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August 10, 2022 - 8:00am (Morning Meditation on Zoom)
August 17, 2022 - 8:00am (Morning Meditation on Zoom)
August 24, 2022 - 8:00am (Morning Meditation on Zoom)
August 31, 2022 - 8:00am (Morning Meditation on Zoom)

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Adult Deepening Opportunities for Lent 2022
Posted: Feb 23 2022 - 8:59pm

Full to the Brim: An Expansive Lent – Adult Deepening Opportunities for Lent

The season of Lent is a time to find new and creative ways to grow in faith and one’s relationship with God and others. As we emerge from winter and the restraints of the pandemic, we hope you consider joining one or more of these Lenten Adult Deepening opportunities, as well as the ongoing Weekly Bible Study on Sunday mornings at 10am.

Living into Lent Spiritual Practices Workshop - Sunday, March 13 (rescheduled from March 6) from 4-5:30pm on ZoomAdam S. will facilitate an intimate gathering, aimed at helping you carve out some healing space for grace throughout Lent and beyond. “Come as you are” to explore together the joys, brokenness, gifts, and doubts we bring to this Lenten season, a time for emptying and re-filling our cup. Find the Zoom link in the weekly newsletter.

Full to the Brim Small Group Study - 7:30-8:30pm on Tuesdays March 8-April 5* on Zoom. (*Please note the new end date. This series has been extended another week.) During Lent, join us for a small group study to reflect on the themes of God’s abundant and expansive grace, drawing from the Full to the Brim Lenten resources. We will engage Jesus’ parables and promises of God’s lavish love and grace, through scripture, poetry, visual art and music. Find the Zoom link in the weekly newsletter.

Week #1: March 8, 2022 Download Lenten Study Materials

Week #2: March 15, 2022 Download Lenten Study Materials

Week #3: March 22, 2022 Download Lenten Study Materials plus Supplemental Handout

Week #4: March 29, 2022 Download Lenten Study Materials

Week #5: April 5, 2022 Download Lenten Study Materials

Prayer Partners for Lent - Please email adultdeepening@upbrookline.org by Ash Wednesday, March 2 if you would like a Prayer Partner for Lent. We’ll pair you up with someone, or you can choose a partner you already know, and then you can make a plan with your Prayer Partner to connect at least 15 minutes each week of Lent by phone or in person. The Adult Deepening team will also provide Prayer Partners with a brief guide for ways you might get to know each other, and ways to try praying together or individually on behalf of the other. 

Questions? Send an email to adultdeepening@upbrookline.org.

Morning Meditation
Posted: Sep 30 2021 - 8:07pm

Join us on Wednesday mornings from 8:00-8:30am on Zoom for a calming, caring congregational connection in the middle of your chaotic week. We will hold space for some simple prayer sharing and will offer a relaxing and centering guided meditation that will leave you relaxed and renewed, ready to move into the rest of your week. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join us, no prior meditation experience necessary. For the Zoom information and to join the regular mailing list for this group, contact Adam at adultdeepening@upbrookline.org.

 

Sacred Stroll at Chestnut Hill Reservoir
Posted: Sep 1 2021 - 11:45am

The Adult Deepening Team and Gathering Team invite you to join them for a Sacred Stroll at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir on Saturday, September 11 from 10am-12pm. Our Sacred Stroll will start at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir parking lot near Cleveland Circle at 10am and together we will enjoy nature as we walk! We will take a leisurely walk around the Reservoir's circular perimeter of two miles, sharing in a time of contemplative worship. People and animals of all ages are welcome! And join us for Dove Bars at the conclusion - in observance of 9/11. The entire route is accessible and wide. Parents, please accompany your children. Please RSVP to adultdeepening@upbrookline.org if you plan to attend, to help us plan for worship materials and water. Having RSVPs also helps us notify folks if we need to reschedule due to bad weather.