Lent is a time and space to face ourselves honestly and openly. It is the 6-week period before Easter when we recognize that we are vulnerable, broken people who are in need of Grace. As a community we will be reading The 7 Experiment: an experimental mutiny against excess by Jen Hatmaker. We will be selling this book and handing out free “How-to Guides” to help prepare us for our church-wide Lent experiment beginning March 5. In addition, there will be a weekly fast focusing on seven different forms of excess (food, clothes, possessions, media, waste, spending, and stress). It is our hope that this Lent experiment will help us draw closer to God as we reflect on our weekly experience of fasting.
A free “How-to Guide” will be available in worship to help explain the Lent fast and provide questions for weekly group discussion or you can download it HERE.
We are encouraging everyone who is practicing the Lent fast to find a group to meet with weekly to discuss your experience and what you have learned. Below are some ideas and opportunities to help you find a group to journey with on this weekly fast.
Sunday – 9:30-10:15am, Michael Roberts (choir room, Wesleyan building)
Sunday – 10:45-11:15am, “How About You” Groups (students and adults – gym and youth lounge)
Sunday – 10:45-11:45am, Annette Snedaker (206 Wesleyan building)
Sunday – 12:00-1:00pm, Emmy Zumwalt and Joffa Braymer (The Parlor, next to Sanctuary)
Sunday – 6:00-7:30pm, Amy and David Loy (The Parlor, next to Sanctuary)
Wednesday – 5:30 -7pm, Randy Parsons (dinner and discussion of fast – 313 MFLC)
Monday – 11:30-1:00pm, Laura-Grace Anderson (The Parlor, next to Sanctuary)
Tuesday – 8:30-9:30am, Erin Gottschalk and Sheri Mazariegos (The Parlor, next to Sanctuary)
Wednesday – 9:45-11:15, Karen Cornelius (Christian Yoga and discussion – 305 MFLC)
Thursday – 7:00-8:00am, Rev. Jayne Rideout (313 MFLC)
Thursday – 9:30-11:00am, Sandy Franks and Kelli Martin (206 Wesleyan building)
Thursday – 11:30-1:00pm, Bev Waugh and Christina Phillips (203 Wesleyan building)
Thursday – 7:00-8:00am, Ben Howell (The Resource Center, 2nd floor MFLC)
Monday – 6:30-8:00pm, Jon Tschanz (dinner and discussion – 313 MFLC)
Sunday – 10:45-11:15am, “How About You” for students (Youth Lounge MFLC)
Tuesday – 6:30-8:00pm, high school groups for girls and boys (Youth Lounge MFLC)
Contact: Jayne Rideout at firstname.lastname@example.org