Mary and Martha Circle
Second Monday of the Month
10:00am – 12:00 noon
January 14 - Jane Harding’s
February 11 - Susie Wadsworth’s
March 11 - St Peter’s
April 8 - Joan West’s – Mini Concert
May 13 - Tanny Buford’s
Better known as the “M&M’s”, the Mary & Martha Circle’s monthly program reflects either our “Mary” (worship) side or our “Martha” (service) side. The main service projects are serving lemonade and coffee between services; supporting our seminarians financially through the Annual Fall Auction; Altar Flowers on Mother’s Day; hosting The Christmas Coffee; and supporting other charitable projects as funds allow.
The “M&M’s” invite all women of the church to join in. Membership dues of $25 go toward funding all the projects, making a tithe to the church, and setting aside 10% for special projects as the need arises. Fellowship and friendships are a treasured part of being part of this group of women. Please join us! To join and/or for more information, contact Donna Vaughn, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Mary and Martha Circle
The Mary Martha Circle, (sometimes affectionately abbreviated to the M&Ms) began at St. Peter's Anglican Church in Tallahassee in 2006. We are a diverse group of women of all ages and backgrounds who share a commitment to Jesus Christ, our Church, our community and to each other.
We chose to name our circle Mary and Martha because these two women in the Bible aptly represent the diversity of our gifts, interests, and talents. Some Christian writers have seen Mary as representing Contemplation (prayer and devotion), and Martha as representing Action (good works, helping others); or love of God and love of neighbor respectively.
Martha is often regarded as a "homemaker" type of woman, concerned with household details and hopspitality. Mary often is seen as a more scholarly or spiritual woman, with a feminist personality. Martha lived her faith in her actions of serving others. However, she was distracted by the worries of the world. She allowed even her service to God to distract her from enjoying His presence in the person of Jesus. Martha serves as a warning to us to not get so caught up in the activities of serving God that we forget or are too busy to spend time with Him. As important as service is it can't take the place of relationships, with God and with people.
Mary's actions reveal her godly priorities. She sat at the feet of Jesus to learn from Him as His disciple. He was more important to her than her possessions, which she willingly gave for Him. She is a great example to us of someone with an unwavering focus on Jesus. Together they teach us the importance of balance in living the Christian life.
Projects of the Mary Martha Circle
We have committed ourselves to three projects and we are proud of their successes.
We support three parishioners from St Peter’s attending a seminary: Evan Simington, Taylor Bodoh, and Joseph Ananias. We pray for them daily and send them monthly CARE packages and news.
Our second project is the Lemonade Brigade of St. Peter's. Every Sunday morning our circle members serve lemonade and coffee on the front lawn of the church between the services. This provides parishoners joyful opportunities for chat, fun, fellowship, and greeting newcomers. It also provides a visible sign to the passers by on busy Thomasville Road of the enthusiasm, spirit and life of St. Peter's.
- Our third major project is the Connections. This is a book of brief biographies of the members of our Circle. We hope it will help us to get to know each other better. We look forward to seeing it expand into the St. Peter's Parish Yellow Pages so that when we set out to let "our fingers do the walking" in search of a product of service we can check out the trusted providers from our parish membership first.