“What love looks like…”
LENT SMALL GROUPS
Weekly between February 21 and March 19
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Wayzata Community Church has a Lenten practice of traveling through this season of the church year in Small Groups. This Lent, our small group material will coincide with our Lenten theme “What Love looks like…”.
You are invited to gather a group of friends, acquaintances or other members at WCC to journey with you during Lent. You can meet with your Community Group, your Koinonia Group, or you can form a new group!
What is a small group and what do they do?
A small group consists of three or more people who gather at a chosen time each week for four weeks (there will be a 5th week of bonus material too!). You can sign up to receive our weekly email with the small group format and lesson for the week! Form a group, find a time to meet, choose a leader (or rotate leadership each week) and you are off and running!
What does it take to lead a small group?
Leading a group just means that you agree to gather some people together and get your meetings started. Group members should watch the sermon for the week before they come to small group and have the small group format in front of them as you spend time together.
If you don’t have a group to join or don’t want to gather a group, you can participate in this group:
• Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m., Molly Schroeder, Director of High School Ministry, will be leading a group for adults.
INTRODUCTION TO THE FOUR GOSPELS
Wednesdays, April 7-28 at 4:00 p.m. on Zoom
Led by Rev. Dr. Tony Jones and Rev. Danielle Jones
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The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John form the gravitational center of the entire Bible, since they tell the story of Jesus. As well as complementing each other, they also occasionally contradict one another. They are of different lengths, have different authors, were written at different times, and have different themes. By looking at each individually, we can get a better picture of what they collectively tell us about Jesus and his message.
Rev. Dr. Tony Jones is a theologian and writer. He is a professor at Fuller Theological Seminary, his most recent book is Did God Kill Jesus?, and he regularly contributes to the Star Tribune outdoors section. Class fee: $20. Scholarships available.
Saturdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m. via Zoom
Thousands of years ago the story of the Magi says wise men were Seeking. I’ll bet wise women were also. They just did not make it into those stories. Each Saturday morning Seekers gather on Zoom to share, listen, and thoughtfully discuss a weekly topic. All are welcome to join the conversation. If you would like to seek with us, send an email to Judy Reed by Friday morning and we’ll share the week’s topic and give you the Zoom link.
Here’s something to consider, from an unknown source: “Eventually you will stop thinking that communication is key, and realize that comprehension is. You can communicate all you want to someone, but if they don’t allow different ideas into their way of thinking, it’s useless. Real comprehension has to do with having an open mind.”
CELEBRATE WHAT’S RIGHT IN THE WORLD
Led by numerous facilitators
Wednesdays, April 7 – May 12
6:30-8:00 p.m. in Mithun Hall or via Zoom, depending upon Minnesota public health guidelines
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It is easy to overlook the many good things around us when anxious times of divisiveness, intolerance and resentment confront us daily. This six-part series will offer a reassuring antidote through hope, positivity, loving-kindness and empowerment.
The first two sessions will explore Nobel Laureates Desmond Tutu and The Dalai Lama’s dialogue captured in The Book of Joy. Session 3 will be a viewing and discussion of the TED Talk What’s Good in the World. Session 4 will highlight the Mayo Clinic’s Guide to Stress Free Living. Session 5 will focus on the book Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World, by Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy. The last session explores the importance of play in our lives (Adults too!).
Note that textbooks will not be used, although participants are encouraged to buy those that interest them. However, course materials will be developed and handed out at each session. Also, other than the first two, the sessions will be “stand alone”. Thus, participants are welcome to attend all or any. Registration of $30 dollars covers course materials. Scholarships are available. Contact Nan Peterson for more information.