Each church year we follow a cycle of seasons, beginning with Advent, and concluding with the 'kingdom season' in November. Just like the seasons of the calendar year, these church seasons are marked by various changes: of colour, mood, themes, readings and symbols.
Perhaps you have noticed the changes of the seasons and wondered why they matter. Perhaps you have questions about the themes and readings. Perhaps you are not very familiar with church seasons and would like to learn more.
These coffee talks will offer a chance to explore the church year in more depth, with a 20 minute talk followed by 10 minutes of discussion. We will focus both on the practices and customs of each season, and also what these teach us about God and our faith. The talks are the first in a series of three: in the second year there will be talks on doctrine (what we believe); the third year on understanding Scripture.