Education

Adult Education

The mission of the Adult Education Committee is to provide the opportunity to extend our knowledge and deepen our faith. We work to create a balance of topics dealing with Biblical teaching, Spirituality in everyday living, Episcopal tradition, and Social Justice issues.

We strongly believe that our faith and our intellect are both essential to who we are as people of Christ and as a community of faith. We offer unique panels, symposiums, lectures, and one-time events throughout the year. We strive to cover a variety of topics from biblical studies to application of the Christian faith in our daily lives.

Walk in Love: Episcopal Beliefs and Practices

Are you interested in an exploration of faith in the Episcopal tradition? Join us for Walk in Love: Episcopal Beliefs and Practices.  This class is designed for adults interested in confirmation, reaffirmation, reception, or baptism, as well as others who would like to learn more about the Episcopal faith. For this course, we will be using the book Walk in Love by Scott Gunn and Melody Wilson Shobe to facilitate discussion and personal reflection. The cost of the course is $25; scholarships are available.

The first class is Thursday, September 19, from 7 to 8:30 PM.  Light refreshments will be available at 6:45.  Class dates and times for the remaining sessions are listed below.  Because each class will build upon readings and discussion from the previous session, attendance at all eight classes is expected.  We understand that occasionally other life events get in the way.  Please talk to Bingham+ if you are unable to attend a class for any reason. 

Thursday, October 17

Wednesday, November 20

Thursday, December 19

Thursday, January 16

Thursday, February 27

Thursday, March 19

Thursday, April 23

Paper registration forms are available at the sign up table outside the Guild Room. To pay by credit card, use the registration button above.

Questions?  Contact either Bingham+or LeeAnn Williamson via email. If you don’t have their email, please email info@saint-marys.org and we will pass along your email.

 

Brown Bag Bible Study

Tuesdays 12:00-1:00 PM
Bring your own brown bag lunch. Bible study starts promptly at 12:15. We invite you to bring your own resources to contribute to the gathering. We use a mixture of hard copy and electronic resources.

Episcopal Campus Ministry

The Episcopal Campus Ministry (ECM) serves Episcopal college students in the Eugene-Springfield area. For more information about this ministry and its activities, check out the ECM website: www.uoecm.org. The campus chaplain is the Rev. Doug Hale.

Itty Bitty Bible Study

Tuesdays 9:30-11:00 AM
For parents and their children, preschool age and younger. We talk about Scripture and faith and parenting young kids. We meet in the nursery so that we can meet while our children play. This is a great opportunity for education and fellowship.

Lectionary Study: A Scripture Study Group

Fridays at 10:30 AM
Join us in the Guild Room to read the lessons for the coming Sunday and discuss their meaning in our lives today. We consult commentaries and read the footnotes in different translations when necessary to enhance our understanding of the intention of the original writers, however our focus is making the scripture come alive for us today. Advance preparation is not necessary.