Education

Adult Education

Easter 2017: Sanctuary

Sundays, 4-5:30 PM, April 23, May 7, May 21 & June 4

Sanctuary is a very familiar word these days. At the heart of its varied meanings and concepts is a very safe and sacred place.  We use it to speak of the room we gather in to worship.  More particularly some use “sanctuary” to refer to the area around the Eucharistic table. In contemporary America it refers to cities of safety.  All of these understandings speak to its truth of a place where the Sacred abides.

This Easter we will begin an endeavor to recognize and reflect on our own woundedness, allowing us to embark on a new path to that sanctuary – the ground of the Sacred. The sessions will be interactive including teaching, music, group discussion, journaling and various exercises. The dying-rising experience of Easter provides the perfect sanctuary to hold this healing process.

Please register outside the Guild Room.

Brad Toebben+, Christine Marie+, and Dan Martin will be facilitating.

 

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.

To learn more about St. Mary's Adult Education offerings or to continue discussion started in class, please join our Adult Ed Facebook group.

When Adult Education uses a book during a course, we will put the book on the Adult Education section of our online bookstore. When you purchase books through our online bookstore, a portion of what you spend comes back to St. Mary's.

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.

LOGOS: The Word

First Mondays, October - June, 7:00-8:30 PM
Journey through the Bible with Brad+.