This Lent our youth members explore how God gets our attention.

By Anna Broadbent, Interim Youth Minister

Our relationship with God is not limited the time spent during worship at church every Sunday. In fact, every day God desperately tries to woo us with the beauty of this world including creation, art, relationships and so much more! Ever wonder how is God trying to get your attention? We are unique individuals, as unique as every snowflake that fell in February. The glorious thing about our uniqueness is that it offers God a challenge to meet us in ways that are truly endless.

This, in my opinion is the biggest challenge of the Church, specifically for anyone passionate about the spiritual formation of youth. While it is impossible to structure a curriculum to expose every youth to all the possible ways God could reveal God’s self, it is our job to try. I think we can all agree that our goal as a faith community is that each of our youth (and every member!) has a personal relationship with God that transcends the specific structure of Christ Church worship.

For the season of Lent the youth of Christ Church will be challenging themselves to explore what kind of divine invitation God is extending to them, to their unique selves. Youth will be engaging in yoga, knitting, contemplative prayer, creative exploration with Legos, Taizé prayer, service projects, a nature hike, Sunday worship with a different congregation, and walking the Georgetown labyrinth.

In the spirit of the youths’ exploration of how God is trying to engage them, we invite all members of the congregation to do the same. Christ Church is offering a variety of ways to engage with God and others during this season of Lent, I encourage you to try something new. Who knows what God has in store for you? Lastly, I invite you to pray for the youth of Christ Church as they attempt to slow down just enough to see God wildly dancing to get their attention in order to say these five words… “Hey you! I love you!” 

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