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Guiding RAY – Our Christian Formation Program


Those who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God
Romans 8:14


At Saint Mary’s, we are committed to the spiritual formation of our children, and our Guiding RAY program provides fun, interactive and spiritual instruction for Pre K-8th grade.  Our classes are designed to  both appeal to and offer our children  an opportunity to learn key bible stories and to develop their relationship with God.

Our program theme in 2018-19 is “God’s Covenants” and we will explore this theme be using the beautiful Godly Play stories and enriching them with projects and opportunities to put our love of God into action.

Our day will begin at 9:30 in the Guiding RAY gathering room. We welcome adults to join us and have a preview of the lesson we will be learning as well as have a chance to ask questions or just chat. At 10:50, the children will be escorted to the sanctuary for the Eucharist.

Special services for children (i.e., Ash Wednesday, Good Friday Children’s Stations of the Cross, and the annual Christmas Pageant) are held throughout the year.

Regular Guiding RAY Schedule: early September – mid June 
9:30 am:  Guiding RAY is open! (lower level of Parish House)
10 am: Guiding RAY classes begin
10:50 am:  Children are brought to Church to join their families for Communion

Guiding RAY Coordinators: Megan Akers, Director, GuidingRAY@smary.org; 415-4260; Heather Gale, hpgale@earthlink.net, 899-3560; Meg Hurdman, hurdman@maine.rr.com, 781-7478.

Volunteer with us!  We are always in need of more leaders and assistant leaders for our many formation programs and the new structure is designed to make it easy to be involved.  Want to help, but don’t know how?  Would you like to work with a certain age group?  Want to work behind the scenes?  There are tasks for all, whether you wish to serve once a week, once a month or once a year.  FMI: Megan Akers , Christian Formation Director.

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