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Lent 2020

Posted by on February 26, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Lent 2020

Lent 2020

Greetings Sisters in Christ, We are approaching another Lent which begins on February 26. Lent is such a conflicted time for me. Growing up Catholic, we always “Gave Up” something for that period of time. It wasn’t really a learning experience as much as a “have to” experience. These days you can still give something up – chocolate, or whatever your favorite thing is; also people are giving up behaviors that no longer suit them. There is giving away 40 items for the 40 days of Lent – decluttering if you will. Some people take on things….practicing more kindness,...

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Lent 2020 – Following the Way

Posted by on February 25, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Lent 2020 – Following the Way

Lent 2020 – Following the Way

Lent, like Advent, is a time of reflection and preparation. It mirrors the forty days Jesus spent in the wilderness preparing for His ministry. For Jesus, the question was, “What does it mean to be the Christ?” For us, the question is, “What does it mean to be a follower of Christ?” In the early days of the church, Lent was a time of preparation for Baptism, a time to learn how to be a follower of The Way of Jesus—The Way of Love. Presiding Bishop Curry has said, “If it’s not about love, it’s not about God.” He...

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Keeping a Holy Lent

Posted by on February 25, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Keeping a Holy Lent

Keeping a Holy Lent

   My prayer for each of us this Lent is that we may be witnesses to the Gospel of Jesus’ love for the whole world as we share the Gospel of Christ’s saving embrace. Dear Sisters in Christ,     Each year on Ash Wednesday we are reminded that the “keeping” of a Holy Lent is important for all of us. It is the time of remembering the sacrifice of our Lord for each one of us and indeed for the whole world. I always find it a challenge of time, energy, work, family and things to do. When I was in Seminary my...

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Winter 2020 Online Book Study

Posted by on January 4, 2020 in Archives, Book Study, Meditations | Comments Off on Winter 2020 Online Book Study

Winter 2020 Online Book Study

The Gift of Wonder: Creative Practices for Delighting in GodBy: Christine Aroney-Sine Our Winter Book Study will begin in early February. Please join us as we move through Epiphany towards Lent! Selling for $3.99 on Kindle; $11.86 in paperback on Amazon.Click Here to Order Book on AmazonThe study begins Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. EST, and continues for 4 consecutive Sundays. We will read approximately 50 pages a week. Start reading when you can! Make lots notes, ideas that you might have thought of and how you found the practices, so we can discuss together!February 2 – Chapters, 1-3February 9...

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Christmas 2019

Posted by on December 23, 2019 in Archives, Chaplain | Comments Off on Christmas 2019

Christmas 2019

Dear Sisters in Christ, Soon we will leave the Season of Advent preparation and begin the joy of celebrating the Christmas Season, the time of our Savior Jesus’ birth.  For us we gather as we are able to hear and tell the story of the birth of God’s Son.  He came into the world being born of/in our human flesh by the power of the Holy Spirit. He was born as all of us are born.  Is it any wonder that over the two thousand years since that event we are still amazed and give thanks to God for...

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