'An unprecedented crisis?'
There are five studies in this first bible study of the pandemic, designed and tested by the CMN Congregation to create a safe space for faith, reflection and hope for small groups and congregations. To download, click PandemicStudies-final
The path to meaning-making after acts of violence and devastation begins with truth-telling. Creative Ministries Network Congregation had met twice early in 2020 for our annual Lenten study when the state and Federal governments announced a lock-down as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe. One of our members asked if we could change the third session to a discussion on how each of us was coping with the emerging dramatic news. The truth was we all felt overwhelmed and isolated in the early days of the pandemic. Our decision to break the traditional pattern of our annual study program acknowledged that disturbing truth. The gift of our truth-telling about our initial feelings of fear and confusion was it transformed the buried energy of our painful feelings to creativity and commitment. This booklet is the fruit of that truth-telling.
We welcome feedback on the studies.
‘A Lenten Study: Luke’s Good News’ offers a study guide for the lectionary gospel readings for year C of Lent.
The study seeks to draw on Tom Wright’s commentary to support participants integrate Luke’s gospel with their own life and work. The guide supports shared leadership and space for reflection and faith sharing.
PDF download of Lenten Study, Faith and Work
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