LENT 2024 ~ Christ In-Creation: A Lenten Journey


Lenten Sundays 2/18 ~ 3/17
9 AM Chapel & 10 AM Sanctuary services
5 PM Worship in Weston

Lenten Retreat March 9 & 10 Speak with the Earth Author Retreat (details and sign-up below)


Palm Sunday March 24, 10 AM Wellesley, 5 PM Weston
Maundy Thursday March 28, 7 PM in Wellesley and 7:30 PM Weston
Good Friday March 29, 7 PM Wellesley
EASTER Sunday March 31 Wellesley
7 AM – Sunrise Service
9 AM – Celebration Service
11 AM – Celebration Service


This Lent, as we consider what it means to, in the words of our Mission Statement, “passionately care about God’s Creation,” you are invited to join in a Congregation wide book study of Speak with the Earth and It Will Teach You by Daniel Cooperrider, a former WVC Pastoral Resident. You may purchase the book for $20 during Fellowship Hour or in the main office, but please don’t let cost be a barrier to participation.

Speak with the Earth is divided into four sections: Rivers, Mountains, Trees, and Clouds. We will read one section each week and meet in weekly reflection groups to discuss the readings and listen for what Christ In-Creation has to teach us. While we encourage you to join one group for the entirety of Lent, you can attend any of the following sessions:

Sundays at 10 AM – 11 AM: Led by member of Village Church and lead pastor for “Wild Church,” an outdoor ministry, Rev. Diane Anderson. In the Parlor and via Zoom, on February 25, March 3, March 10, and March 17. Sign up using the button below!
Meeting link & Info:
Meeting ID: 843 3593 0260
Passcode: 849750

Sundays at 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Led by Rev. Sarah and Megan. In the Parlor and via Zoom, on February 25, March 3, March 10, and March 17. Sign up using the button below!
Meeting link & Info:
Meeting ID: 860 8449 1420
Passcode: 930204

(FULL) Wednesdays at 10 AM – 11 AM: Led by Rev. Stacy. In the Parlor and via Zoom on February 28, March 6, March 13, and March 20. (FULL) Email Stacy Swain for zoom info at: stacy@wellesleyvillagechurch.org

Wednesdays at 5:30 PM – 7 PM: Led by Rev. Pam in the Parlor on February 28, March 6, March 13, and March 20. This is for all families and is a continuation of our Families Befriending Families. Pizza will be provided in the Village Common from 5:30 – 6 p.m., then the reflection group will meet in the Parlor from 6-7 p.m. and the children will be with Jade downstairs painting murals. Sign up using the button below! (No zoom option for this gathering)

(NEW!)Wednesdays at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Led by Jade Hargrave. In the Parlor and via Zoom on February 28, March 6, March 13, and March 20. Sign up using the button below!

If none of these times work for you and you would still like to participate, please click on the sign up button below and choose option number 5 and we will see what we can do.
Meeting link & Info:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86292118309?pwd=K1hKdVVVaGJsdkRzNnloaHF0RDZ4QT09Meeting ID: 862 9211 8309
Passcode: 962233

Reflection Groups Sign Up Here >

Speak with the Earth Retreat – a weekend with author and former Pastoral Resident Rev. Daniel Cooperrider March 9 & 10

You are invited to any and all of the following:

3/9 Saturday – Pop-Up Wild Church + Nature Walk,  10:00-11:30 AM, Ridge Hill Reservation, 463 Charles River Street, Needham

Join Rev. Daniel Cooperrider for a weekend connecting with the divine through nature.

On Saturday morning, experience a “Wild Church” gathering inspired by the Wild Church Network, embracing worship amidst the natural world. Led by Rev. Cooperrider, participants will engage in contemplative openness and conversation with the more-than-human world. (dress appropriately to be outside and bring beach chair or blanket to sit on)

3/9 Saturday – Speak with the Earth: Author Talk & Workshop

2:00-4:00 PM – Village Church in Weston, UCC

Village Church is excited to offer time with author and former pastoral resident. During this book talk and workshop, we’ll explore the beauty of earth-based spirituality and how it can help us be in connection and conversation with the sacred in all things. Daniel will share insights from his book and guide attendees in moving from head to heart. The workshop welcomes all ages and spiritual backgrounds, fostering a space for reflection and discussion on the expressions of God in nature. Don’t miss this opportunity on March 9th to enrich your spiritual journey. For more details and registration, visit: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090444A8AE23A7FD0-48249034-speak

3/10 Sunday – Rev. Daniel Cooperrider will preach at 9 and 10am in Wellesley and 5pm in Weston.

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