During the 40 days of Lent (Sundays don’t count!), we prepare for Jesus’ coming by looking at ways in which we can live more Christ-centered lives.
Although fasting from rich foods is a common way to think about Lenten observance, there is a deeper root to fasting that relates to freeing ourselves, through discipline, for better spiritual focus. In our busy world, fasting may mean finding a way to make more time for spiritual growth by reducing time spent at work, watching TV, or even doing chores!
We hope you will consider our Wednesday Evening Lenten Workshops as an opportunity to “fast” from your distractions, whatever they may be; and to set aside a time for focused prayer, Bible study, and reflection. Workshops will take place in the parlor from 7:00-8:30pm, for five Wednesdays in Lent (Feb. 20 & 27; March 6, 13, & 20). We will use the resource Sleeping with Bread: Holding What Gives You Life by Dennis Linn, Sheila Fabricant Linn, and Matthew Linn. Copies of the book will be available for purchase ($10) but are not necessary for participation. No sign-up is necessary, and each workshop theme will be independent, so participation in the entire series is not required. Childcare will be provided during the workshops if you let Pastor Rachael know in advance.