Weekly Lenten Group Study Series
Spiritual Practices to Deepen Our Faith, Mondays, 5 - 6pm on Zoom Focusing on five central spiritual practices: Worship, Study, Serve, Give, and Witness. Each week we will explore a scripture passage related to the topic and highlight practical suggestions for ways to grow in these disciplines. This study draws on resources from "The Walk" by Adam Hamilton. No preparation is required, but there is an accompanying book that is available to those who are interested.
Vespers Evening Prayer Service
Wednesdays, 6:30pm Meditation, candlelight and prayer. Based upon the traditional evening liturgy of scripture, music, prayers, and silence, this thirty-minute candlelit service is open to all.
Weekly At-Home Devotional
“Wendell Berry and the Sabbath Poetry of Lent” Available in the Narthex and in the Weekly E-News The word “Lent” comes from the old English word for “lengthen,” and refers to the lengthening days of spring. Anticipating Easter, the church prepares with forty days of prayer and reflection. We are called to set time apart, to observe a sabbath each week, when we pause from the busyness of our lives and clear space to reconnect - with ourselves, with nature, with beauty, and with God. The poet Wendell Berry calls “the idea of sabbath...as rich and demanding an idea as any I know” – and over the decades, Berry has devoted many Sundays to writing “sabbath poems” that explore the depths of this rich, demanding idea. In this Lenten devotional, biblical texts walk hand-in-hand with Berry’s sabbath vision of the natural world, and together they suggest simple, accessible practices you can try yourself, with your family or friends, in your workplace, or even at church. Week by week, as the light continues to lengthen, we’ll walk through the woods together toward Easter morning, keeping sabbath as we go. This devotional is produced by the SALT Project.
Thursday Bible Study is a lively discussion. We start at 3:30 PM. Followed by 3:45p - Devotional and brief Check-in. 3:50p - Bible Study begins. Led by Rev Katherine Schofield and happening on Zoom.
Join in with your computer, tablet, smart phone or dial in with your home phone wherever you are. Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-526-7661 for the link to join in. Everyone interested is welcome!
Book group is open to everyone!
Book Group is a time for church members as well as non-church friends to come together and engage with one another, build relationships, and share in a discussion of books that are of interest to people of various backgrounds. We have fun visiting, conversing about the book and sharing stories and would love to have you join us! Book Group meets on the last Monday of the month, 6:30 PM, and hosting is shared among members.
February 26, 6:30 PM at Meredith Tufts’ home. The book is Beyond That, the Sea by Laura Spence-Ash.
March 25, 7 PM at Lauren Gudonis' home.
We will discuss "Hang the Moon" by Jeanette Walls.
April 29, 6:30 PM, we will discuss the book of Genesis at Liz Loomis' home.
Women's Fellowship meets several times a year to share food and support each other. Get togethers include a yearly potluck dinner and an appetizers & dessert gathering. We also work together to provide Fall Bags full of goodies for the Manchester Council on Aging to distribute and send College Freshman Care Packages before their December finals.
As one participant said after the last gathering "It was a fancy cheese feeding frenzy! With laughter, stories shared, tears shed, many prayers of support, and did I say laughs?"
Consider joining us!