St. Benedict wrote that “Always, we begin again.” No matter how many years we have worshiped and prayed, we can choose to become beginners in the spiritual life. Each new day offers the opportunity to be more aware of God’s presence and movement in our life. Each encounter with our loving God grows us in faith, hope and love, in patience and wisdom.
Through discussion and practice, we seek to deepen our relationship with the Holy One and one another. Mary Senechal, hospice chaplain, and Judith Brown Bryan, spiritual director and retired Presbyterian minister, will provide short readings, facilitate conversation, and guide a variety of prayer practices that have sustained Christians over the centuries. Because each of us brings our unique gifts and experiences, this series is intended for men and women of all ages and stages in their spiritual journey.
Contact Mary with questions—firstname.lastname@example.org or 440.338.3312. Thank you!
Presale/online tickets must be purchased by January 23 at 11:59 pm.
Tickets on January 24 can be purchased at the door.
“Sugarloaf Mountain” is created and directed by Jeannette Sorrell, creator of Apollo’s Fire hit crossover programs “Come to the River” and “Sephardic Journey,” both Top 10 bestsellers on BILLBOARD Classical. The program has toured to New York City, the National Gallery in Washington, Pittsburgh’s Renaissance & Baroque Society, and universities up and down the East Coast, in addition to over 15 sold-out performances in Cleveland. The CD recording on British label AVIE debuted at no. 5 on the Billboard Classical Crossover chart (2015).
Named for the classical god of music and the sun, Apollo’s Fire was founded in 1992 by the award-winning young harpsichordist and conductor Jeannette Sorrell. Sorrell envisioned an ensemble dedicated to the baroque ideal that music should evoke the various Affekts or passions in the listeners. Apollo’s Fire is a collection of creative artists who share Sorrell’s passion for drama and rhetoric. (apollosfire.org 2019)
PRIMETIME FEDERATED FORUM
Monday, February 10
Refreshments 1:30 pm; Program 2 pm
Presenter: Dr. Mari Halkovich Program: Glitz and Glamour in the White House: Seven Presidential First Ladies from Ohio, Their History and Fashion
After retiring as a school district superintendent, Dr. Mari Halkovich began a second career that combines her interest in history with her love of antique and vintage jewelry. She started her antiques business, Vintage Vanities, and began participating in antique shows, often traveling to other states to buy, sell, and appraise jewelry.
Mari is constantly updating and expanding her knowledge of vintage jewelry. She attends conferences and classes nationally. She is a member of the Gemological Institute of America, American Society of Jewelry Historians, and Costume Jewelry Collectors International.
CHURCH FAMILY SKI TRIP
Monday, February 17
7 am-8 pm
Open to church members & friends
Leaving Monday at 7 am, returning around 8 pm
Skiing, snowboarding, or tubing all day!
Cost is as follows:
GROUP or JOY Youth going without parents will be asked to contribute:
$10 for transportation
$10 for lunch
$8 for dinner
and a la carte for the skiing/boarding (Based on 15 people)
$40 lift ticket
$28 for rentals
lessons available, contact Marty
Families joining us are asked to contribute to transportation and will need to pay for lift and rentals.
Food will be their responsibility (but at group discount)
RSVP to Marty Culbertson at email@example.com by February 15.
CDFF ENCORE SERIES
Thursday, February 20
Bell St. Fellowship Hall
Chagrin Documentary Film Festival Encore Series, “Station Hope: A Conversation” and “The Infamous Future” Two short movies followed by a panel discussion Tickets are $12 at the door or online at chagrinfilmfest.org.
Sunday, February 23
The church's Annual Meeting will be held on February 23. A meal will be provided prior to the meeting
starting at 11:30 am as a fundraiser by the Colorado Kids.
Your presence is important! We need a quorum of 100 members to approve the 2020 budget and candidates for leadership positions throughout the church, and other recommendations brought forth by Church Council.
WONDROUS WEDNESDAY: ASH WEDNESDAY DINNER
Wednesday, February 26
Bell St. Fellowship Hall
There will be a free dinner available before the Ash Wednesday service to make it easier to attend. It will feature savory chicken vegetable soup and warm garlic bread.
Call 440.247.6490 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your meal.