Lent Discussions 2020:

You are warmly invited to join in the discussions that are taking place across the Parish of Christ the King.

Open to anyone who would enjoy the opportunity to reflect and share our experiences of God in the ordinariness of daily life.

These discussions seek to build on last year’s theme of ‘Building Bridges in Changing Times’.

5 weekly sessions with lots of flexibility with a range of times and dates to suit you.

 

The theme this year has the following aims:

-To help us all to be more attentive to listening to and discerning the will of God

-To clarify our shared values that define who we are called ‘to be’ as a community of followers of Christ

-To explore ways in which we might come together to encourage each other in living out our faith and shared values.

As with last year we are holding the discussions at various venues across the Parish week as follows:

Sundays @ St Aidans 2:30-4pm (March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th)

Mondays @ St Cuthbert’s 2-3:30pm (March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th)

Wednesdsays @ St Columba’s 7:30-9pm (March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th and April 1st)

Fridays @ Bowmont House 7:30-9pm (March 6th,13th, 20th, 27th and April 3rd)

Outline of the sessions:

Each session provides an opportunity to reflect on and share our experiences of God in the ordinariness of daily life and how we are being called into a deeper relationship with Him in His mission in the world.

Session 1
Finding God in daily life
What is your experience of God in daily work and life?

Session 2
Becoming ‘all ears’ to God
How do we listen to God and discern his voice?

Session 3
The God who sets us free
How do we relate to the God who set us free?

Session 4
Imagining God’s will and purposes
What is God’s kingdom vision for all life?

Session 5
Living our shared values
Who and what is God calling us to ‘be’ together

Each session will include:

– Introduction to the theme for the session
– Activity all together to explore the theme
– Small group discussion
– Group sharing of insights and ideas
– Short concluding time of worship

Please invite anyone along to the discussion who you think would enjoy the opportunity to share with others in an open and enjoyable way. Everyone has something to contribute.

A Prayer for our discussions:

As I adventure with you today be the compass that guides me,
the light that shines on my path, the only one I follow.
As I adventure with you today be the word that encourages, t
he hand that reaches out, each time I stumble
As I adventure with you today let me glimpse our destination,
and appreciate the places through which you lead me.
As I adventure with you today, be the strength I need to follow,
and as the day draws to a close let me rest in your embrace.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more information, please contact Rev. Ruth Hewett on 0191 217 0367 or email her at ruthhewett@icloud.com