Special Lenten Offerings
Small Groups at FPC
Participants will meet in small groups to consider a topic in depth, using "Weavings", published by Upper Room, as the guide. This journal is written by an ecumenical selection of authors, thoughtful and directed toward the adult Christian. Contact the Rev. Mary Van Andel for more details.
- Begins the Sunday after Ash Wednesday, February 22
- Sign up to participate in a small group in the Gathering Space
"Will You Come and Follow Me?" Lenten Hymns Study
This class will take a look at the text of various Lenten hymns: "Lord, Who throughout These Forty Days," "Will You Come and Follow Me (The Summons)," "To God Be the Glory," "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross," and "All Glory, Laud, and Honor." Each session will challenge adults to work through the meaning of the text and learn more about the hymn writers. They will also discover how the text relates to them today. Contact Dr. Patricia Stromsta for more details
- Beginning Thursday, February 28 for 5 consecutive weeks, in Room # 129, the Choir Lounge (next to the choir room)
- Come for a soup supper at 5:30 p.m. with the study beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Mental Health; Moving From Shame/Confusion to Understanding/Information
Mental health is a very important aspect of our overall health and wholeness, yet it is often overlooked or misunderstood. Mental health can also seem vague, am I depressed? Do I need help? Do I just need to pull myself up by my bootstraps?
Often people will not seek help, or discuss concerns about their mental health, because of fear of judgment, or of being labeled. Others may not seek help because they are not aware they need it, and loved ones don't know the warning signs of mental health issues.
The Health Ministry Committee invites you to participate in a three part series on mental health, beginning on February 15th. Read more...