209 E. Madison Street
Bolton, Mississippi




Christmas Bazaar & Spaghetti Luncheon

December 6, 2014, 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.



On Saturday, December 6, St. Mary's Annual Bazaar and Chicken-Spaghetti Luncheon will take place. The annual event is the yearly fund-raiser for the historic church that was reopened in 2010 and subsequently become one of the most active mission churches in the Diocese of Mississippi.

Thanks to the Very Rev. Billie Abraham, rector of St. Alban's, the Rev. Deacon Josie Williams, James Anderson, Fine Arts Director and numerous "friends of St. Mary's" the church has been restored to a place of worship enhanced by concerts and drama. Some even say that St. Mary's concerts are like "Little New York City."

The original prized recipe for the spaghetti dinner dates back to the 1930s. A framed copy of the recipe can be seen on the parish hall wall. Those attending can eat inside the parish hall or - if the weather is sunny and warm - outside on picnic tables. $10 per plate. Take outs are also available.

Also featured at the bazaar will be a Silent Auction. Friends and members of St. Mary’s offer items for the auction and it becomes great fun for all who participate. The auction, along with the spaghetti dinner, provides funds for the church to continue with restoration projects and to give to various missions.



Performing for this year’s bazaar will once again be the popular Howard Jones Jazz trio. Their talent and enthusiasm are heartwarming and the crowds never tire of the unique “New Orleans Jazz” sound.

We hope to have a sunshine kind of day and lots of people to join in the annual fun. The bazaar is St. Mary’s “Christmas” when it comes to the gift of money since the funds collected are used by the church to the Glory of God year round.

If you have an item to donate to the Silent Auction email Theron Graves at therongraves@msn.com or James Anderson at grtrbolton@yahoo.com.




Second Sundays at St. Mary's

December 14th, 4:00 p.m.


Galloway United Methodist Concordia Ensemble


Seasons and Holy Days - Lessons and Carols




The Galloway Methodist Concordia Ensemble will be featured in concert at St. Mary's on December 14. The a cappella choir will present Season and Holy Days, a service of music, scripture, poetry and prayers spanning the entire liturgical year.

A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.



Christmas at St. Mary's


Greening of the Church
Sunday, December 21


Christmas Eucharist
Monday December 22, 2014, 6:00 p.m.



The Greening of the Church, an Anglican tradition of decorating the church for Christmas, will take place on Sunday, December 21.

At this time, greenery, flowers, poinsettia plants and other traditional Christmas decorations will adorn the nave in preparation for the Christmas Eucharist. One of the most beautiful sights in the church, other than the stained glass window featuring Mary with the Baby Jesus cradled in her arms, is the nativity set that is traditionally used at St. Mary’s.

The following day, Monday, December 22, St. Mary’s will celebrate the Christmas Eucharist with The Reverend Billie Abraham, rector of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Bovina, celebrant. St. Alban’s and St. Mary’s choirs will join together to present a Sung Eucharist.

Communicants of St. Mary’s Church invite everyone to join us for the Christmas Eucharist and join in singing the hymns familiar with the Christmas season.

O Come All Ye Faithful…..”O come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.”



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