Join a Small Group for Lent

Join a Small Group for Lent

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Join us on an exciting 6-week faith journey as we gather in small groups
during the season of Lent to explore Henri Nouwen’s book “Here and Now: Living in the Spirit”. This short, easy-to-read book is packed with powerful and practical guidance for all ages and stages. So, come along on this church-wide small group experience as we grow in faith together and also connect to more people at Manchester UMC! We’ll begin our journey in March and finish before Easter.

During Lent, the church is offering daytime and evening small group options on nearly every day of the week. Complimentary childcare is also available for most Lent groups.

We realize that most of us have busy schedules, so know that it’s okay if you need to miss some of the 6 sessions (no judgement) – just sign-up, get the book and attend as you are able. You’ll be glad you did and it might just change your life!

Discussion Topics

Over 6 sessions, your small group will discuss these relevant topics:

• Living in the Present
• Joy & Suffering
• The Spiritual Life
• Prayer & Compassion
• Family & Relationships
• Who We Are

Pick Up the Book

Anyone can purchase a copy of Nouwen’s book at the Information Center (in the church lobby) on Sunday mornings or by contacting Tiffany Conway in the church office during the week. You may also choose to download an e-version of the book from your favorite online bookstore.

Choose A Small Group

Browse the below list of Lent small groups to find one that fits your schedule. (If you’re already in a small group, we celebrate your involvement! If you’d like to lead your own small group for Lent, please let us know and we’ll be glad to help you get started.)

SundaysAlpha Group9:30 to 10:30 AMMarch 10, 2019Mark Irving311Sunday School
SundaysChristian Fellowship Group9:30 to 10:30 AMFebruary 24, 2019Mary Beth Harper222Sunday School
SundaysHarvest Group9:30 to 10:30 AMMarch 10, 2019Brian Legate223Sunday School
SundaysSojourners9:30 to 10:30 AMMarch 10, 2019Bill Cleveland309Sunday School
SundaysRev. Bennett Group10:45 to 11:45 AMMarch 10, 2019Rev. Dave & Dianne Bennett141YES
SundaysBoemler Group12:30 to 1:30 PMMarch 10, 2019Beth & Kurt Boemler6 North CaféKids can come with
MondaysWalker Group10 to 11 AMMarch 11, 2019Herb Walker223YES
MondaysBelval Group7 to 8 PMMarch 11, 2019Jim & Sue Belval141YES
TuesdaysLawrence Group9:30 to 10:30 AMMarch 12, 2019Tom & Diane Lawrence220YES
TuesdaysRev. Weeks Group6:30 to 7:30 PMMarch 12, 2019Rev. Greg Weeks141YES
TuesdaysLynn Group7 to 8 PMMarch 12, 2019George &Nancy Lynn220YES
WednesdaysDennis Group6:30 to 7:30 PMMarch 13, 2019Autumn Dennis220YES
WednesdaysGrowing in Faith Together Group6:30 to 7:30 PMMarch 13, 2019Carol Schuth221YES
ThursdaysBrenton/Shuburte Group9:30 to 10:30 AMMarch 14, 2019Chessey Brenton & Liz Shuburte311YES
ThursdaysReinhardt-Swierk Group6:30 to 7:30 PMMarch 7, 2019Nicki Reinhardt-Swierk222YES

Sign-up For Your Lent Small Group

Please register for one of the above small groups by completing the below form. Please complete one form per individual. Childcare reservation closes 7 days before the start date. If you have questions, please contact Pastor Jim Peich or Tiffany Conway.

Consider inviting a friend to join you on this life-changing journey!

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