Lent 2016: Gifts of the Dark Wood

Gifts of the Dark Wood – Wednesdays during Lent 2016 – First Church Longmeadow, 7-8 pm.

A five week worship and study opportunity for Lent.   Books are available for individual study or for reading as part of the Wednesday evening study.   Books are in the office for $13.   Author Eric Elnes is a UCC clergy person serving a church in Omaha, Nebraska.   His premise is that it is in the dark places of our lives –like uncertainly, disappointment, getting lost, feeling empty–that we grow, because God is there.   Are you struggling?  Do you want to grow spiritually during the next several weeks?    The forty days of Lent can be live giving if we journey together into the Dark Wood.


  • February 17: The Gift of Uncertainty
  • February 24: The Gift of Emptiness
  • March 2: The Gift of Being Thunderstruck
  • March 9:  The Gift of Being Lost
  • March 16:  The Gift of Disappearing

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