We have been told of our lives that if we are good, good things will happen to us and that if we are bad, bad things will happen to us. As we make our way through life, we discover with Jesus that “the rain falls on the just and the unjust.” These times of struggle, rather than being shunned, can be embraced as an opportunity for growth and greater awareness of God in the midst of our lives. In addition to exploring the “Gifts of the Dark Wood” in worship during Lent, we will be gathering on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM, beginning February 17th. Together we will discuss Eric Elnes’ book and watch teaching from such teachers as Brian McLaren, Diana Butler Bass, and Parker Palmer. Books are available for $12.00 in the sanctuary lobby. They can also be purchased for Kindle on Amazon.