Parish Forum

Parish Forum is our 10:00 a.m. Sunday morning program in which a variety of speakers from within the congregation and outside the parish are invited to engage us in a variety of topics among which are spirituality, ethics, theology, liturgy, and social justice.  The Parish Forum also offers opportunities for parish members to share their stories as a way of getting to know one another better and build community.

Forum Hour at St. Martin’s is an opportunity to equip our community for ministry and mission and to have the conversations we need to have as a parish to develop our work together. Please make time to come to forum to help build our community toward our goals!

Fall Forum Schedule


November 26

Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
Attachment research tells us that there is a science and logic to love and committed relationships. Therapist Lucy Raizman will help us explore ways that we can move toward safer, secure, and loving bonds of connection in our committed relationships.

December 3

Advent Wreath Making
Our annual event to prepare your home to await the coming of Christ.

December 10

Mary for Protestants
Parishioner Jim Rowley will help us explore how the mother of Jesus can be a source of spiritual support for us in Advent and beyond.

December 17

Carol Sing
Bring your voice or your favorite instrument and join the pickup band for some rousing holiday cheer! A fun morning of singing your favorite Christmas songs, accompanied by a variety of musicians from the parish.


Forum will take a break for Christmas and New Year’s and return with the Epiphany Party on January 7, 2018.

January 7, 2018

Epiphany Party
King’s cake, empanadas, and a piñata! Good fun for all celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany. Hosted by the Guatemala Companion Parish Committee.

January 14, 2018

Being Prophets in These Times
In honor of the prophetic role of Martin Luther King, the Rev. Charles Howard, University Chaplain at the University of Pennsylvania will lead a discussion on how biblical prophets spoke to their time and what it would mean for us to speak prophetically now.

January 21, 2018

Prayer Book Romp
Come discover prayers, early church history, and the breadth of liturgies for all life events in the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer with the Rev. Anne Thatcher.

January 28, 2018

Can Christians Really Change the World?
Jess Ballenger, a professor of bioethics at Drexel University, will invite us to explore how optimism and pessimism line up with our faith in the world that God calls us to foster.

Regular Sunday Service Schedule

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with music
10:00 a.m. Parish Forum & Kairos
10:15 a.m. worship.together
Holy Eucharist for families with young children
11:15 a.m. Choral Eucharist

Other Days

Morning prayer is offered at 7:30 a.m. weekdays, in the Mary Chapel.

Silent morning meditation is offered at 8:15 a.m. weekdays, in the Mary Chapel.

Mid-week Eucharist is offered at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays, in the Mary Chapel.

Compline is offered at 7:00 p.m. on 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, in the Church.

Choral Evensong is offered at 5:00 p.m. on 1st Sundays, in the Church.

We would love to have you join us.

Location

This Episcopal church is located in the heart of the historic neighborhood of Chestnut Hill, five blocks west of Germantown Avenue at the corner of St. Martin’s Lane and West Willow Grove Avenue.


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