Lent 2018 Opportunities

This year’s Lenten theme will be an all-church focus on where we’re headed next in discerning God’s path for Union Church. As part of this, we invite your purchase of An Other Kingdom by Walter Brueggemann for an all-church read. We’ll be hosting weekly discussion groups on this book, as well as an online group.

We also encourage you to take on a spiritual discipline or let go of a destructive or distracting habit as a way of focusing your spirit toward God’s good will for your life. A few church members have offered to lead some disciplines; you can also create your own. 

Here are some activities that Union Church will sponsor:

Ash Wednesday Service, Feb. 14, 7 pm, Cowan Chapel. A chance to focus ourselves on our need for God’s grace as mortals, and to commit to our Lenten disciplines.

An Illustrated Lent . Pick up one of these devotion books for yourself and/or your family. A great devotion and activity book for all ages.

Lenten lunches. Every Sunday after worship, in the Community Room, from Feb. 18—March 18. Gather at table to build community and form new relationships. Each lunch is cooked by two of our Boards. Recommended donation is $5 person or a half-hour of cleanup after lunch.

Reading group, led by Rev. Kent, focusing on An Other Kingdom meets in the Conference Room Sundays, 1 pm, beginning Feb. 25.

Weekly Actions for Social Justice. Jenny Hobson, who writes #letterstomitch every week, will offer a letter-writing suggestion each week in the Monday Announcements. Join her, and if you’re a social media person, post about it using the hashtag #UCLent2018.

Dances of Universal Peace. March 18, 3:30-5 pm. Community Room. Join a worldwide movement for peace through dance.  Led by Carla Gilbert, the gathered group will be taught and will dance sacred steps from around the world, sharing as we do in prayers of peace and harmony. 

Lent Photo–A-Day.

Rachael White will lead us in a word of the day on Facebook for posting reflections. These can be

  • photos
  • videos
  • poems
  • haiku-a-day?, etc.

 Post them and share using hashtag #UCLent2018.

Lent is a short, condensed time that allows us to try something new.  Maybe one of these ongoing opportunities is calling you to try it for Lent!

Book Study Adult Sunday School Class   Sundays, 9:30-10:20, Conference Room

Reading books by theologians, religious thinkers, and public figures who write about religion, this group takes on controversial religious topics and studies in depth.  Come join the lively conversation, moderated by Steve Connelly.

Zen Meditation Weekday mornings, 8-8:30am, Cowan Chapel

Come for 20 minutes of quiet, and a warm group of people who will love and care for you in the midst of it.

Psalm Study 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 4 pm, Classroom

The Psalms have guided the work and prayer of people in all manner of situations, from desperation to exaltation, from religious ritual to personal searching for life’s meaning. Led by Donna Eder and David Duffee.

Union Church Handbell Ensemble Wednesdays at 7pm, 3rd floor Choir Room

Be part of a living instrument. Join the community of ringers making beautiful music.  

Union Church Choir Thursday evenings at 6:15 pm, 3rd floor Choir Room

Make a joyful noise!  We are looking for people who want to experience the joy and life that singing together can bring.  

Bible Study Thursdays at noon, Conference Room

Rev. Kent leads this in-depth discussion of the week’s upcoming scriptures, and prayer time to support each other.  Come be part of it!

Worship Services during Lent

Ash Wednesday Feb. 14  7pm, Cowan Chapel

Sundays  of Lent 10:30am, Sanctuary, Lenten Lunch to follow,  An Other Kingdom reading group meets at 1 pm in the Conference Room (starts Feb. 25)

Palm Sunday  March 25  10:30am

Maundy Thursday March 29   7pm, Cowan Chapel

Good Friday March 30   12 noon, Sanctuary

Easter Sunrise Service April 1  Berea Cemetery

Easter Sunday Service April 1   10:30am, Sanctuary





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