Get ahead for the Lent Courses this year!
Across Westbury Area Churches Together we are offering three opportunities for reflection and meditation which can be carried out privately, in small groups or online via Zoom. See below for details of the Lent Courses available and how to join them.
Mondays starting Monday 7 March at 12noon
Stormore Baptist Church, Dilton Marsh
This will be an in-person group. The group will be using the “York” course Caring For Creation for this year.
Written by Brian Davis
The human race is facing its greatest challenge: the threat to the environment and climate change. Faith in our Creator God should enable us to see what is actually happening. This course has been written by Brian Davis.
Please book through Rev Len Clift.
Please wear a mask. Coffee and tea provided.
Tuesdays starting Tuesday 28 February at 7pm
The White Horse Team Ministry will host “The Joy of the Gospel” by Paula Gooder, via Zoom.
Please book your place and request a course book email@example.com
Daily Devotional starting Wednesday 2 March (Ash Wednesday)
If you would prefer something quieter and reflective there is also the option of “Live Lent: embracing justice” a daily devotional by Isabelle Hamley, available either online through CHpublishing, or you can order through firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to make sure we have our books in good time please ensure you have booked your place or study guide by Feb 17th. Books will be available for collection from All Saints Church and Holy Trinity Church – you will be notified when ready.
More information on the Joy of the Gospel Lent Course
The Joy of the Gospel by Paula Gooder
This six-part course for parishes and Lent groups is based on Pope Francis’ much acclaimed reflections on mission and evangelism, published as Evangelii Gaudium (‘The Joy of the Gospel’). Widely recognised as offering wisdom and vision for all Christians in a culture that is often hostile to the church, Evangelii Gaudium offers a positive and realistic approach to sharing faith in the modern world.
Paula Gooder introduces its key themes to readers in all denominations and challenges them to consider its application in their own contexts.
The course includes:
Preface: Why Study Evangelii Gaudium?
1. The Joy of the Gospel
2. The Church’s Missionary Transformation
3. Amid the Crisis of Communal Commitment
4. The Proclamation of the Gospel
5. The Social Dimension of Evangelisation
6. Spirit-filled Evangelizers