Lent at First Presbyterian Church
Sign-ups posted below for all Lent offerings and Easter services.
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Praying with the Imagination
Thursdays in Lent, beginning Feb. 25, 7:30 – 8:30PM
Spiritual Director Amy Shutt will guide us in prayer that opens our imagination to the work of the Spirit. Amy will send the link to participants.
Sign up: https://forms.gle/AS27Y3MpRsXVrrnDA
Loving our Neighbor: Listening to Learn
Thursdays in Lent, beginning Feb. 25, 7:30-8:30PM
Jesus commands us to love our neighbor, and we believe that means we should aspire to celebrate the rich and full diversity of all God’s children. But we often struggle to do that. Love of our neighbor begins with listening to our neighbors. Join us as we listen to diverse personal presentations – both from people we know and from brief videos. Then we will listen to one another in conversation.
Sign up: https://forms.gle/KKmAHrtmCBcrkHe26
Peregrinatio: Seeking our Place of Resurrection
Spiritual Director Amy Shutt will be offering material for your contemplation and prayer life circling around the topic of “Peregrinatio – Seeking Our Place of Resurrection”.
Peregrinatio is a Celtic practice best described as wandering for the love of Christ. It is similar to the idea of pilgrimage, however without a particular destination in mind. Irish monks would place themselves in a small boat, called a coracle, and launch themselves into the currents of the sea, trusting themselves to God’s care, believing they would land in another place, ordained by God, where their gifts were most needed… their place of resurrection.
Each week, during Lent, Amy will email a handout with suggested scriptures, phrases and poetry for your contemplation. A prayer form/exercise for your use will also be included.
For those who would like to discuss your experiences or observations, an optional facilitated zoom meeting will be scheduled based on participants schedules. Amy will also make herself available to listen if you prefer to meet privately.
Sign up: https://forms.gle/4s4juD4xxAqtEKZX7
Seeking Balance: Fairness in Educational Funding
Sunday afternoons, beginning Feb. 21, 4:15-5:15PM, via Zoom
Anyone who is restless to work towards change in the complex issue of fair funding in education is encouraged to join the conversation with people from other Pottstown churches. Watch for details about the weekly speakers, which include Dr. Myra Forrest, Rep. Joe Ciresi, Superintendent Stephen Rodriguez, among others.
Sign up: https://forms.gle/juTMhQyC3aJcRFYo6
Jesus’ Short Stories: Finding Ourselves in the Parables
With Kerry and Jaylee — Sundays in Lent – beginning February 21st
Senior High Seekers will gather (safely) in the Community Room on Sunday mornings following worship to dig into and drink from the fresh water of ancient wells, the parables of Jesus.
Sign up: See GroupMe
Ongoing Bible studies will continue via Zoom
Praying the Scriptures – 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:30PM with Kerry
Next Week’s Sermon – 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:30PM with Carter
Be streams of living water for neighbors stuck in a barren desert.
Al’s Warming Center
provides shelter, simple meals and connections to other local service agencies to people experiencing homelessness.
We can help by donating the following:
Sweatpants in adults sizes
Shelf-stable, microwaveable meals or snacks
Checks made out to First Presbyterian with Al’s Warming Center on the memo line
Provides complimentary clothing to children, single parents, families, seniors and those experiencing homelessness in and around Pottstown
We can help by providing the following:
New and packaged socks and underwear for men, women and children