Growing in Spirit and Learning 
St. Margaret’s offers a wide range of options to help in the life long process of growing spiritually. We recognize the need at any age to feed the mind as well as the soul with good teaching, and to provide an opportunity for deepening our relationship with God through the gifts of the Spirit.At St. Margaret’s we have learned that this can happen a number of different ways and we provide a wide range of spiritual growth opportunities.

Sunday Morning Adult Education

On Sundays during the school year, we offer classes at “the 10:10” in Bristol Hall.  Programs focus on different aspects of study: books of the Bible, Biblical themes, particular aspects of Christian theology and spirituality, and examining what it means to live faithfully as a Christian.  Watch for updates about the latest offerings.

Other Opportunities for Adult Spiritual Formation

Moms of St. Margaret’s Mothers meet on Monday mornings at the church from 9:30 to 11:30 for Bible study, playtime for children, and fellowship and support for moms.

Newcomers Classes offer an introduction to the people of St. Margaret’s and our history, as well as to the Episcopal Church.  The series of classes is offered several times each year.

Journey in Faith is a course for those seeking Baptism, Confirmation, Reaffirmation, or a better understanding of what it means to be an Episcopalian.

Study Programs are offered seasonally, especially in the fall and during Lent, on topics that range from Christian theology to spiritual growth.

Women’s Retreat An annual retreat for women is held at St. Andrew’s House, Union, WA.  This time of fellowship, refreshment, and spiritual renewal is open to all. The next women’s retreat will be September 15-17, 2017.

 

Lenten Book Club

Beginning on Monday, March 11, at 10 am, come for a book discussion of Richard Rohr’s new book, The Universal Christ. Led by Jan Schwarz and Colin Charleton, the group will meet for six weeks.

Read Saint Margaret’s Lenten Meditations 2019: Praying in the Way of Love

Many of us are familiar with the Gospel stories of Jesus’ life and ministry, death and resurrection. This year we’re looking through a different Scriptural lens, contemplating Lent and Holy Week through the filter of the Book of Psalms. Psalms are songs sung to God—but not just songs of praise. They are also songs of . . . → Read More: Read Saint Margaret’s Lenten Meditations 2019: Praying in the Way of Love

Recovering Jesus’ Bible – Adult Education in Lent

Beginning on Sunday, March 10, concluding on April 7, at 10:10 am, the Rev. Dr. Frank Spina (Professor of Old Testament at Seattle Pacific University) will lead a series of adult education sessions. Frank writes, “Imagine finding Jesus’ own Bible and even the notes he provided in his study. This is not as sensational . . . → Read More: Recovering Jesus’ Bible – Adult Education in Lent

GriefShare

GriefShare is a special support group for those experiencing the death of a loved one. It is held on Tuesdays, beginning January 22 at 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the Library. For more information contact Lynda Voigt or Carol Jeane Brown at griefshare@saintmargarets.org.

 

Celebration of the Al Keigley Recognition – Friday, March 29

The celebration of the Al Keigley Recognition has been moved to Friday, March 29, at 6:30 pm. For many years, the congregation has recognized one or more people each year for their quiet and faithful service to the parish, in memory of Al Keigley, a former Senior Warden. This recognition is being retired. With gratitude . . . → Read More: Celebration of the Al Keigley Recognition – Friday, March 29

Meaningful Movies on the Eastside

Meaningful Movies, 3rd Tuesday of the Month at 6:30 p.m. in Bristol Hall. Gather with your neighbors for refreshments, a movie, and discussion. The purpose of Meaningful Movies is to use film and discussion to bring people together. Films are chosen based upon quality, educational value, and potential for community dialog.

Hearing Loop Available

St. Margaret’s, Bellevue, is breaking the “sound barrier.” Our worship sanctuary, entry, and fellowship hall are now equipped with a Hearing Loop for use with t-coil enabled hearing aids or cochlear implants. We invite you or your group to utilize our Hearing Loop facilities for any gatherings of people who wish to hear the world . . . → Read More: Hearing Loop Available

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Support Group

The group shares concerns and challenges as they care for loved ones with dementia or Alzheimer’s and usually meets one Monday of the month. For more information, contact the Rev. Christie Demura.