ECW Women’s Retreat: Rites of Passage
Friday, October 4-Sunday, October 6 (with a Saturday-only option)
Camp Lutherwood, Cheshire (45 minutes from St. Mary's)
Providing opportunities for women to connect.
worship • storytelling • writing • creativity • firepit • forest trails • small groups • social time • prayer • song
conversations • autumn foliage • flowing stream • YOU!
Register by September 22. Read more details in the insert in the September Bellringer.
Sundays following each morning service
Everyone is welcome to gather for fellowship over coffee, tea, and snacks. Unless otherwise announced, coffee hour is in the Guild Room.
Evening at St. Mary’s/Family Fun Nights
Varies – See Events Calendar
Evening at St. Mary’s/Family Fun Nights are opportunities for parishioners to get together for a delicious meal, fellowship time, and a short - typically liturgically based - program. We start with social hour in the Guild Room while the children and youth gather in the Sunday School wing for a craft or activity. We usually move to the church for the short program or learning piece, then we all move up to Berktold Hall for dinner. Check the Bellringer and/or our Events Calendar for details about upcoming events!
Golden Age group (70+ age range)
First Mondays at Noon
Please see the Bellringer or Events Calendar for more information.
HIBsters (Happy In-Betweeners)
Gathering dates vary
Who is a HIBster? We are the Happy In-Betweeners. We are not in the 20-30's age range, and we are not in the Golden Age group (now 70+ age range). If you feel like you're too old for the 20-30's and too young for the Golden Agers, you are an In-Betweener. It doesn't matter if you are married, single, gay, straight, with children or without. It does matter that you want to socialize with other people who identify as "In Between" and have a fun time with low commitment. We meet monthly, and try to do a variety of activities, ranging from outdoor hikes and birdwatching to arcade games at a bar to board game day or holiday party at someone's house. We have an informal leadership and are always open to suggestions. We meet at various locations off-site. Please see the Bellringer or Events Calendar for more information.
St. Mary’s Quilting Guild
Wednesdays 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
This guild was founded in 1860. Income generated by this guild’s work is used to purchase a variety of items used by our clergy and the congregation for worship, such as our prayer candle stand and the new purple chasuble worn in Advent.
St. Mary's Needle Arts Guild
Thursdays 1:00-3:00 PM and 5:30-7:00 PM
Members work on both personal projects and St. Mary's Prayer Shawls. Tea and cookies are often shared. All skill levels are welcome! This is a great place to sharpen your skills and learn new techniques. Most attendees are knitters, though we also have other skills present such as rug hooking. Once a month, on the first Thursday of each month, we have a Needle Arts Guild Potluck at Noon.
Episcopal Church Women (ECW) Night at the Movies
Sometimes Sundays at 3 PM, sometimes Thursdays at 6 PM BYO Dinner/Movie starts at 7
Everyone is welcome to join us. For information about the movie of the month, the date, and the time, please see the Bellringer or the weekly email announcements.
ECW Spirited Women
Varies – See Events Calendar
ECW (Episcopal Church Women) Spirited Women is a women's spiritual/fellowship group. It is a time for busy women to get together, relax, and explore our spirituality. We do this in many ways: we meet at the church, at each other's houses, or at restaurants. We usually have a conversational topic or reading that we discuss, but sometimes we just relax together or take in a Science Pub topic at Cozmic Pizza. ALL women are invited; you don't have to attend every month. Watch the Bellringer and weekly email announcements for topics and locations.