Stations of Pilgrimage
All classes meet Sunday mornings at 9:00am at St. Francis In-The Fields
The Christian practice of the Stations of the Cross traces the route of Jesus in his final hours as a framework for prayer and meditation. As we journey with Jesus, we travel in a devotional pilgrimage from the Hall of Pilate where he was condemned to death to the place of his execution, Golgotha. This winter and spring we will devote eight weeks to visit and pray the stations of the Cross with Jesus, walking with him through death to resurrection.
While we encounter the Stations of the Cross we will look at our parish with Stations of St. Francis In-The-Fields, led by Fr. Davies, Mo. Whitney and lay leaders. Through the eight weeks we will visit parts of our building and grounds, welcome guest speakers, and trace the story of our congregation in the great context of our 2019 Pilgrimage program. Together we will be called to remember events, celebrations, memorials and more, not for the sake of any item or past event, but to connect ourselves to the living, ongoing story of being followers of the Risen Christ.
Women's Thursday Bible Study
A group meets in the parlor on Thursday mornings from 10:00am to 11:30am for Bible study. Books of the Bible to be studied are chosen by group members. Mother Whitney facilitates once a month. Previous topics include the missionary travel of Paul, an exploration of the Holy Spirit throughout the Bible, and perspectives on the life and spirituality of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Women of the parish gather together to support one another in friendship and service.
January - TBD
Saturday, February 2nd, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Women’s Retreat! Join us at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Lebanon for a day of learning, sharing, and connecting in a community of faith.
Tuesday, March 26th, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Do you need a new idea for a quick meal? Join us for a salad making lesson with Lori Varas for great tips and new flavor combinations for your busy life.
Thursday, April 11th, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Women’s Fellowship will gather and share in service and faith. More details to come soon!
Tuesday, May 7th, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Learn the art of Japanese flower arranging, Ikebana and share in fellowship with one-another.
Men's Bible Study and Fellowship
The men of the parish meet monthly on Saturday mornings for Bible study and fellowship (and an occasional golf outing.) The Men's Group also cooks and serves the annual Shrove Sunday Pancake Supper and sometimes undertakes a service project for the church.
This group is organized to provide meals and whatever support is needed for families in a crisis situation because of illness, death in the family, or the happy crisis of the birth if a baby.
You are invited to attend the fellowship and greeting that takes place after the 10 a.m. service in the old parish hall just off the kitchen, also referred to as the Coffee Room. This is a great way to meet and connect with a variety of people in the parish.
We provide classes for inquirers (those wishing to be baptized, confirmed or received) and for the incorporation of new members into the Episcopal Church. Note that membership in the parish requires baptism, attendance, and support, but not prior Confirmation or Reception. Please contact Fr. C. Davies Reed, Rector, for more information.
The parish sponsors many social events during the year including pot lucks, service projects, and learning events.