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.