Community Groups Gathering for Lent
February 21–April 2, various days and times, on Zoom
Register for a group online through the Community Group Directory by February 21
Throughout the six weeks of Lent, new and ongoing Community Groups gather to share the 40-day journey to Easter. This year our Lenten experience invites us to pause—to practice a holy pause, Selah—before God. Within these smaller communities (6–10 people) we are able to listen more intently to the voice of the One who calls us beloved and deepen our practice and experience of prayer in community. Our time together is guided by weekly, sermon-based Questions for Reflection & Practice.
For more information, visit the Community Group webpage or contact Janet Sanders, Director for Christian Formation at email@example.com.
A Contemplative Lent Retreat
Co-Sponsored by New College Berkeley and First Pres Berkeley
Saturday, March 13
9:30–11:30 am on Zoom
Instructor: Susan Phillips, PhD
Register by March 10
Lent, like Advent, is a speed bump in the church year, inviting us into reflection, confession, and prayer as we approach Holy Week and Easter, a time when we remember the profound costliness of God’s abundant love for us. We enter the retreat this year following a long, strange year of seeking God’s Light in the darkness of the pandemic and social turmoil. Join us for a morning of contemplating God’s great love for us and our aching world.