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Adult Formation in Lent

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Lent Day of Reflection  |  Lent Book Study Groups  |  Lent Reflections

Lent Day of Reflection
Sat., Feb. 28, 2015, 9 am to 3 pm

Praying In And With Your Body

Led by Dr. Margot Eyring

As a well-being coach and spiritual director, Margot uses body prayer, yoga and mindfulness practices to help us become aware of how our faith is truly connected to our whole selves and for increased well-being. Her undergraduate dance training, interdisciplinary doctoral studies about well-being, master's work in Christian formation, training with the Shalem Institute in contemplative practice, love of blues dancing and yoga certification all contribute to her interdisciplinary approach to facilitating well-being and Shalom.

There is no cost for the program, however, lunch will be provided at a cost of $15 (collected at the lunch hour). We encourage you to invite others! Please contact the Rev. Dr. Peter Antoci (202-363-4119, ext. 243; with questions.

Register today!

Lent Book Study Groups 2015

The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution and the Power of Love

Ilia Delio

This Lent, our parish once again will organize small study groups to gather, read and discuss the book, "The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution and the Power of Love." It is a marvelous book about God and evolution, and how evolution is essential to our understanding of God and God's relationship with the world. It expands on how evolution discloses a new God, a fullness of love that inspires us to create anew. According to author Ilia Delio, evolution is 'wholemaking' in action, and this book is a way to move away from thinking that is partial and fragmenting to what promises to be more whole and full.

"The Unbearable Wholeness of Being" is challenging but well worth the effort. A study guide has been prepared with a precis of each chapter and questions for reflection, and is available on Spirit Link. The list of study groups appears below, along with links for online registration. The entire parish community will also benefit from the upcoming distinguished speaker series with lectures by Dr. Ilia Delio, OSF who is a professor of Theology at Georgetown University and winner of a Templeton Course Award in Science and Religion.

Register today!

Lent 2015 Study Group: Sunday #1 (5-6 pm) Reid Detchon

Lent 2015 Study Group: Sunday #2 (5-6 pm) Inga Blust

Lent 2015 Study Group: Monday #1 (8-9 pm) Susan Laing/Terry Dowd

Lent 2015 Study Group: Monday #2 (8-9 pm) Woody Turner

Lent 2015 Study Group: Tuesday #1 (7:30-8:30 pm) Jim Vaughter

Lent 2015 Study Group: Tuesday #2 (8-9 pm) Bob Haslach

Lent 2015 Study Group: Wednesday #1 (6-7 pm) Mary Beth Campbell

Lent 2015 Study Group: Wednesday #2 (7-8 pm) Adrienne Clamp

Lent 2015 Study Group: Thursday (7-8 pm) Linda Yangas

Download the Study Guides!

Study Guide for Week 1

Study Guide for Week 2

Study Guide for Week 3

Study Guide for Week 4

Study Guide for Week 5

Study Guide for Week 6

Questions? Contact the Rev. Dr. Peter Antoci

Lenten Resources

Praying Lent using Spirit Link

Lent is a time of preparation for Easter. The word is an Old English one for springtime, and it refers to the lengthening of daylight during this season. And so it is a season well framed by practices of spiritual discipline and growth. We encourage you to use the varied resources listed on our Spirit Link webpage to enhance your spiritual growth during Lent. We invite you to experience this innovative learning style as we “pray Lent” together.

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