Lent and Easter Programming
Lent is a time of preparation, self-examination, penitence, and special devotion for all Christians as we prepare for the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus. Lent is an invitation to join together as God’s people, and to explore how we can shape our lives in the way of Jesus. It is a time of conversion, an intensification of the movement which is the spiritual rhythm of our lives: a continuous turning away from distractions and sin, and reorientation toward God. Join us in worship, mission, and ministry as we walk in the wilderness to prepare to celebrate the new life and good news of Christ’s resurrection. This season we remember God’s covenant of love that invites us to come together and be at Christ’s table.

seeking: honest questions for deeper faith
This Lent, we invite you to engage in the spiritual practice of seeking. We encourage you to stay curious, open, and nimble. We hope you will soften your assumptions and expand your perspectives. We pray that these questions will create a safe space to explore—to be drawn more deeply into the fullness of life, into the heart of God.
Lent and Easter Programming Brochure
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Seeking: Honest Questions for a Deeper Faith
Each week this devotional offers commentary, poetry, visual art, hymns, and reflection prompts. We encourage you to walk through these weekly readings at your own pace throughout the season, following the rhythm that works best for you. Digital version provided. Printed copies available. 
Upcoming Opportunities
Grow in faith, share in ministry.
  • Fat Ash Wednesday Pancake Supper 
    Wednesday, February 22, 5:30 - 7 PM in the Fellowship Hall
    After a 2 year hiatus, it's back! Fat (Shrove) Tuesday + Ash Wednesday. Join us for a Pancake Supper and pancake games. Followed by a short Service of Ashes to help us transition into Lent. Sign up here. 
  • The Very First Annual Church Variety Show: 
    The Congregational Church Follies
    Sunday, February 26, 2023 at 3 PM in the Sanctuary

    Join us for our variety show featuring our amazingly talented congregation. There will be readings, song, music, hidden talents and more. We still have 1 or 2 slots left for “acts”. Please let Susan Lyle or Patty Short know of your interest and your idea. All ages are welcome.
  • Game Night
    Saturday, March 11th at 5 PM
    Join us for dinner and some friendly competition. Bring your favorite game! Free will offering for dinner. Sign up online.
  • Joy & Justice Book Club
    Sundays, March 12 & 19 after worship
    Join us for a discussion of the book Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom,  Scientific Knowledge, and the Teaching of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer. As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these lenses of knowledge together to show that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings are we capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learning to give our own gifts in return. There is also a Young Adult version also available for discussion with youth.  Sign up online.


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