Join a Small Group for Lent
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!
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.)
|DAY OF WEEK||GROUP||TIME||START DATE||LEADER||LOCATION||CHILDCARE|
|Sundays||Alpha Group||9:30 to 10:30 AM||March 10, 2019||Mark Irving||311||Sunday School|
|Sundays||Christian Fellowship Group||9:30 to 10:30 AM||February 24, 2019||Mary Beth Harper||222||Sunday School|
|Sundays||Harvest Group||9:30 to 10:30 AM||March 10, 2019||Brian Legate||223||Sunday School|
|Sundays||Sojourners||9:30 to 10:30 AM||March 10, 2019||Bill Cleveland||309||Sunday School|
|Sundays||Rev. Bennett Group||10:45 to 11:45 AM||March 10, 2019||Rev. Dave & Dianne Bennett||222||YES|
|Sundays||Boemler Group||12:30 to 1:30 PM||March 10, 2019||Beth & Kurt Boemler||6 North Café||Kids can come with|
|Mondays||Walker Group||10 to 11 AM||March 11, 2019||Herb Walker||223||YES|
|Mondays||Belval Group||7 to 8 PM||March 11, 2019||Jim & Sue Belval||141||YES|
|Tuesdays||Lawrence Group||9:30 to 10:30 AM||March 12, 2019||Tom & Diane Lawrence||220||YES|
|Tuesdays||Rev. Weeks Group||6:30 to 7:30 PM||March 12, 2019||Rev. Greg Weeks||141||YES|
|Tuesdays||Lynn Group||7 to 8 PM||March 12, 2019||George &Nancy Lynn||220||YES|
|Wednesdays||Dennis Group||6:30 to 7:30 PM||March 13, 2019||Autumn Dennis||220||YES|
|Wednesdays||Brenton/Shuburte Group||6:30 to 7:30 PM||March 13, 2019||Chessey Brenton & Liz Shuburte||311||YES|
|Wednesdays||Growing in Faith Together Group||6:30 to 7:30 PM||March 13, 2019||Carol Schuth||221||YES|
|Thursdays||Reinhardt-Swierk Group||6:30 to 7:30 PM||March 7, 2019||Nicki Reinhardt-Swierk||222||YES|
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!