Saint Mary Magdalene Community Timeline

2024
Current 2024
Current 2024

Each Sunday 20 to 35 people gather in our chapel and 40 to 60 people gather on Zoom for liturgy. Saint Mary Magdalene Community truly is a place where you can Grow Your Spirit! We invite you to be part of our future.

2021
November 2021
November 2021

Returned to the chapel at Drexel Hill United Methodist Church for “hybrid” indoor liturgies.

July 2021
July  2021

SMM Anniversary celebration in Caryl’s & Stan’s backyard

April 2021
April 2021

Caryl & Stan Johnson offered their patio for outdoor socially distant worship space when weather allowed. This was the beginning of our “hybrid” liturgies with a group at a central location and multiple remote folks on zoom.

2020
March 2020
March 2020

The COVID pandemic and resulting shutdown allowed us to pivot as we began zoom liturgies and sessions to assist community members in using zoom.

2018
February 2018
February 2018

February 2018 in Drexel Hill, PA

2015
April 2015
April  2015

Kathy was ordained at the Church of the Redeemer in Morristown, New Jersey.

2014
October 2014
October 2014

Retreat Day with Barbara Fiand at Collenbrook United Church, Drexel Hill, PA

September 2014
September 2014

Retreat Day at Pendle Hill in Wallingford, PA

May 2014
May 2014

Same-sex Marriage became legal in PA in May 2014. A month later, Joe and Eileen Butler presided at niece, Alicia McDonald’s, marriage to Shawn Scott.

2013
May 2013

Joe Butler celebrated his 50th anniversary of priesthood.

2012
April 2012
April 2012

Easter 2012 in Drexel Hill, PA

January 2012

Kathy Gibbons Schuck joined the community.

2011
June 2011
June 2011

Caryl was ordained at St John’s Church in Baltimore, Maryland.

2010
January 2010
January 2010

Joe & Eileen Butler offer Epiphany/New Year’s Anointing to community members

2007
December 2007

Caryl Conroy Johnson joined the community.

July 2007
July 2007

Community was founded on the feast day of Saint Mary Magdalene, July 22nd. Members of the community chose the name to honor Saint Mary Magdalene, the Apostle to the Apostles.

2006
July 2006
July 2006

Eileen DiFranco was ordained at the convergence of the three rivers in Pittsburgh, PA.