Lent at Holy Comforter
Then God said, “Come no closer! Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” (Exodus 3:5)
During Lent, we will offer 3 special Adult Faith Formation programs:
1. Book Discussion: “Wholehearted Faith” by Rachel Held Evans
A book for the doubter and the dreamer, the seeker and the sojourner, those who long for a sense of spiritual wholeness. Through theological reflection and personal recollection, Rachel wrestles with God’s grace and love in an imperfect world, looks unsparingly at what the Church is and does, and explores universal human questions about becoming and belonging.
Group Leader: The Rev. Jon Strand
March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3 (Sundays) 11:00 a.m. to Noon (on Zoom)
This is a hybrid class—you can participate from home, or in the Church Office. No registration required. Questions? Please contact the Rev. Ann Gillespie.
Meeting ID: 989 8222 5684; Passcode: 4ZAaFi
2. Workshop: Being Present with Grief: A Journey of Awakening
Life is a confluence of joy and sorrow, ease and pain, and a whole range of experiences and emotions that may appear to be opposites or paradoxes. One of the ways to reflect on life is to explore our relationship with grief and loss. In five weekly sessions we will look at how grief has woven itself into our lives, at the big losses as well as the day to day colors of grief. How does knowing grief inform how we know and live life? Through poetry and journaling we can pause and listen deeply to our bodies, hearts, minds and each other, expanding our awareness of the fullness of life that includes grief.
Group Leader: Wendi Kaplan, MSW, CPT-M/S, LCSW, a psychotherapist specializing in relational and biblio/poetry therapies
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (Thursdays), 7:00 to 8.30 p.m. (on Zoom). Zoom link will be provided to those registered.
3. Workshop: “Listening Hearts: Discerning Call in Community” (30th Anniversary Edition)
The book “Listening Hearts: Discerning Call in Community” has been an important resource for Holy Comforter for many years. The new edition provides time-tested universal principles of spiritual engagement, inviting quiet introspection to those seeking a closer relationship with God. The three sessions will emphasize listening respectfully to one another as we share questions and insights drawn from the reading: Who am I? What does God want for me? What am I called to be or to do at this time? The book can be purchased through Amazon or Church Publishing. (Be sure to order 30th Anniversary Edition!)
Group Leaders: Frances Sullinger, Mike Croghan
March 16, 23, 30 (Wednesdays), 7:00 to 8.30 p.m. (on Zoom). Zoom link will be provided to those registered.
Deadline to register is Friday, March 11.