Lenten Nights Schedule and List of Classes for 2019 will be published in January. Please come back then in order to read about the classes and sign up!
Lenten Nights 2018 featured five classes and concluded with a full-church service project to pack meals with Rise Against Hunger. Spring Kids Club coincides with our Lenten Nights programs, so children can learn and serve alongside their family and church family. These are some examples of the kinds of topics you can expect to find at Lenten Nights:
Led by Rev. Tom MacMillan and Rev. Susanne Bendoraitis
Have you ever wondered what it would take to make the church a more welcoming, intentional, and participatory community? Growing Young is a research project that focuses on six different factors that foster church health and provide an intentional welcoming place for young people where their faith can grow and thrive. We will be looking at how we can grow to be a more empathetic community inviting others into leadership and prioritizing young people. Come Join Pastors Tom and Susanne and be a part of this important conversation!
Theology Class: Looking at Luther
Facilitated by Rev. Jessie MacMillan
Martin Luther started a reformation movement that revolutionized Europe in the sixteenth century. His far-reaching reforms of theological understanding and church practices radically modified both church and society in Europe and beyond. Yet Luther has been criticized as well for his anti-semitism, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer and others. Join us for a four-week exploration of Luther’s thought and life, in conversation with other theologians, including you!
Facilitated by Jeff Nichols
Renegade Gospel – Mike Slaughter: This DVD dives deep into the methods through which Jesus brought the Kingdom of God to His people while on earth, how His presence remains with us today and what we are to do in response. Short DVD lessons precede an in-depth group discussion.
Led by Rev. Oommen Thomas
What does it mean to be a Peacemaker in our day? Using Marcus Borg’s The Heart of Christianity, we will discuss how to make peace in our own hearts by re-discovering who we are as Christians, resulting in an outward expression of peacemaking. Purchasing the book is not required, but is recommended.
Led by Jennifer Smith
Come without judgment for mind-body awareness classes. These classes will combine stretching, gentle yoga, prayer, and mindful movements. No experience needed and, better yet, no money needed – it is free! Let’s gather together to become informed about our mind-body connection through movement and prayer.