Lenten Covenant Groups
As we approach the Lenten season (Ash Wednesday is on March 6 this year), our church is going to offer Lenten Covenant Groups. These groups will meet weekly (six or seven times before Easter) for about an hour with approximately eight people. The time will be set by the group. The topic will be similar to the old Methodist groups that Wesley formed where we seek to hold each other accountable. The idea is that many times the Lenten discipline we take on does not actually draw us closer to God unless we spiritualize it. For example, we may give up soda for Lent but unless we actively think about it in a spiritual manner, it becomes more dietetic than faithful. Our hope is that by conversing about our practices with a group, this will allow us to reflect on how our sacrifices or practices might be spiritual to us. It also keeps us from dropping them after week 2!
You may sign up below or at the church. You may sign up with a friend or a spouse but outside of this choice, the groups will be randomized so that people who may not know each other have a chance to get to know others in our congregation! We hope that by making a commitment of six or seven hours during the forty day season of Lent that our church grows closer to God and closer to one another!