KOINONIA: summertime prayer and fellowship at Saint Mary’s
4 Wednesdays in the Summer @ 6:30 PM
JULY 15: Intro to Tai Chi and Praying with your Body – led by the Maine Coast Taijiquan of South Freeport, bring a hand-held dessert to share – come and learn about this ancient practice
JULY 29: Intro to African Drumming and Song – led by our own Oscar Mokeme and others, bring some watermelon to share – come and learn a new song and to play on a drum yourself
AUGUST 12: Ice Cream and a Family Movie (The Iron Giant) – bring a blanket to lay on the lawn and some ice cream to share, we’ll watch a great animated movie set on the coast of Maine with a good teaching message
AUGUST 26: Intro to the Ukulele with “The Flukes” – led by the Falmouth Library ukulele group, bring a hand-held dessert to share – come for some fun music and a chance to strum a uke for yourself
Each evening begins at 6:30 PM. Bring your own camp chair or blanket. Bring a dessert to share, as explained above. All events are rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, we will move inside to the Auditorium.
“If we walk in the light as God is in the light, we have KOINONIA with one another” (1 John 1:7)
Koinonia (pronounced “koy – know – knée – ah”) is a very important word in the original Greek of the New Testament. It is a rich conceptual word with many layers of meaning including association, communion, fellowship, brotherhood/sisterhood, participation, and communal sharing. Here at Saint Mary’s, we are using KOINONIA to name our summertime weekday gatherings for prayer and fellowship. Every other Wednesday evening in July and August (see the schedule above) at 6:30 pm, we will gather together for an informal, outdoor time of prayer, sharing, learning, food and fellowship. As you will see, we will be exploring some different ways to pray, sing and make music. There will be time for you yourself to explore by moving your body, playing a drum, singing a song, and strumming a ukulele. And then, of course, we will share some food together! This is a great opportunity for you to bring your summer guests or neighbors and introduce them to our Saint Mary’s community. And it is the hope of your parish leadership that these outdoor gatherings will give us all a chance to re-connect with one another in the midst of our various summertime adventures. Let’s share some koinonia with one another throughout the summer!