Lenten Challenge Groups – Sundays March 8, 15 and 22, 11:30 AM – 1 PM

The author Pico Iyer wrote, “The point of gathering stillness is not to enrich the sanctuary or the mountaintop, but to bring that calm into the motion, the commotion of the world.” We will seek to strengthen our ability to do that through 4 “challenge groups.” Each group will focus on one topic for 3 consecutive weeks:

  • Racial justice and parenting: Explore ways to understand and address racism in the process of raising children. (Led by Deanna French, Mike MacDonald and Sarah Clark in room 203)
    Contemplative prayer: Learn and practice a variety of contemplative practices with an emphasis on stillness. (Led by Jonathan Freeman-Coppadge and Kate Thomas in room 202)
    Nature: Develop a connection to nature that nurtures stillness, awareness, mindfulness and celebration. (Led by Melanie Griffin and Charles and Hannah Guedenet in room 104)
    Help when we’re feeling stuck: Help and support for dealing with painful issues and behaviors in our lives. (Led by Roger Sandberg and Amy Rich in room 103)
  • Childcare will be provided. Sign-up in the Commons. For more information, contact one of the group leaders listed above or email Ruth Campbell.