Each year parishioners gather to pray, share and listen through a series of events and speakers. People who attend feel a renewed sense of discipleship and purpose for their Faith.
Our Lent 2022 mission and small group study is based on the new book called Seriously, God? Making Sense of Life Not Making Sense.
In Seriously, God?, Fr. Michael White and Tom Corcoran explore the denial, doubt, and betrayal we experience when we face hardship, pain, and grief, and they encourage us to lean into our feelings and to take each circumstance as a chance to learn more about God.
A friend’s child dies; a parent gets a cancer diagnosis; your spouse loses their job. Sometimes life and God’s plan don’t make sense and we end up feeling hurt and angry. Drawing on personal anecdotes and stories from their parish, White and Corcoran—authors of the bestselling and award-winning book, Rebuilt—share important lessons, including: Even the heroes of the Bible—such as Abraham, Moses, David, and the apostles—experienced situations that caused them to misunderstand God.
There is joy in knowing we will forever be getting to know God. Even though life often doesn’t make sense, we shouldn’t assume God doesn’t make sense. For anyone who has battled suffering, walked away from faith under the pressure of crushing doubt, never felt safe giving faith a chance, or cared about someone who struggles with these realities, this book treats the problems of suffering and evil not as an argument to be overcome but as an invitation to a deeper faith.
Each chapter relies on biblical stories that provide a wonderful introduction to scripture to those who are not familiar with the Bible and a fresh perspective to those who are. Each chapter also includes questions for self-reflection and discussion. Join a Mission Small Group and see what God has planned for your as you connect deeper with our community members!
Save the Date!
Kick Off Rally
7 PM Sunday
March 6, 2022
Free Mission Small Group Sign Up
Includes Book and Materials
SJV Small groups meet in person and virtually.
Find your perfect fit!
Lead a Mission Small Group
Grow and gather with your group in weekly meetings, whether face-to-face or online. This is a special opportunity to invite others and facilitate deeper connections with disciples near and far. Leader training available on Tuesday, February 15, at 10 am and 6:30 pm.