Lent begins on Wednesday March 1st and during this 6 week period Christians focus on disciplined spiritual practices in preparation for the resurrection celebration, Easter. Throughout this season, PCPC is offering many different ways to learn, participate and observe spiritual disciplines (see the website Events, Bulletins and Social Media postings). Two new opportunities for Faith Formation in the Lent season begin on March 5th.
One class that will be available for adults is is based on the book, Between Midnight and Dawn. The class will meet on Sundays at 10:05 am during Lent through April 9th in Eastminster 307/308. The book is a collection of readings compiled by Sarah Arthur, described as “a literary guide to prayer for Lent, Holy Week, and Eastertide.” Books are available for all attending (contact Will Wellman)
The Sunday morning class will discuss the readings associated with each week of Lent. Readings span throughout history and include a wide variety of authors and poets including Jane Austen, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Flannery O’Connor, T.S. Eliot, Dana Gioia, Barbara Kingsolver, and more. We’ll share in discussion of the readings and reflect on their relationship to Lent as well as explore the role of imagination and creativity to our spiritual lives.
PCPC will also begin offering a new Bible Study for Young Adults (20s-40s). The Bible Study will take place during the Sunday School hour (10:05am -11:00am) and meet in Eastminster 304 on a year-round basis. This class will use the Feasting on the Word curriculum, which allows for an in-depth engagement with Scripture without the need for advanced preparation. The classes are self-contained and don’t’ require any advanced preparation, so folks are welcomed to drop in as their schedule allows.
Each week we’ll focus on one of the lectionary passages for the week. The Feasting on the Word curriculum provides questions to explore four categories for the week’s passage: What is important to know, Where is God in these words, What does this mean for our lives, and What is God’s word calling us to do. While the curriculum is there to serve as a guide, the atmosphere will be open to any conversation and discussion that comes up. Come meet other young adults in the PCPC community while engaging in study and dialogue around Scripture.
Any questions, please contact Will Wellman at firstname.lastname@example.org.