Spirtual Life

Newcomers Classes

We offer Newcomers Classes twice a year - one in the fall and one in the spring. These classes are taught by Cathedral clergy and provide newcomers a chance to meet each other and the clergy, ask questions and learn about St. Luke’s and the Episcopal Church. These classes are held on Sundays at 9 am in person.

For more information, please contact the parish office

Nursery & Childcare

St. Luke’s nursery is available during our 10 am service on Sundays. All visitors and parishioners are welcome to bring their children ages six months through kindergarten. 

For more information, email Sarah Dowling.

Sunday School

Sunday School is offered every Sunday at 10 am in person and via Zoom. This educational program is designed for children in kindergarten through 5th grade. We follow the Godly Play curriculum, which engages the children’s imagination and teaches them Bible stories.

For more information, email Sarah Dowling.

Youth Programs                  (6th-12th Grades)

  • Acolytes: We have a healthy pool of youth acolytes who readily engage in our 10 am worship and occasional special services. 
  • Faith Confirmation is held during our Bishop’s visit. For more information on the confirmation, contact the parish office
  • We have a variety of youth gatherings, including game night, outdoor and indoor activities, volunteering, and more. For more information, contact the parish office.  
  • Portland Ecumenical Youth Group is a collaborative youth group that includes teens from HopeGateway, State Street Church, Williston-Immanuel United Church, and Woodfords Church. For more information on this community youth group, please email Daniel Katyl.
  • Diocesan Youth Events and activities are offered all year long. Learn more.
  • Camp Bishopswood is the diocesan summer camp located in Hope, Maine. May St. Luke's families send their children there.

 Young Adult                (20 and 30-Year-Olds)

Our young adults meet on the second Monday of each month for various social engagements. This group is open to diocesan young adults. In addition, smaller groups are created among the individuals around shared interests. For more information, please contact the parish office

Adult Education

We have a variety of adult programs throughout the year, some depending on the liturgical season, and some start when interest arises. Adult education programs include book groups, study groups, newcomers classes, etc. For more information, please view our events page or contact the parish office

The Old Testament Roots of Jesus Study

The Old Testament Roots of Jesus Study was formed in September of 2021 to serve the overall purpose in assisting participants in discovering the joy of God. This search is facilitated by a careful reading of the Tanakh,
the Hebrew Bible.

We are supplanted in our research by reading and writing papers where interested, by learning to read Hebrew, and by analyzing portions of scripture central to the meaning of the Jewish faith. Everyone’s questions and comments are invited at sessions, there are assigned readings, assigned book readings, and occasionally work that can be done at home.


Saint Luke's Reading Group

The Saint Luke's Reading Group gathers every 3rd Monday of the month from 6-7 pm in a facilitated meeting on Zoom. We discuss books that explore what we believe and challenge us to live out our faith in the modern world. If interested please contact Linda Carleton with any questions that you may have.

The Knitter and Kneeler Guild

Tuesday 2:30PM

The Upper Hall.For additional information contact Jeri Edgar 207-303-8447 or Nancy MaWhinney 207-775-7500

Everyone is welcome, whether you are curious or want to begin. Kneeler kits cost $75, which include directions, yarn, needles & canvas. Novices are welcome; we will teach you as needed. Prayer Shawls: 20” x 60”; select your yarn & needles. Coffee & Tea available.