Posts with the tag “lent”

Read a Chapter a Day Challenge: The Gospel of John
by Kelly Phillips on February 1st, 2024
During Lent we are encouraged to:1. Give up something,2. Start something, and3. Do something for the community of God.If you are looking to start something, consider joining the Read a Chapter a Day Challenge! Across our connection United Methodists are being challenged to read a chapter a day from the Gospel of John during Lent.Reading the Bible is one of the essential spiritual practices of disc...  Read More
All-Church Lent Study: Shadows, Darkness, and Dawn
by Kelly Phillips on January 18th, 2024
This Lent you are invited to go deeper with our Lent worship series, Song of the Shadows (based on our District Cantata), by joining our all-church Lent study. Author and pastor Thomas Steagald encourages you to explore the similarities between your spiritual journey and the journeys of some of the people Jesus met and ministered to on his way to the cross. As Jesus bravely enters the thickening s...  Read More
All-Church Lenten Study: Walking in the Wilderness starting February 22nd
by Kelly Phillips on February 2nd, 2023
The wilderness is a familiar place for those who follow Jesus. We spend 40 days in the wilderness during Lent--days in which God calls us to self-examination, repentance, and making room for the Holy One in our lives. Our task during Lent is to clear away the clutter from our hearts so we can be fully present to God and our neighbors. In our all-church Lenten study, Walking in the Wilderness, auth...  Read More