Raise the Roof Academy Lent Prayer Journal

Just a reminder to download your copy of the Lent Prayer Journal (see below) from Raise the Roof Academy featuring a prayer for every day of Lent written by their students. Raise the Roof Academy develops high-quality education centers, provides community health programs, creates income generating opportunities, and grows alongside local leaders in rural Uganda. This multi-faceted,Continue reading “Raise the Roof Academy Lent Prayer Journal”

Wed. March 2nd: Ash Wednesday Service

We invite all who are able to come and join in a short hour of praise, devotion, and the receiving of ashes on Wednesday, March 2nd at 7pm at our sister UCC, Holy Trinity Community Church (located at 6727 Charlotte Pike #4235, Nashville, TN 37209). Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent. During this time,Continue reading “Wed. March 2nd: Ash Wednesday Service”

Starting March 6th: Learn & Grow – New Day, Time & Study!

New Day!  New Time!  New Study! On Sunday, March 6, 2022, at 12:00 noon, Learn & Grow will return to meeting in-person at the church.  We will offer a Zoom option for those who need to meet remotely with us.  We will do a Lenten study called Witness at the Cross. Written by Amy-Jill Levine, weContinue reading “Starting March 6th: Learn & Grow – New Day, Time & Study!”

Lent 2021: Daily Poetry Series – April 4th

Sunday, April 4th, 2021 (Easter Sunday) “We are baffled” by Walter Brueggemann Christ is RisenHe is risen indeed!We are baffled by the very Easter claim we voice.Your new life fits none of our categories.We wonder and stew and argue,and add clarifying adjectives like “spiritual” and “physical.”But we remain baffled, seeking clarity and explanation,we who areContinue reading “Lent 2021: Daily Poetry Series – April 4th”

Lent 2021: Daily Poetry Series – April 3rd

Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 “A Better Resurrection” by Christina Rossetti I have no wit, no words, no tears;My heart within me like a stoneIs numb’d too much for hopes or fears;Look right, look left, I dwell alone;I lift mine eyes, but dimm’d with griefNo everlasting hills I see;My life is in the falling leaf:O Jesus,Continue reading “Lent 2021: Daily Poetry Series – April 3rd”

Lent 2021: Daily Poetry Series – April 2nd

Friday, April 2nd, 2021 (Good Friday) “The Way of Pain” by Wendell Berry 1.For parents, the only wayis hard. We who give lifegive pain. There is no help.Yet we who give paingive love; by pain we learnthe extremity of love. 2.I read of Abraham’s sacrificethe Voice required of him,so that he led to the altarandContinue reading “Lent 2021: Daily Poetry Series – April 2nd”

Lent 2021: Daily Poetry Series – April 1st

Thursday, April 1st, 2021 (Maundy Thursday) “Gethsemane” by Mary Oliver The grass never sleeps.Or the roses.Nor does the lily have a secret eye that shuts until morning.Jesus said, wait with me. But the disciples slept. The cricket has such splendid fringe on his feet,and it sings, have you noticed, with its whole body,and heaven knowsContinue reading “Lent 2021: Daily Poetry Series – April 1st”

Lent 2021: Daily Poetry Series – March 30th

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 “Silent God” by Edwina Gateley This is my prayer—That, though I may not see,I be awareOf the Silent GodWho stands by me.That, though I may not feel,I be awareOf the Mighty LoveWhich doggedly follows me.That, though I may not respond,I be awareThat God—my Silent, Mighty God,Waits each day.Quietly, hopefully, persistently.Waits eachContinue reading “Lent 2021: Daily Poetry Series – March 30th”

Lent 2021: Daily Poetry Series – March 29th

Monday, March 29th, 2021 “When sorrow comes” by A. Powell Davies When sorrow comes, let us accept it simply, as a part of life.Let the heart be open to pain; let it be stretched by it.All the evidence we have says that this is the better way.An open heart never grows bitter.Or if it does,Continue reading “Lent 2021: Daily Poetry Series – March 29th”