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Lent Wednesday Night Programming

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Date

Mar 01, 2023

Time

6:00 pm

Location

First United Methodist Church

723 Center Street
Little Rock, AR 72201 United States

Wednesday, March 1st-April 5th

Dinner in the Gym – 5-5:45 pm

Reservations for the Wednesday meal will need to made each week by the Sunday prior.

You may make reservations online or on your Journey Card on Sunday.

Dinner reservation links will be included in the newsletter and on our website.

 

Programming for all ages – 6-7 pm

Kids Activities

On Wednesday nights during Lent our Kids age 3 through 5th grade are invited to experience Lent through music, learning and fun. As we prepare for the joy of Easter Sunday, kids will have the chance to experience the joy of worship, the stories of Jesus, and time for open play. The nursery will be open for kids 2 and under. Click to Register.

 

Will Our Children Have Faith -Spiritual Formation for Families.  

Spirituality very broadly refers to an inner belief that the universe and all people are connected in ways we cannot always see, and that life is about more than oneself. A sense of personal meaning and purpose is enhanced when children of all ages have a deeper understanding of something greater than themselves.  Please join us for this class where we will explore what it means to be a person of faith, how we acquire our views, values and belief and how to share them with others. We will also discuss spiritual practice ideas for children and families.   Click to Register.

 

Mustard Seeds and Table Feasts

How Food and Tables Connect Us to the Kingdom of God

Come join this conversational study of food, justice, creation and faith on Wednesday evenings during Lent. We will discuss how scripture and sacred traditions related to food and agriculture show us about the Kingdom of God, and how that vision calls us to deeper relationships and loving, justice-fueled actions for our neighbors, both human and non-human. Each week will include a group spiritual practice and practical ideas for deepening our discipleship. Click to Register.

 

The Sabbath Challenge

We live in a culture that doesn’t value rest. Every day we receive messages to work harder or make it look like you’ve got everything under control. But this lifestyle sucks the life out of us. And yet, God tells us to take a day for rest every week because God knows we need that to discover the full life God intends. We’re extending a challenge to practice the Sabbath during Lent. Take a day, or a part of a day, or at least a few hours every week for intentional life-giving rest. Each Wednesday night, David Freeman will lead a discussion about the understanding of Sabbath, offer strategies to face this challenge, and process our experiences. We’ll use the book Embracing Rhythms of Work and Rest by Ruth Haley Barton as a study guide and discussion starter. Click to Register.