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.

Visio Divina
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, Randy Nichols, and Eleanor Canon
Wednesdays (March 4 – April 8), 6:30 p.m. at 836N. 7th St / 1848 Glendale Ave
A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice. Stevenson’s story is one of working to protect basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society–the poor, the wrongly convicted, and those whose lives have been marked by discrimination and marginalization.
Limit 10

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.
Limit 10

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