2024 Lenten Study Groups
During this Lenten season we are excited to offer a variety of ways to study and connect. Please see the descriptions of each below. Indicate your interest by registering here.

Pause, Spending Lent with the Psalms by Elizabeth F. Caldwell
Thursdays at 6:30pm
Led by Pastor Tim at his residence

The Thursday Lenten Group will meet at the home of Tim and Kelly Stern at 6:30 PM for soup, salad and bread, as well as fellowship and discussion of the above title. 

Please contact the church office (admin@arkanddove.org or 410-674-6400) to register. We will be putting an order in for the books at 35% off ($11)next week. Click here for Information about the book.  Four Sessions: Feb 22 and 29; March 14 and 21.

Hard and Holy Work by Mary Alice Birdwhistell and Tyler D. Mayfield
Fridays, 6:00-7:30pm
Led by Pastor Jenn at her residence

We'll be studying the book and enjoying a vegetarian meal. Families with children can bring their kids to hang out with the McCullough kids if they'd like! 

This new release offers a unique Lenten journey through the Book of Exodus, encouraging us to see those who are marginalized or suffering as God sees them and practice endurance for the messy middle of justice work.

Please contact Pastor Jenn at jenn.mccullough@arkanddove.org by February 9th if you’d like the church to purchase you a copy ($17).  Four Sessions: Feb 16; March 1, 15, and 22.

Have a Beautiful Terrible Lent by Kate Bowler
Saturdays, 10:00-11:00am
Led by Kim Champagne and Amy Tardiff in the Ark & Dove Room


Based on her new book Have a Beautiful, Terrible Day! Daily Meditations for the Ups, Downs, and In-Betweens. Acquiring the book is not mandatory for this study. Participants may also sign up for daily email prompts during the 40 days of Lent. Emails begin 2/14 (Ash Wednesday).   Group meets six sessions: February 17 and , 24; March  2, 9, 16, and/23.

A copy of the free discussion guide will be emailed at sign up, or you may download the guide and sign up for the daily email prompts at this link.

This is a study offered by Kate Bowler and her team at Everything Happens and is an honest and real reflection on what it means to follow Jesus through the ups and downs of our days. It also allows for discussion about life as it really is—not just the Instagram-worthy parts but the difficult and the painful too. I hope you will join us.  If you have any questions, contact Kim Champagne or Amy Tardiff.