JOIN THE NEW LENT PROGRAM!
St. Timothy’s 2017 Lent Program
Living the Questions Series
Painting the Stars: Science, Religion, and an Evolving Faith
Lent is a time of reflection about ourselves and our world and preparation for a newer, more profound expression of our Easter life. Join us to explore the big questions about science, religion, and evolving beliefs. We’ll entertain fascinating answers and even more invigorating opportunities for richer spiritual experiences. As the program video notes, every time we expand our spiritual creativity, it’s like “painting the stars” into being.
We meet each Wednesday night in Grace House to cover key topics for the week (see below) via handout materials, a video, and our discussion that help us in “living the questions” of our Christian faith with one another during this Lent season. Come at 6:30 for snacks and stay till 8:30 for the full program, including a poem for the closing prayer.
You can also join our email group, hosted by Shelley Wells, and share your running impressions and ideas about the program with one another. If you have questions at any time, please contact Allison Hill at email@example.com.
March 8 Week 1: Toward Healing the Rift
Key topics: realizing everything is in motion, being open to change, tasking risks, seeing patterns of cooperation, drawing order from chaos, living in an inter-related universe
March 15 Week 2: A Renaissance of Wonder
Key topics: sensing all is connected, sharing wonder and awe at the majesty of life, understanding what matters most, pushing the limits of expectations, accepting the preciousness of life, daring to believe the universe is conscious
March 22 Week 3: Getting Genesis Wrong
Key topics: becoming “enlightened,” understanding the interactive world, seeing your part in the interdependence of life, accepting responsibility for other life, feeling the symbiosis of shared life
March 29 Week 4: An Evolving Faith
Key topics: becoming authentic, being open to the divine nature, feeling empathy, realizing new spiritual possibilities, evolving in your community, seeing the ”emergent” church of the future, unlocking your creativity, knowing deep yearning for God, awakening a higher consciousness
April 5 Week 5: Evolutionary Christianity
Key topics: defining Christianity for an evolving humanity, learning how to “”start again,” understanding the Jesus of history and divinity, seeing the spirit everywhere in the created world, adopting spiritual practices and new ways of believing
April 12 Week 6: Imagining a Future
Key topics: embracing diversity, being part of the new conversation, building bridges, loving our Jesus story, emerging with the divine force, finding more grace. empowering love, simplifying faith, blending the faith community
April 19 Week 7: An Evolving Spirituality—Mysticism
Key topics: trusting mysticism for insights, allowing for mystery and loving God, understanding your interior language, committing to greater oneness, finding more unity, approaching transcendence, being one with the moment