Join your faith family for
40 Days of…Seriously, God?
Are you constantly asking God about why He does the things He does in your life? We know His ways are not our ways, but this doesn’t stop us from getting frustrated, disappointed, or angry when our lives take turns that we don’t expect. This is an opportunity to “Make sense of Life Not Making Sense” with a small group of others who might be asking the same questions as you.
This Lent, we invite you to join a small group of your fellow Corpus Christi parishioners for 7 weekly discussions surrounding the book Seriously, God? by Father Michael White and Tom Corcoran of Church of the Nativity in Timonium, MD.
This year, 40 Days will take place in homes, not at the parish. More information on leading/hosting a small group can be found below!
Q: I’ve never lead or hosted a small group before. How do I know what to do?
A: First of all–don’t worry! Leader and host responsibilities are simple. Leaders facilitate open and welcoming discussions using questions that will be given to you. Hosts provide a welcoming space in their home for a small group of 6-8 to gather for discussion. Even better if you can do both!
Secondly, attend training. We will be providing 2 training opportunities for group leaders/hosts, and you will be receiving your materials at this training session so that you will have ample time to prepare.
Please register below. Contact Catherine Emley at firstname.lastname@example.org if you missed the training sessions.
Q: I already have a small group. Can we participate together?
A: Absolutely! You can participate with your existing faith group if you have one. Please have each member of your group register so that the we get enough materials for everyone. They will need to indicate on the registration that they already have a group so that we do not accidentally place them in a new group.
Q: What if I don’t have a small group?
A: Not a problem! This will be the case for many who register for 40 Days, so you are in great company. The registration form will ask you some questions about yourself so that we can find a good fit for you.
Q: Do I need to pay for or buy anything in order to participate?
A: 40 Days is completely FREE. There is no fee to sign up, and the parish will purchase and distribute all materials before Lent.
Q: What if I/my group can’t meet on Thursday evenings?
A: If you require placement in a new group, we may have some leaders and/or hosts who are also unable to meet on Thursdays, or would be willing to facilitate groups that meet on an alternative day. However, we will not know for sure until 40 Days is much closer.
If you are in an existing group that already knows it cannot meet on Thursday evenings, your group is welcome to meet at a time when it is convenient for the group. This alternative day/time, however, will need to happen after Thursday evenings, as the weekly video links will not be available until Thursdays. A group meeting on Fridays or Saturdays will be able to stay on pace, but a group that must meet in the earlier half of the week will fall behind and go beyond Easter.
Registration closes on Wednesday, February 15th so that the Purpose Driven Team can assemble groups and distribute information to group leaders, hosts, and participants before the first session.
Questions can be directed to the team at email@example.com
Thursday, February 23rd
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Thursday, March 23rd
Thursday, March 30th
Wednesday, April 5th (due to Holy Thursday)
The evening video links will be sent out to leaders/hosts on Thursday evenings.
The book and study guide will be distributed by/on the weekend of February 18th/19th. They will be provided sooner to group leaders.