The season of Lent is time of reflection and renewal for many people. Some people give things up for Lent as a spiritual practice. I like to take things on to grow my faith. The practice of faith is always much easier when we are not alone, so you are invited to be taken on a spiritual practice this Lent. There will be sign up sheets after worship, or you can call or e-mail your choice. Each week you will receive an e-mail with encouragement for your new practice.
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Choice 1 - Fasting - On Mondays during Lent, from sunrise to sunset, you are invited to refrain from eating, while being mindful and aware of both your physical and spiritual hunger. You may choose to fast the whole time or for one meal. Know you have the permission to make this spiritual practice your own.
Choice 2 - Lectio Divina- This is a form of Bible Study that asks you to read a short passage from scripture and allow it to become a prayer for your life. Each week you will be given scripture choices, or you can find one of your own.
Choice 3 - Tending the Soul - Tuesdays at 6:30 pm. This evening is all about relationships, not religion. We will explore the wisdom of the Perennial Tradition and discover the deep places of truth and meaning. It is a sacred circle of trust and healing and you are most welcome to begin your Lent with this group.
Choice 4 - Intersectionality - Saturdays at 9:00 am. Come for a discussion of the role of racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism and all other modes of separation that impact our community and our spiritual life. We will look at how all of these intersections work together and how we lean into healing. It is my hope that folks will also take on one or more of these practices for the six weeks of Lent. Remember, when you sign up to take on one of these practices, you will receive a special e-mail on Mondays of encouragement from your pastor and teacher.
If you have any questions, please talk with T. Michael at anytime.