Join us March 10 - Wednesday Night Lenten Study - Mr. Rodgers Simple Faith
Simple, patient, and calm. It's not just the recipe for a hit children's show, but for the spiritual life as well. Email: [email protected] to reserve your spot. We want to make sure we email or print the appropriate number of the materials for the class. We will gather in person and via Zoom on 2/24, 3/3, 3/10 and 3/17 as we watch 4 short video's. After each video we will be guided by discussion questions, laughter, fellowship, takeaways for the week by a facilitator from St. Mary's. Each session will end with Compline.
The course is offered by Church Next, and video portion is led by Dr. Westina Matthews, an author, contemplative spirituality director, public speaker, and long-time adjunct professor at the Center for Christian Spirituality at General Theological Seminary in New York City
Mr. Rogers' television persona was authentic. According to the people who knew him, he was really like that. When he got on the screen and sang simple songs about how he loved children; how he thought each was special just as they were, he meant it. He let his show model values that he found important -- quiet, kindness, a deliberate pace, the use of imagination, and getting to know and value many different kinds of people. He remains important because children (and the rest of us) still need what he offered. His message, and his authenticity still have much to offer! We hope you will join us as we enter Lent with a desire to live our Faith with simplicity calmness, patience and courage.