Advent and Lent Book Studies
We offer a weekly book study during Advent and Lent, inviting participants to read an agreed upon book and engage in ongoing group discussion. The group gathers at 9 a.m. in the Whiteman Room.
We are inviting everyone to walk our indoor labyrinth on the fourth Sunday of every month in our Parish Hall. The labyrinth will be open to walk from 4 pm until 5 pm. Come anytime between! Why walk a labyrinth? It is a place to meditate and pray, a way to find peace and serenity, a way to address questions that are on your heart, for problem solving and guidance, a time to connect with the earth, and a time to celebrate being alive. Learn more about our Labyrinth Ministry.
Bible Studies & Other Courses
Each year we offer a variety of opportunities for spiritual growth, from special forums to a series of classes. This past year we offered a course on Joseph & Forgiveness, Centering Prayer, Reading the Bible in a Year, and an Easter Season Bible Study.
If you are interested in getting involved in one of these spiritual growth opportunities, please contact the office.
Inquirers’ Classes are offered every two years to those interested in learning more about the life and history of the Episcopal Church. They are especially appropriate for those exploring adult baptism, adult confirmation, or reception into the Episcopal Church. The next class will be offered in early fall 2017.
Throughout the year there are many special events, such as Advent Wreath Making and the Parish Picnic, which encourage fellowship amongst the whole parish. There are also two fellowship groups, for those between 20-50ish we have the Middle-Somethings, and for those between 50-100ish we have the Geezer Group. Both groups organizes social gatherings throughout the year. Contact us to learn more.
St. Andrew's Guild
St. Andrew’ Guild is a free neighbor-to-neighbor Skills Sharing Center for residents of Franklin County. It is located in the Multifunction Room at 2 Prospect St, Turners Falls and is a place to gather for socializing and instruction in Fiber arts, cooking, crafting, baking as well. On the first Monday of each month, the 6:30 PM drop-in is an open time for knitting, crocheting and other handwork. Free classes in various skills are held on a regular basis, advertised on our Facebook page (St Andrews Guild at Facebook.com). Since September 2016, a new ministry of the Guild is our Monday morning drop-in sewing bee. We have sewing machines, tables for cutting and pinning, irons and boards, and a supply of donated fabric with ideas and patterns for small projects. There will always be an experienced stitcher on hand to lend advice and assistance. We are open from 9-12.