An Open and Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Christ
Adult Spiritual Formation
Devoted to filling Christ’s followers with spiritual sustenance and deep friendships
Meets on the third Sunday of the month at 11am in the Parlor.
SEASONAL BIBLE STUDIES
Lent "Becoming Jesus' Prayer"
Saying the Lord’s Prayer weekly is part of our tradition at First Congregational Church, this Lenten season we’ll be offering a weekly opportunity to dig deeper into the words that shape this prayer and hopefully open ourselves up to a more profound relationship with God through the prayer that Jesus taught his disciples.
We will meet weekly for light soup and bread as well as a time for conversation and prayer each Wednesday during Lent from 5:30-6:30 in the chapel. We will be using the book “Becoming Jesus’ Prayer” as our guide. You are invited to come to any or all of the sessions- the chapters we’ll be exploring are listed below, the readings should take about 10 minutes per chapter, so it is designed for participation with very little preparation. Copies of the book are available through the church or you can order used ones on-line for just a few dollars.
March 1st --- Four Versions of Jesus’ Prayer and Jesus’ Prayer Opens Us to the Holy (chapter 1)
March 8th --- Jesus’ Prayer Teaches the Faith (chapter 2)
March 15th--- Jesus’ Prayer Calls us to Forgiveness (chapter 3)
March 22nd --- Jesus’ Prayer Brings us Peace & Jesus’ Prayer Demands Justice (chapters 4 & 5)
March 29th--- Jesus’ Prayer Makes Us One & Jesus’ Prayer is our Life (chapters 6 & 7)
THE MICAH PROJECT
The prophet Micah asks what is required of us; the respond in chapter 6 verse 8 is to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with our God. The Micah Project offers monthly opportunities to study and reflect on areas of social / societal injustice and how our faith speaks to these contemporary issues. These conversations are free and open to all.