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All-Church Read for Lent

Members of the congregation are invited to be part of an All-Church Read for Lent, which began on Monday, March 6. Together we will read the book Everything Belongs: The Gift of Contemplative Prayer” by Richard Rohr, O.F.M.

In his book, Father Rohr offers a personal retreat for those who hunger for a deeper spiritual life, but don’t know what contemplation is. He helps us understand that intimacy with God cannot be achieved in the rational mind. By practicing contemplation, we learn not to reason better, but to see everything – including ourselves and other people – differently. As our perspective becomes wider, we discover that everything belongs.

Discussion on “Everything Belongs” is offered at the following times:

Sunday Mornings: after Worship (March 12, 19; April 2, 9) Facilitated by Seth Weeldreyer and Parish Associates

Monday Evenings (March 6—April 10)
Facilitated by Larry Boutelle (off site); limit – 8 persons
*** Please contact Larry Boutelle if you would like to join the group that will meet at his home, 1672 Tanager Lane, Kalamazoo, on Mondays in March, and on April 3 and 10 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Following our discussion, we’ll plan to have dinner (always an option) at a restaurant.

Tuesday Mornings at 7:00 a.m. (through April 11)
During Men’s Fellowship hour

Tuesdays at noon (March 7—April 11)
Facilitated by Seth Weeldreyer

Thursdays at 9:30 (March 9—April 13)
During Women’s Bible Study; facilitated by Pat Stromsta

Books will be available for a requested donation of $10.00 at the FPC office reception desk, from the facilitators, or they can be purchased online at Amazon.com. (ISBN :978-0-8245-1995-7)