Lent Season Studies

Lent Season Studies
Wednesdays  |  6 pm  |  February 21-March 14

Raising Kids in a Multicultural America
Team taught by Megan Borum, Rev. Don Vaught, and Rev. Trey Witzel |  Room 108 CAC
While a great deal of public discussion exists in regard to the impact of race and racism on children, meaningful dialogue about and resources for understanding the impact of race on children are woefully absent. These conundrums begin early in life and impact the racial development of children in powerful ways. What can we do within our homes, communities and schools? Should we teach our children to be “colorblind”? Or, should we teach them to notice race? What roles do we want to equip them to play in addressing racism when they encounter it? What strategies will help our children learn to function well in a diverse nation?

Means of Grace
Led by Joe Davis  |  Room 316M
The Bible tells us that God, through Jesus Christ, wants to shower  us with Grace, His unmerited love.   So why do we have a form of Godliness but deny the power thereof?  If God’s Grace is free, why does it not flow freely through our lives.  God’s grace is like a rain barrel.   It rains equally on the good and the bad.   But to appropriate God’s Grace, we need a structure for receiving it.   John Wesley,  our Methodist founder, talked about five means of Grace that function like a rain barrel.  They are prayer, the Scriptures, the Lord’s Supper, fasting, and worship.

Experiencing God Through the Practice of Prayer
Led by Rev. Beverly Powell  |  Library
Come ready to embrace quiet and stillness in order to cultivate your relationship with the Divine. Expect to leave refreshed. Each class will introduce a new prayer discipline.

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