St. Mary's News

by St. Mary's on June 11, 2018

 Save the date!

Midsummer Island Retreat
Saturday, July 7th

on St. Mary's campus, in partnership with the YMCA, The Sacred Center and Cloverbud Farms.

A day to unplug!  and join in old-fashioned games, live music, historic tours, outdoor worship, a potluck dinner with a fabulous locally sourced dessert.  Tent sites for an overnight stay will be available.  You can register for this event

In person:  at the Newport Country YMCA or St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, or

CHristian Formation Coming Up

Sunday, June 24th at 9:00 a.m.
Labyrinths - Meet in the Gathering Space and we will walk to the Labyrinth.  There you'll learn about the history and purpose of a labyrinth, how to use it as a spiritual practice, and be given instructions and an opportunity to walk the labyrinth.  All ages are welcome.

Sunday, July 1st at 9:00 a.m.
Signs of Growth - Join us as we explore a number of bible passages related to gardens and growing, and then make inspirational signs to post around our own Community Garden.  This indoor project is for all ages.

CHristian Formation in the Fall

Christian Formation Team
Gabe is gathering together a team of those interested in planning, teaching and facilitating Christian Formation programs for all ages.  

Qualifications:  Generosity of time, expertise and willingness to grow in your own faith!  Contact Gabe at to find our more and commit to this exciting ministry. 

Christian Formation Survey
Please let us know what you have liked and how you want to see St Mary's Christian Formation programs shaped in the future. Click on this Survey Link to participate.

Printed copies are also available at the church.

 "You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail."  

Isaiah 58:11

Community Garden Plots Available

Plots are available now for our beautifully located St. Mary's Community Garden. 

Organic gardening - Reasonable fee - Tools and water provided.
Contact Elise LaParle Garcia at .

Update on the Historic Church

The Campaign for the Historic Church has been launched!

Phase One (mold abatement, deep cleaning, air scrubbing, concrete floor pouring and de-humidifier installation) is done.  The air has been tested and deemed safe.  We are once again worshipping in the Historic Church!

Many thanks to all who worked hard to make this possible.  And many, many thanks to all who donated money for Phase One.  Without all of you, this would not have happened.

Now we turn our attention to Phases Two and Three and the Campaign for the Historic Church.  Please visit this page for details on what is going on and to learn how you can help.


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