EXPLORE YOUR FAITH and community
St. Mary Magdalene offers a variety of faith and community formation opportunities for adults to deepen their faith and build friendships.
Centering Prayer | Every Tuesday, 9:15-10:15am, in the church library. A time of quiet centering prayer followed by readings from contemplative authors as well as contemplative dialogue. Contact: Barb Beaton.
Adult Forums are held periodically at 9am on Sunday during the school year. There is a wide variety of formation and current topics with the opportunity for discussion.
Second Sunday Women’s Gathering | 2nd Sundays, 11:30am-1:00pm, in the church library. January meeting cancelled. Next meeting: Sunday, February 10. All women of St. Mary Magdalene are warmly invited. Contact: Courtney Gambrell.
Men’s Discussion Group | Every Wednesday, 9:00-10:00am, in the church library. A group based on open discussion and examination of spiritual themes. Men can attend at any time. Contact: Kip White.
Lamplight Support Group | 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:00-8:30pm, in the church library. Next meeting: Thursday, February 7. 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.
Sandwich Generation Support Group | 4th Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm, in the church library. For supportive discussion and prayer for those who are dealing with aging parents, many while raising children. Contact: John Thornbury.
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.
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.
Sign ups for our spring supper club groups are now under way. 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. These gatherings are strictly social and are a great way to get to know other members better. For both new and longtime members! For more information or to join new supper clubs that will meet from January to May, contact Kim Freymiller or Carmel Hill.
SMM Book Club | Fridays every 6 weeks or so, 7:15pm, in parishioners’ homes. 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.