BUCC Lenten Program 2015 “Faithful Responses”
Lenten Program 2015
February 18, 2015: Ash Wednesday
This service will begin at 7:00 pm. During the service we will be implanting ashes as well as laying out the Lenten theme for 2015. The theme for the sermon that evening will be “Faithful Responses”.
Lenten Program Begins: We will begin at 6:00 pm with a volunteer potluck soup supper and then at 7:00 pm we will reconvene in the worship area for a program. Signup sheets will be put out to line people up to provide soup.
February 25, 2015: The focus for this evening will be the challenges facing the Native Americans in our midst. Dr. Richard Meyer, SDSU American Indian Studies Coordinator will be speaking.
March 4, 2015: The focus for the presentation will be bullying. In many cases the bullying is the prelude to domestic violence. The program is still being developed and will be announced soon. Bullying has become more intense in the recent years due to the ability of the electronic world to bring it to all areas of life. Joe Fishbaugher speaking.
March 11, 2015: This program will deal with aging. Rev. George Gehand the chaplain at the United Living Center will be the presenter. The focus of this program will be to explore the challenges facing our brothers and sisters as they grow older and their depleting resources that may no longer be available to them in the near future.
March 18, 2015: The focus for this program will be the challenges facing those of our community in living under the weight of poverty. We will look at some of the causes and the opportunities to help our brother and sisters not with a hand out but a hand up. Mayor Tim Reed speaking.
March 25, 2015: We will invite Rev. Steve Newcome from the center for community involvement of United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Rev. Newcome will be leading us on an exercise to see how we can become strategic in our response to these various challenges.
April 2, 2015: We will gather for a “Seder Meal” beginning at 5:30 pm which will be followed by a Tenebrae service. The evening will be a time of growth in our understanding of the events of Jesus life and a time for spiritual growth.
April 3, 2015: The Good Friday Vigil will begin at 3:00 pm and will conclude at 6:00 pm. This will be a time for individualized meditation and prayer. The sacrament of Holy Communion will be available with an invitation to self-serve or to be served by the pastor.
April 5, 2015: Early morning Easter service. This early morning service of prayer and celebration will begin with an 8:00 am gathering for song, scripture and prayer at the memorial garden (weather permitting). This brief service will provide the participants with an opportunity to joyously celebrate the gift of new life through the risen Christ.
April 5: Easter breakfast will take place in the education wing and will be hosted by the Youth of the church. This will be an opportunity for the congregation to gather in fellowship as we prepare to celebrate the joyous message of Easter.
April 5: 10:00 am Easter Service will be a celebration in song, scripture and meditation of the gift of new life through the Risen Christ. It will be a time for all to rejoice in the wonder of God’s new gifts.
April 5: Easter Egg hunt. Following worship the children are invited to come and share in an Easter Egg hunt. The location of the hunt will depend on the conditions.