February 2018
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How do you keep Lent? 
 
Since ancient times, Christians of all ages and places have observed the season of Lent. Throughout that long history, it has always been a time for spiritual renewal in anticipation of the great feast of Easter, the center of the church's year. How do you keep Lent? Download our free resources

Tell us how you're celebrating 
 
How are you celebrating Bold Women's Day? You can start by visiting welca.org/bwd and downloading our updated resources. Let us know how you're observing the day. 
 
Scholarship deadline is Feb. 15 
 
The 2018-19 scholarship application process is open. The deadline is Feb. 15. Scholarships are offered to laywomen and those entering rostered ministry.  Find out who  received scholarships in 2017-18. 


Café: Falling in love with me

Jesus doesn't simply say love your neighbor. Jesus says, "love your neighbor as you love yourself." In this issue of Café, we talk about how the love we seek is found within. If we don't love ourselves, how can we claim to love our neighbor as we love ourselves? Read the article.


Do not let your hearts be troubled

In the Gospel of John, Jesus comforts his disciples (us) and tells us not to worry, but to trust in God and to trust in him. Read the devotion.


Honoring our African-American heroes

February is Black History Month, when we honor African-American women and men who have made significant contributions to America and to the rest of the world.
 
 
Gather Bible study hits the spot 
 
Gather's winter Bible study, "Multiple meanings: Learning from other interpretations" by Mark Allan Powell, continues this month, and the responses from subscribers like Ileen Everett are enthusiastic.  
 
"In our study, we were pleasantly surprised at the conversations the January Bible study fostered. We were so interested in our discussion that we ran over our usual time."

Learn more about this thought-provoking study, as well as what we have in store for Gather's Spring and Summer 2018 issues. 


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