Small Group Book Study — February 16 - March 28, 2015
Journey to the Cross: A Lenten series focusing on The Good and Beautiful Life by
James Bryan Smith
Wednesdays, February 18 - March 25, 6:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Lenten Small Group Book Studies
Starting February 16, small groups will meet weekly in
host homes for facilitated study using the book,
The Good and Beautiful Life: Putting on the Character of Christ
by James Bryan Smith. Participants will review the importance of the kingdom of
God in our daily lives. By exploring the essential message of Jesus, we can see
how to live a virtuous life of gladness and kindness. The study will provide
encouragement to move forward into 2015 with positive spiritual growth and
certainty that God continues to do good works in us and through us.
Purchase a Book on Sundays or
Wednesdays, February 1 - 15 in the FBC hallway for $10 or buy online (Kindle,
audio and cd versions available online only).
Small Group Signup - Hosted in designated church members’ homes, each small study group will be led
by a trained facilitator for about 90 minutes one night a week between February
16 and March 28.
To sign up, submit your information in the field below or
If you prefer, you may
sign up for a small group
358-5458 x122. Provide your contact information, preferred night of the week
(any night except Wednesday) and preferred geographical meeting area (West End,
Southside, etc.). Someone will contact you with small group locations.
Wednesdays, February 18 - April 5 Dr. Jim Somerville leads a
Journey to the Cross series
The Good and Beautiful Life: Putting on the Character of Christ by
James Bryan Smith
at 6:15 p.m. in the
Sanctuary beginning with the:
Ash Wednesday service - Wednesday, February 18.
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent in the Christian Church. The
name dies cinerum (day of ashes) likely dates from as early as the eighth
century. Ashes are placed on the foreheads of the congregants in the sign of a
cross. This service begins a series of Wednesday services continuing through
Holy Week called Journey to the Cross, a time of reflection and penitence,
within the reality of grace found in Jesus Christ and His death on the cross.
February 21 - April 5
sermon series: TBA
Thursday, April 2 5 pm Dinner and Seder
sampling (no dinner on
Wednesday, April 1)
Tickets ($6) are required and
are available for purchase in the reception room on Sunday mornings and by the
food service tellers on Wednesday evenings during Lent.
The Seder meal is traditionally a
joyful family dinner which is held in Jewish homes on Passover and is the final
meal Jesus ate with his disciples before his arrest and crucifixion. Our meal
will be a simple, kid-friendly dinner (chicken tenders, mac-n-cheese, green
beans and a cookie) followed by a shortened sampling of the Passover meal and
worship. The Seder will take place around the tables and will be led by members
of our staff.
6:30 pm Maundy Thursday Service in the Sanctuary (Jim Somerville preaching)
March 29 8:30 & 11 am - Palm Sunday
(Jim Somerville preaching) -
11 am service televised live in central Virginia on WRIC-TV8
April 5 8:30 & 11 am - Easter Sunday
(Jim Somerville preaching)
- 11 am service televised live in central Virginia on WRIC-TV8