Lenten Series 2019

Beginning March 13th

From Good Friday to Easter

For Jesus it took only three days to move from the horror of Good Friday to the joy of Easter. However, we’re not Jesus. And from our “Good Friday” of Hurricane Michael to our individual and collective “Easters” will take much longer. Join us on Wednesday evenings during Lent for an important series based on the emotional life cycle of a disaster timeline as provided by Episcopal Relief and Development.

March 13        The Emotional Life Cycle of a Disaster – Facilitated by Father Steve

Where are you on the timeline? Where did you begin? We will set the basis for our Lenten series by sharing stories of our individual and collective journeys. We’ll also talk about Holy Nativity’s story in terms of progress, set-backs, hopes and possibilities.

March 20        NO PROGRAM – Spring Break 

March 27        Response, Facts and Recovery – Facilitated by Robert Carroll and Brian Leebrick

Parishioners Robert Carroll and Brian Leebrick were on the front lines of response to Hurricane Michael through their jobs with the Emergency Operations Center. Hear their stories. Hear facts about where we are and what has been accomplished and celebrate the many victories that have taken place since the storm. Hear their hopes for the recovery of our community.

April 3             Working Through Grief – Facilitator to be announced.Grief is a very real part of where we are as a community. Our means and methods of working through our grief will make a big difference in how we recover from the storm.

April 10           Resurrection Stories – Facilitated by the Rev. Stephen Kidd and members of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Gulfport, Mississippi

St. Mark’s, Gulfport is a 175-year-old parish whose building was washed away down to the slab by Hurricane Katrina. Come hear their stories of resurrection and hope as well as their outreach ministry to parishes who experience natural disasters.