You are invited to journey with us this Lent. Beginning March 1, we will be sharing e-mail devotionals with reflections from the community, inspired photographs, and musical selections every Monday through Saturday. If you've been getting our e-mails in the past, you are all set. If this will be your first series, you can sign up here. And, we are building it as we go, so if you'd like to write a reflection, send us a message and we'd be happy to get you started.
Additionally, you are invited to participate in the Photo-A-Day practice created by our friends over at Rethink Church. Our daily themes will coincide with theirs, so if you are a visual person, this is a great way to participate. If you share photos, please be sure to let people know you are part of the Collective by adding the #PoCo40 tag in addition to #rethinkchurch.
And, to get you started, here's a cover of U2's "40" by Sarah Howell. Sarah leads the folk at Roots Revival, a partner community of Portico Collective in Winston-Salem, NC. You can check out their upcoming services along with many others on our Gatherings page.
40 is an interesting song, because it mashes-up Psalms 40 and 13 — joy and lament together under the same melody. That's what we hope Lent can be for all of us: a reflective time that lets the joy and the pain commingle until truth is found.
Have a listen, and see what the tension evokes in you.