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Our first week of ALT_Mary:Lent will go ahead this Sunday (March 7th at the earlier time of 7pm) IF we have moved back down to Level 1. Updates on our ALT_Mary: Lent Facebook event page HERE
ALT_Mary is a community of people committed to following Jesus amid the beauty and brokenness of life.
It is a space for honest and open conversation. A place where we seek to encounter God through shared food, discussion, music, liturgy, and eucharist.
ALT_Mary is a place where all are welcome and affirmed, regardless of gender, ethnicity or sexuality
Over three Sundays, ALT_Mary: Lent will engage with art, poetry, film and music as part of our individual and collective journey through Lent. The A Sanctified Art team who created some of the resources we will use say this about Lent:
In the season of Lent, we’re reminded that, again and again, suffering and brokenness find us. We doubt again, we lament again, we mess up again. Again and again, the story of Jesus on the cross repeats—every time lives are taken unjustly, every time the powerful choose corruption and violence, every time individuals forget how to love. With exacerbation we exclaim, “Again?! How long, O God?” And yet, in the midst of the motion blur chaos of our lives, God offers a sacred refrain: “I choose you, I love you, I will lead you to repair.” Again and again, God breaks the cycle and offers us a new way forward.
In this season, we need rituals—both old and new—to remember and be transformed.
This Lent, may God’s steadfast love cradle our laments. May God’s grace wash over our weariness. And may we bring all of who we are to God—trusting that God will meet us, time and again, along the way.
Join us as we share food, reflect, pray, prepare and discuss how we take our own cross & live Christ's way of love & liberation.
Got questions? Hit up Revd. Dan Lander (you can get hold of him through the Taranaki Cathedral office 75 83 111). Follow us on Facebook @altmarychurch and check out our ALT_Mary: Lent event page HERE.