The season of Lent, the 40 days of preparation for Easter, begins on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Join us to deepen your knowledge, express your faith, and expand your community.
Ash Wednesday: UniLu will offer worship services at 12:10 pm and 7:30 pm on Wednesday, March 6.
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm: Writing as a Spiritual Practice. On Wednesday evenings from March 13 to April 10—no gathering on March 20—ministry intern Audra Franley will lead us in guided imagery, conversation, and writing to explore how the practice of writing can deepen our relationship with God. The evening begins at 6:30 pm with Holden Evening Prayer, followed by a simple soup dinner and writing and conversation in the sanctuary. Contact Audra at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions; contact the church office at email@example.com, or sign up on the bulletin board outside the Alumni/ae Room if you can help provide soup.
Thursdays at noon: Listening at Lunch. From noon to 12:45 pm, Pastor Kathleen Reed will lead “Listening at Lunch: White Fragility and Theology of the Cross.” Each session will begin with 5 minutes of centering prayer with music, followed by readings from White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin Diangelo and texts relating to Martin Luther’s theology of the cross, e.g. Deanna A. Thompson’s article, “Calling a Thing What It Is: A Lutheran Approach to Whiteness.”
The listening is followed by conversation and prayer. If you would like to participate remotely, from your table at home or your desk at work, contact Pr. Kathleen, who is working on logistics to make it possible to dial-in. Reading White Fragility… in its entirety is strongly recommended. 5 sessions, beginning March 14. Please email Pr Kathleen if you have questions or would like to participate email Pr. Kathleen.
Fridays at 6 pm: Lenten Bach Cantatas. On Friday evenings from March 15 through April 12, join church musician and friend of the congregation Stephen Reed to explore Lenten cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach. The evening begins at 6 pm with a simple soup supper in the Fireside Room (downstairs). If you can help provide soup, contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or sign up on the bulletin board outside the Alumni/ae Room.