From 18th February (Ash Wednesday) during each Wednesday of Lent we will be meeting, at the United Reformed Church, for a seven week course with the other churches in Lindfield. The last session will be at the Maundy Thursday service.
We will be working through each chapter of Graham Tomlin’s Looking through the Cross and focusing on the practical implications of the cross on our daily lives.
There are two opportunities to be part of this. You can come for the morning session at 10.00am or the evening session at 8.00pm. Coffee will be served for half an hour before the course starts.
When will we be meeting? Which chapters will we be studying?
Wed 18th Feb - The Cross and Wisdom (James Clarke)
Wed 25th Feb – The Cross and Evil (Stuart Silk)
Wed 4th Mar – The Cross and Power (Mervyn Weeks)
Wed 11th Mar – The Cross and Identity (tbc)
Wed 18th Mar – The Cross and Suffering (Dan McQuillen)
Wed 25th Mar – The Cross and Ambition, The Cross and Failure (Sarah Jones)
Thurs 2nd April - Maundy Thursday Service (evening only, no groups) – The Cross and Reconciliation and The Cross and Life (Michael Davis)
What is the programme for each meeting?
There is a morning course or an evening course (apart from the last session on Maundy Thursday which is a joint session in the evening).
9.30am or 7.30pm – Coffee and fellowship
10.00-10.30am or 8.00-8.30pm –Worship, bible reading and talk
10.30-11.15am or 8.30-9.15pm – Group time (questions and discussion)
11.15-11.30am or 9.15-9.30pm – Closing worship and prayer
Where can I buy the book?
The book is available in paperback or in kindle format on-line for about £5.00.
Do I have to read the book before I come?
We will be working through the book a chapter at a time (apart from 25th March and 2nd April when we will cover two chapters). You will get more out of the course if you read the relevant chapter before you come. But preparation is just a bonus for you. Even if you haven’t read it, still come.
How will I know which group I am in?
You will be told which group you are in at the first session on 18th February. Each group will include members from all three churches but we will try and make sure there is at least someone you know in your group.
Is it too late to sign up?
No, just let the office know.
Can I swap from the evening to the morning sessions?
Yes, but please let the church office know so we can allocate you to a group.
Wed 18th Feb - The Cross and Wisdom (James Clarke) Audio 18th Feb: http://lindfieldurc.sermon.net/main/main/20324440