Second Annual FAT Tuesday Celebration!
Join us the day BEFORE Ash Wednesday as we come together as a community to eat, drink, and have fun together. Following the tradition of purging all the things that are rich, excessive, or decadent before the season of Lent begins, we will be making waffles! It’s the traditional last “Huzzah” before Lent— the season of repentance, reflection, and walking with Jesus.
What you need to know:
¨ Date: Tuesday, March 5
¨ Time: We will start serving at 6 pm—but come when you can, we will serve at least until 7 pm.
¨ EVERYONE is welcome! Invite your friends and neighbors!
¨ This is a FREE event for everyone!
¨ Donations for the celebration will be accepted – sign up in the sanctuary to bring items
¨ Volunteers needed to help set up and clean up. If you can help, please sign up in the back of the sanctuary or email Laurie in the office.
Wednesdays in Lent
Join us Wednesdays in Lent for soup at 5:30 pm, Holden Evening Prayer Around the Cross at 6 pm, followed by Bible study, planning, and conversation at 6:30 pm.
After soup and worship, join us each week for:
March 13: Let’s look ahead to Holy Week and come together to plan our Maundy Thursday Upper Room Experience.
March 20, March 27, and April 3: Let’s dig into Bible study! Join us for an informal deeper dive into Jesus journey to the cross in the Gospel of Matthew. Dig deeper into the work we are doing on Sunday mornings!
April 10: Join us as we look ahead and dream about worship in the summer. We will be looking at our schedule as well as our worship practices.
On Wednesdays March 13 and April 3, Salem is responsible for preparing, bringing, serving, and cleaning up after soup. We will need 2-3 pots of soup (one vegetarian option) and at least 3-4 people to help serve and clean up. If you are able to help, please contact Pastor Rhonda or Laurie Z in the office ()—or sign up during worship.
Theology on Tap
Theology on Tap will be taking a break until after Lent. In the meantime, join us for soup suppers and Holden Evening Prayer on Wednesday evenings and watch for information about the return of Theology on tap later in the spring
Adult Faith Formation
You have spoken, and we listened! Based on all the wonderful feedback you gave us, here’s what we are going to be doing over the next several months!
March 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7: Social Justice Through The Eyes of Prophets You May Not Know (or remember…)
For our Lenten study, our focus will be on some of the prophets that we forget about or may not know about, and how they underpin social justice.
April 28, May 5, 12: Human Geography of Palestine
We hear a lot of things in the news about the situation in Israel and Palestine. What’s the Biblical history that connects the dots, how does it relate to the Bible and modern history?
June 2 & 9: Is My Muslim Neighbor’s God the Same as My God?
Guest speakers TBA.
June 16, 23, 30, July 7 & 14: Myths, Leviticus, and Us
Pastor Laurie of First Christian will lead us through a study on Leviticus, helping us examine some common myths and how people use the Bible to ‘justify’ certain positions.
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