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Begins Monday, February 20 (various days and times)
We are comfortable talking about Jesus. What’s interesting though is that all our Jesus talk seldom sounds like Jesus. What if we talked less about Jesus and more like Jesus? During Lent we will take a closer look at 5 different gospel stories – 1 per week – focusing on how Jesus engaged with the key characters. In our discussion groups we’ll examine the theme of that week’s gospel story and apply to our own lives Jesus’ approach of going under the surface to get at the “heart of the matter”. We are offering one virtual Zoom option for those who are unable to meet in-person.


Sundays, beginning February 26, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Each week, we will examine one of the five Gospel stories for Lent through a Lectio Divina Contemplative Prayer method that involves: reading out loud that gospel story, quiet meditative listening for how God is speaking to each of us through that gospel story, and discussion of how Christ meets/speaks through the message of that story to each of us uniquely.


On Friday, March 3 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 4 from 9:30 a.m.-noon, join Pastor Jeff as we learn to pray like Jesus using the prayer that he taught us; The Lord’s Prayer. There will be time for silence, reflection and discussion on the prayer that is beloved by so many Christians. This is an experience that you won’t want to miss and you’ll be thankful you came.


Tuesdays, beginning February 28, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Learn this step by step process for unlocking and respecting the emotional experience of our grief and exploring different beliefs about grief – especially the ones holding us back in life. Workshop leader is Tami Hollingsworth-Dowd, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist®. The cost is discounted at $200/person (if this is cost-prohibitive, we have scholarships available) and limited to 14 people.

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