"God, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you." ---St. Augustine
Lent is coming! February 14th (Ash Wednesday) -- April 1st (Easter Sunday)
During the liturgical season of Lent, Christians around the world pause to prepare their hearts and minds to remember the death, resurrection and new life available now through Jesus. The season is 6 weeks long and provides an opportunity to “recalibrate” our hectic, busy lives around our heart’s deepest longing.
The Discipleship Steering Committee is offering several possibilities:
1) Make new connections or deepen existing friendships
Engage in small group gatherings based on a popular video series about prayer. Author and pastor Mark Batterson presents a study called “Draw the Circle 40 Day Prayer Challenge.” Each group will meet 3-5 times during Lent to grow together in fellowship, faith and prayer.
Begin considering whether this might be just the jumpstart you need in your life with God. No expert knowledge is required for hosting a group or participating. Venues may include homes, the Lillian Martin Room at the church, and other nearby locations.
2) Interested in the study, but need flexible scheduling? You can participate from the comfort of your own home via the internet. Use this website to get started: Draw the Circle
3) Receive an email (video) devotional from SSJE, the Society of Saint John the Evangelist. Some of you will remember similar thoughtful, brief, yet powerful devotions from this group that we used several years ago.
Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John is a six-week journey into deeper intimacy with God through praying with the words of John, the disciple who wrote the books of John, I, II and III John, and Revelations.
An optional journal inspires meditation on a daily verse from John, encouraging participants to respond through words, images, or however the Spirit leads.
Subscribe online to receive a daily short video on the daily Gospel verse, having a relationship with Jesus, and possibilities for further reflection. For more information or to sign up, follow this link: http://meetingjesusinjohn.org
4) Join Karen Ehman from Proverbs 31 Ministries for #DoingLentTogether on Facebook. Get all the info here!
Instead of giving up sweets this year for Lent, join thousands of others who will be giving up using our words wrongly instead.
Join Karen Ehman for the #DoingLentTogether community on Facebook inspired by her 40-day devotional, Zip It! It begins on February 14 and continues through March 31.
"Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body." Proverbs 16:24 ESV
NWPC Preschool is now enrolling for the 2018-19 school year!
Registration begins February 1st, and is on a current enrollment then first come, first serve basis.
Application packets containing more information are available in the literature racks throughout the church or by clicking here.
The new semester begins January 30th! 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday.
Kids Club is for children Kindergarten through fifth grade and includes time for students to play and eat an after-school snack before diving into biblical lessons taught through storytelling, music and creative expression.
Van transportation from New Wilmington Elementary School is available with signed permission slip.
Registration for the new semester is now going on. Forms will be in the Ligo room after church on January 14 and 21 and in the reception office through the week.
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