Education

As St. Mary's continue to grow, the need for a comprehensive, quality educational program becomes all the more important.  We at St. Mary's are particularly committed to providing the best possible learning experience to help form children in the mandates of our Baptismal covenant and promises.

Nursery: Care is provided each week by a certified childcare sitter between 9:30 am and 11:30 am for infants through 3 years.

Ages three through first grade:  The Godly Play program works with an interactive format to teach Bible stories related to the weekly lectionary, and provides an introduction to worship . Children return to church to be with their parents during the Peace.

Second through fifth Grade:  This program, Mustard Seed, utilizes Living the Good News (which follows the weekly Episcopal lectionary).  This program provides an array of activities and helps to generate an understanding of one's faith and mission.  Children return to church during the sermon or the Peace, depending on the teacher’s discretion.

Junior and Senior High Students:  The teens meet at 9:30 am on the first and third Sundays of the month to discuss and grapple with the challenges of being at teen at this time in history.  Mother Carol teaches this group.   After class, the teens attend the service at 10:30 am.

 Adult Forum:  This group meets at 9:25 am on the first and third Sundays of the month, and covers a number of topics relevant to life and faith as a Christian.  All are welcome, and ideas for forums are also welcomed.

Additionally, there are programs throughout the year, such as the Lenten study which runs over the course of five Wednesdays during Lent.  This year there will be opportunities for Bible study and  a quiet day during Advent.