The Episcopal Church is a place that embraces newcomers and visitors. If there is any way in which we can help you to be more comfortable, please let the ushers know. If you would like to speak with the priest, please let the usher know that as well. We also have, from time to time, special gatherings such as Anam Cara during Lent, and adult forums which are scheduled throughout the year. Monthly schedules are published. Each year during Advent and Lent, we offer retreats to help people prepare for the major holidays of Christmas and Easter. The retreats are times spent in worship, contemplation and quiet. They are designed to give everyone the rest and strength needed to prepare our hearts for the events we celebrate, and our heads and bodies for the secular pressures that usually accompany the holidays.