Spring Quarter 2017
Hours: Monday-Thursday 12 PM to 6 P.M. & Friday 10 A.M. to 3 P.M.
Our theme this year is “The Art of Becoming: Integrating our Past, Present and Future.” Join us as we explore this theme and how it might manifest for us differently this quarter!
“In many cultures there is an ancient custom of giving a tenth of each year’s income to some holy use. For Christians, to observe the forty days of Lent is to do the same thing with roughly a tenth of each years days. After being baptized by John in the River Jordan, Jesus went off alone into the wilderness where he spent forty days asking himself the question of what it meant to be Jesus. During Lent, Christians are supposed to ask one way or another what it means to be themselves…to answer questions like this is to begin to hear something not only of who you are but of both what you are becoming and what you are failing to become. It can be pretty depressing business all in all, but if sackcloth and ashes are at the start of it, something like Easter may be at the end.” –Frederick Buechner
As we being Spring Quarter, we find ourselves in the middle of Lent. The 40 days that Jesus journeys in the dessert. He is tempted. He struggles. He suffers. And when he leaves the dessert, he knows who he is. His identity is clear to him. We will spend the first few weeks of the quarter observing this Lenten Season of self-reflection. Our hope is to find ways to understand our own identities as individuals and as a Wesley community. Through our programming and worship as a community we hope to find out who we are becoming and who we are failing to become. We will be focusing on Identity and how we can integrate our Body, Minds, and Soul. We will be discovering what it means to have an embodied Spirituality.
It won’t be all heavy lifting, though. There will be plenty of celebration and playing together as well. Those are parts of the identities we hold and need to honor as well. And through this quarter we will follow Jesus’ journey through death and resurrection. We will practice paying attention to our own daily dyings and risings that comprise our lives. These stories make up our identity.
March 28, Tuesday: Supper Church 6pm
April 4, Tuesday: Supper Church 6 pm
April 7-9: Spring Retreat: Spiritual Practices
April 11, Tuesday: Stations of the Cross (Holy Week) 6pm
April 15, Saturday: Black Lives Matters March 2pm
April 18, Tuesday: Body
April 25, Tuesday: Vespers at University Temple UMC Chapel
May 2, Tuesday: Live Storytelling
May 6, Saturday: Brunch
May 9, Tuesday: Supper Church
May 12, Friday: Sportsball Night
May 16, Tuesday: Vespers
May 20, Saturday: Work Day
May 23, Tuesday: Supper Church
May 30, Tuesday: Supper Church
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