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Lent Formation Programs 2013



Exodus, Exile and Entry – Wednesdays February 20 – March 27, 10 am

Continuing a series from last fall, we gather with our neighbors from First Church UCC and First Methodist to study the stories and themes of the Hebrew Scriptures.  This series covers the stories of Moses and the Exodus, Covenant and Law, and the entry into the Promised Land.


Forgiveness – Sundays February 17 – March 24, 9:15 am

We’ll talk and learn about the Christian traditions of forgiveness, obstacles to forgiveness, practices that help us forgive, and receiving God’s forgiveness.


Talking Faith – Wednesdays February 20 – March 27, 6:30 pm

Our Lenten “Soup and Study” program this year is about deepening and sharing our faith.  We’ll explore our own beliefs about God, and common questions people ask, and we’ll have a chance to share stories with one another.  This class is especially good for people who feel like they don’t know how to explain their faith, but is a wonderful deepening exercise for all Christians.


All adult classes welcome new people at every meeting; you do not have to attend all classes to enjoy the ones you can get to.


** Both the Forgiveness and Talking Faith programs encourage participants to keep a prayer journal.  If you have a journal you want to use for the purpose, please bring it to the classes.  If you would like to keep a journal but don’t have one, please let Pastor Emily know at or before the first class.



Communion Class – Wednesdays, February 20-April 3 (except 3/27) at 6 pm

Designed for children around second grade, and their families.  We offer the opportunity for children and families to learn more about what we are doing when we share Eucharist together, from the shape of the service to the cultural meaning of the prayers and the theology of what we do together. Children have a hands-on opportunity to shape the service where we celebrate their Solemn Communion. 

Communion class requires registration.