St Martin’s Beaumaris’ monthly discussion group recently looked into the life of Maria Von Trapp.
Born Maria Kutschera, Von Trapp is known as the basis for the character Maria made famous by Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music.
The discussion group used the exciting and varied life of Von Trapp as a starting point for discussions around the topic of ‘changes in lifestyle’.
Organiser Wendy Hinde said attendees came dressed in a selection of The Sound of Music inspired costumes and discussed the challenges of change and those facing the church in 2015.
“We discussed changes in our lives – early upbringing, depression years, current lifestyles, changes in careers, living overseas, bringing up children in another country and new churches,” she said.
“We then discussed ‘do we really welcome a newcomer to our church?’ We continued chatting over morning tea with The Sound of Music in the background.”
The group meets the first Friday of each the month with alternating members arranging the discussion and morning tea.