Southern Cayuga Wider Parish
Lenten Series 2018
Sunday evenings, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Awakening Our Spirituality:
using the multiplicity of resources available
February 18: Spirituality through Technology
at the UnitedMinistry of Aurora
Rev. Bryan Bedell
(donations support the King Ferry Food Pantry)
Occasionally we hear the refrain, “I’m not religious but I am spiritual.” This can become an offering of understanding for not attending church. Oftentimes these same proponents are deeply engaged in communication forms utilizing the newly minted technologies of social media: Snapchat, FB, Twitter, Instagram, and others. A reframed understanding of social media can assist in experiencing the spiritual with the consequence of discovering a deeper relationship between religion and spirituality.
February 25: Spirituality through Poetry
at the UnitedChurch of Genoa
(donations support Camp Gregory)
Howard Nelson and Charlie Weld will share poetry they have written as well as poetry written by others they choose to read. They will share how the writing of poetry leads into their own spirituality.
March 4: Gratefulness through Spirituality
Rev. Dan McCollister
(donations support Health Tapestry)
Surprise is the beginning of philosophy as well as the beginning of gratefulness. There are degrees of grateful wakefulness. Great truths can be found in moments of surprise. The degree to which we are awake to this truth is a measure of our gratefulness. We will take a closer look at this process of awakening. It is the growth process of gratefulness
March 11: The Faithful Countryside
at Trinity UCC, Union Springs
Rev. Linda Schwab
(donations support the Union Springs Food Pantry)
A fresh reading of ancient texts can provide new insights into what it means to live faithfully in today's world. Old Testament scholar Ellen Davis offers such a resource in her book "Scripture, Culture,and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible." In these essays, Davis explores the pervasive biblical theme of land care and puts it in conversation with some of today's best writers on the subject. This session, "The Faithful Countryside," responds to Davis' prophets and poets, both ancient and modern, and what they have to say about the practical spiritual life.
March 18: Experiencing Spirituality in the Season of Passover
(donations support Matthew House)
Cayuga Lake has approximately the same surface area as The Sea of Galilee. While their shapes are very different, long versus round, they facilitate an inquiry into experiencing our upcoming Passover Season events. As illuminated in the sixth chapter of the Gospel according to John, similarities and differences can shape our experience of spirituality as well as help us see into the spirituality of our experiences.
Soups, breads, and beverages provided
Please bring a soup bowl, utensils, and mug
Supper is served at 5:00 p.m.;
the evening’s presentation begins at 5:45 p.m. and concludes by 7:00 p.m.
All are welcome