Dr. Phyllis Trible Annual Lecture Series - The Prophet Ezekiel
Oct
27
11:30 AM11:30

Dr. Phyllis Trible Annual Lecture Series - The Prophet Ezekiel

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The community is invited to a series of lectures on the Prophet Amos, led by Dr. Phyllis Trible. Sundays October 20, 27 and Nov. 1 right after worship. We meet in the Conference Room

  • October 20: Setting the Scene

  • October 27: Exploring Ezekiel

  • November 3: Pondering the Prophecy

Phyllis Trible, an internationally known biblical scholar and rhetorical critic, is a professor of biblical studies at Wake Forest University School of Divinity. A past president of the Society of Biblical Literature, she began her collegiate teaching career at Wake Forest University in 1963. After leaving in 1971, she taught at Andover Newton Theological School in Massachusetts until she went to Union Theological Seminary in New York in 1979 as a professor of Old Testament. From 1981 until her appointment to the Wake Forest School of Divinity 1998, she was the Baldwin Professor of Sacred Literature at Union Theological Seminary.

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Dr. Phyllis Trible Annual Lecture Series - The Prophet Ezekiel
Nov
3
11:30 AM11:30

Dr. Phyllis Trible Annual Lecture Series - The Prophet Ezekiel

  • White Plains Presbyterian Church (map)
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The community is invited to a series of lectures on the Prophet Amos, led by Dr. Phyllis Trible. Sundays October 20, 27 and Nov. 1 right after worship. We meet in the Conference Room

  • October 20: Setting the Scene

  • October 27: Exploring Ezekiel

  • November 3: Pondering the Prophecy

Phyllis Trible, an internationally known biblical scholar and rhetorical critic, is a professor of biblical studies at Wake Forest University School of Divinity. A past president of the Society of Biblical Literature, she began her collegiate teaching career at Wake Forest University in 1963. After leaving in 1971, she taught at Andover Newton Theological School in Massachusetts until she went to Union Theological Seminary in New York in 1979 as a professor of Old Testament. From 1981 until her appointment to the Wake Forest School of Divinity 1998, she was the Baldwin Professor of Sacred Literature at Union Theological Seminary.

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SPARC - LINK-UP (Mon-Fri)
Nov
11
9:00 AM09:00

SPARC - LINK-UP (Mon-Fri)

LINK-UP is an innovative daytime program.  It engages young adults who have finished high school in community integration and independent living activities.  We meet at the Presbyterian Church of White Plains located in downtown White Plains. The program supports higher ability participants with autism with a 4:1 staff ratio.  Participants learn about navigating their own world by being part of the community utilizing municipal services, public transportation, visiting exhibits and local cultural sites, going on tours, handling money and practicing pre-vocational skills.  Additionally, the group participates in community service, volunteer work and intergenerational experiences with children and senior citizens.  SPARC provides experiences that promote lifelong learning through instruction in life skills, guest instructors and educational programs that engage our participants’ mind, body and spirit.  Bring lunch or money to buy lunch locally. 

For more information on the Link Up program, please click the link below or contact Gwyn Vandross, Program Coordinator of the Link Up program.

Special Program And Resource Connection www.sparcinc.org

40 Triangle Center, suite 205

Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

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SPARC - LINK-UP (Mon-Fri)
Dec
9
9:00 AM09:00

SPARC - LINK-UP (Mon-Fri)

LINK-UP is an innovative daytime program.  It engages young adults who have finished high school in community integration and independent living activities.  We meet at the Presbyterian Church of White Plains located in downtown White Plains. The program supports higher ability participants with autism with a 4:1 staff ratio.  Participants learn about navigating their own world by being part of the community utilizing municipal services, public transportation, visiting exhibits and local cultural sites, going on tours, handling money and practicing pre-vocational skills.  Additionally, the group participates in community service, volunteer work and intergenerational experiences with children and senior citizens.  SPARC provides experiences that promote lifelong learning through instruction in life skills, guest instructors and educational programs that engage our participants’ mind, body and spirit.  Bring lunch or money to buy lunch locally. 

For more information on the Link Up program, please click the link below or contact Gwyn Vandross, Program Coordinator of the Link Up program.

Special Program And Resource Connection www.sparcinc.org

40 Triangle Center, suite 205

Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

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Dr. Phyllis Trible Annual Lecture Series - The Prophet Ezekiel
Oct
20
11:30 AM11:30

Dr. Phyllis Trible Annual Lecture Series - The Prophet Ezekiel

  • White Plains Presbyterian Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The community is invited to a series of lectures on the Prophet Amos, led by Dr. Phyllis Trible. Sundays October 20, 27 and Nov. 1 right after worship. We meet in the Conference Room

  • October 20: Setting the Scene

  • October 27: Exploring Ezekiel

  • November 3: Pondering the Prophecy

Phyllis Trible, an internationally known biblical scholar and rhetorical critic, is a professor of biblical studies at Wake Forest University School of Divinity. A past president of the Society of Biblical Literature, she began her collegiate teaching career at Wake Forest University in 1963. After leaving in 1971, she taught at Andover Newton Theological School in Massachusetts until she went to Union Theological Seminary in New York in 1979 as a professor of Old Testament. From 1981 until her appointment to the Wake Forest School of Divinity 1998, she was the Baldwin Professor of Sacred Literature at Union Theological Seminary.

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Fall Tag Sale - Day 2
Oct
19
9:00 AM09:00

Fall Tag Sale - Day 2

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Heirs of a long tradition of women's associations in the Presbyterian Church, a group of dedicated volunteers twice weekly fellowship during which time they receive, sort, and repair items donated to the church. They hold semi-annual tag sales which raise money for the ministry and mission of the congregation. Final Day: Come shop for treasures from 9:00 Am to 3:00 PM.

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Fall Tag Sale - Day 1
Oct
18
9:00 AM09:00

Fall Tag Sale - Day 1

Heirs of a long tradition of women's associations in the Presbyterian Church, a group of dedicated volunteers twice weekly fellowship during which time they receive, sort, and repair items donated to the church. They hold semi-annual tag sales which raise money for the ministry and mission of the congregation. Come shop for treasures from 9:00 Am to 3:00 PM. And then come back tomorrow…

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SPARC - LINK-UP (Mon-Fri)
Oct
14
9:00 AM09:00

SPARC - LINK-UP (Mon-Fri)

LINK-UP is an innovative daytime program.  It engages young adults who have finished high school in community integration and independent living activities.  We meet at the Presbyterian Church of White Plains located in downtown White Plains. The program supports higher ability participants with autism with a 4:1 staff ratio.  Participants learn about navigating their own world by being part of the community utilizing municipal services, public transportation, visiting exhibits and local cultural sites, going on tours, handling money and practicing pre-vocational skills.  Additionally, the group participates in community service, volunteer work and intergenerational experiences with children and senior citizens.  SPARC provides experiences that promote lifelong learning through instruction in life skills, guest instructors and educational programs that engage our participants’ mind, body and spirit.  Bring lunch or money to buy lunch locally. 

For more information on the Link Up program, please click the link below or contact Gwyn Vandross, Program Coordinator of the Link Up program.

Special Program And Resource Connection www.sparcinc.org

40 Triangle Center, suite 205

Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

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SPARC - LINK-UP (Mon-Fri)
Sep
9
9:00 AM09:00

SPARC - LINK-UP (Mon-Fri)

LINK-UP is an innovative daytime program.  It engages young adults who have finished high school in community integration and independent living activities.  We meet at the Presbyterian Church of White Plains located in downtown White Plains. The program supports higher ability participants with autism with a 4:1 staff ratio.  Participants learn about navigating their own world by being part of the community utilizing municipal services, public transportation, visiting exhibits and local cultural sites, going on tours, handling money and practicing pre-vocational skills.  Additionally, the group participates in community service, volunteer work and intergenerational experiences with children and senior citizens.  SPARC provides experiences that promote lifelong learning through instruction in life skills, guest instructors and educational programs that engage our participants’ mind, body and spirit.  Bring lunch or money to buy lunch locally. 

For more information on the Link Up program, please click the link below or contact Gwyn Vandross, Program Coordinator of the Link Up program.

Special Program And Resource Connection www.sparcinc.org

40 Triangle Center, suite 205

Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

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Recovery Groups (Weekly)
Sep
4
12:00 AM00:00

Recovery Groups (Weekly)

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The White Plains Presbyterian Church is proud to be the home of several recovery groups. More information about groups and meetings, including the location of meeting rooms and doors to enter, is available through the church office - ask for Stella (914.761.8585).

  • Alcoholics Anonymous (Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:00 - 8:00)

  • Overeaters Anonymous (Saturdays, 10:00 - 11:30 am; Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 pm)

  • Gambler’s Anonymous (Fridays, 7:30 - 9:00)

  • Compassionate Friends - Bereavement (1st Thursday of the month, 7:00 - 9:00 pm)

  • Recovery Inc. - Mental Health (Thursdays, 7:00 - 9:00)

  • Recovery Inc. - Mental Health (Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:30)

  • Foundation for Religion and Mental Health (Counselors on site by appointment only)

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SPARC - LINK-UP (Mon-Fri)
Aug
12
9:00 AM09:00

SPARC - LINK-UP (Mon-Fri)

LINK-UP is an innovative daytime program.  It engages young adults who have finished high school in community integration and independent living activities.  We meet at the Presbyterian Church of White Plains located in downtown White Plains. The program supports higher ability participants with autism with a 4:1 staff ratio.  Participants learn about navigating their own world by being part of the community utilizing municipal services, public transportation, visiting exhibits and local cultural sites, going on tours, handling money and practicing pre-vocational skills.  Additionally, the group participates in community service, volunteer work and intergenerational experiences with children and senior citizens.  SPARC provides experiences that promote lifelong learning through instruction in life skills, guest instructors and educational programs that engage our participants’ mind, body and spirit.  Bring lunch or money to buy lunch locally. 

For more information on the Link Up program, please click the link below or contact Gwyn Vandross, Program Coordinator of the Link Up program.

Special Program And Resource Connection www.sparcinc.org

40 Triangle Center, suite 205

Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

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Recovery Groups (Weekly)
Aug
7
12:00 AM00:00

Recovery Groups (Weekly)

  • White Plains Presbyterian Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The White Plains Presbyterian Church is proud to be the home of several recovery groups. More information about groups and meetings, including the location of meeting rooms and doors to enter, is available through the church office - ask for Stella (914.761.8585).

  • Alcoholics Anonymous (Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:00 - 8:00)

  • Overeaters Anonymous (Saturdays, 10:00 - 11:30 am; Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 pm)

  • Gambler’s Anonymous (Fridays, 7:30 - 9:00)

  • Compassionate Friends - Bereavement (1st Thursday of the month, 7:00 - 9:00 pm)

  • Recovery Inc. - Mental Health (Thursdays, 7:00 - 9:00)

  • Recovery Inc. - Mental Health (Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:30)

  • Foundation for Religion and Mental Health (Counselors on site by appointment only)

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SPARC - LINK-UP (Mon-Fri)
Jul
8
9:00 AM09:00

SPARC - LINK-UP (Mon-Fri)

LINK-UP is an innovative daytime program.  It engages young adults who have finished high school in community integration and independent living activities.  We meet at the Presbyterian Church of White Plains located in downtown White Plains. The program supports higher ability participants with autism with a 4:1 staff ratio.  Participants learn about navigating their own world by being part of the community utilizing municipal services, public transportation, visiting exhibits and local cultural sites, going on tours, handling money and practicing pre-vocational skills.  Additionally, the group participates in community service, volunteer work and intergenerational experiences with children and senior citizens.  SPARC provides experiences that promote lifelong learning through instruction in life skills, guest instructors and educational programs that engage our participants’ mind, body and spirit.  Bring lunch or money to buy lunch locally. 

For more information on the Link Up program, please click the link below or contact Gwyn Vandross, Program Coordinator of the Link Up program.

Special Program And Resource Connection www.sparcinc.org

40 Triangle Center, suite 205

Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

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Recovery Groups (Weekly)
Jul
3
12:00 AM00:00

Recovery Groups (Weekly)

The White Plains Presbyterian Church is proud to be the home of several recovery groups. More information about groups and meetings, including the location of meeting rooms and doors to enter, is available through the church office - ask for Stella (914.761.8585).

  • Alcoholics Anonymous (Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:00 - 8:00)

  • Overeaters Anonymous (Saturdays, 10:00 - 11:30 am; Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 pm)

  • Gambler’s Anonymous (Fridays, 7:30 - 9:00)

  • Compassionate Friends - Bereavement (1st Thursday of the month, 7:00 - 9:00 pm)

  • Recovery Inc. - Mental Health (Thursdays, 7:00 - 9:00)

  • Recovery Inc. - Mental Heath (Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:30)

  • Foundation for Religion and Mental Health (Counselors on site by appointment only)

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SPARC - LINK-UP (Mon-Fri)
Jun
10
9:00 AM09:00

SPARC - LINK-UP (Mon-Fri)

LINK-UP is an innovative daytime program.  It engages young adults who have finished high school in community integration and independent living activities.  We meet at the Presbyterian Church of White Plains located in downtown White Plains. The program supports higher ability participants with autism with a 4:1 staff ratio.  Participants learn about navigating their own world by being part of the community utilizing municipal services, public transportation, visiting exhibits and local cultural sites, going on tours, handling money and practicing pre-vocational skills.  Additionally, the group participates in community service, volunteer work and intergenerational experiences with children and senior citizens.  SPARC provides experiences that promote lifelong learning through instruction in life skills, guest instructors and educational programs that engage our participants’ mind, body and spirit.  Bring lunch or money to buy lunch locally. 

For more information on the Link Up program, please click the link below or contact Gwyn Vandross, Program Coordinator of the Link Up program.

Special Program And Resource Connection www.sparcinc.org

40 Triangle Center, suite 205

Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

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Recovery Groups (Weekly)
Jun
5
12:00 AM00:00

Recovery Groups (Weekly)

The White Plains Presbyterian Church is proud to be the home of several recovery groups. More information about groups and meetings, including the location of meeting rooms and doors to enter, is available through the church office - ask for Stella (914.761.8585).

  • Alcoholics Anonymous (Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:00 - 8:00)

  • Overeaters Anonymous (Saturdays, 10:00 - 11:30 am; Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 pm)

  • Gambler’s Anonymous (Fridays, 7:30 - 9:00)

  • Compassionate Friends - Bereavement (1st Thursday of the month, 7:00 - 9:00 pm)

  • Recovery Inc. - Mental Health (Thursdays, 7:00 - 9:00)

  • Recovery Inc. - Mental Heath (Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:30)

  • Foundation for Religion and Mental Health (Counselors on site by appointment only)

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Bloom and Grow Earth Day Celebration
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Bloom and Grow Earth Day Celebration

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WPPC Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:00am-12:00pm

 Dear Nursery School Family and Friends,

 The White Plains Presbyterian Church Nursery School and Church School gladly invite you to Bloom and Grow, an Earth Day celebration. We look forward to joining with you as we honor our one and only amazing Earth.

 We will meet under the cherry tree on the front lawn of the church at 10:00am. Activities for the children will include planting seeds, transplanting greens, and story time.

The White Plains Presbyterian Church Nursery School Social Committee

Pastor Jeff: pastorgeary@optonline.net

Luna Gomez: lunayisis@gmail.com

Please RSVP by Friday April 26 to either contact above.

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Easter Festival Service
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Easter Festival Service

Join us for worship on Easter Sunday. Our Festival Service begins at 10:00 A.M. As worship begins, the shroud will fall from the cross and we greet one another with "Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!" We have a children's activity table at the front of the sanctuary. The congregation will be invited to sing Handel's Halleluiah Chorus after the benediction. 

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Easter Sunrise Service
Apr
21
6:30 AM06:30

Easter Sunrise Service

Our first service on Easter Sunday will be our Sunrise Service at 6:30 A.M., followed by breakfast. Come gather outdoors in the memorial garden on the North side of the sanctuary, hear the good news proclaimed, fling wide the doors of the sanctuary, and greet the new day. We will share the sacrament of the table, and then enjoy breakfast together. 

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Maundy Thursday Tenebrae
Apr
18
8:00 PM20:00

Maundy Thursday Tenebrae

THE SERVICE OF TENEBRAE focuses on Christ’s trial, crucifixion, and burial. As the Scriptures are read, the lights in the sanctuary are gradually dimmed, symbolizing the manner in which all of those surrounding Christ deserted him, until the only remaining light is the Christ candle. Following the last reading, the Christ candle is carried from the sanctuary, a door is slammed symbolizing the stone that was rolled against the opening of the tomb in which Jesus was buried, and the sanctuary is left in total darkness. This utter darkness is a metaphor for what the world would be like without God. The church bell is rung thirty-three times (one for each year of Jesus’ life). The Christ candle will next be seen at our Easter services. The sanctuary is left open for the evening and you may stay if you wish. When you leave, please be mindful of those who remain.

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Requiem, by Giuseppi Verdi
Mar
31
3:00 PM15:00

Requiem, by Giuseppi Verdi

REQUIEM, BY GIUSEPPI VERDI - March 31 at 3:00
Performed in one of Westchester County's most beautiful churchesTaconic Opera presents what many consider Verdi’s greatest work with full chorus and professional soloists, accompanied by the Taconic Opera orchestra and conducted by Maestro Dan Montez. For more information and tickets, click here.

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Lenten Study for Adults
Mar
31
11:15 AM11:15

Lenten Study for Adults

As a congregational study during Lent, adults are invited to read The Last Week: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus' Final Week in Jerusalem by renowned teachers John Dominic Crossan and the late Marcus Borg. Each chapter explores the events of one day from Palm Sunday to Easter, as described first by the Gospel of Mark and then the other Gospels. Readers are enabled to experience the fullness of the Gospel as if for the first time again and led in our longing to experience and share the love of God. Copies of the book will be available at church for $12 starting this Sunday. Then, beginning on the first Sunday of Lent, all are invited to meet after worship for a one hour conversation about the book, chapter by chapter and day by day. 

  • March 10 - Chapter One: Palm Sunday

  • March 17 - Chapter Two: Monday

  • March 24 - Chapter Three: Tuesday

  • March 31 - Chapter Four - Wednesday

  • April 7 - Chapter Five - Thursday

Participants are encouraged to return during Holy Week for the conclusion of the book. The last three chapter follow the violence of Friday, the silence of Saturday, and the glory of Easter Sunday. Those who are able are invited to spend one hour each day with this sacred story from 7:30-8:30, just like Pastor Jeff's Bible Study.

  • Monday, April 15 - Chapter Six: Good Friday

  • Tuesday, April 16 - Chapter Seven: Holy Saturday

  • Wednesday, April 17 - Chapter Eight: Easter Sunday

  • Thursday, April 18, at 8:00 - Our Maundy Thursday Communion Service and Tennebrae

  • Friday, April 19, at noon - Community Good Friday Service

  • Sunday, April 21 - Sunrise Service (6:00) and Festival Worship  (10:00)

A limited number of books are for sale in the church office. If you shop online at Amazon, please use the amazon link under the "give" tab on this website and a portion of your purchase will return to the church.

 

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Lenten Study for Adults
Mar
24
11:15 AM11:15

Lenten Study for Adults

As a congregational study during Lent, adults are invited to read The Last Week: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus' Final Week in Jerusalem by renowned teachers John Dominic Crossan and the late Marcus Borg. Each chapter explores the events of one day from Palm Sunday to Easter, as described first by the Gospel of Mark and then the other Gospels. Readers are enabled to experience the fullness of the Gospel as if for the first time again and led in our longing to experience and share the love of God. Copies of the book will be available at church for $12 starting this Sunday. Then, beginning on the first Sunday of Lent, all are invited to meet after worship for a one hour conversation about the book, chapter by chapter and day by day. 

  • March 10 - Chapter One: Palm Sunday

  • March 17 - Chapter Two: Monday

  • March 24 - Chapter Three: Tuesday

  • March 31 - Chapter Four - Wednesday

  • April 7 - Chapter Five - Thursday

Participants are encouraged to return during Holy Week for the conclusion of the book. The last three chapter follow the violence of Friday, the silence of Saturday, and the glory of Easter Sunday. Those who are able are invited to spend one hour each day with this sacred story from 7:30-8:30, just like Pastor Jeff's Bible Study.

  • Monday, April 15 - Chapter Six: Good Friday

  • Tuesday, April 16 - Chapter Seven: Holy Saturday

  • Wednesday, April 17 - Chapter Eight: Easter Sunday

  • Thursday, April 18, at 8:00 - Our Maundy Thursday Communion Service and Tennebrae

  • Friday, April 19, at noon - Community Good Friday Service

  • Sunday, April 21 - Sunrise Service (6:00) and Festival Worship  (10:00)

A limited number of books are for sale in the church office. If you shop online at Amazon, please use the amazon link under the "give" tab on this website and a portion of your purchase will return to the church.

 

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Lenten Study for Adults
Mar
10
11:15 AM11:15

Lenten Study for Adults

As a congregational study during Lent, adults are invited to read The Last Week: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus' Final Week in Jerusalem by renowned teachers John Dominic Crossan and the late Marcus Borg. Each chapter explores the events of one day from Palm Sunday to Easter, as described first by the Gospel of Mark and then the other Gospels. Readers are enabled to experience the fullness of the Gospel as if for the first time again and led in our longing to experience and share the love of God. Copies of the book will be available at church for $12 starting this Sunday. Then, beginning on the first Sunday of Lent, all are invited to meet after worship for a one hour conversation about the book, chapter by chapter and day by day. 

  • March 10 - Chapter One: Palm Sunday

  • March 17 - Chapter Two: Monday

  • March 24 - Chapter Three: Tuesday

  • March 31 - Chapter Four - Wednesday

  • April 7 - Chapter Five - Thursday

Participants are encouraged to return during Holy Week for the conclusion of the book. The last three chapter follow the violence of Friday, the silence of Saturday, and the glory of Easter Sunday. Those who are able are invited to spend one hour each day with this sacred story from 7:30-8:30, just like Pastor Jeff's Bible Study.

  • Monday, April 15 - Chapter Six: Good Friday

  • Tuesday, April 16 - Chapter Seven: Holy Saturday

  • Wednesday, April 17 - Chapter Eight: Easter Sunday

  • Thursday, April 18, at 8:00 - Our Maundy Thursday Communion Service and Tennebrae

  • Friday, April 19, at noon - Community Good Friday Service

  • Sunday, April 21 - Sunrise Service (6:00) and Festival Worship  (10:00)

A limited number of books are for sale in the church office. If you shop online at Amazon, please use the amazon link under the "give" tab on this website and a portion of your purchase will return to the church.

 

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Ash Wednesday Worship
Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

Ash Wednesday Worship

Lent is a time to pay special attention to the work of God in our lives, our community, and the world in which we live. In doing so, we open ourselves to participate in the continuing renewal God seeks to bring to all of creation. We think about how the values of God’s reign - peace, reconciliation, forgiveness, and justice for all - can be lived out in our lives and our communities. Are our choices and actions compatible with God’s will? It is a time to reflect on our baptismal promises and prepare to renew our covenant relationship with God.

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, a time of confession, assurance, and commitment. Knowing and experiencing God’s forgiveness allows us to honestly examine our lives. Without that assurance, the task could be overwhelming. Ash Wednesday reminds us that the work of Lent is always undertaken in the knowledge that rebirth and resurrection will come.

The community will gather for worship at 7:00. Pastor Jeff will offer the meditation, the choir will sing, the Eucharist will be celebrated, and ashes will be offered to those who wish them.

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Noontime Prayers and Ashes
Mar
6
12:15 PM12:15

Noontime Prayers and Ashes

Lent is a time to pay special attention to the work of God in our lives, our community, and the world in which we live. In doing so, we open ourselves to participate in the continuing renewal God seeks to bring to all of creation. We think about how the values of God’s reign - peace, reconciliation, forgiveness, and justice for all - can be lived out in our lives and our communities. Are our choices and actions compatible with God’s will? It is a time to reflect on our baptismal promises and prepare to renew our covenant relationship with God.

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, a time of confession, assurance, and commitment. Knowing and experiencing God’s forgiveness allows us to honestly examine our lives. Without that assurance, the task could be overwhelming. Ash Wednesday reminds us that the work of Lent is always undertaken in the knowledge that rebirth and resurrection will come.

Pastor Lynn Dunn will offer prayers and ashes in the Sanctuary at noon.

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