Adult Formation

Adult Formation at St. Mary's is each Sunday morning from 10 am-10:50 am (except when noted.)  

Classes meet in the Martyrs Hall and Sister's Chapel, as well as the Sara Sadler Room.  

Our Spring 2016 offerings:


Geoff Bakewell Jan. 3rd “Welcoming the Stranger: Immigrants and Refugees”
with Geoff Bakewell.
Steve Moses Jan. 10th “Welcoming the Stranger: Immigrants and Refugees”
with Steve Moses, Director of World Relief Memphis.
Imam Nabil Bayakly Jan. 17th “Welcoming the Stranger: Immigrants and Refugees”
with Imam Nabil Bayakly.
immigrants x 4 Jan. 24th “Welcoming the Stranger: Immigrants and Refugees”
A panel of Bethania Baray, Yousef Valine, and Sunny Ross will be moderated by Geoff Bakewell to discuss their experience as immigrants.
Rev. Canon John Burruss Jan. 31st "Sustainable Ministries in the Diocese of West Tennessee" with Rev. Canon John Burruss 
Andy Cates Feb 7th

Andy Cates
Memphis Grizzlies minority owner and CEO of RVC Outdoor Destinations

"Memphis Rising"

Memphis has more than $4 billion worth of projects in the works.  In a new presentation you may have read about in the newspaper, Andy Cates discusses how Memphis is on the rise.

Rev. Jerry Harber Feb. 14th, 21st, 28th and Mar. 6th Rev. Jerry Harber will lead on the four gospels and the death/resurrection of Christ.


Jan. 3rd

Morning Prayer


Pat Kelly

Jan. 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st

"Dante's Inferno"
with Pat Kelly


labyrinth Feb. 7th

Contemplative time with Scottie Brafford

Special location this week: the labyrinth will be set up in The Crypt
Feb. 14th, 21st, 28th, and March 6th

"Holy Living, Holy Dying: A Journey of Reflection in Lent"
with Canon Laura F. Gettys and others

We live in a culture and time that tries to ignore and delay what will inevitably happen to all of us—that we all die.  But death does not have the final word!  Come reflect with clergy and local leaders as we explore how a holy life informs a holy death and how reflecting on our mortality actually helps us better live a life of beauty, meaning, and joy.  Come on behalf of another, for yourself, with a partner or spouse: this class is for all!

Mar. 13th, April 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and May 1st

Inquirers classes

Inquirers classes start March 13 and resume after Palm Sunday/Easter for 5 weeks of April 3-May 1 before the Bishop’s Visit May 8.

Small Group Bible Study

Rev. Jerry Harber Jan. 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st

 “The Old Testament Prophets” with Rev. Jerry Harber

We’ll look at representative prophets, the circumstances under which they did their work, and any implications the prophecies might have for us today.