We start Lent on Ash Wednesday, February 13. We will have a simple soup and bread dinner at 6:30 p.m. which will include communion and then the imposition of ashes as we have done the past several years.
Then for the next four Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. we will meet and discuss Gulley’s book. He is a Quaker minister who grew up in a fairly “conservative” faith community. He started asking questions about God’s love and grace which led to two very powerful books: “If God Is Love” and “If Grace Is True.” His writing is very accessible. He has been praised by people like Marcus Borg and Walter Brueggemann. We have been discussing issues these last several years around God’s grace and what it means to be a Christian. This book will help us look more carefully at what it means to be a Christian Church.
We conclude our Lenten Academy on Wednesday, March 20th with a Taizé worship service and com-munion. It, too, will take place at 7:00 p.m. Many have grown to love this contemplative service of singing and silence. It is a great way to end our Lenten preparation before Palm Sunday and Holy Week.