This Lent an ecumenical course will be running at the Beacon Cafe with the first one scheduled for Wednesday, 25 February between 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm and on the four Wednesdays following in March.
We will be using Praise Him to allow us to explore five songs of praise in the New Testament. Exploring these songs we shall discover what they tell us about God and Jesus and we shall also reflect on what they tell us about us and our faith.
This course has been put together by Dr Paula Gooder, who is Theologian-in -residence for the Bible Society, a Reader in the Church of England and a member of General Synod. Dr Gooder is assisted by Archbishop Justin Welby, Sister Wendy Beckett and actor David Suchet CBE. Methodist Moira Sleight provides the Closing Reflection at the end of each session.
The course comprises of five stand alone sessions (so it doesn’t matter if you miss one):
1. Gratitude (Ephesians 1.3-14)
2. Image of God (Colossians 1.15-20) - Lead by Canon Coonan
3. Humility (Philippians 2.5-11)
4. New birth (1 Peter 1.3-12)
5. Word made flesh (John 1.1-14)
Canon Coonan will be leading the York Conversation on Wednesday 2nd March on Jesus as the Image of God, an opportunity to reflect, pray and discuss with our fellow Christians in Lent