Signs of Life

The SSJE Community’s Lenten program, “Signs of Life: Why Church Matters,” is now available for individuals and groups at  The program, a joint effort with the Lifelong Learning Center at the Virginia Theological Seminary, examines five themes – Light, Water, Food, Shelter, and Community – in the light of scripture, the Christian liturgical tradition, and Christian spiritual practice. It seeks to explore the deep meaning embedded in the Church’s sacraments, symbols and practices.  A 15-minute video has been produced for each theme, accompanied by two Facilitator’s Guides, one for use with a large class or adult forum, the other for smaller groups that invites more personal sharing.  Gather a group of friends (or choose a prayer partner) to watch the weekly video, and use the Facilitator’s Guide to discuss the theme.  It’s free and easily downloadable. 

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