Current Sermon Series
Life Essentials: The physical and spiritual are intertwined. God is at work in our lives through basic activities that keep us alive and healthy. During the Lenten season we will consider the spiritual dimensions of basic human physical activities.
A limited number of printed Lenten Devotionals are available at the front desk
Click here to read the online version of the Lenten Devotional
Ash Wednesday, March 5
8 AM in the Chapel & 7 PM in the Sanctuary
Both services will include the imposition of ashes
Weekly Lenten Communion Service, March 12
8:15 AM in the Chapel
15 min worship service each Wednesday during Lent
March 9 – Life Essentials: Breathe
Genesis 2:4-8; John 20:19-22
Every time we breathe we breathe in the Spirit of God.
March 16 – Life Essentials: Sleep
Psalm 121:1-8; 127:1-2
Psalm 121 says God does not slumber nor sleep, but Psalm 127 says we should.
March 23 – Life Essentials: Wash
Psalm 51:6-10; John 13:5-9
Washing is important for physical health but it is also a spiritual practice as it symbolizes the need for our spirits to be cleansed.
March 30 – Life Essentials: Weep
Psalm 55:5-8; John 11:32-36
Lenten Mass - Stabat Mater by Giuseppe Verdi
Weeping is a spiritual practice that brings us close to the heart of God who keeps all of our tears in a bottle.
April 6 – Life Essentials: Eat
Isaiah 25:6-9; Luke 7:31-39
Eating is an experience of nurture and community. In Jesus’ presence, he expects us to eat and drink and enjoy life.
April 10 – Service of Meditation & Prayer
Join us at 7 PM in the Chapel
for a service of meditation as we enter Holy Week.
April 13 – Life Essentials: Move
Isaiah 40:28-31 Acts 17:24-28
Moving – physical exercise—is important for physical health but it is also an expression of spirituality.
Maundy Thursday/Adoration of the Cross
Foot Washing Ritual at 6 PM
Communion and Adoration of the Cross at 7 PM
Good Friday Services
Worship Services at 12 PM & 7 PM
Easter Egg Hunt in Stead Park at 9:30 AM
April 20 – Life Essentials: Laugh
Genesis 21:1-8; Luke 6:17-23
Easter is the punch line of a great joke ... the ending we did not foresee or expect. The punch line frees and liberates us.
Lenten Learning & Fellowship Opportunities
All offerings are open to everyone and you can register
on the Foundry website or at the Main Office.
Being “In Mission”: 6-Week Study and Discussion
Wednesdays at 7:00PM in Room 203
February 5 – March 12
Facilitator: Kirk VanGilder
Each time we share in Holy Communion, we are told to be “one in ministry to all the world.” A sign language interpreter will be present.
Lenten Faith Run: Couch to 5K Training Program
Training Schedule began week of March 2 - click here for training schedule
Facilitator: Jill Barker
Running a 5K is an excellent goal for new runners! This Lent, join us for our Lenten Faith Fun. This will be a time to connect mind, body, spirit and community. The training includes a running coach, weekly group runs and weekly scriptures.
40 Day Love Dare for Parents: Virtual Small Group
Challenge began Wednesday March 5
Conference Calls at 8PM on Sundays March 16, March 30 and April 13
Join Pastor T as she leads a virtual small group for parents! The Love Dare for Parents challenges parents to understand, practice, and communicate life-changing Christ-like love to their children. All parents are invited to join the discussions via Conference Call to share about your journey.
Sundays at 12:30PM
March 9 (Hike), March 23 (Bike) and April 6 (Walk)
Join Pastor Dawn in connecting body and spirit in The Great Outdoors! The group will meet on Sundays following worship so pack a lunch, your water bottle and get ready to move.
Meditation for Everyone: 6-Week Study & Practice
Tuesdays at 7:00PM
Beginning March 11
Facilitator: Jackie Wright Martin (email@example.com)
Meditation is an ancient and powerful tool that can be an integral part of the spiritual path. This 6 week course will introduce you to what meditation is (and what it isn't), explore the different types of meditation, and help you to develop a regular practice. Please contact Jackie with any questions.
2014 Leaders Day Bible Study
Saturday, March 15 at 8:30AM
Cost: $20 (Registration & Lunch)
We are excited to welcome Union Theological Seminary professor, Dr. Hal Taussig. We will work between the two poles of finding meaning in the Bible for our time and thinking about what the biblical texts were for the times when they were first written and read. Save the date!
Living Faith: 5-Week Study of the Christian Disciplines
Tuesdays at 7:00PM
Beginning March 18
Facilitator: Gwen Williamson
There is great interest today in moving beyond studying and knowing about God to experiencing God in everyday ordinary life. Practicing the spiritual disciplines draw us closer to God and leads to a life of living faith. Join us as we explore the Christian disciplines and seek ways to have a living faith this Lenten season.
Women Daring Greatly: 5-Week Small Group
Wednesday at 7:00PM in Room 203
Beginning March 19
Facilitator: Amy Van Arsdale, PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org)
In today’s culture, we are bombarded with messages of insufficiency. Women are especially vulnerable when it comes to feeling that we are never enough. Now more than ever, women need to come together to support each other in daring to challenge these messages and to say, “We are enough, just as we are!”
“Just Breathe” Gentle Yoga: 3-Weeks
Wednesdays from 6:45 – 7:30PM (45min sessions)
Beginning March 26 in the Parlor
Facilitator: Candice Autry
Often we forget to slow down and breathe. Join Candice for 3-weeks of gentle Kundalini yoga which focuses on the power of breathing. Candice was first introduced to yoga and meditation as a swimmer. After exploring the various styles of yoga, her recognition of the power and healing properties of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation inspired her to seek certification.
Life's Essentials: Fueling Your Body Healthfully
Sunday, April 13 at 9:30AM - Room 203
Facilitator: Amaris Bradley, MPH
Registered Dietitian Amaris Bradley, MPH, will walk you through the essential elements of a balanced diet, share resources for fueling your body well, and offer an interactive Q&A to discuss any burning nutrition questions you may have!