Next, set up a meeting with the Priest. This will give you an opportunity to ask questions, to learn more about the programs at St. Mary's, and to find out how you can get involved in helping the church.
The priest will often let you know when our next catechism or new members small group class begins. (See Calendar) These classes are mainly there to help you gain a comfortable understanding of the theology of the Church. They also will help you to begin walking the path of formation.
Formation is the process of discerning your ministry. Ministry is simply another word for "living a life of meaning and purpose as God sees fit to reveal to you." Your ministry might be to serve in the Altar Guild, or to volunteer with the Children's Ministry. Maybe it's to go to seminary or maybe grad school? Whatever the case is we want to help!
As you become involved at St. Mary's you will find a rich connection in the Provo Community, unlike anything else. We look forward to meeting you, and walking with you on the trail of discipleship.
Finding a Church where you feel comfortable is a lot of work. But at St. Mary's we try to make it as easy as possible! Our members come from many backgrounds. About a third of the congregation was raised Episcopalian, another third was raised LDS, and another third came from a non-religious or other religious background. This mix seems about right for a small Utah Valley Church, and we're confident you'll find a place to fit in within our motley crew.
Your first step is to come to church and observe our worship. Don't worry if it seems unfamiliar at first (after all the liturgy is hundreds of years old--its bound to be a little weird.) But in time you'll come to notice specific parts open up to you and unfold to you. To learn more about our service and worship click here.
After Church come to the Parish Hall, try talking to the Priest, or another member. Once a conversation gets going usually a few other people will come and join in. You'll find that we share many different views on many different subjects. But this is the best way to meet people, learn names, and build a community you can be a part of here in Provo.