altar at lentGrace Church is offering many opportunities to grow in faith during this Lenten season. These events and classes are open to all. For more information on any of the programs, please contact Janis Greenbaum, Director of Christian Formation & Communications.

Lenten Quiet Days: Spiritual Journaling

Saturday, March 8 / 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Grace Church
Saturday, March 15 / 8 a.m. – Noon at St. Timothy’s
Mo. Doris leads this two-part event to explore the work of God in our lives through spiritual journaling. Please sign up in Albright Parish Hall if you plan to attend and to help provide lunch at the Grace event.

Soup Supper & Study: Crazy Christians

Wednesdays in Lent, March 12 – April 9 / 6 – 8 p.m.
Jesus did a lot of “crazy” things in his lifetime, and we’re called to the same as his followers. In this year’s Lenten study, we’ll use Bishop Michael Curry’s engaging book and videos to learn how to break away from the voices of our culture and embrace the crazy hope of the Gospel. Each evening begins with a soup supper and ends with a service of healing.

  • Please sign up in Albright Parish Hall to help provide the suppers.
  • Books will be available at class for $12.25 each (not required for class, but will enhance your experience)
  • Ebooks are available at Cokesbury.com
  • “Crazy Christians” also available through Grace’s Online Academy as an addition to this program or for those who can’t be with us on Wednesday evenings.

Adult & Youth Sunday Series: The Five Marks of Mission

Sunday mornings in Lent, March 9 – April 6 / 9 – 10 a.m.

Our Sunday Series in Lent dives into the Five Marks of Mission to help inspire all ages to become involved in God’s integrated mission. We’ll read relevant biblical stories, hear what current thinkers and practitioners have to say, and see mission in action around the world.

Please note: This class is for adults AND all high school students. We will not have our regular 9:45 a.m. high school classes so that the students can attend full worship services throughout Lent. Parents are encouraged to attend with their students!

Praying the Prayers: Lenten Lectio Divino

Thursday, March 13, 20 & 27 at 4 p.m.

Enjoy the beauty of prayer with The Rev. Susan Skinner in this special lectio divino group at Grace Church. All are invited to register for this Lenten opportunity at confluence.spirituality@gmail.com.

Lenten Prayers & Almsgiving

Practice the spiritual discipline of almsgiving this Lenten season by giving of ourselves to help others through Episcopal Relief and Development. Pick up an ERD daily devotional and a collection box for your prayers and almsgiving. We’ll bless all the alms Sunday, April 27.

Grace Online Academy

Grace Church is pleased to offer these free online classes to our parish. You can take each class in about one hour, or you can break them into smaller segments and take them whenever you have time. It’s all self-directed and ready for you at your convenience!

  • The Big Class: Making Sense of the Cross
    March 5 – 12
    Click here to register
    What does the cross mean and what can it tell us about God? Author, theologian and pastor David Lose offers this free, limited time lecture to students around the world to help us understand the most profound event of human history — the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
  • Lent for Families
    Open throughout Lent
    email Janis Greenbaum to enroll
    This course is filled with practical tips from long-time educator and Canon to the Washington National Cathedral, Kim Baker. She’ll show us how Lent offers an unparalleled opportunity for families to grow in Christ.
  • Crazy Christians
    Open throughout Lent
    email Janis Greenbaum to enroll
    Jesus did a lot of crazy things in his lifetime and Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry says we need to go a little crazy ourselves to be true followers. Take this class on its own or add it to our Wednesday evening Lenten program.

 

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