LEARN & GROW
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Here are two resources that might be helpful to you during this time.
"Dust and Ashes." An Ash Wednesday at-home experiential time of prayer that can be spread out over nine sessions.
"A Simple Rule," comes from the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity and consists of daily payer prompts and reflections to help integrate our faith into our daily life. Sign-up to receive this latter resource is included in the attached.
For your review or if you need to catch up, you can read and/or listen to any sermon from any given Sunday worship service from the convenience of your computer. COVID 19 in-house guidelines (please review before worshiping with us) GUIDLINES (click)
Would you like to stay connected to your FCCOE family as the winter months arrive? Simple and small zoom groups are forming. Just a time to share and support one another in prayer. Please let me know if you have an interest and we will get you connected in a group that works for you...Pastor Tim
Resources to help you to better understand and to educate, leading to empathy and love for all.
PAX is a Christian spiritual formation center based in the life of the First Congregational Church of Essex. It offers a variety of programs designed to help you create an intentional rhythm of spending time with God
What follows is a suggested outline for spending some quiet time with God each day, structured around the events of the church year. As Eugene Peterson puts it, “When we submit our lives to what we read in Scripture, we find that we are not being led to see God in our stories but our stories in God’s.” The readings begin on Monday and lead up to the designated Sunday.
There are many offerings for you to study God's word throughout the week. You can choose a predetermind day and time or you can join a small group and choose your own day and time. Find the one that best suits you.