Spirituality Through Scripture/ Lenten Challenge 2017
Facilitated by Chuck Anderson
Please register very promptly as that will tell us how many copies
of the Lenten Challenge booklet we must order. Thank you!
Register through the KUC office, firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-372-3020,
and let us know which of the two groups, the mornings or the evenings,
of Spirituality through Scripture/Lenten Challenge you wish to attend.
The evening sessions meet on Mondays 7:00-9:00 p.m., from February 27 to April 10, with the eighth session meeting on Tuesday evening April 18th (the church will be closed on Easter Monday). The morning sessions are on Wednesdays, March 1 to April 19, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
These sessions are open to anyone who is interested; no prior biblical knowledge necessary. They will be based on the Lenten Challenge resource for 2017, which uses the Gospel according to John for the daily readings. Each group will meet for eight sessions in the KUC Lounge. To allow maximum freedom for participation, each group will be limited to 15 participants.
The first of the eight sessions will be on the introductions to the Lenten Challenge and to the Gospel according to John. The focus will be on two topics: first, the concept and practice of discipleship including the revised six marks of discipleship advanced by the authors of the Lenten Challenge; second, the special character of the Gospel according to John as compared with the other three Gospels.
The following seven sessions will concentrate on the issues introduced in the daily readings of the previous week and the commentary in the booklet. Participants will be encouraged to share their own responses to the readings and commentary, and to raise questions and other concerns which may occur to them.
Each participant will need to have their own copy of the Lenten Challenge booklet ($10; financial assistance for those who request it). The booklet will be available after the church service February 26 and at the first meeting. Those who would like to buy the booklet but do not wish to join a group should also contact the church office to order the booklet.