St. Mary's Episcopal Church seeks to proclain Christ to all by reaching out beyond our doors at least once a month in a specific outreach project. We participate in the "Love One Another" outreach ministry , a partnership of First Baptist Church in Dade City, and The City of Dade City Youth Council, to reach out to our community to provide a meal to those in need. We also participate in Angel Tree Ministries, support Episcopal Relief & Develpoment "Nets for Life", DayStar Ministries, Lighthouse Mission, New Jersualem Church of God Feeding Ministries as well as help others by building homes in the commuity throiugh Habitat for Humanity.
Our teenagers from grade 7th through 12th grades meet weekly on Sunday nights for a time of fellowship, fun, prayer and reflection. This is a time and place to make new friends, to grow in faith and to explore faith in a safe and open environment. We play games, work on outreach projects, go on mission trips, serve meals to the Homeless at Love One Another, explore topics and themes of being a teenager and a Christian in the 21st century and yes, while having lots of fun on the way.
St. Mary's is committed to a music ministry that will bring glory to Jesus. In addition to providing music for the 10:00 a.m. service, the Adult, Tone Chime and Youth choirs also perfomr at Evensongs, Gospel Sings, a Service of Lessons and Carols, Christmas Eve Services, and Christmas Caroling at Hospice and local Nursng Homes each year.
During the summer months, anyone who enjoys singing (grades 9-adult) is invited to meet in the choir room at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings for a brief rehearsal prior to the 10:00 a.m. service. Please come and sing with us!! Please see Sharon, our Choir Director or any member after any service to find out more about joing the choir.
Have you ever played an instrument (trumpet, flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, etc.)? Come to the organ following the service and let Sharon know!
Christian Education for Youth & Adults
Children’s Sunday school at St. Mary's encourages children, ages 3 through High School Seniors, to learn about and grow in God's love. Sunday School meets Sunday mornings from 9:00 until 9:45 a.m. and runs from September through May.
At 9:00 AM between our two services we gather together to study scripture, engage the culture we live in, discuss our lives and reflect on current issues in the light of our faith, and learn to see how the Gospel sends us out into the world to make a difference in our lives, our families, our communities and in the world that God created.
There are also Bible studies weekly on Tuesday Nights 7:00 PM and Thursday Mornings at 7:30 AM (Men's Group) and 10:00 AM (Women's Group).
The goal of our Sunday school program is to provide a positive loving environment in which a child can learn about faith, find friends, and have fun. We strive to provide age-appropriate Christian Education and we currently use The Episcopal Children's Curriculum developed by the Virgnia Theological Seminary.
After dropping your children off with thier teacher, parents are invited to visit the Parent's Class also located in Tanno Hall. The Parents Class is a relaxed and welcoming environment. The class creates a space where the use of videos from Dr. Kevin Leman and Dr. Charles Lowry are used to discuss family issues surrounding children, marriage, blended families, and life in general in a light-hearted, yet serious way.
During the 10:00 service we provide a Nursery for infants and toddlers in Freeman Hall. Most Sundays, at the same time, Children's Chapel is provided for school-aged children through 3rd grade. Your Chapel aged child(ren) should be picked during the Peace and your Nursery aged child(ren) should be picked up after The Lord's Prayer in time for Holy Communion.
Proclaiming Christ to All from the heart of Dade City