Adult Faith Formation for Advent
Wednesday Night Contemplative Eucharist
All are welcome and invited to join us for a celebration of the Holy Eucharist each Wednesday night in Lent at 6pm from March 4 until April 1. This service will be a contemplative service consisting of Scripture readings, readings of spiritual writers, and opportunity for communal reflection. For more information please speak with Fr. Dante.
Adult Faith Formation Lenten Opportunities
Sunday Morning Class
Beginning on the First Sunday in Lent (March 1, 2020) the 9am Sunday morning Adult Faith Formation class will begin a five-week study using the 2020 Lenten program provided by the Society of St. John the Evangelist. This program, titled “Signs of Life: why church matters” looks at five key symbols of our life of faith: light, water, food, shelter, and community. In writing about this program SSJE offers, “Worship engages our deepest human needs and has the power to transform our lives. Join the Brothers of SSJE in exploring the signs and symbols at the heart of Christian worship. This free 5-week offering encourages individuals and groups to explore the riches of our worship traditions, liturgy and sacraments, and the art and architecture of our worship spaces, revealing the full meaning of these signs, deepening our experience of Christian vocation and guiding us toward ongoing conversion.” For more information about this program visit: www.signsoflife.org.
Wednesday Night Lenten Program
Join us each Wednesday of March and April at 7pm for a book study of James H. Cone’s book The Cross and the Lynching Tree. To guide our study we will be using a curriculum developed by the Center for Reconciliation (www.cfrri.org). This award winning book is considered a landmark in the conversation about race and religion in America. Journalist Bill Moyers, says of this book, “One again James Cone demonstrates why he is indispensable as an interpreter of faith, race, and the American experience.” The evening will include a simple supper of soup and salad. Books will be available for purchase beginning on Sunday February 16. We ask that parishioners sign up for this study to help us plan for food. Scholarships are available to cover the cost of the book. For more information please speak with Fr. Dante.
Online Study through SLACK
Our Lenten SLACK program will build off of the Sunday morning experience, though one does not need to participate in the Sunday morning offering to participate in SLACK. Instead of a daily mediation book we will be using the daily signs of life calendar created by the Brothers of SSJE. This calendar invites us to connect scripture, liturgy, and practice through the signs of light, water, food, shelter, and community to the Way of Love. As the Brothers write, “we hope our calendar of daily practices will help all those exploring Signs of Life to dig deep and experience the full meaning of these signs as they Worship, Pray, Learn, Turn, Bless, God, and Rest in Lent 2020.” Calendars will be available for pick up in the atrium.