Current Programs & Events

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Episcopal 101: An Introduction to the Episcopal Church

Multiple dates (see table below)
6-7:30 p.m.
Via Zoom

Are you new or new-ish to the Episcopal Church? Or maybe you’ve been here a while but still have questions? Join us for Episcopal 101! All are welcome — no matter how long or short a time you’ve called the Episcopal Church home — or if you aren’t sure yet if it feels like home.  This class is geared towards those who are just starting their spiritual journey, as well as those who are seeking to make a deeper commitment to the Episcopal Church through confirmation or reception.

Through the fall we will explore the faith, history, structure, and practices of the Episcopal Church. The foundation for our time together will be based on the book Walk in Love: Episcopal Beliefs and Practices by Scott Gunn and Melody Wilson Shobe. The sessions will be led by guest facilitators from across the wider Episcopal Church.

You can purchase the book on Amazon by clicking here.

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All events are at 6 p.m.

Date/Time
Topic
Facilitator
Wednesday, Sept. 16 The Anglican Way of Christianity: HistoryMr. Charles C. Calhoun
Wednesday, Sept. 30The Sacraments & Sacramental LifeThe Rev. Canon Scott Gunn
Wednesday, Oct. 14Marking TimeDr. Amy Moehnke
Thursday, Oct. 29Basic BeliefsThe Rev. Canon Dena Cleaver-Bartholomew
Wednesday, Nov. 11The ChurchThe Rt. Rev. W. Nicholas Knisely
Wednesday, Dec. 2A Trinitarian LifeMr. Brian Sellers Petersen
Wednesday, Dec. 16What’s Next?Canon Michael 

TRACING RACE: “Waking Up White”

Dates: Sept. 17, 24;
Oct. 1, 8, & 15
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Facilitator: Dain & Constance Perry
Location: Via Zoom

Join us as we discuss “Waking Up White” by Debby Irving, on Thursday nights at 6 p.m., beginning Sept. 17. 

“Waking up White” is a call for people who want to consciously contribute to racial justice and anti-racism, rather than unconsciously perpetuate patterns of racism. With honesty and humility, Debby Irving shares her story of transformation. Dain and Constance Perry (“Traces of the Trade”) will facilitate the book discussion.

Participants are asked to obtain their own copy of the book.

Register in advance for this meeting by clicking here.


Mr. Rogers, God and You: Simple Faith for Caregivers

An online workshop with Westina Matthews

Date: Sept. 29, 2020 
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Facilitator: Westina Matthews, Ph.D.
Location: Via Zoom

Many of us have been caregivers for many years, while others have recently found themselves in this challenging role.  Whether it is the care of children, spouses, siblings or parents, caregivers must nourish themselves in order not to be overwhelmed by their role.  If you are a caregiver, this workshop is for you!

Fred Rogers was the much-loved host of the public television show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood which ran on PBS from 1968-2001. A Presbyterian minister, his simplicity and sincerity are a lasting legacy for those who grew up with Mr. Rogers — as either a parent, a teacher, or a child. Join us for a time of replenishment that will help you live into hope, inspired by Fred Rogers’ simple faith. Nurture
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the body, mind and heart by co-creating a space that enables you to catch your breath and rest in the presence of God. We will explore Rogers’ wisdom and spiritual insights through prayer, journaling, reflection, music, and interactive sharing.
 

Bio

Westina Matthews, Ph.D., is an author, public speaker, retreat leader, and theologian. An adjunct professor at the General Theological Seminary in the Center for Christian Spirituality where she teaches contemplative spiritual direction, Westina has found a way to connect with others through a series of books, essays, reflections, lectures, preaching, and her teaching. A graduate of the spiritual guidance program at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation, her practice reflects contemplative living through “holy listening.” Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIucO2pqDMqEtJE3WOmN1dw1RVN9vdqmQMa


Blessing of the Animals

Date: Sunday, Oct. 4
Time: 3 p.m. 

Bring your pets to St. Michael’s as we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis and bless our furry, scaly, or feathery family members.  Don’t have a pet?  Your favorite stuffed animals and pictures of pets can also receive a blessing!  Join us in The Close Garden rain or shine!


Harbor Treasures Seasonal Pop-Up Shop

Preview Night
Thursday, Nov. 19
, 6-8 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; 5-8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 22, noon- 4 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, Nov. 27 and 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Come for a bit of seasonal shopping at Harbor Treasures, our seasonal pop-up shop located in the Parish House.  You will find all sorts of resale treasures from silver to fine china, furniture to chic leather accessories.