Pohick's series of Lenten Suppers, Studies and Services will begin on Wednesday, March 8 at 6:30 pm in the Parish House and run over five weeks. For adults, the rector will offer a class entitled, “American Folk Religion,” while our seminarian Wesley Arning will share experiences from his recent trip to East Africa in his adult study, “Lessons from the Plains of Africa.”
For their Lenten programs, our teens and pre-teens will be exploring the Beatitudes, while the younger children will learn about prayer. Childcare is available for ages three and under during the class time. The evenings each begin with a potluck supper (6:30 - 7:05 pm) prior to the studies themselves (7:10 - 7:50 pm). These are then capped off by a worship service from 8 - 8:30 pm featuring Celtic prayers and music. The weekly event is free, but bring along your favorite entree, salad or dessert to share!
American Folk Religion. Led by Donald D. Binder, Rector. Because it served as a place of refuge and evangelism for religious pilgrims, America quickly spawned a rich array of Christian traditions, often colored by ethnic and regional variations that did not always hew to the hierarchical line. In this class we will explore several of these “folk religions,” including those practiced by the Amish, by Native American Christians, and by those living in the hollows of Appalachia and the bayous of Louisiana. Through this examination, it is hoped that class participants might not only gain clarity about the theological boundaries of our Christian faith, but also potentially appropriate meaningful practices from these traditions, thus enriching their own personal and corporate spirituality.
Lessons from the Plains of Africa. Led by Wesley Arning, Seminarian. This past January Wesley Arning spent three weeks in Tanzania and Kenya learning about Anglicanism in East Africa. He met with Church leaders to talk about Church growth and worship. Is there a link between Church growth and worship? What can we as The Episcopal Church (and Pohick) learn from the fast-growing churches in East Africa?
Take I-395 south to I-95 south to the Fairfax County Parkway exit towards Lorton. Head East until the Road ends at US 1. Turn right and proceed to Telegraph Road. Turn left at this light and make an immediate right into the Church parking lot. If that lot is full, proceed 1/8 of a mile and turn right into the church's lower parking lot.
Take I-95 North to the Mt. Vernon exit (#161), just after the Occoquan River, towards Lorton. This ramp becomes US 1 North. Proceed about three miles to the corner of US 1 and Telegraph Rd. The Church will be on the right. Turn Right and into the parking lot immediately on the right.If that lot is full, proceed 1/8 of a mile and turn right into the church's lower parking lot.
Take the Fairfax County Parkway to the Rolling Road exit. Proceed East on Rolling Road across I-95 (just prior to this overpass the road becomes Pohick Road) towards Lorton. Proceed all the way to US 1 and turn left at the light. Go to the next traffic light, which is Telegraph Road/Old Colchester Road. The Church is on the right. Turn Right and into the parking lot immediately on the right. If that lot is full, proceed 1/8 of a mile and turn right into the church's lower parking lot.