Lenten Series: Richard Foster’s Celebration of Discipline

Adult Wednesday Night Program –
March 6, 13, & 27, Adult Assembly Room
Led by Rev. Sheryl A. M. Johnson & Mr. Blake Traynham

celebration_discipline_book_coverHailed by many as the best modern book on Christian spirituality, Richard Foster’s Celebration of Discipline explores the “classic Disciplines,” or central spiritual practices, of the Christian faith. This three-week series will correspond to the three categories of spiritual practices Foster identifies: inward, outward, and corporate.

The inward Disciplines of meditation, prayer, fasting, and study, offer avenues of personal examination and change. The outward Disciplines of simplicity, solitude, submission, and service, help prepare us to make the world a better place. The corporate Disciplines of confession, worship, guidance, and celebration, bring us nearer to one another and to God.

Foster provides a wealth of examples demonstrating how these Disciplines can become part of our daily activities, and how they can help us shed our superficial habits and “bring the abundance of God into our lives.”

Program Topics:

March 6: Inward Spiritual Disciplines
March 13: Outward Spiritual Disciplines
March 27: Corporate Spiritual Disciplines

Regular Wednesday Schedule

5:15 p.m.   Children’s dinner line opens
5:30 p.m. 
 Adult dinner line opens 
6:00 p.m.
  Children’s Choirs
– Cherub Choir, Preschool Area
– Carol Choir, Youth Choir Room
– Crusader Choir, Main Choir Room
6:00 p.m.  Youth Group, Youth Area
6:30 p.m.  Adult Program, Fellowship Hall or Adult Classroom
6:30 p.m.  Chancel Bell Choir, Bell Room
6:45 p.m.  Mission Kids, Children’s Area
7:00 p.m.  Youth Choir Make-up, Music Suite

Make your dinner reservations by Tuesday at 5:00 p.m.  You may contact the Church Office, email Susan Young, or place a reservation card in the offering plate.

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