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Lenten Formation

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From thought-provoking discussions and Lenten Book Groups, to Wednesday night courses and Sunday Forums, St. Columba's takes you on a Lenten journey of self reflection, repentence, re-evaluation and renewal.

FRI., FEB. 16 – SAT., FEB. 17

A Time for Reflection

“Forgotten Wisdom: The Gospels of Thomas and Mary Magdalene”
Did you know that not all Gospel books made it into the Bible? Christians of old, (much like Christians today) held a wide range of beliefs about the faith and deemed some texts more central than others. The result was a loss of certain aspects of ancient Christianity. Come explore with us and the Rev. Matthew Wright on Feb. 16-17 – Friday evening, 5:30-8:30 pm and Saturday Morning, 9 am-12 noon in the Great Hall. This is a new approach to our Lenten reflection ... come to either session or both!
RSVP: Amy Molina-Moore

Feb. 18 - Mar. 18

Lenten Book Group

Join fellow St. C’s parishioners in discussion and fellowship in a Lenten Book Group (Feb. 18 - Mar. 18). We’ll be furthering our exploration of the Christian practice of Discernment, one of the Five Practices, using Parker Palmer’s classic, "Let Your Life Speak."
Sign up in the Common through Sun., Feb. 18 for various meeting dates and locations, or
Register Online
Order the Book Online
Contact: Amy Molina-Moore

Wednesdays in Lent, Feb. 21-Mar. 21

Legos For Lent

Children ages 4-10 and their parents are invited to come hear Bible stories and depict them in a Lego creation. We will gather in Rm 212 on Wednesdays in Lent for: a VeggieTale story from 4:30 – 5:30 pm, dinner 5:30 – 6 pm (either BYO or you can order with Pattie) and Legos from 6 – 6:45 pm. Come to one or all of these sessions. Reserve your family's spot today!
Register Online
Contact: Pattie Ames

Lenten Booklets

Available beginning on Ash Wednesday in the Common and Great Hall, these booklets are designed for children ages 3-10 with activities, coloring pages and other ideas for families to walk through Lent and Holy Week at home. Please pick one up for each child.
Contact: Pattie Ames

Wednesdays in Lent, Feb. 21-Mar. 21

“Wisdom through the Eyes of Christ”

Join us for this provocative series ... five Wednesday night classes, Feb. 21 - Mar. 21, 7–8 pm in the Great Hall. Hindu monk Vance Greenway, also known as Swami Chidbrahmananda, will examine the significance of Jesus the Christ within the broader context of ancient wisdom traditions. We’ll then explore ways to apply these ancient wisdom principles and practices to our lives today.
No need to register, just come!
Contact: Amy Molina-Moore

SUNDAY FORUMS in lent, Feb. 18-Mar. 18

Equipping You to Tell Your Faith Story

You’ve heard them. You’ve loved them.
Now we’re taking faith stories One Step Further!

Our lives are the stuff of holiness if we’re paying attention. This Lent, join us as we engage in the ancient practice of discernment, also known as paying attention, together.

Panelists of parishioners who have considered the question of where God has shown up in their lives will share what they’ve learned along the highways and byways of life. Then all together we will examine God’s presence in our lives and our attention to it in new and interesting ways so don’t miss out!
Learn more about the Lenten Sunday Forum Series.