Gifts of the Dark Wood
A Lenten Worship Series @ Family of Christ

In the middle of the road of my life I awoke in a Dark Wood where the true way was wholly lost.
~ Dante Alighieri

The experience of waking up in the Dark Wood – a place of failure, emptiness, uncertainty, temptation, and loss – is an unavoidable part of being human.  But while the Dark Wood is commonly understood as a place to be feared and avoided, it is the surest place to meet God.  According to the ancients, spiritual awakening is not something that presents itself in the absence of struggle, but deep in the heart of it.  This series, “Gifts of the Dark Wood,” based on the Eric Elnes book of the same title, will prompt us to see life’s challenges through new eyes.  Could these wilderness feelings actually be our greatest spiritual assets – inviting us to probe, question, discover, and awaken to a new fullness of life?  Join us on a Lenten journey to explore how life’s struggles can be the seedbed for spiritual awakening.

Wednesday, February 10 @ 6pm – Where We Find Ourselves (Ash Wednesday)
Sunday, February 14 @ 10:30am – The Gift of Uncertainty
Sunday, February 21 @ 10:30am – The Gift of Emptiness
Sunday, February 28 @ 10:30am – The Gift of Being Thunderstruck
Sunday, March 6 @ 10:30am – The Gift of Getting Lost
Sunday, March 13 @ 10:30am – The Gift of Temptation
Sunday, March 20 @ 10:30am – The Gift of Failure
Thursday, March 24 @ 6pm – The Gift of Disappearing
Sunday, March 27 @ 10:30am – The Gift of New Life (Easter Sunday)

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