We have a lot of stuff. We collect stuff. Upgrade stuff. Advertisers call upon us in commercials to buy their new and improved products that will make you handsome/beautiful, hip and happy. But, in the end, it is just stuff.
A Netflix documentary “Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things” addresses this reality in our culture. Led by self-declared minimalists Joshua Field Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, they propose reorganizing our lives on the important things rather than the stuff we accumulate. They advocate for an intentional effort of decluttering our possessions so that we can move further along the path toward personal freedom and contentment.
There is a spiritual component to decluttering and simplicity. Christian tradition has long had a retreat component to it, withdrawing even for a short time, to collect and center on the hope and life that Christ brings. Lent is also a season for Christian disciplines of prayer, devotion and faithful focus.
Program: Join Pastor Peter Johnson this season of Lent in a casual large group and small group discussion on the theory and practice of minimalism as well as Christian practices of simplicity, devotion and prayer. Meetings will be held on Wednesday evenings at 6:15 PM for 30 minutes (between Wednesday Night Supper and Lenten worship).
Registration: Register to receive updated guidance and inspirational links through our 40 days together. Register below.
Contact: Pastor Peter Johnson