St. Martin’s offers classes and formation opportunities for all ages to allow us to explore our faith more deeply and grow more fully into the image of Christ. The parishes of St. Martin’s, Good Shepherd and St. Laurence often offer education and formation for adults together.
Programs for Fall 2018
Interfaith Bible Study at Beth Tzedec: Bring your Bible and join us for a lively discussion as we work our way through Genesis. Every Wednesday in October at 1:00 pm at Beth Tzedec Congregation (1325 Glenmore Trail SW).
Evensong at the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer with talk by Dr. Coakley: An evening with the Rev. Dr. Sarah Coakley The Cathedral Church of the Redeemer, St. Martin’s Anglican Church and the Wisdom Center are delighted to host Dr. Coakley here in Calgary. Dr. Coakley, recently retired from Cambridge, is one of the most stimulating contemporary theologians working today. Date: Sunday, October 14, 2018 Where: Cathedral Church of the Redeemer Calgary (604 1 St SE). When: 4:30 pm What: A choral evensong followed by a presentation by Dr. Coakley and light reception. Dr. Coakley is also the speaker for this year’s Downey Lecture at Ambrose University. She will present on the evenings of October 17 & 18 at 7:30 pm each evening. These events are open to the public and you are warmly invited to attend. For more information, please visit: https://ambrose.edu/downey-lectureship-2018 See On The Move for links to articles on Dr. Coakley.
Buddhism in-residence: The Avatamsaka Monastary has invited us to join them for a day to learn more about Buddhism and their life as a community. Saturday, October 20th, from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at Avatamsaka Monastery (1009 4 Ave SW). Cost: $20
Book Study: “Unbelievable”: The last book by John Shelby Spong explores new ways to share the faith in a secular, post-modern age. Sure to generate lively conversation, and make us look afresh at our theological language. Copies of the readings from the book will be made available. Wednesdays, November 21st and 28th from 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm at Knox Presbyterian Church (3704 – 37th Street SW).
St. John’s Illuminated Bible: St. Mary’s University owns a full set of this modern hand-crafted Bible. A speaker from the university will bring the Gospel volume, describe the process to create it, and allow us time to view it. This will be part of a program to prepare us for the beginning of Advent. Saturday, November 24th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at Knox Presbyterian Church (3704 – 37th Street SW).
Sunday School: During the school year we offer Sunday School at the 10:00 a.m. worship service. Every other Sunday (or so) our worship opens with a Children’s Talk, after which the children go to their classes. This year, we are using the “Whirl” curriculum. This is a scripture-based, ecumenical resource designed to help children explore their faith, learn the Bible, and discover core Christian practices such as prayer and service. Our leaders offer a fun, engaging and open atmosphere, including arts & crafts and drama. Children rejoin their families for Holy Communion. On the second Sunday of the month, our children join the clergy at the altar to help lead the Eucharistic Prayer–our Second Sunday Helpers.
New Sunday School Leader: Shaundra Bruvall
A Calgary native, Shaundra has three brothers and sisters and going to Sunday School together is a fond childhood memory. Most of Shaundra’s spare time involves Ringette – whether it’s playing for Calgary’s NRL team, Calgary RATH, or taking on the role of coach for younger athletes. Shaundra is so excited to be apart of St. Martin’s, and can’t wait to get involved and meet everyone.
Youth: We offer a youth program during our 10 a.m. worship service during the school year plus opportunities for formation, confirmation, service and mission. We are part of One Body–a youth program that involves the youth of St. Martin’s, St. Laurence and St. Peter’s. Please see the OneBody Youth page on this site for more details.
New Youth Leader: Petra Richard
Petra is a student athlete at Mount Royal University studying Physical Literacy in the Department of Physical Education and Health. Petra was born in Vancouver, British Columbia and has carried out a passion for witnessing God’s love touching the lives of youth.
Confirmation: Confirmation classes are offered on a regular basis. Contact the parish office for more details.