Lent is the time of the Christian year where we take on a “Lenten Discipline”. In order to take on a positive discipline, sometimes that means we give up something that’s drawing us away from the Love of God, our neighbors, and ourselves.  What is that for you?  Sometimes it can mean letting go of a habit that consumes to much of your time and provides no benefit. Or it can mean refraining from eating something that is detrimental to your health. The discipline of giving up during Lent can lead to taking on a new practice, a new attitude, and new form that leads to the “good life” that Jesus promises.

Here are some things you can do this year for Lent:

Ash Wednesday Worship –

Feb 18 6:00 meal and 7:00 worship

Centering Prayer – Thursdays 6:30-7:30.

Come for a quiet hour of contemplative prayer.

Devotions for Lent

Led by christPick up one of the two devotionals at BB – “Led by Christ” for families and “Living the Gospel Life” for everyoneLiving the Gospel Life

 

 

 

Stories at the Crossroads

Each Wednesday night in Lent, we will join our EPiC friends and gather together for a soup dinner followed by different worship experiences.  This year’s theme is “Story at the Crossroads”

Story at the CrossroadsOur stories meet at the crossroads when I tell you my story, I hear and relate to your story, we connect to God’s Story, and they all combine to become “Our” story.

We invite you to come and be a part of building our story of faith that we take to the world and live out in our actions and words on a daily basis. Go to our calendar for dates and locations.

 

 

5 Tuesdays in March

Confronting the Realities of Segregation

Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee is offering a weekly luncheon/lecture series in March called “Confronting the Realities of Segregation”. Each week a guest speaker or panel will discuss different topics on segregation, justice, economics, housing, and emotional healing.

When: 12-1:30 pm on March 3,10,17,24, and 31

Where: First Unitarian, 1342 N. Astor St, Milwaukee

Cost: $15 each week or $60 for series of five

For more information, please contact Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee at 414-276-9050 or at http://www.interfaithconference.org

Walk a labyrinth

Calvary Presbyterian Church—The Big Red Church—located at 935 W Wisconsin Ave, offers their labyrinth on  Sundays at 4:30-6pm during Lent on Feb 22, March 8, & March 22.  (Let’s go as a group on 3/22)