From the Adult Sunday School
We’re turning to some Lenten studies from now until Easter. On April 8th we will return to our reading and discussion of The Future of Faith by Harvey Cox. (A spare copy is available from Ed Tomastik.) We’ll be on Chapter 5, The People of the Way, The Devolution from Faith to Belief, and also Chapter 6, The Bishop Is Your High Priest and Mighty King, The Rise of the Clerical Caste. Everyone is welcome to join in. As soon as the
Library is completed, we’ll be meeting there. In the mean time we meet in the Parish House Lounge.
C.A.F.E. Storrs continues to meet at 10:30 on Wednesdays in the Parish House Lounge, with leadership alternating between Pastors Matt and Nancy. The group has been working with a fabulous lectionary resource, Faith Element, which provides helpful framing for the Sunday ahead. Join us for stimulating conversation and coffee!
Our Sunday School learning continues in March as we journey through Lent. Alongside those worshiping in the Meeting House we will continue to explore the stories of God’s covenantal relationship with God’s people…God’s word. Throughout this period the Sunday Schoolers will be creating a worship banner based on symbols connected to these covenantal promises.
March 4 (Family Worship with Communion)
March 11 Covenant through Grace
March 18 The Ten Commandments
March 25 (Palm Sunday) Promise to Forgive, and Palm Sunday Processional.
We also invite children and youth of the church to sign up to be acolyte or Psalm reader in Sunday’s worship. It is a joy to see the kids in worship leadership roles and we want to encourage it! Please see Pastor Nancy to sign up.
Upcoming Fellowship gatherings for youth in grades 6-12…all gatherings begin in the Youth Room, in room 106 of the Christian Education building.
March 4 11:30-1:00
March 18 11:30-1:00
Introducing the 2018 Confirmation Class!
William Huey, Nolan Klimkiewicz, Lindsay Irvine, and AnneMarie Baldwin are embarking on a year of exploring the process of Confirmation. And we are thrilled! The Confirmands are just beginning to gather now, beginning with the process of connecting with mentors and establishing a calendar for the Confirmation process. They will have an official commencement to their process in upcoming Sundays, when you will be able to greet them and offer your support. In the meantime, if you are aware of any other 8th or 9th graders who might like to join, please let Pastor Nancy know!
Looking Ahead to April….
Easter is on April 1st! Part of our Faith Formation celebration of Easter includes a powerfully moving, and fun, hunt through the church cemetery for clues about Jesus’s resurrection, and celebration of the good news of the day. Join us at 9:00 am for a special and meaningful experience for all ages.