The season of Lent is traditionally a time of turning back to God, of repenting of our sin and reconnecting with God's love for us. This year, we invite you to join us in finding The Quiet Center, the sabbath space where we can rest in God's love and find the peace that passes our understanding.
Lenten Devotional | Vincent Van Gogh & the Beauty of Lent
Sign up to receive a daily email devotional. Each week, biblical texts and Van Gogh's work throw light on each other. May the beauty of Van Gogh's artwork invite you into the quiet center, reflecting on God's beauty and presence with us.
Ash Wednesday | March 2
Pick up a take-home kit on Sunday, February 27, to observe Ash Wednesday at home. The sanctuary will be open on Ash Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:00 am and noon to 1:00 pm for quiet prayer and to receive ashes.
Hike with Pastor Katie | Saturday, March 12
10:00 am at Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship
11661 Harpers Ferry Road, Hillsboro, VA
Spending time in nature is one of Pastor Katie's favorite sabbath activities. Meet at the Blue Ridge Center for an easy two-mile hike. All ages and hiking abilities welcome - the dirt path does include some uphills and rocky sections. Email Pastor Katie so we know to expect you!
Restorative Yoga Class | Saturday, March 19
1:00-3:00 pm at Roots & River Yoga
Machelle Lee of Roots & River will lead us in a very gentle yoga class focusing on releasing tension and cultivating a sense of calm. This kind of physical rest can be an important part of sabbath rest! Space is limited, so a reservation is required. If you're able, please make a $15 donation to New Hope to cover the cost of the class.
Cooking Challenge | Sunday, March 20
12:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall
Put on your best apron and prepare your favorite dish for a cooking challenge. Chefs of all ages are welcome! We'll enjoy lunch together, and everyone will vote on their favorite! Sign up by clicking here.