Faith Formation Opportunities for Winter 2024
Now What? session is the one hour conversation space hosted by Sylvia, right after the service.
Based upon the themes shared that morning in the sermon, this Q&R time allows for further discussion
to help us think deeply about how we can become people who obey our Lord & Savior, Jesus the Christ naturally.
1 Timothy 4:7-8 offers us a framework stating, "...train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value,
but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.
For the month of February & March, we are shifting the Now What? hour to a Lent-focused reflection.
It will be very similar to our typical Now What? in that the discussion focus is tied to the sermon. However, during Lent season, we will gather every week for 4 weeks with intentional dialogue around a practice that helps us in our walk-around life. We will 'report' on how it went, what we noticed, the challenges of the suggested practice and encourage one another in thoughtful engagement into our faith, particularly in the season (40-days) of Lent, before Easter celebration. Dates are February 25th, March 3rd, March 10th & March 17th, 2024.
Lenten Family Devotional
This is our second year of creating our own "family" devotional reading for the season of Lent.
The booklet has been completed and it is available at the church, beginning on Ash Wednesday. Digital copies may also be available. If interested, please contact Sylvia or elder Jenn Johnson by reaching out via the church office or website.
Lectio Divina (sacred reading) resumes its place in the weekly calendar for this school year '23 - '24.
This 30-minute space, held on Zoom @ 12:30 - 1 pm, encourages us to take a pause and
practice listening to God speak through His Scriptures, specifically the Psalms.
(Last one of 2023 is December 21st).
Contact Sylvia or the main office for the Zoom link.
This is open to anyone, anytime you can join in...you are welcome to join us!
Spiritual direction is a offering Sylvia is certified to bring to our congregation.
This is a 1-hour, 1x-a-month, meeting where the aim is to listen deeply to God & your own life.
The real director is the Holy Spirit, yet my job is to listen, ask questions and invite you to
notice the fingerprints of God.
These appointments can be particularly helpful when facing a big decision, responding to tragedy
or a sudden change in lifestyle or upon recognizing a desire to move more intentionally into
your friendship with God.
If I can help in any way, do not hesitate to reach out. This is such a delightful
hour to share with one another. I have had a spiritual director appointment each month for four
years now and it is an incredible gift to my own growth.
Walks & talks, meals and shared prayer are always connections awaiting for you.
Please don't hesitate to reach out via email (email@example.com) or call (360-378-4544)
to make an appointment.