Feb 022016

Saturday, March 5th, 9:00 am—2:00 pm
Hosted by St. Martin’s

What does it mean to be a missionary church? How did the earliest followers of Jesus face challenging times with hope…and how can we do the same?

The annual leadership conference will again be here at St. Martin’s. All church leaders, lay and ordained, are encouraged to attend. The guest speaker, Scott Gunn, is the Executive Director of Forward Movement and is widely known for co-founding Lent Madness and the Acts 8 Movement.

Click here for more information, to register, or to request childcare.

Feb 022016

like a childMondays in Lent at 7:00 pm beginning February 15th

Father Jon will lead another book study throughout Lent. After such a positive response to the Advent series studying “Like A Child” by Rev. Tim Mooney, this series will continue that study with a Lenten theme. If you do not already have the book, you can order it online at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. All are welcome, even if you cannot attend all sessions, please join us!

About the book:
By restoring the childlike ways of humility, trust, awe, wonder, playfulness and more, we can recover a fuller picture of what it means to be human. This unique spiritual resource explores what Jesus may have meant when he said, “Unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” It addresses our modern misperceptions regarding the nature of maturity and the common coping mechanisms―distrust, guardedness, insecurity, judgmental thinking―we acquire, and feel we require, in adulthood. Along with the wisdom of ancient and modern spiritual luminaries, this book provides over twenty-five spiritual practices to help us cultivate the childlike ways of attention, self-awareness, joy and resilience in our inner lives as well as in our relationships with others.