Once again we will be running a Lent Course within the Sutton Coldfield Group this year. In previous years the York Courses have proved to be popular, and they have released a new course for 2014 called Build on the Rock: Faith, Doubt – and Jesus. There are 5 sessions in all, and once again they offer reflections, Bible readings and discussion points to help Christians at all stages of their faith journey to delve a little deeper into our relationship with Christ.
You may well be familiar with some of the contributors who appear on the course CD. This year we will hear from Bishop Richard Chartres, Rev’d Joel Edwards and Birmingham’s very own resident Theologian, Dr Paula Gooder. No doubt they will have some valuable insights to share with us, and leave us with plenty to discuss in the break-out groups after hearing the CD.
The course will be run at the Trinity Centre, and in keeping with previous years we will be meeting on different nights of the week so that other activities that people regularly participate in will not be too affected. We will meet at 7:30pm until 9:00pm. There will also be a day-time group that will meet each week for those who cannot make the evenings. Listen out for further details on this in the next couple of weeks.
The nights in question are:
Thursday 13th March
Thursday 20th March
Friday 28th March
Tuesday 1st April
Wednesday 9th April
In the past this course has been well-attended and many people have commented on how useful it has been, not only by exploring the themes of the course each week, but also in helping people from each church in the Group to get to know one another better.
If you are interested in participating in the course, please use the sign-up sheet at the back of church. Materials for the course are provided, but if you are able to make a small contribution to the costs it would be very gratefully received.
I look forward to seeing you there.