Lenten Study Options

Lent is a time of soul searching, repentance and prayer. We are invited during this forty-day period to intentionally reflect on the suffering of Christ in order to deepen our faith and to align our lives more fully with his teachings. Four Lenten study options are available to enrich your experience. Each study will meet via Zoom for the safety of all. Connecting with God and others during this holy time is a truly special way to prepare our souls for the full joy of Easter that awaits us.

If you’re interested in participating in a study group but have not used Zoom before, reach out a few days prior to the start of your study group to Barb Jones, Director of Faith Formation and Discipleship for step by step instructions and support. 

In a culture marked by workaholism, materialism, and social media-driven envy, God has given us a time-tested path that leads to gratitude, confidence, and peace. In this new Lenten study, United Methodist Pastor Adam Hamilton brings modern eyes to the most important set of ethics in history. He considers the commandments in their historical context, unpacking how Jesus reinterpreted them and showing how every thou-shalt-not was intended to point to a life-giving "thou shalt." Hamilton also explores how the latest research in science and psychology illuminates these commandments, rightly understood, as a way of ordering one's life beautifully in the present day.

Facilitator: Barb Jones

Meeting via Zoom, February 21 through March 28, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

 

Roll Down, Justice invites us through music and reflection, drawing and conversation, prayers of confession and intercession to enter into a deeper connection with God, and a heart further tuned to inclusion and justice.

Join Pastor Chris and Carolyn on six Wednesday evenings for this Zoom/video/discussion series crafted by the UMC Commission on Religion and Race.  A song drawn from the UMC resource: Roll Down, Justice! – Sacred Songs and Social Justice forms the basis of each session.

The format for the series requires an open heart to God’s leading, but not extra reading or watching of other resources between meeting times.

Facilitators: Pastor Chris and Carolyn Danielson

Meeting via Zoom, February 24 – March 31, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. 

 

 

In Seven Words: Listening to Christ From the Cross, UMC Pastor Susan Robb looks at the seven last words of Christ on the cross through a lens that finds life and hope in his final sayings, while exploring each from a biblical and historical perspective. Participants will watch a video together each week with the option to dive deeper by reading the book as well. 

Join Oasis Women’s Bible study as they begin this Lenten study on Friday morning February 26. The women of Oasis enjoy welcoming new participants.

Meeting via Zoom, February 26 – April 2, 9:15 a.m. 

Contact Oasis coordinator, Debbie Chappell for more details and a link to the meetings. 

Starting on February 21 at 9:45 a.m. the Know and Grow class will be using John Ortberg's book, Who is This Man? The Unpredictable Impact of the Inescapable Jesus. Jesus’ life and teaching simply drew people to follow him. He made history by starting in a humble place, in a spirit of love and acceptance, and allowing each person space to respond. This study explores how Jesus' influence has swept over history and how his vision of life continues to impact humanity today. Know and Grow is an open, ongoing Sunday morning class. All are welcome.

Meeting via Zoom, February 21 – March 21, 9:45-10:45 a.m. 

Contact class coordinator, Kim Schwartz for the link to the Zoom meetings.

 

SERVICE TIMES

Traditional Worship - Sundays at 8:30am
Contemporary Worship - Sundays at 11am

 

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4703 N 50 W | West Lafayette, Indiana 47906
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