Disciples, Apostles, and Saints!
When I was a kid, I loved Lent. Not because I’m super into penitence or the morbid curiosity.of death. No, I loved Lent because it meant potlucks on Wednesday nights and potlucks always included KFC. So, while some people associate fried fish on Fridays with Lent, I associate fried chicken on Wednesdays.
While I think about this every year about this time, it hits me quite differently this year.
Most of us are missing the potlucks and the fellowship. Others the connection to study and commune. But not all of us are pining for it the same. And for many of us, those traditions weren’t sustainable before 2020.
There are very real and very open questions about the future of fellowship and formation. And this Lent, you are invited to participate in naming and sharing these very real matters of life and faith today.
We will be having a Lenten Conversation that will involve independent study and personal and public conversations: online and in-person. Our source text is We Shall Be Changed: Questions for the Post-Pandemic Church. You are encouraged to read along, but it isn’t required.
We want you to join with us in exploring what we are learning right now and what we want to not forget!
Please join your neighbors in seeking a generous conversation full of renewed hope and grace toward each other. And may this Lenten season be a time of holy reflection and renewed life.