Education & FormationSpiritual Formation
More than a Sunday School program, an Adult Forum, or a worship service, spiritual formation is a continuum of learning created to raise the awareness of God’s presence everywhere, every day.
Children and Youth Formation
Our vision for Children and Youth Formation is to create an environment where kids form their own communities within St. Mary’s that are unlike any other groups they have. The experiences St. Mary’s offers are designed to show children and youth a different way of being that begins with the process of spiritual grounding. As Jesus calls each of us to be in service to the world, the foundational principles of community, service, and study are integrated into every component of our children and youth formation programs.
Taking place an hour before the Sunday morning service, the Adult Formation forums are designed to provide a complete experience of spiritual reflection. The Forums offer a deeper, contemplative preparation for worship by addressing questions people are struggling with in an environment where it is safe to question and express concerns.