Hartford Churches Study Together (Lent)

Hartford Churches Study Together

by Drew Page

Lenten Study
Participants at Immanuel on March 3

HARTFORD (03/09/2016) — When do five churches of the Connecticut Conference, UCC spend one evening together for five weeks in a row? Not often, but it is happening in Hartford during this Season of Lent.

The Hartford UCC Multi-Church Lenten Bible Study began on February 25 and continues each Thursday evening until March 17. The collaborative study rotates locations to each of the five churches involved. The first three sessions were held at Asylum Hill Congregational Church, Faith Congregational Church, and Immanuel Congregational Church. The Lenten study will continue at Center Congregational Church, UCC, on March 10, and Warburton Community Congregational Church on March 17.

The series of bible studies, titled “Jesus and Justice,” emerged from the congenial relationships between the five churches’ pastors and an effort to find a common ministry in which the congregations could engage.

“Justice is not a me thing, it’s a we thing,” said Rev. Matthew Laney, pastor of Asylum Hill Congregational Church, at the March 3rd study. “You can’t be a Christian on your own. You can’t follow Jesus on your own. We can’t do justice on our own.” Read more here.