This year the Westbury Area Churches Together (WACT) have published a range of Lent courses that you can participate in if you wish to find out more about the meaning of Lent and prepare for Easter.
The ‘Exploring the Bible’ Lent group will be using the 2019 York Course ‘Daring to see God now’.
A brand new 5-session ecumenical course for discussion groups – ideal for Lent. Comprises course booklet, audio and transcript.
“Nick Baines …. explores the contemporary immediacy of Mark in Daring to see God now, in five well-argued sessions together with more than 60 arresting quotations.” (‘Church Times’ Lenten review 2019)
‘This is a course that helps people to articulate their fears in a way that might deepen their faith and their attitudes to the world around them. It is designed to help people dare to see God in their own lives and those around them. We need not disguise the ‘darkness’ in our lives to be enabled to see God at work within them. There are good questions to be asked – Do you feel loved by God? Does Jesus always deliver what you expect? And more. The recorded conversations are lively. You may not always agree with what is being said but that starts conversations. This course will require some hard thinking by all concerned but there is no harm in that.’ (Review in RCA by Revd Christopher Wardale, Winter 2018)
The following sessions are planned: ‘The Good News of God’; ‘The time is now’; ‘God is present’; ‘Change your mind’; ‘Live it!’.
VENUE: Crosspoint (7 Market Pl, Westbury BA13 3DE)
Mondays at 7.30pm on 11, 18, 25 March and 1, 8 April.
Please note that there is no session in Holy Week (15 April)
At the Methodist Church on Station Road A group will meet in the foyer on Mondays at 7.30pm (in place of Bible Fellowship).
The Methodist congregation would really pleased if more Baptists, Anglicans and Roman Catholics could join this year to make the group discussion truly ecumenical.
Stormore Church will meet on Mondays at 12 noon from 11th March finishing on 15th April.
Broken: A six week study on the series of “Broken”.
This series was shown on national TV last Spring. It tells the story of a priest who lives and walks with his parishioners through all the ups and downs of life. Paula Gooder says this: “The series portrays real life at its most gritty and unvarnished, and in doing so raises many questions along the way about how to live faithfully when life is very hard.”
VENUE: The Laverton
TIME: 7 – 9pm
DATES: TUES 12th March; THURS 21st March; TUES 26th March; TUES 2nd April; TUES 9th April; WEDS 17th April
We will be showing one episode per week, followed by discussion.
£1 per person per session to help with costs.
Refreshments will be available.
To book your place, please telephone Rev. Caroline on 01373 59610.
All are welcome to any of the courses.