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What if, instead of giving something up for Lent, you took something on?  What if you spent the next 40 days walking alongside Jesus, listening to his life-changing teachings, watching startling miracles unfold, and falling more in love with God with each turning page?  You’re invited to join us in the #LentChallenge in which we will read through Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John in 40 days–with a Sabbath day of rest each week.  Our prayer is that by “taking on” this discipline will enrich your Lenten journey and transform your life.

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Lessons from Judges—Led by Rev. Jared Wilson

As we delve into the stories of the judges, we’ll take a careful look into the shape that patterns of sin take in our lives and how God seeks to free us from them and empower us for faithful living.  We’ll come to know the Book of Judges and its central characters more deeply, and begin to appreciate this rarely-preached and seldom-taught book as a source of wisdom for living well.

Made for a Miracle—Led by Rev. Lisa Martin

At some time in our lives, most of us have prayed for or hoped for a miracle—an event that seems impossible but is brought about by God’s transcendent power. But when miracles occur, did you know that you have a role to play?

Mike Slaughter examines the two components of every miracle: divine action and human responsibility. For a real miracle to take place, we must act with God, using whatever gifts, talents, and abilities we have and directing them toward God’s work.

There is a $10 cost for this Track to cover the cost of the book.

Evil and the Justice of God—Led by Rev. Harriet Bryan

Best-selling author and theologian, N.T. Wright, tackles a biblical understanding of evil and how God calls us to participate in God’s ongoing work of addressing evil faithfully.  Questions explored include:  How is Jesus’ death the culmination of the Old Testament solution to evil but on a wider and deeper scale than most imagine? Can we possibly envision a world in which we are delivered from evil? How might we work toward such a future through prayer and justice in the present?

How Aging Impacts Our Christian Lives Now and Into the Future

A video series adapted from NPT’s Aging Matters

Week 1: The New Old Age

Week 2: Aging in the Workplace

Week 3: Healthy Aging

Week 4: The Economics of Aging

Week 5: Aging in Place

Week 6:  Caregiving

Week 7:  Abuse and Exploitation

This class will meet 5:45 – 7:00 pm and is led by Pam Carlson.  The sessions are independent, so you may pick and choose those you’d like to attend.

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