Second Sunday of Lent

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.

"The Land of Seeking" 

"I became kind of enamored with the idea of a magical place called 'The Land of the Seeking,' which you can only get to via the shadow of your doubts, the moment a candle burns out, the point where you’re so lost you just keep going instead of turning around, etc. The idea that there’s an entire welcoming 'land' for us when we feel place-less and questioning and confused…that was appealing to me. I’m also so inspired by Nicodemus coming to Jesus under the cover of night. Like the 'scary' thing (nighttime, darkness, unknown) is actually a comfort for a questioning person. And the idea of there being an abundance of grace beyond the bottom of the well…that was also inspiring to me."
—Spencer LaJoye 

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
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  • Getting to Know Us Again (Round 2)
    Dates and times vary, Sign up here. 
    Lent is a time to renew our connections to God and each other. This Lenten season we are asking all of our church members and friends to sign up for for a 75 minute gathering at the church. We'll gather in small groups to get to know each other by answering 3 simple questions.
  • 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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