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• Lenten Series -- Sabbath
• Caregiver Support Group - Guest Speakers on April 2
• One Great Hour of Sharing
Lenten Series -- Sabbath
“Sabbath is more than the absence of work;
It is the presence of something that arises
when we consecrate a period of time to listen
to what is most deeply beautiful, nourishing, or true.”
from Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal and Delight in Our Busy Lives
FIVE WEDNESDAYS of SABBATH
The season of Lent is soon upon us. Rather than depriving yourself or “giving something up” for Lent, I invite you to make time for spiritual growth and theological exploration. This year’s Lenten Series provides five opportunities for us to do so together in community.
Take the journey of Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal and Delight in Our Busy Lives.
It’s a book written by Wayne Muller, who is an ordained minister, therapist, lecturer and author. Through stories, poems, practical suggestions and religious insights, Muller guides the reader into Sabbath – its history, its purposes, its possibilities.
We will meet on five Wednesdays:
February 25, March 4, 11, 18 and 25
6:00 PM – Soup and bread provided
6:30-7:45 PM – Conversation about Sabbath
If you cannot attend all 5 evenings, know that you are still welcome to participate.
Caregiver Support Group - Guest Speakers on April 2
CAREGIVING: BEING HONEST, SETTING LIMITS, RESTING EASIER
Thursday, April 2
10:00 – 11:30 AM
A session for busy caregivers, full-time or long-distance, with guest speakers: Carolyn Klaver, RN and Lisa Brown, LCSW both from Lyngblomsten’s The Gathering Staff.
The focus will be on
1) anxiety reduction for caregivers and care-receivers
2) guidance when making decisions about health challenges and/or placement decisions for best care
This special session is free of charge, and open to anyone, not only for regular participants in the Caregiver Group.
Please join us.
One Great Hour of Sharing
OGHS = ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING = Changing Lives for the Better
We have an opportunity in the month of March to move beyond ourselves and give to others in need. On Sunday, March 15, we will receive the One Great Hour of Sharing offering (OGHS). This annual mission offering supports national and international programs of health, education, agricultural development, disaster relief and refugee assistance. Its reach to the human family in over 80 countries is extraordinary.
A “One Great Hour of Sharing” offering envelope will be inserted into the bulletin on March 15, or you may mail your offering to the church office. Please know that your financial gift to OGHS, no matter what the size, is a witness to the Biblical teachings about being compassionate, especially to “the least of these.”
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