Lent at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Salem, Oregon
Ash Wednesday Service
February 10 at 6 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Wednesdays in Lent
Join us on Wednesdays February 10, 17, 24 and March 2, 9, and 16
at 5:15 p.m. for a simple supper of soup and bread;
at 5:45 p.m. for a DVD-based exploration of the "Gifts of the Dark Wood,"
featuring prominent Christian writers and spiritual leaders;
and at 6:45 p.m. for a short Taize Prayer Service that ends at 7 p.m.
Heart Soul Mind Strength 2016 Lent Devotional Booklets
This Sunday, February 7, the Deacons will have these devotional booklets available in the McDougle Narthex.
The suggested donation is $3 per booklet to defray cost.
The daily Lent devotionals are written by The Stillspeaking Writers' Group,
a group composed of United Church of Christ ministers and authors
who collaborate on resources for people in the church, outside the church, and not so sure about the church.
Their motto: "Hearing God where you live (and other surprising places)."
The booklets are beautifully produced by the United Church of Christ.
Drink Water for Life during Lent!
We're continuing our Lenten tradition to set aside money for clean water projects around the world.
The goal is to set aside money every time we use water: when we drink it, when we bathe in it, when you clean with it, and certainly when you purchase expensive beverages that are made with it.
Consider donating the equivalent of your water bill or your daily lattes during Lent, for instance.
An anonymous donor is matching every dollar contributed with another dollar,
so we can bring clean water to people around the world twice as fast!
The Wagouman water project in Haiti will be the direct beneficiary of our campaign.
We've sent half of what we need to our Haitian partners for the system, we need $6,500 more to complete it.
The challenge is on!