Lent 2018

A Study of Mark's "Good News"

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During the six weeks of Lent (February 14–April 1, 2018), UPC is committed to gathering in smaller groups on a weekly basis. We study the same material each week, engaging with questions and personal discussions that relate directly to the sermon from Sunday's corporate worship experience. This year, we'll look at the book of Mark together and dig into a greater understanding of the ways the good news of Jesus changes our world. Will you join a small group this year? Contact Sue, x152. Sign up after Sunday worship services in Larson Hall (Feb. 4 and 11), or online today:

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The 2018 Study Guide

Available in print, PDF, and digital forms

 In his very first sentence, Mark tells us he has "good news." In all likelihood, this sentence served as the title for his work and is the reason we call the biographies of Jesus 'gospels.' 'Gospel' means 'good news.' What does Mark mean by this intriguing phrase? He uses it more than any other gospel writer. By reflecting on the context each place Mark uses the phrase, we'll get to know Jesus better and see how it is that Mark's news about Jesus is shaping history and can shape the lives of those who believe it.

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Host a Lent Small Group

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We need you! None of us can do this alone. We need one another as we encounter Jesus in deeper ways. Individuals in our community are looking for a space to connect and belong, a space to ask questions about Jesus. Will you host a weekly group for the six weeks of Lent? UPC offers a one-hour facilitator training to help you get started. Interested? Contact Sue, x152.


Lent Story of Hope Videos

Week 1: Anna

2018 Lent Week 1 | Story of Hope: Anna from University Presbyterian Church on Vimeo.


Week 2: Emma

2018 Lent Week 2 | Story of Hope: Emma from University Presbyterian Church on Vimeo.


Week 3: Claire

2018 Lent Week 3 | Story of Hope: Claire from University Presbyterian Church on Vimeo.


Week 4: Palmer House

No Lent video this week. Learn more about the Palmer House


Week 5: The Busby Family

2018 Lent Week 5 | Story of Hope: Busby Family from University Presbyterian Church on Vimeo.


Week 6: Ruben and Myrnie

2018 Lent Week 6 | Story of Hope: Ruben and Myrnie from University Presbyterian Church on Vimeo.


Note: this page will be updated frequently. Check back in the coming weeks for weekly Story of Hope videos and additional resources.

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