Lenten Small Groups
This Lenten Season, five small groups are being offered. Small groups are a great way to meet new people and deepen our relationships with God and one another. This year’s groups will begin the week of March 1 and will run until Holy Week.
Sign up sheets are available in the Welcome Center or by contacting the facilitator.
Facilitator: Patti Snyder
Mondays (March 2 – April 6) at Noon – UPC Conference Room
Latin for “divine seeing,” this small group will use resources in the Sanctified Art Wilderness series to explore – through meditation on visual art (which will also be used on bulletin covers during the season), bible study, and group discussion – to explore various Lenten themes
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Facilitators: Betsy Irvine and Eleanor Canon
Wednesdays (March 4 – April 8), 6:30 p.m. at 836N. 7th St / 1848 Glendale Ave
“A searing, moving, and infuriating memoir… Bryan Stevenson may, indeed, be America’s Mandela. For decades he has fought judges, prosecutors and police on behalf of those who are impoverished, black, or both… Injustice is easy not to notice when it affects people different from ourselves; that helps explain the obliviousness of our own generation to inequity today. We need to wake up. And that is why we need a Mandela in this country.”—Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times
Soul Feast by Dorothy Bass
Facilitators: Mary Mikell and Betsy Irvine
Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. – UPC Library (ongoing)
This group looks at a variety of “spirituality” texts; both ancient and modern. Through discussion and conversation about the texts and the various spiritual practices of our lives, we strive to entertain new ways of understanding ourselves and others.
Becoming a Beloved Community: A Matthew 25 Journey to the Cross
Facilitators: Various leaders- Conference Room Bible Class
Sunday School Bible Study Class 9:45-10:45 – UPC Conference Room
Looking at the Lenten season as an occasion to look beyond personal disciplines towards the creation of beloved communities in our own backyards- communities reflecting the inclusive and healing love that Jesus modeled as he made his way to the cross.
Tell Me How it All Ends by Valeria Luiselli
Facilitators: Betsy Wilks and Lorinda Sealy
Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. (Soup and Salad) at 120 Beverly Drive (B Wilks) / 5189 Heritage (L Sealy)
A damning confrontation between the American dream and the reality of undocumented children seeking a new life in the US.
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