing items, household goods, etc. Mother House provides a safe haven for any pregnant woman in need, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual preference, or gender identity. They are committed to protecting mothers and their children, providing a nurturing and loving home, and encouraging them to build the confidence and the skills necessary for a successful future. You may place your donations in the big wrapped box near the parking lot doors! Find a full list of needs here!
Building Use at St. Mary Magdalene

Have you noticed all the hustle and bustle around Mary Magdalene these days? In addition established ministries and meetings we have many new workshops and groups which also using our beautiful campus. With all this our space remains limited.

To limit schedule conflicts and help make events as successful as possible, we will be scheduling building use by reservation. If you have a meeting, workshop, or other event that you would like to host at St. Mary Magdalene please contact the church office to set up your reservation. The office will confirm availability and offer alternatives if the space or date is not available. Include the following in your email:
  1. Event Title
  2. Date and time the of event including the expected duration
  3. Requested Room
  4. Expected number of attendees
  5. Audio/Visual and set up needs
  6. Organizer Contact Information including an email address and phone number
Regularly scheduled meetings and rooms will remain the same unless a change is requested by the ministry leader. Thank you for helping us continue to create a space for all as we Celebrate and Share God’s Love together.
Episcopal Relief for California Wildfires 
As you know, the current wildfires in California have become the most destructive in the state’s history. Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles and the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California as they coordinate with local congregations to provide emergency support to those impacted by the wildfires in Northern and Southern California. The US Disaster Team is in daily communication with the dioceses through coordination calls to organize response efforts. You are invited to support the ongoing work with the impacted dioceses.

Read more about ways to support relief efforts here.

New Centering Prayer Group  

A new Centering Prayer Group meets in the Library on Wednesdays at  6:00pm (note time change from 7:00pm). Please contact Carolyn Baker for more information.

Outreach Party Openings  
If you have not signed up to attend an Outreach Party there are still openings for some great parties!  Contact Bill Andrews.
Upcoming Diocesan Family Retreats
Mother & Daughter Diocesan Retreat | January 4th – 6th
For girls grade 6 and above, and women of all ages.  Invite your mother, friend, daughter, granddaughter to a weekend of fellowship, faith-deepening, and fun.
Father & Son Diocesan Retreat | January 11th-13th
For fathers and sons of all ages (recommended for boys grade 1 and above).  Come enjoy a weekend with your father or father figure, or bring your son or young person you’re mentoring. This is for men looking for activity, play, and rest in the beautiful mountains of Cathedral Ridge.
Becoming a Member at St Mary Magdalene
Membership at St Mary Magdalene is pretty simple and straightforward. According to our church by-laws, all that’s required is regular worship OR financial contribution OR active participation in ministry.  The only other thing that’s needed is the desire to identify SMM as one’s church home.  If you are feeling called to become a member of St Mary Magdalene, please contact Fr Bruce. For more information click here.
Buy Grocery Cards to Support St. Mary Magdalene  
Did you know that you can support the ministry of St. Mary Magdalene by purchasing reloadable cards for stores such as King Sooper’s?  SMM will receive 5% cash back for all purchases made on these cards.  For example, in the second quarter of 2018 the church received $1,289.14 in proceeds from card use.  It is an easy and fantastic way to support our church community.  Contact Colleen Brolin to purchase cards or to learn more.

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Bishop: The Rt. Reverend Robert O’Neill
Priest in Charge: The Rev. Bruce Swinehart, frbruce@smmboulder.org
Children and Youth: Sue Crowley, scrowley@smmboulder.org
Parish Administrator: Brian Gates, office@smmboulder.org
Sr. Warden: Jim Watkins, srwarden@smmboulder.org 
Jr. Warden: Jeff Cantrell, jrwarden@smmboulder.org
Worship Service Times

Saturdays 5pm
Sundays 8am & 10am

Office Hours

Mon-Thur 9am-2pm
Friday-Closed

 

 

Priest in Charge Hours

Monday – Sabbath
Tues-Thur – Office Hours
Fri-Sat – by appointment

To submit an announcement for the church calendar, Parish News, website, and bulletin, email the church office no later than 12:00pm on the Tuesday prior to desired publication.  Please limit announcements to 50 words or less.  If more information is needed, a document can be linked to the announcements with a full description.
Subscribe to receive the SMM Parish News weekly or to join other SMM email lists.

Parish News November 21, 2018

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Annual Community Thanksgiving Service is Tonight! 
We hope you can join the Gunbarrel Faith Partnership for an interfaith service of thanksgiving and fellowship tonight, Wednesday, Nov 21 at 7:00pm at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church at 7077 Harvest Rd, Boulder, CO 80301. A festive pie reception follows. All are welcome! See you there!
Have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!!
“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you,
it will be enough.”
                                                        — Meister Eckhart
P.S. In case you have not already seen this, health officials are advising all Americans to avoid eating any Romaine lettuce, including in salad mixes: Read more…

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The Sign-Up Board is located on the wall between the kitchen and the fireplace.  Check it out and sign up to provide Altar Flowers or Coffee Hour.
Wednesday Evening Advent Series 
Join us on Wednesdays, November 28 – December 19, from 6:00pm to 7:30 pm for dinner, fellowship, and holiday cheer.  We will open this intergenerational series with dinner and Advent wreath making.  All ages welcome from 0 to 99!  We will meet November 28, December 5, and December 12 and end with the Christmas Play on December 19.  Please contact Sue Crowley for more information.
Music Night the at the Mulcares’ 
All are welcome at 7:00pm on November 30 to Mulcare Manor which will be hosting a Music Night. For you who are new to Music nights, they are a chance to visit with old friends and new while having fun singing our hearts out. We usually start with songs from the Songs for Worship book both new and old. About an hour into the night we switch gears and bring out the oldies (Eagles, John Denver, Creedence etc). Feel free to bring beverages or snacks to share but don’t feel obligated. If you play an instrument, bring it too. Hope you can join us on the 30th. Contact Dennis Mulcare.
Blue Christmas Service  
Join us at 5pm on Saturday, December 1st, for our annual Blue Christmas Service. It is a time to remember and acknowledge that for some members of our church family, the holidays may be hard. Many experiences can make it difficult to step fully into the joy of the season: loss, change, grief, uncertainty, overwhelm.  People come to this service for many reasons: for self-care, to give care to one another, or simply to begin the season with gentle grounding and intention. Please join us as we ponder the promise of a light that shines in the darkness.  Contact Courtney Gambrell.
Adult Forum: The Refugee Crisis in Lesvos, Greece
At 9:00am on Sunday, December 2, parishioner Susan Odiseos will be leading an adult forum on the humanitarian crisis on the island of Lesvos, Greece. Over 10,000 refugees live in squalor inside a camp built to house only 1,500. Susan will share her personal experience serving women at the camp, as well as work her children and grandchildren have done there. Please make plans to join this forum to learn more about the crisis and needs of the people involved.
Christmas Play Rehearsals
Mark your calendars for children’s play rehearsals which will be held Sundays December 2, 9, and 16 from 12 to 1pm (12-2pm on the 16th).  Roles for children will be distributed at the first practice.  Please contact Sue Crowley for more information.
Outreach Christmas Collection for Mother House 
From November 24 to December 22 the Outreach Ministry will be hosting a donation drive for Mother House to collect winter clothing items, household goods, etc. Mother House provides a safe haven for any pregnant woman in need, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual preference, or gender identity. They are committed to protecting mothers and their children, providing a nurturing and loving home, and encouraging them to build the confidence and the skills necessary for a successful future. You may place your donations in the big wrapped box near the parking lot doors! Find a full list of needs here!
Building Use at St. Mary Magdalene

Have you noticed all the hustle and bustle around Mary Magdalene these days? In addition established ministries and meetings we have many new workshops and groups which also using our beautiful campus. With all this our space remains limited.

To limit schedule conflicts and help make events as successful as possible, we will be scheduling building use by reservation. If you have a meeting, workshop, or other event that you would like to host at St. Mary Magdalene please contact the church office to set up your reservation. The office will confirm availability and offer alternatives if the space or date is not available. Include the following in your email:
  1. Event Title
  2. Date and time the of event including the expected duration
  3. Requested Room
  4. Expected number of attendees
  5. Audio/Visual and set up needs
  6. Organizer Contact Information including an email address and phone number
Regularly scheduled meetings and rooms will remain the same unless a change is requested by the ministry leader. Thank you for helping us continue to create a space for all as we Celebrate and Share God’s Love together.
Episcopal Relief for California Wildfires 
As you know, the current wildfires in California have become the most destructive in the state’s history. Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles and the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California as they coordinate with local congregations to provide emergency support to those impacted by the wildfires in Northern and Southern California. The US Disaster Team is in daily communication with the dioceses through coordination calls to organize response efforts. You are invited to support the ongoing work with the impacted dioceses.

Read more about ways to support relief efforts here.

New Centering Prayer Group  

A new Centering Prayer Group meets in the Library on Wednesdays at  6:00pm (note time change from 7:00pm). Please contact Carolyn Baker for more information.

Outreach Party Openings  
If you have not signed up to attend an Outreach Party there are still openings for some great parties!  Contact Bill Andrews.
Upcoming Diocesan Family Retreats
Mother & Daughter Diocesan Retreat | January 4th – 6th
For girls grade 6 and above, and women of all ages.  Invite your mother, friend, daughter, granddaughter to a weekend of fellowship, faith-deepening, and fun.
Father & Son Diocesan Retreat | January 11th-13th
For fathers and sons of all ages (recommended for boys grade 1 and above).  Come enjoy a weekend with your father or father figure, or bring your son or young person you’re mentoring. This is for men looking for activity, play, and rest in the beautiful mountains of Cathedral Ridge.
Becoming a Member at St Mary Magdalene
Membership at St Mary Magdalene is pretty simple and straightforward. According to our church by-laws, all that’s required is regular worship OR financial contribution OR active participation in ministry.  The only other thing that’s needed is the desire to identify SMM as one’s church home.  If you are feeling called to become a member of St Mary Magdalene, please contact Fr Bruce. For more information click here.
Buy Grocery Cards to Support St. Mary Magdalene  
Did you know that you can support the ministry of St. Mary Magdalene by purchasing reloadable cards for stores such as King Sooper’s?  SMM will receive 5% cash back for all purchases made on these cards.  For example, in the second quarter of 2018 the church received $1,289.14 in proceeds from card use.  It is an easy and fantastic way to support our church community.  Contact Colleen Brolin to purchase cards or to learn more.

CONNECT WITH SAINT MARY MAGDALENE

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Bishop: The Rt. Reverend Robert O’Neill
Priest in Charge: The Rev. Bruce Swinehart, frbruce@smmboulder.org
Children and Youth: Sue Crowley, scrowley@smmboulder.org
Parish Administrator: Brian Gates, office@smmboulder.org
Sr. Warden: Jim Watkins, srwarden@smmboulder.org 
Jr. Warden: Jeff Cantrell, jrwarden@smmboulder.org
Worship Service Times

Saturdays 5pm
Sundays 8am & 10am

Office Hours

Mon-Thur 9am-2pm
Friday-Closed

Closed Thur. 11/22 and Mon. 11/26

 

Priest in Charge Hours

Monday – Sabbath
Tues-Thur – Office Hours
Fri-Sat – by appointment

To submit an announcement for the church calendar, Parish News, website, and bulletin, email the church office no later than 12:00pm on the Tuesday prior to desired publication.  Please limit announcements to 50 words or less.  If more information is needed, a document can be linked to the announcements with a full description.
Subscribe to receive the SMM Parish News weekly or to join other SMM email lists.