Spiritual Learning

Scripture and Links

Adult Education

Bible Study and adult forums are held throughout the year. During Lent, St. Mary's provides a light supper followed by an educational program, or video study, reading and discussion. Programs have included "Episcopalian 101" and an exploration of the Book of Common Prayer.

Adult Forum is held Sunday mornings between the services from 9 to 9:45 am in the chapel.  The Rev. Dr. W. Kenneth Gorman is the facilitator. 

A study of the book Faithful: Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph by Adam Hamilton begins Sunday, November 26th with the chapter, "A Carpenter Named Joseph." 
The study continues on:
December 3    -  "Whose Child is This?"
December 10  -  "Raising a Child not Your Ownn"
December 17  -  "The Journey to Bethlehem"
January 1          -  "The Rest of The Story"

A copy of the week's handout may be
downloaded here. 
Fr. Gorman invites you to join him for Adult Forum and Worship all year long!

Church School

Church School sessions begin in October and end in May.  After a blessing, the children proceed into the chapel for Children's Chapel or the parish hall for a craft. They rejoin the service at the Peace.

Although small in number, our Church School participates in their own outreach programs. They annually provide a coffee hour of soup & bread on "Souper Bowl of Caring" Sunday, collect donations of food for St. Barnabas Cares Food Pantry and choose a charity for monetary donations. They put together gift packages for children overseas at Christmas, and sponsored a stud for Habitat for Humanity painted with blessings and artwork for a home in Whitesboro. They have packed bag lunches for the homeless, hosted lunch at The Branches, collected personal toiletries and other necessities and packaged them for the homeless, learned about and collected donations for Nets for Life and the New Jersey Nature Center in Dennis Township. This past winter, they collected vitamins for children in the Philippines for Barnabite Heart to Heart Ministry. At Christmas and Easter, they reach out to the homebound with care notes.