a vibrant and affirmative congregation and ministry
New Bedford, Massachusetts

Spiritual Formation

Book Study: Women in the Bible

Free for lunch? We will meet at Panera’s at the Dartmouth Mall at noon on Monday, October 9th — Columbus Day — to discuss the first chapter in Kathryn Pfisterer Darr’s book “Far More Precious than Jewels”.  Call Diana Ukleja (508-415-8920) for information.

We plan to continue on the second Monday of each month.  You don’t need to have the book … we’ll summarize.  No need to commit to the whole series … come when you can.

Do I need to say …?   As it possible for women to discuss men in the Bible, we are pretty sure equal rights guarantees that men can discuss women in the Bible


October at St.Margaret’s in Duxbury

Sunday the 1st, 4 pm Evensong for St. Michael and All Angels
Sat. the 7th, 9 to 1, Retreat: Instruments of God’s Peace (RSVP; $35)
Tues. the 10th, 10 am, coffee and conversation about Halloween
Sunday the 15th, 7 pm, Sunset chants and prayers
Weds. the 18th, 7 pm Choral Eucharist for St. Luke
Fri. the 20th to Sunday the 22nd: Weekend retreat to learn more about the sisters (RSVP; $160)
 
Sunday the 29th, 3 pm Reformation 500 yrs hymn sing (RSVP)
 This is a major event, which hymnologist Carl Daws will be presenting for two southern dioceses as well.
Call Diana Ukleja (508-415-8920) to coordinate the hour’s drive to Duxbury.

Women’s Fellowship

  • Sunday, August 13th, 3:00 pm — beach walk; 5:30 supper, at Jean Pitcairn’s
  • Sunday, June 11th, 5:00 pm — gathering at the Rectory
  • Sunday, March 12th, 4:00 pm — gathering at the Rectory
  • Sunday, January 29th, 4:00 pm — gathering at the Rectory, with discussion of the recent women’s marches
  • Sunday, November 6th, 4:00 pm — gathering for fellowship at the Rectory
  • Saturday, July 16th, 6:00 pm — potluck supper
  • May 15th   Discussion started from the book of Ruth and then ….
  • April 10th Initial gathering

Pruning


Lenten Study

Wednesdays in Lent, a small group met for lunch and discussion of the life and works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Some of this discussion was shared at a parish supper on Wednesday, April 5th.


Epiphany Papers

This year’s Epiphany Papers, Recognizing God’s Story, explore how to look for and identify God’s work today in our lives, churches and communities. The materials can be used by individuals or groups during the season of Epiphany to complement preparation for implementing the new diocesan mission strategy as well as preparation for the annual diocesan Spring Learning Event on Saturday, March 4 (event details forthcoming). 

  1. The Unexpected Discovery
  2. When the Unexpected Happens
  3. The Unexpected Request
  4. The Unexpected Joys of a Different Perspective
  5. The Unexpected Listener

 


Gospel of Luke

Select the link below for an account of three forums offered by Brother John of the Trinity during October, 2016.

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Indaba

An invitation to listen and to understand.

At the Diocesan Congregational Resource Day held in Hopkinton on October 1st, the Reverend Canon Bill Parnell, our new Canon to the Ordinary, led a session on Indaba.

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Mindfulness Training

Thanks to all those who joined us during the Easter Season for sessions on mindfulness training!


Book Discussion

See the link below for a brief description of each month in Rachel Held Evans’ book: A Year of Biblical Womanhood