Lenten Soup Supper and Discussion Series

Evening Timeline

5:00 to 5:30 pm: Meditation and reflection in the Sanctuary, inspired by the music and worship of Taize

5:30 to 6:00 pm: Soup Supper in the Social Hall

6:00 to 7:00 pm: Discussion

You are encouraged to attend the entire event, but you are also welcome to participate to whatever degree you are able. Childcare will be provided.

Sunday, March 17 - Forgiving Family Members

"Joseph hurried out, because he was overcome with affection for his brother, and he was about to weep. So he went into a private room and wept there." — Genesis 43:30

Forgiving family members who have wronged you can be a painful process. Joseph agonized about how to do so, especially after he encountered his brothers who had once left him for dead. This week, we will focus on what needs to happen before you can forgive a family member.

Sunday, March 24 - Forgiveness after a Hate Crime

"See, I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves." — Matthew 10:16

Jesus sends his followers out into the world, and he acknowledges the dangers we face for standing up for our beliefs. When you are attacked for who you are and what you believe (as we were two years ago amid a series of hate crimes), the wounds can run deep. This week, we will focus on what forgiveness means for our church, now that we are survivors of a hate crime.

Sunday, March 31 - Forgiveness when the hurt comes from within the church

"Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive." — Colossians 3:13

Since we followers of Jesus are human, we hurt each other from time to time. Those hurts can be especially painful when they happen between fellow congregants or between pastors and congregants. This week, we will focus on what it means to process the wounds we inflict on each other within Little River, and what it takes to forgive. Please note: this will be the last of the Soup Suppers and Discussions for this season of Lent.

Roberta Croll